Pulse 98.4 statement: Coronavirus

Over the past few weeks, we have had many of our volunteers take the heart-wrenching decision to stay away from the station to protect themselves due to underlying health conditions.

We’ve missed their energy, enthusiasm and personalities around our studios just as much as we are sure you’ve missed them from the airwaves.

Now, as the coronavirus crisis continues to grow, we have decided to close our studios to all volunteers for the time being.

But that doesn’t mean the broadcasting stops. In fact, it becomes all the more powerful.

Radio has a unique ability to inform, entertain and, above all, keep you company in fast-changing, unpredictable and often frightening times.

We at Pulse 98.4 will endeavour to continue to broadcast and help support our local community in whatever way we can, as our local community has supported us from the day we started out.

Things will be different, and we hope you won’t mind the slightly tweaked schedule of shows.

We encourage you to follow advice, guidelines and restrictions put in place as this crisis continues, in the hope that someday in the not too distant future we can once again come together and celebrate something that we are already missing… normality.

We urge you to keep safe, check on vulnerable people and be a part of the community. We will try our best to keep you up to date with community projects that aim to make getting through this as easy as possible for all.

When it’s safe to do so, we will welcome back every broadcaster and return them to their rightful place in our schedule. In the meantime we will endeavour to replace shows and, through pre-recorded shows and home studios, keep the seats warm of your friends and ours too.

The importance of your local community radio station will be underlined in coming months.

Stay tuned to Pulse 98.4. We thank you for your understanding, and wish you all good health.

Pulse 98.4