A Dumfries RADIO station has partnered with Vodafone to tackle digital exclusion within the community.

Lochfoot Community Radio was set up during lockdown to help locals stay in touch during the pandemic.

He has now moved to a new studio and works with the ‘charities.connected’ initiative to broadcast to residents of the Lochfoot area and help connect with over 500 people in the area.

Vodafone’s initiative is open to any registered charity and helps boost connectivity in the form of free SIM cards with 20GB of data per month, and free calls and texts for six months.

RADIO STARS. . . Lochfoot Radio has moved into a new studio above the town hall

Explaining further, Kelvin Frew, from Lochfoot Community Radio, said: “Providing Wi-Fi enabled us to leave a cramped little studio and move into a much larger and more convenient space within the party hall. as providing a connection for anyone who might need it while using the party room.

The station has over 7000 listeners and about 1000 people listen to them on the catch-up radio. The Sunday show airs live with Peter Mac and Adam between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., above, along with local news and weather. They also have the “Lofty’s Useful, Useless Facts” feature.

Two new shows are in the works, a Scottish and folk music show and a country show. The station also hosts guest presenters Ben and Chris each month on a Saturday night.

Alongside this, the station is hosting a fundraising event on June 11, which will include a live band and disco. The money earned will be used to support the station and continue to help it grow.