Banbury’s Puritans Community Radio Station is continuing to broaden its audience appeal by launching a series of magazine type shows during weekday mornings.
This week saw the station, located on the grounds of Banbury United Football Club, launch two new consumer shows underlining its commitment to become a community radio station that is about more than just football.
Monday saw Peter Evan Jones launch his new show, Jones on Food and Travel. Broadcast between 10am and noon, the programme promises two hours of music and chat on all things food related.
Tuesday welcomed the launch of Business Matters hosted by former banker Carl Vessey. Born out of a love for all things business, Carl is hoping the show will appeal to business owners and those with a passing curiosity in the subject.
Carl said: “Business is in my blood and is a passion of mine so a show made sense.”
Broadcast during the same two hour slot, the talk show will be punctuated with music and will feature weekly special guests from the local community.
Carl said: “Everything will be covered. Today is specifically about new start up businesses.
“We’re not just looking to have business owners as guests but specialists in business such as solicitors and accountants.”
The station was started 14 months ago by long time Hornton Hospital radio stalwart Stewart Green who, along with friend Ian Flemming, saw the challenge and potential of a Banbury based Internet station too tempting to turn down.
Mr Green has big plans for the non-profit community station and the magazine shows signify the first stage in its push to appeal to the non-sports fan.
Mr Green said: “These are new shows, new shows for the morning. The radio station is all voluntary so it’s hard to get people in all of the time, but we’re getting there.”
Banbury United are also the only non-league football club in the country where fans can hear commentary on both home and away games.
For programme and radio host information or to listen live visit puritansradio.com