South Cheshire College Makes Great Waves With ‘The CAT’
South Cheshire College is strengthening its community ties by joining forces with a popular local radio station.
The high-flying college has teamed up with ‘The Cat’, a radio for the Crewe and Nantwich population which provides news, music and lots more hot gossip from the local area.
The College has agreed to sponsor the station’s Community Action show and news updates which give out essential information about what’s happening in and around Crewe and Nantwich.
The CAT was formed in 2008 and after initially broadcasting from The M Club in Crewe, the station is now based at Frederick House in Nantwich.
Several college students are already making themselves heard on air by linking up with the station to host different shows.
They include Peter Shillito, Josh Dawson, Sean Dyer and Devon Hulse who are all gaining valuable radio and broadcasting experience through their enterprise and involvement.
Peter Shillito, 19, completed a Media Studies course at South Cheshire College, and is now working towards a Foundation Degree in Computing.
He said: “I’ve always had an interest in broadcasting from a media point of view and since I’ve been involved with The Cat I’ve loved presenting and producing shows.
“One of my favourite shows covers Japanese music and attracts listeners from across the globe. It’s great when listeners say how much they love your show and you get positive feedback.”
Sean Dyer, 18, is studying a BTEC National Diploma in Media at the College and is enjoying The CAT experience.
He said: “This has been great experience for me and has helped with my course. Our aim is to get a full time FM licence for the radio station.”
There are now almost 40 paid up members of the Crewe and Nantwich Community Radio Society, who help to fund the station, which is a non-profit making organisation.
Most members are presenters but there are other people who are just keen to be involved with station behind the scenes.
Mark Whittaker, Marketing Manager at South Cheshire College, said: “We are delighted to be linking up with The Cat and supporting an excellent local community radio station.
“The partnership promises to be very beneficial to the College because this is a great way of getting the message across to the wider community about the range of courses, community events and activities we offer here.”
Shane Guildford, Chef Lecturer at South Cheshire College, and former complementary therapies student Kate Goodwin have already been lined up to talk about the exciting courses on offer and their College experience on weekday shows.
Albert Dean, Chair of the Crewe and Nantwich Community Radio Society, said: “We are very grateful to South Cheshire College for linking up with us and sponsoring our Community Action programmes.
“The College is a leading institution in Crewe and Nantwich which has an excellent reputation.
“A number of our students are already involved with the station and we look forward to working very closely with the College in the future.”
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