Tring Radio and Living Magazines team up to help keep the community connected
Tring Radio is entering into a new partnership with Tring and Berkhamsted Living Magazines. Both the station and the magazines hold the same values when it comes to keeping the community connected, promoting local businesses and organisations and providing entertainment. Living Magazines will be sponsoring one of Tring Radio’s daytime shows across the week.
Tring Radio was started during the Covid-19 crisis by former radio presenter Tim, who has also previously worked within the music industry both as an A&R consultant and running record labels. He initially came up with the concept of a local radio station to serve the Tring, Berkhamsted and surrounding communities to keep them entertained and connected during lockdown. In addition, he had realised that food banks across the country were suffering from a lack of support and yet were more in demand than ever – so he decided to use the radio station as a means of raising funds on their behalf.
The community’s reaction to Tring Radio was overwhelming; many people came forward to volunteer as presenters or to help behind the scenes, local businesses were keen to get involved in advertising and sponsorship, while listeners supported the station with enthusiasm and positivity.
Fast forward to November 2020 and Tring Radio is now the fastest-growing, non-profit making, live radio station in the South East of England, with more than 40 volunteers and many prosperous partnerships with businesses, charities and other organisations.
DENS, which runs the local food bank in Tring, was extremely grateful to receive a cheque for £300 from Tring Radio in September, which was presented to them by two of Tring Radio’s volunteer DJs. Tim said: ‘When DENS told us that our funds would feed 15 families of four for three days it was quite overwhelming – and so nice to realise that we had made a difference.’
The latest charity initiative for Tring Radio is the Community Radio Christmas Toy Box appeal, working with Aylesbury Town Council and two other local radio stations. The public are asked to buy an extra toy when they do their Christmas shopping and drop it off to one of the official donation stations across Bucks and Herts so that they can be donated to charity. They hope that hundreds of children will benefit from the generosity of the public this Christmas.