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Friday, 8 May 2020

Local community radio station The Cat continues to broadcast during Coronavirus crisis

Reporter Jonathan White


Local community radio station The Cat 107.9 FM continues to broadcast despite the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Several presenters are broadcasting their programmes from home, whilst other presenters continue to operate from The Cat’s studios at Cheshire College - South & West (Crewe Campus).

The Cat broadcasts on 107.9 FM, online at http://thisisthecat.com/ , on your mobile with the TuneIn app, or on your smart speaker by just asking for ‘Cat one hundred and seven point nine’. In February this year The Cat celebrated five years on 107.9 FM.

The Cat plays a wide variety of music, from the 1950s to today. The station’s provides an eclectic mix of music, including Pop, Rock, Chart, Dance, Northern Soul and much more. Their evening output is dedicated to specialist music and we welcome contact from local bands. Please visit http://thisisthecat.com/on-air/schedule/ for their full Schedule.

The Cat has international and local news on the hour, along with local Coronavirus COVID-19 updates at half-past the hour and via their website: http://thisisthecat.com/covid-19/

The Cat has recently introduced a ‘Community Hero Award’. The award is given to an individual who made extra special efforts, going above and beyond during the current Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. If you know someone who deserves recognition, please email their details to: studio@thisisthecat.com

For more information please visit http://thisisthecat.com/ and their social media pages on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thisisthecat/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/thisisthecat

The Cat is the only licensed community radio station in Crewe and Nantwich and is a not for profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. To get involved please visit: http://thisisthecat.com/on-air/get-involved/

Chris Cadman, Managing Director, The Cat community radio said: “The Cat 107.9 FM aims to entertain and inform the local community we serve. We realise there are many radio stations out there, but we hope that people who live in the area will tune to their community radio station, get involved and celebrate the great things happening in the area.”

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