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Community News & Views | Radio station applies for licence

A BOGNOR REGIS-based radio station could soon be heard over the airwaves.


Radio Respect is applying for a community FM broadcast licence to be able to reach additional people to the listeners who log on to its website.


The community interest company operates out of Argyle Road and West Street and has 15 volunteers.


Their aim is to provide support to people who have been or are tackling mental health issues.


Bognor Regis and Littlehampton MP Nick Gibb visited Radio Respect last week at the request of Chris Collins, who founded it with his wife, Caroline Collins.


Mr Gibb said: “Radio Respect is an important local radio station that helps people with mental health issues.


“The organisation also helps those who are homeless with clothing and bedding and a place to meet.


“Chris and Caroline Collins do a wonderful job providing information and support via the internet to thousands of people who may be tackling mental health issues.


“I wish these dedicated and selfless people, and the volunteers who help them, continued success with everything they are doing.”


Radio Respect was established in 2013 by Mr and Mrs Collins.


They run on a small budget from donations and the income they generate from the retro and vinyl record shop they operate.


Chris Collins, left, and Mr Gibb are pictured above in the record shop that helps to support Radio Respect.

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