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Moray Firth Radio to celebrate 40 years of broadcasting

by RadioToday UK
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Moray Firth Radio will be celebrating 40 years of broadcasting in a radio special on Sunday 20th February at 7pm.

To mark the special occasion a one-off programme will feature voices of the station from the last 40 years along with some special appearances by locally famous names and memories of the many landmark moments throughout its four decades on-air.

The three-hour show will be hosted by Garry Spence who began his radio career in the Highlands and returns to celebrate the fortieth anniversary.

Garry said: “This special birthday celebration show has been a dream come true for me and has become a real passion project of mine.

“Aside from the chance to write, edit and produce a programme celebrating my first love and second home growing up, it’s been an utter joy to speak to the many MFR presenters who went before us.

“The whole on-air team have loved the chance so soak up its legacy and getting to know the local legends who made MFR what it is today.

“Here is to the next 40 years of Moray Firth Radio!”

Bauer Media UK, Regional Content Director, John Slater, added: “It is quite remarkable that MFR turns 40 years old this week and the station and its presenters are as popular today, as they ever have been.

“Over 100,000 listeners still tune in regularly to MFR every week and this figure is higher than any other radio station across the area, including the BBC.

“This is a real testament to the stations place in the hearts of the local community and it is as true now as it was 40 years ago when we first started.

“We are proud to be a radio station deeply rooted in communities across the North of Scotland and the fact that we can welcome back so many current and former presenters to help us celebrate is a testament to the passion everyone has for the station.

“We would like to thank every single one of our listeners, clients, staff and volunteers across the last four decades and we are as committed as ever to providing entertaining and engaging radio for the North of Scotland.”

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