Peak Radio celebrated its first anniversary on Tuesday April 12, having been set up with the aim of providing a local radio station to communities in Derbyshire.

The station opened with Laura Summers and Becky Hayes hosting the flagship breakfast show. They first met while working at Chesterfield’s Peak FM before it changed its name, and Becky said: “We’ve had the most amazing first year on Peak Radio.

“To be two women on a breakfast show, who are also best friends, and to be able to come to work together every day and broadcast in Derbyshire is just a dream.”

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Peak Radio has supported local events and charities over the past twelve months, with Laura and Becky having organized Chesterfield’s Christmas lights on last year. Andrew Haslam of Peak Drive Home also hosted the Ram Bo-Peep-Dash Derby, and the entire on-air crew provided entertainment throughout the 2021 Ashgate Hospice Sparkle Night Walk.

Andrew, Managing Director of Peak Radio and Peak Media Group, said: “We want to take this opportunity, as we reach our one year anniversary, to thank all the wonderful local charities, people and especially businesses who have welcomed Peak Radio into their lives.”

“The support and growth we’ve seen as Derbyshire’s only independent commercial radio station has been wonderful. As we enter our second year of broadcasting, I’m delighted to be able to support more local businesses in the area. while providing superior local service.

“For me, on a more personal note, I think it’s such an achievement that the whole team behind Peak Radio should be so proud of – that despite the odds against us, we’ve reached our one year anniversary, and we’re able to continue to work with our wonderful partners and build new relationships.

Peak Radio has also been able to support new radio talent and introduce young people to radio, providing work experience, training for several volunteers and, more recently, working with the DWP to implement implements the government’s Kickstart program.

Andrew said: “I am 20 years old and as a young person in radio I consider it really important that the radio station I run is inclusive and provides opportunities for young people who want to get into radio. . At its heart, Peak Radio is a company run by a younger team with a passion for local media and radio.