Cloud hosting facility for radio stations opens in Chorley

By Tim Aldred

27 Nov 2023

Sir Lindsay Hoyle Opens Mediasite

A tech company which offers cloud hosting to radio stations around the world has moved into its new home at the Strawberry Fields Digital Hub in Chorley.

The Mediasite's new facility is now home to hundreds of UK and worldwide radio stations, hosting their music, jingles, software and websites.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle, local MP and speaker of the House of Commons, was on hand to officially cut the ribbon on the new offices.

Darren Shortt, managing director, said: "This is a great move for both the company and our clients as it has the necessary infrastructure in place for us to grow the business.

“We saw during the pandemic how the need for cloud facilities in radio boomed. These facilitate full live broadcast and playout system hosting without the need for physical studios. With the steep rise in small-scale DAB radio stations in the UK and a growing number of stations coming online in the US, there is a lot of potential for growth in this sector.

“Radio customers need a reliable service that will keep them on-air and is affordable and the move to Strawberry Fields allows us to deliver on this.”

Among the radio industry professionals attending the launch were Red Rose Radio’s Rob Charles, Ged Mills from Coastal Radio DAB and hosting the day was Alistair Clarke who heads Fun Coast Digital which operates the DAB radio transmitter located on Blackpool Tower.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle said: “Radio is a great medium. People love radio and what The Mediasite is doing is to make radio accessible and affordable, and we are proud to welcome them to Chorley.”

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