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The future of Rutland Radio could be at risk | #SaveRutlandRadio

Updated: Jun 3, 2020

_________________________ Rutland Radio was acquired by Bauer Media (along with some other Midlands radio stations) in 2019 and the future of our much loved local radio station and the jobs of the Rutland Radio team could be at risk of a large rebrand later this years 'to be more in line with the Hits Radio Brand Network'.

It has sparked some concern online this afternoon for the future of the much loves radio station and it is unknown what will happen to the Oakham studio building either.

Rutland Radio recently celebrated 21 years as a station and is the go-to radio destination for local news and updates around Stamford and Rutland.

The news hit the local headlines this afternoon via The Rutland & Stamford Mercury. It's said 'the re-branded station will continue to deliver local content and services, but some jobs are at risk' which has sparked concern online (#SaveRutlandRadio) this afternoon about the future of the popular Rutland Radio team and presenters and has voiced the unwanted need to change from its local audience.

"These changes do unfortunately mean that some roles will be put into consultation and freelance contracts reviewed. Bauer Media is fully committed to supporting all affected employees throughout this period and will be working closely with them over the months ahead. A period of consultation with employees potentially affected will commence today (Wednesday, May 27)" - Dee Ford, Managing Director at Bauer Radio.

The Rutland Radio team are admired by the community and have supported so many local people, businesses and events throughout the area for over 21 years.

Personally, Rutland Radio and their team have been a huge support since I launched my blog and previously a loyal team to work with during the 20+ years of my family furniture business, Anvils of Stamford/Anvils Interiors at each of our locations and during the closure of the business in 2018.

I've listened to Rutland Radio (and Rob Persani's iconic voice) since before I can remember. Whether that be on the bus to school , on my phone when I'm out and about, in my home office, in the background at my Grandparents house as a child and it was the only radio station we played in store over the years at Anvils.

Jane Williams of My-Rutland has created a social media hashtag to support the radio station since the uncertain news surfaced this afternoon. So please share this post and use #SaveRutlandRadio



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