Penistone FM relocating after securing lottery cash

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A South Yorkshire community radio station is moving after being awarded a grant from the Big Lottery’s Awards for All scheme.

Bosses at Penistone FM have signed a five-year lease for suite seven in the new Penistone One development.

The station began transmitting from its current home on the upper floors of a retail and office unit in the centre of Penistone in 2009.

Last year, Ofcom renewed the station’s operating licence until 2019.

Martin Sugden, station director, said: “I’m proud to be able to announce this relocation for Penistone FM, which is exciting news for our listeners, presenters and clients.

“We have had a happy five years in our current location, but have always planned to grow with time and offer more.

“The new location maintains Penistone FM’s brand as being at the heart of the community and will allow us to improve our programmes and services while, at the same time, offering the ability to become part of a highly successful community radio station to many more members of the public.

“The support through an Awards for All grant is amazing and we would like to thank them for their help.”