Radio station’s appeal for CDs

Karen Collins, Alastair Searle and Mark Jones from Welly Radio
Karen Collins, Alastair Searle and Mark Jones from Welly Radio

Welly Radio, a local not for profit community radio station for Wellingborough, Rushden and surrounding areas, is appealing for donations of old CDs and DVDs to boost the station’s music collection.

A collection will be in Wellingborough town centre on Saturday, April 27, from 10am to 4pm.

Station manager Mark Jones said:“As a community radio station run by volunteers, money is very tight and we need to build our music collection.

“We know lots of people who have CDs on shelves who no longer need them as they put the music onto their computers and phones, but we could make great use of them and give us even more variety of music to play on the station.

“We will be having a big bucket for people to drop off CDs and we will take DVDs too as these can be sold to help pay with the running costs.

“We will be in the main square, outside O2 and Colemans on Saturday, April 27, and we would love as many people as possible to drop off their old CDs to us.

“We don’t mind what sort of music it is, as we need plenty of variety.”

Sue Bailey, of Wellingborough, said: “This is a great idea, love it, I have loads of CDs gathering dust on my shelves that I no longer need and I would happily donate them.”

Jo Wilkinson, from Wellingborough, said: “All my music is on iTunes, so I don’t need my CDs anymore, so what a great idea.

“I will be handing in my CDs and hope Welly Radio enjoys playing them.”

Welly Radio is a community radio station broadcasting on the internet 24 hours a day, from studios in Wellingborough town centre.

The station was launched at the end of last November and has gone from strength to strength, with the most popular show being local news which is broadcast in association with the Northants Telegraph.

The station has a arrange of programmes from 80s, Soul & Motown and this summer it’s launching Wellingborough’s Got Talent, which will showcase the best local acts in the area.

The station was set up to give Wellingborough, Rushden and surrounding communities a voice, with a grant from O2 Shop Wellingborough.

All programmes and behind the scenes work is carried out by its members who are all volunteers and range in ages from 18 to 75.

The station is a not for profit organisation and generates its running costs from its members, grants and through sponsorship.

To listen, go online to An app for most smartphones can also be downloaded from this site to hear the station on the move.

If anyone would like more information or cannot attend the donation session on April 27, they can drop CDs off at the O2 Shop in Wellingborough at any time, or they can ring Mark Jones 01933 279035.