Dumfries Community Radio, known locally as DCR Online and located in purpose-built studios in the beautiful grounds of The Crichton, are taking off their headphones and laying them to rest on what will be their fifth anniversary on 26th October.
For five years, volunteers at the radio station have produced specialist music and talk shows, interviewed artists, musicians, entertainers and other people of interest, hosted charity events and promoted worthy causes for the community.
However, due to increasing financial costs and difficulty finding funding, DCR is no longer sustainable as a charity and will cease broadcasting from the end of the month.
Founder and Station Manager Fiona Jones says, ” I am devastated that it has come to this. With our trusty team of volunteers, we have worked hard to create a truly amazing radio station, and our presenters have produced some outstanding, award-winning shows. I wish every one of our presenters the best, and I hope they get snapped up by another radio station”.
The station will continue to stream live shows online until Thursday, 26th October; thereafter, shows will be available to listen on Mixcloud only.
On behalf of all presenters and volunteers, we would like to thank our listeners, sponsors, funders and the community for their support and loyalty over the years. We have loved every minute of creating content for you. Thank you, and good night.