Volunteers at Pembrokeshire’s only community radio station, 87.9 Cleddau FM are preparing for its next broadcast to the towns and villages along the Haven waterway.

Cleddau FM will broadcast on FM and online from November 27th until Christmas Eve, presenting a mix of local news and information as well as music.

Marc Tierney, programme director at the not for profit radio station based in Llanreath, said: “We have been planning our 2008 broadcast for a few months and we are pleased that businesses are supporting us. “The cost of putting on a 28-day licence is pretty high, to cover licensing costs we need to raise £4,600.”

But despite the high costs, Marc says the effort is worth it.

“We have a real opportunity to showcase our local community like no other radio station can,” he said.

“Our programme line-up is the strongest yet, involving many key local organisations and an enthusiastic team of presenters, producers and researchers. Among the line-up will be programmes featuring community safety with Dyfed-Powys Police and an insight into life in Llanion and Monkton with Communities First partnerships.”

Cleddau FM will broadcast 24 hours a day during its next RSL (Restricted Service Licence) from the Llanreath studios.

Marc continued: “We are finalising our schedule which will be revealed next week but there will be something for everyone.”

The Western Telegraph will provide daily news coverage, updating listeners on local affairs. Western Telegraph editor, Fiona Phillips will be putting local politicians through their paces in a weekly debate show each Sunday morning.

Fiona said: “I think it is important for us to be able to talk about the decisions that affect us all. I’m looking forward to tackling some of the big issues and putting Pembrokeshire’s politicians in the spotlight.”

For details on how to get involved, visit the website at www.cleddaufm.co.uk or call 0845 472 1633 for more information.