Shropshire’s community radio station INTune Radio has been busy making use of its brand-new mobile broadcast desk - thanks to Start Tech, the Shrewsbury-based IT services company, who kindly donated the portable production studio.
The ‘desk’ is a small, essential and very clever bit of equipment that has already had a big impact; allowing INTune Radio to produce broadcast quality content, including interviews and podcasts, from just about anywhere.
It has already seen action producing interviews with INTune Radio patrons AStar Homecare (based in Whitchurch), the 2023-24 High Sheriff of Shropshire (Mandy Thorn MBE DL) and the Shropshire Community Foundation. In addition, the desk (a ‘RØDECaster Pro’ for the techies out there) makes INTune’s monthly local charity updates easier to produce - and sound even better.
INTune founder Wayne Flynn (owner of the station’s creative partner business Mr Flynn Creative), said “We interviewed Start Tech at the Shrewsbury Food Festival last summer and things went from there. They wanted to support the great work our volunteers do by giving local charity and community organisations a much-needed platform to reach many thousands of people across the county each month.
“The desk can assist us in so many ways and our volunteers are excited to being using such advanced equipment - it’s another great step forward.”
Ian Groves, MD at cyber security specialists Start Tech, said: “Having heard about INTune Radio and the great work they do, we wanted to get involved and I hope the desk will make a real difference to Shropshire’s many charities, community organisations and businesses. This support resonates completely with our core values, and we had no hesitation providing INTune Radio with some hi-tech broadcast equipment.”