GMB TV journalist to help with new station

THE chief correspondent for ITV's Good Morning Britain is on board to help establish a new town radio station in east Hampshire.

Friday, 21st December 2018, 2:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:37 am

Richard Gaisford will support local professionals and volunteers to launch the not-for-profit Petersfield Community Radio in the new year. 

The initiative, when up and running, will aim to provide essential information to residents in the town, alongside entertainment, community reporting and an open forum for listeners to share their opinions and experiences. 

Mr Gaisford, who has lived in the area with his family for 16 years, said: '˜I think it's a great idea for the town and the emphasis on '˜community' and '˜social good' can only be beneficial all round.

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'˜I'm keen to help out with the project whenever my schedule would allow, particularly as it will help bring all ages together with a common goal.' 

The journalist began his career in hospital radio, before spending the past 19 years in breakfast TV '“ reporting on major conflicts, natural disasters and political turmoil around the world.

A launch meeting for the station is set to take place in January, but anyone wishing to take part in the initiative can email [email protected] with their contact details and area of interest.