May 152013


We received a rather desperate call for help this week from Tranent Colts. Their annual Football Festival is this Saturday and they’d been let down at the last minute by the people that had promised to provide the PA.

Apparently, another Community Radio Station in East Lothian had agreed to do the job for free. But on Monday, when the Colts emailed to check the details, they were stunned to hear that the station now intended to charge them!

Tranent Colts is a Children’s Football Club. How fair is it to ‘move the goal posts’ with only 5 sleeps to the big day?

Luckily, our volunteers were delighted to come to the rescue, even at short notice. For some, it will come as a welcome break from the hard work they’re doing getting our new Tranent studios ready!

So if you’re going to be in Tranent this Saturday, head up to the Ross High Rugby Fields for the Festival. They’re expecting over 650 players. It should be a good day.

And Remember – give our guys a wave. We’re really proud to have them on board!

East Lothian FM have never charged to attend a Community Event, and we never will.