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A Further (this time, very sad) Announcement

We have an absolute love for radio.  While we were browsing the net we heard about a once-famous radio station called Radio Ryedale.

We noticed that the site has closed and decided to revive it for the sake of a museum.

We picked up a lot of the old writing and wondered if there is any use for it.  We trust there is no copyright infringement.

We then decided that this could possibly be an idea for a website related to anything radio.  We hope this works.

This seems to be the last post by David

A Further (this time, very sad) Announcement
Thursday Mar22, 2007

The delay, since our last announcement, reflects the lengthy deliberations we have been having about the future of Radio Ryedale, culminating today in our decision to ‘call it a day’.

The company’s success, in terms of its ever increasing audience, has imposed operational demands on our few volunteers that they are now unable to satisfactorily meet. We have tried hard to recruit more volunteers and explored the possibility of some other ‘not-for-profit’ organisation, with similar community objectives, operating the service. All without success.

With the various technological advances now enabling groups and individuals to create their own websites, we feel Radio Ryedale’s service has, after five exciting years ‘run its course’.

The site will, along with all the 420 stories we have broadcast, remain for your viewing and listening for the foreseeable future.

Many thanks to the sponsors, volunteers, interviewees, performers, writers and all others who have given us their time, talents and enthusiastic interest. And thanks to you, our audience, for your loyal support.

David L Sumner, Chairman

We managed to find some comments from the readers too.

This was testament to the good service the community radio station offered.

Readers Comments

Alex. Howie said:
10:55:00 AM Saturday, June 09, 2007
Sorry to loose you. You were the only Website that I found “He played his UKELELE as the ship went down.”Best regards Alex

LaToyal Wilson said:
1:36:00 PM Thursday, June 07, 2007
Sorry to hear about this. You did some good stuff. All the best for the future.

John Gordon said:
8:51:00 AM Wednesday, May 09, 2007
have been having a good look at Radio Ryedale and have realised what a treasure house it is. I hope you can keep the web-sites active as a collection. It is a splendid contribution to the community and you deserve our thanks. It would be interesting to know how the project came about and how it developed journalistically and technically. I hope you will be able to find time to give an account of its genesis either in writing in your local paper or on Radio York. I am sure you have many more bright ideas, so I won’t mention ‘retirement’. I have enjoyed my brief association with the Arts section and am grateful for the professional way you have handled my efforts. Sincerely yours, John

Jane Stevenson said:
5:42:00 PM Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Well done. You should be proud of the service.

Nick Fletcher said:
9:34:00 PM Monday, April 30, 2007
Hi David, many thanks for giving us a showcase for scripts and stories. It was very much appreciated. Best Wishes, Nick

Steve Allan said:
4:16:00 PM Sunday, April 15, 2007
Sorry you’ve had to call it a day. We live in an increasing digital age and I think you should be proud of what you achieved. Good luck for the future.

David said:
12:43:00 PM Friday, April 06, 2007
i live in ryedale and i would of loved to help out as a local news reader 🙁

Craig Wilson said:
4:12:00 PM Friday, March 30, 2007
Well done Mr Sumner and your tean in creating a groundbreaking local media service and giving people media careers. I’m sure you will find another vehicle to harness your talents. Best wishes,

John Gordon said:
6:50:00 PM Thursday, March 29, 2007
I am sorry to see the end of a very worthwhile effort. I think we must all thank David for his constant inspiration John

GERARD NAUGHTON said:
1:15:00 PM Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Thank you David for your inspiration and perspiration in creating a unique enterprise which in my opinion is far from having ‘had it’s day’ but is still ahead of it’s time. Radio Ryedale has done so much for so many people who will keep it with them for a long time to come. Best wishes for the future (and your next project).

Mark Waddington said:
10:32:00 AM Sunday, March 25, 2007
Very sorry to hear this news – I’ve only just discovered you! Such a good service.

Jane Johnston said:
4:41:00 PM Thursday, March 22, 2007
So long radio ryedale. You served us all well.

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