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New station for town's airwaves

PUBLISHED: 20:30 19 June 2003 | UPDATED: 14:02 03 March 2010

A NEW radio station could be coming to the airwaves of Ipswich - if a four-week trial is a success.

Two former Radio Orwell DJs, Nigel Reeve and Norman Lloyd have been lobbying for the new station to campaign for local issues.

A NEW radio station could be coming to the airwaves of Ipswich – if a four-week trial is a success.

Two former Radio Orwell DJs, Nigel Reeve and Norman Lloyd have been lobbying for the new station to campaign for local issues.

And now they will be broadcasting from purpose built studios outside the Asda superstore in Goddard Road with the hope of securing a permanent slot.

Nigel said: "Ipswich used to have a true local station with Radio Orwell, but that station has now developed and no longer caters just for the Ipswich area. "Its successor, SGR is a very successful regional station but we believe the Ipswich area deserves its own radio station campaigning for local issues.

"Norwich has already been earmarked for a new radio station, but we believe the people of Ipswich and the town of Ipswich deserve their own station.

"We intend to lobby the Radio Authority and its successor, Ofcom, for a new station for the Ipswich area only."

Both men behind the project have extensive knowledge of local radio. Nigel was one of the original three that launched and developed Classic FM and has formed his own company, Laser Broadcasting Ltd, while Norman has also worked for SGR and then went into radio station management.

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