A local radio group has won a full time broadcasting license after a four year campaign.
The new station, which will be run on a not-for-profit basis, will play recent music for young people and focus on the issues that affect them. Key issues like bullying, drugs, alcohol, vandalism and personal safety will all be addressed. The station will rely on grants, donations and sponsorship for its funding.
The idea is the brain-child of Matt Cadman who managed all the trial broadcasts and he is absolutely delighted that after four years of hard work his passion and dream is finally becoming a reality.
The organisation has received £11,000 from the Mayor's Community Fund over the last four years and without that funding the group could not have made the trial broadcasts that enabled them to apply for a full time license.
The new radio station expects to launch by late 2010 and the Vibe FM team are now working harder still to secure premises and to create links with local organisations and businesses over the next few months.
Pictured below Matt presents Watford Elected Mayor Dorothy Thornhill a bouquet of flowers to thank her for her support.