Swindon 105.5 given Queens Award

By James Cridland for
Posted 31 October 2014, 5.57am edt

Swindon 105.5

Swindon's local community radio station, Swindon 105.5, was visited by HRH Duke of Kent on Monday, who delivered the station the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

He was greeted by members of the Air Training Corps who had taken part in radio training by Station Manager Shirley Ludford. The Duke met with children from a local school who had achieved their Level One NCFE certificate, who then interviewed him.

The Duke listened to live music in one studio, and tried his hand at selecting a music track and playing it. He chose the Rolling Stones Jumping Jack Flash.

The Award was presented to Shirley Ludford, and the Queen's framed certificate was handed to the station's oldest presenter, 72 year-old Alan Burston. He received a gift of a Swindon Monopoly game, which includes Swindon 105.5 on the board.

There's more images from the day on the Swindon 105.5 website.

Swindon 105.5 has been broadcasting since March 2008.

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