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Radio station’s boss to step down
THE founder of North Cotswold Community Radio (NCCR) has announced he is stepping down.
Chairman Robb Eden says he will leave his post at the end of the year due to the time spent on his role with the station affecting his job.
Since the station was founded in 2007, NCCR has continually grown its online audience and now has about 2,000 listeners a week.
Mr Eden will now take a step back so he can spend more time on his ‘day job’ as an accountant but will take up an advisory role as president of the station.
“I think the radio station is at a point now where it can sustain itself,” he said. “We need new blood to come in and run the radio station for the community. I just haven’t got the time to do that.
“It’s a decision I didn’t really want to make as I really believe community radio should be funded by central Government.
“It should provide enough money for things such as ways to get by without having to rely on the bureaucratic nightmare for applying for grants all the time.”
Over the last five years the station has also seen 250 volunteers pass through its doors including students from Chipping Campden School who have had a slot on the airwaves.
“The most important thing is that new members are encouraged to join the committee and that the radio station moves forward so that the foundations we have built are not lost,” added Mr Eden.
“There are a lot of elderly people out there who want to get involved in organisations and a place behind the scenes would give them some interest.”
To listen to the station, visit northcotswoldonline.com.