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Beyond Radio joins forces with Lancaster Past & Present

Local volunteer led community radio station 103.5 Beyond Radio has teamed up with the popular Facebook social group ‘Lancaster Past & Present’ which has over 38,000 members in the local area.

The aim is to better circulate local information across both radio and social media platforms. The popular local Facebook group launched in 2012 by local historian Andrew Reilly, although initially the focus was on history and heritage, it soon developed into a valuable local social resource.

103.5 Beyond Radio’s commercial Director Nathan Hill said: “It’s a great idea to join forces to combine the power of local radio and local social media, as news breaks in the local area Beyond Radio can circulate information quickly; on air and via social media.”

“Our research shows that listeners love local… which is great; as keeping radio in the local area is at the heart of everything Beyond Radio stands for.”

“Beyond Radio recently Beyond celebrated its 2nd birthday and what a great way to mark the occasion by this new joint venture between ourselves and Andrews popular social platform, together we can make a difference in the local area.”

103.5 Beyond Radio was set up by a group of local radio enthusiasts who felt the local area needed more representation, it currently operates with over 60 volunteers from the local area.

Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.