In its annual report to the broadcasting regulator Ofcom, Cambridge 105 recorded an increase in live broadcasting hours of 45% over 2011 to 97.5 hours per week. Cambridge 105, which broadcasts on 105FM and online, now typically runs a locally originated schedule between 7am and midnight daily.
By the end of 2012, Cambridge 105 was broadcasting more Cambridge originated, live programming than any other station.
A number of outside broadcasts were undertaken during the year with coverage of the Cambridge Rock Festival, Strawberry Fair, Mill Road Winter Fair, The Gwydir Street Party, The New Music Generator Sessions, live fundraising events for the East Anglian Children’s Hospice and Children in Need, live coverage of the Olympic Torch relay and live coverage of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the city.
Cambridge 105’s charity days raised £1,700 for Children In Need and over £500 for East Anglian Children’s Hospice.
Cambridge 105 is predominantly run by volunteers with volunteers contributing an average of 10.5 hours over the course of a week.
A typical month sees 70 volunteers making a total contribution of around 1,000 voluntary hours.
Steve Potter, director, Cambridge 105 commented: “The last 12 months have seen Cambridge 105 make some tremendous strides forward. Our volunteers make the station what it is and the increasing audience reaction to the programming is most rewarding”.
Note to Editors: A full version of the report can be found on the Cambridge 105 website cambridge105.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/CR095-KC-report-2012.pdf