Tindle station in Norfolk on the look out for staff

Tindle Radio is on the look out for two staff journalists and two freelances to cover weekends, after winning a licence to operate the first commercial radio station in the north of Norfolk.

North Norfolk Radio, a community-oriented station scheduled to go on air in October, is seeking a news editor and reporter.

It will also recruit local stringers and “local voices” according to Kevin Stewart, chief executive of Tindle Radio and launch director of North Norfolk Radio.

He said the biggest challenge for the station will be to get community-led information out to listeners. “We want to reflect local community and the life out there. So the news is going to be more soft in nature, and all the newsrooms from around the group support each other.”

Tindle won the bid against Fakenham-based Go-FM, owned by Absolute Radio. The group has a 79 per cent stake in North Norfolk Radio; one of the other shareholders is former BBC Radio producer Angela Bond.

David Witherow, a former deputy managing director of the BBC World Service was named executive chairman of the Radio Authority last week.

Witherow, who has been deputy chair since January 2000 and a member of the authority since December 1998, will take up his executive role on 14 June and take on the role of chair of the authority from 14 July.

Witherow has more than 40 years’ experience in broadcasting and journalism, including five years as world service deputy managing director.

By Wale Azeez

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