Local radio for local people.

The beautiful Hampshire village of Overton is soon to have its own local radio service.  

Devised by local residents Rob Francis and David Harber, the service will be a non-profit social enterprise, using digital technologies to provide a 24 hour a day information and entertainment service to people to ‘live, work and play’ in Overton, Freefolk and nearby villages.

“We will be passionate about promoting our beautiful village”, says Rob Francis.  “The station will be a great background listen at home and in shops, workshops and offices, but will only carry content of interest and relevant to people in the area.  

“We’re proud to be local.  This is local radio for local people!”

The service which claims to be broadcast from a telephone box on Winchester Street plans to launch ahead of the Wheelbarrow Race in July.  

The digital service can be easily accessed on any internet connected device, including Smart Speakers such as Amazon’s Alexa.

Overton Radio will heavily feature events and what’s on information as well as reports from local sport teams and urgent local travel news.  

People in charge of the events and activities of schools, community groups and organisations are invited to get in contact to promote their efforts on-air, online and through the station’s social media platforms.

David adds, “There will be a truly Overtonian and partisan feel to the station.  Fervently supporting the groups, clubs, organisations and businesses in and around the village.  

“We are determined to deliver an easy and entertaining way for people to learn about all the amazing things that happen in and around our village.”

The service will create and curate local information and also share it across all its digital outlets including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  

Ways to get involved and use the service to promote events and activities of community benefit – for free – will be announced in the coming weeks.

Local businesses are also invited to consider advertising on the radio station to assist with its set-up and ongoing running costs. 

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