A hugely successful Grand Opening of our new studios on 7th October 2009 has helped put Brooklands Radio on the map.
Joining us to celebrate were more than 80 guests, including the local mayors and other senior figures of the boroughs we serve, Elmbridge, Runnymede, Spelthorne and Woking, and representatives from Brooklands Museum, Glaxo Smith Kline, Procter & Gamble, the Sam Beare Hospice, St George’s College, Thamesmead School and many local businesses and voluntary bodies.
A recording of the Official Opening of Brooklands Radio's new studios in Weybridge. Brooklands Radio Chairman Alan Timbrell starts proceedings and introduces The Mayor of Elmbridge Cllr. James Vickers who cuts the ribbon to open the studios and is then interviewed on air about his choosen charities by Graham Laycock.
Graham Laycock talks to Roy Taylor, the Leader of Elmbridge Borough Council, about the council's recent high rating for efficiency and the new refuse collection vehicles being introduced in the borough.
Graham Laycock talks to Richard Wilson, West Byfleet councillor on Woking Borough Council about the proposed abolition of Byfleet Parish Council, the initiative to improve shopping in West Byfleet and local transport matters including cycling facilities, bus service review and the proposed Airtrack rail scheme to link the area with Heathrow Airport.
Anne Aldred chats to singer Anthea Neads who performed on Brooklands Radio's very first Live Lounge and has since performed on the station many times and is part of the extended Brooklands Radio family.
Mark Hayden meets the Mayor of Spelthorne Caroline Spencer and finds out about her year so far in office and her hobbies.
Mark Hayden invites students from St George's College, Weybridge into the studio for a chat. Oliver Barker, Josh Freeborn, Tatiana Mcintosh and Rachel Ransley talk about their studies.
Gill Wade from Twickenham Operatic Society (TOPS) talks to Graham Laycock about the society's recent sucess with Godspell and their forthcoming production of Smokey Joe's Cafe.