Radio Warringtons Blog
Proving our commitment to the Community of Warrington
Listing events that Radio Warrington has visited
Saturday 1st August 2009
Radio Warrington took the van to various locations while broadcasting on the internet on the move visiting various events including Warrington Rowing Club’s Regatta interviewing several people including the Captain and President of the club
Monday 10th August 2009
Kevin Farrell broadcast a 4 hour show from Birchwood shopping centre
Tuesday 11th August 2009
Kevin Farrell broadcast a 4 hour show from Warrington Market
Wednesday 12th August 2009
Kevin Farrell broadcast a four hour show from Cockhedge Shopping park in Warrington
Thursday 13th August 2009
Kevin Farrell broadcast a 4 hour show from Market Gate in Warrington Town Centre
Friday 14th August 2009
Kevin Farrell broadcast a 4 hour show from Walton Gardens
Saturday 16th August 2009
Radio Warrington’s sports team broadcast their show from Warrington Town FC
Friday 21 August 2009
Radio Warrington RL Commentary team Broadcast Full-Match commentary from the press bench at the Halliwell Jones Stadium with Graham Lovett, Gary O’Dea and Gary Skentelbery.
Friday 28th September 2009
Radio Warrington’s sports team presented a special show from Canteliever Park in Warrington to cover the game between Warrington Town and Leigh Genesis
Saturday 29th August 2009
Radio Warrington had a reporter in the Pub at the Cinnamon Brow Farm to capture the atmosphere as a room full of Warrington Wolves fans watched TV coverage of their team winning the Challenge Cup at Wembley on a huge projector.
Sunday 30th August 2009
Radio Warrington took the OB van to The Maltings Pub in Old Hall, Warrington to support The Warrington Disability Partnership’s Fun day.
We then drove around the streets of Warrington interviewing Warrington Wolves fans as the team paraded the Carnegie Challenge Cup around the town.
Monday 31st August 2009 (Bank Holiday)
Radio Warrington was heavily involved in the Cinnamon Brow Family Fun day. We ran speakers outside and interviewed representitives from St Rocco’s and the Birchwood Lions amounst other people.
Friday 4th September 2009
Radio Warrington’s sports team presented a special show from Canteliever Park in Warrington to cover the game between Warrington Town and Mossley
Saturday 5th September 2009
Radio Warrington took the van to the Farmers Market which took place in the forecourt of Warrington Market and broadcast all day interviewing most of the stall holders including Market Manager Steve Pickering as well as a Del Boy lookalike.
Saturday 12th September 2009
The team took the van to Fearnhead Show where we broadcast from Lycander Community High School and talked to most of the stall holders and local people including the Mayor.
Radio Warrington’s sports team broadcast the Saturday Sports show from Canteliever Park bringing sports updates from the game between Warrington Town and Nantwich Town and then interviewed the manager Joey Dunn and scorer Jimmy McCarthy
Sunday 13th September 2009
Radio Warrington broadcast its afternoon show from the press bench at the Halliwell Jones Stadium including full-match commentary of the game between the Warrington Wolves and Harlequins
Saturday 19th September 2009
Radio Warrington’s sports team broadcast the Saturday Sports show from Canteliever Park bringing sports updates from the game between Warrington Town and Curzon Ashton and then interviewed the manager Joey Dunn and Chief Exec Gary Skentelbery.
October, November &December 2009
We have continued to support Warrington Town by attending all of their games and broadcasting full shows from the grounds both home and away. We have done outside broadcasts from Fearnhead Community Centre and Longbarn County Primary School.
We have broadcast many shows from outside Warrington Market for their Christmas showcase in November and all three days for their French Market in December.
During the early weeks of the year, heavy snow closed many of the minor roads in the Town. Radio Warrington continued to broadcast its 24 hour service despite many presenters being unable to travel to the studios at Cinnamon Brow Farm Community Centre which was closed for several days. We set up temporary studios in our own homes in Orford, Latchford, Woolston, Sankey and Callands which we used for 10 days until the Community Centre was open again.
February, March, April 2010
Radio Warrington contnued with outside broadcasts from all Warrington Town FC games and full match commentary from the Halliwell Jones stadium. Our sports team also decided to begin covering some away games as well starting with Challenge Cup games which we continued to do right through to the Wembley Final.
Radio Warringtons’s Kevin Farrell broadcast from 9pm on the day of the General Election from Birchwood Tennis Centre as the counting was carried out and continued to broadcast until 6am the following day until the local results were all in. He interviewed all local candidates
Radio Warrington did a full week of outside broadcasts from schools and community centres each day. Radio Warrington was also present and broadcasting at Warrington Market for the Farmers Market and the Classic Transport Show in Time Square.
Kevin Farrell broadcast from the van on the Town Hall lawn for Warrington Walking Day. He then moved over to the Ring O Bells to cover a fun day there.
Radio Warrington hosted the launch of the WDP events in the lead up to Disability Awareness Day. The launch was held in the Old Fishmarket in Golden Square and featured a wide variety of entertainment. Radio Warrington’s Outside Broadcast Van was also in attendance broadcasting from the event.
On Disability Awareness Day in Walton Gardens, Steve Lewis interviewed dozens of exhibitors live on air.
The following weekend Radio Warrington attended Warrington Music Festival including the Youth Festival in Queens Gardens. We also visited the Drum Corp Festival and under 11’s Rugby Tournament in Victoria Park
Radio Warrington were invited to broadcast from a fun day organised bt the Warrington RSPCA at their Animal Welfare Centre in Bank Quay. Later that day we also broadcast full match commentary from the Stobart Stadium in Widnes for the Warrington Wolves game.
We also attended the VPX youth fun day for three consecutive tuesdays at Victoria Park playing music and interviewing members of the public and the organisations attending the event
Warrington Wolves were at Wembley again and Radio Warrington was heavily involved. We were at Bank Quay Station to interview the fans as they left for their London tripand later that day our sports team broadcast from the press bench at Wembley. When the Wolves returned with the Challenge Cup, Radio Warrington broadcast from the lawn at the Town Hall interviewing lots of people including organisers, fans, The Mayor and even the players and coach.
Radio Warrington was at another packed event outside Warrington Market. The sun shone as we broadcast all day from The Farmer’s Market interviewing stall holders and customers alike.
The following day we visited the Turf & Feather pub in Locking Stumps for their Fun Day broadcasting from 12-2pm
We were hosting Fearnhead Fun Day on the 11th September at Lysander High School. Despite the awful weather we had a wonderful time. Our sports team were at Rotherham with Warrington Town FC broadcasting the sports show from 2pm.
The following weekend we were outside at Warrington Market and were joined by Ian Zippy Lees and his magic
Saturday 25th September saw us in the Old Fish Market at Golden Square supporting the Warrington Disability Partnership for their Motability Open Day.
Highlights this month were the Westy Community Centre’s Open Day on Wednesday 25th October and the Octoberfest Beer Festival supporting the Warrington Rotary Club. We had no shortage of volunteers to carry out that particular event with over 200 beers to sample.
We attended a Victorian Market event inside Warrington Market . The following week, our final big event of the year was the Warrington’s Christmas Market where the van was broadcasting from Horsemarket street on the 27th which saw Santa arriving at the Market’s Grotto with 3 wise men on camels. There is no truth in the rumour that the 3 wise men were actually Kevin Farrell, Steve Lewis and DJ Kenny O’Dea.
Throughout the Christmas holidays and into the new year Radio Warrington continued to follow Warrington Town both home and away broadcasting from their games.
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- Brush Up Girls 07554 486626
- Braken Chartered Accountants
- On Air Consultancy Ltd
- United Utilities
- Steve Lewis Entertainments
- Limos Northwest
- Warrington Disability Partnership
- Laskos Laskos
- G4 Solutions
- Warrington Worldwide
- Warrington Guardian