New Island FM studios opened by Guernsey's Lieutenant-Governor

Guernsey's Lieutenant Governor cuts the ribbon to officially open Island FM's new studios.

Island FM's new studio complex in St Peter Port has been officially opened by Guernsey's Lieutenant Governor.

His Excellency Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell was among the first guests to visit the station's new premises on The Bordage on Monday (24 June).

The new building is a substantial investment in local broadcasting by Island FM's owners, Tindle Radio - which also owns Jersey's Channel 103 and digital station Soleil Radio, which serves the Channel Islands.

Island FM had operated from its original studios in St Sampson since the station first went on air in 1992.

Declaring the studios open, the Lieutenant-Governor said: "Investing in something so state-of the-art, so right-up-to-the-minute is a very special thing in Guernsey and perhaps doesn't happen as often as it possibly should do.

"I am a huge supporter of radio, particularly in small communities. As a soldier, in the past, I have lived in some of those small communities and that voice really does make a difference to an individual.   

The way in which it promotes social connection between people is hugely, hugely important.

"Thank you for this huge vote of confidence in our community."

Island FM's managing director, James Keen, said: "In this world of consolidation it is a rare occasion to be able to open a radio station building – thank you to Tindle for their faith and considerable investment."


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