Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Regatta Radio raises funding
Published 14/05/14



REGATTA RADIO has been saved. The pop-up station has raised the £25,000 needed to keep it on the air during this year’s Henley Royal Regatta.

The directors secured a new major sponsor before Monday, which was the deadline they set themselves to reach their target.

Chairman Peter McConnell said: “At the moment we are looking at this year but we have an agreement in principle with a new major sponsor to extend it for the next few years once this regatta is over.”

The appeal was launched after Invesco Perpetual, the previous major sponsor, withdrew support, saying the station did not meet new funding criteria.

A fundraising dinner at Leander Club two weeks ago was attended by about 100 supporters and raised more than £9,000 while online donations have reached £1,820.

Mr McConnell, who lives in King’s Road, Henley, said: “There have been a number of things that we were working on. Having the story on the front of the Henley Standard and also rowing websites helped. The fundraising dinner was the catalyst for others to donate.”

Robert Treharne Jones, head of commentators, said: “The funding is coming from a number of different people for this year.

“It is thanks to a lot of hard work by a number of people which means we are now in a position to have an operation in 2014.

“I am now giving my team of commentators the call-up so they can indicate their availability and also getting plans for the technical equipment in place.”

The station will be on air for 10 days, starting with the regatta qualifying races on June 27 and finishing after the prize-giving ceremony on July 6.

Mr McConnell said donations were still being accepted as he wanted to secure the long-term future of the station.

He said: “The goodwill at the dinner made us think that perhaps we should be doing this anyway. We are not expecting our new sponsor to put in every single penny.

“Over the last three years we have cut our budget to the bone. We can’t do it for less money. We need the technology to be able to do it.”

Regatta Radio has been broadcasting since 2006 and has covered every race since 2009. The station broadcasts on 87.7 FM and listeners can pick it up on their radios within a six-mile radius of the course as ell on the internet around the world.

For more information and to make a donation, visit http://igg.me/at/rr2014

Published 14/05/14

MOST POPULAR
Cost of moving house has hit a record high
Hospice charity ball in memory of parents
Fish & chip shop shut by microwave fire
Developer landgrabs despite effect on rail line
Rowers meet crowds at welcome home parade
Raiders smash through community hall wall
TV’s toughest quizmasters come face to face
Residents told 'keep recycling clear'
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
David Essex proves he's still a ladies man.
Vince Hill pays tribute to 'soul mate' Annie
Cancer treatment stopped by funding freeze
Rowers meet crowds at welcome home parade
Developer landgrabs despite effect on rail line
Passenger lifts open at Goring station
Plans for huge new care village
Fleet Street veteran who’s made Henley ‘interesting’
New minibus thanks to Round Tablers
"What’s use of hospital with no doctors"
I want 'living' wall to fight air pollution
Fifth gold but town loses regional bloom title
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Shiplake residents organise 5km run
England call-up for Woods
Puncture doesn't stop triathlon winner
Keen and Gould secure honours at Badgemore
Hilly open for entries
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2016  |  Registered in England number 1418717