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Two Essex Rotarians bring Rotary’s efforts to local radio

Two Essex Rotarians bring Rotary’s efforts to local radio

A Chelmsford Community Radio programme has been reporting on the good Rotary clubs are doing in the area for nearly 8 years.

Over in Chelmsford, Essex, the efforts of the local Rotary clubs are well-known to the community thanks to a dedicated radio show.

On Chelmsford Community Radio, Dave Almond (Chelmsford Mildmay Rotary) and Rob Peters (Chelmsford Phoenix Rotary) have been hosting Rotary Roundup for nearly 8 years.

Every month, Dave and Rob have a dedicated two hour segment where they summarise the activities Rotary clubs have been doing in the local area.

The show initially started as a programme covering just the Rotary clubs in Chelmsford but has since expanded to include clubs throughout Essex and East London.

Chelmsford Community Radio is based at Moulsham Mill where a small studio suite houses a team of approximately 50 presenters.

Chelmsford prides itself as the “birthplace of radio” as the first entertainment radio broadcasts in the UK were transmitted from Macaroni’s New Street Works factory in Chelmsford back in 1920.

The station prides itself on it’s links with the local community such as the Rotary clubs, with Station Volunteer Director Matthew Eaves saying they welcome anyone who “adds value to the local community by raising awareness.”

You can listen to Dave and Rob’s Rotary RoundupĀ at 10AM every third Sunday of each month by tuning into Chelmsford Community Radio on 104.4FM in the local area or streaming the show online.

Don’t forget that if you want more Rotary on your radio, Rotary Radio UK is an international station devoted to promoting Rotary events and causes across the globe. Find out more about the station here.