New Charter Secures Future of Tameside Radio
Published by Peter Bird for New Charter Group in Housing
Tameside Radio, the borough's community broadcaster, today announced an exclusive partnership with New Charter Housing Trust.
The Partnership secures the future of the local community radio station which has found the current financial climate challenging.
Commenting on the announcement New Charter Group Chief Executive Ian Munro said: "Community engagement is the clear link between the two organisations and our aim is to build on our mutual strengths. By working together I have no doubt we can deliver benefits to the whole of Tameside through the creation of stronger communities via vibrant communications and sustainable initiatives."
Tameside Radio was established in 2007, broadcasting on 103.6FM with an emphasis on serving, informing and entertaining the borough's community.
Programme Controller Andy Hoyle comments: "We are all very excited about working with New Charter. Our future is now secure and together we can now plan to grow the stations profile, audience and a wider range of community initiatives."
The partnership between New Charter and Tameside has taken over 6 months to secure and will now also include the introduction of learning and development opportunities with the highly acclaimed New Charter Academy school.
Ian Munro adds: "New Charter and Tameside Radio have in their own way become a big part of the borough's daily life. Our aim now is to deliver not just Great Homes and Great Neighbourhoods but also Great Radio for everyone."
New Charter formed in 1999 as the new landlords to own and manage homes transferred from Tameside council in Greater Manchester. With a turnover of £70million a year and a workforce of 880, New Charter is one of the region’s largest registered providers of social housing, and is regulated by the Tenant Services Authority, a Government watchdog. By incorporating Gedling Homes, the Group owns 18,600 homes. It was named in the Sunday Times best 100 companies to work for in 2011.