Lincoln City Radio ready to launch
New sounds will be hitting the airwaves as Lincoln City Radio prepares to launch after nearly 25 years of planning.
The community radio station will be blasting out old-school classics from the 50s to the 90s on 103.6 FM from April 19.
Alan Ritson warms up as Lincoln City Radio prepares to launch
One of the directors and owner of the Old Bakery in the city Alan Ritson said: "Lincoln City radio has been trying to get going for nearly 25 years but didn't succeed for one reason or another.
"In the last few years people have really tried to get it started.
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"We would have been on the air sooner but there has been a problem with the aerial.
"Staff at the cathedral very kindly said we could place it on the tower but obviously at the moment the Peregrine Falcons are nesting there and the last thing in the world we would want to do is disturb something like that.
"We have sorted out a temporary place to put it and then will move it to the cathedral in July after the falcons leave.
"I think our audience range will be people aged about 40 up so the station is not going to be about pop.
"There will be a mix of music with shows from 8am until 8pm and then the rest of the hours will be pre-recorded music, it is very difficult to get a 24-hour station running."
Mr Ritson will be hosting a daily show from 5pm to 8pm and will also host a folk hour on Tuesday evenings.
Instrumental in organising the folk evening at Lincoln Castle, Mr Ritson is among five directors of Lincoln City Radio.