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Digital radio ownership on the up

The latest RAJAR figures have been released today – showing more people than ever own a digital radio.

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Sonata Plus+

Sonata Plus+ rollout complete

The rollout of the new Sonata Plus+ radios has now been completed thanks to grants from the Freemasons’ Grand Charity and the Wolfson Foundation.

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The Crerar Trust has donated £3,150 to BWBF

Two grants will benefit Scotland

BWBF has received two grants from different organisations which will benefit visually impaired people in Scotland.

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Paul King

“My radio saved my life”

Our radios mean so many different things to people, but one of our recipients credits his British Wireless set with saving his life.

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Joy was an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot

War veteran presented with radio

A Second World War veteran has been presented with a BWBF radio so she can enjoy memories of her time as a Spitfire pilot.

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Essex visually impaired to benefit from grant

A donation from a trust will support elderly visually impaired people in Essex.

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Moto general manager Chris Osajda with BWBF Regional Development Manager Simon Parsons

Visually impaired in Medway to benefit from donation

Generous Medway motorists have helped raise funds to support visually impaired people in the area.

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Concerto 2

Trusts fund Concertos for residents in Cumbria and Essex

Visually impaired people living in Cumbria and Essex will benefit from two grants that British Wireless has recently received.

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Conference gives insight into world of community radio

BWBF attended a conference at the weekend to learn more about community radio stations and how we could work with them.

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Roberts RP20

BWBF radios are built to last

A listener has sent their old radio back to BWBF – which they’ve had since the mid-1980s – and it still works!

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Work underway to revamp BWBF Talking Newspaper service

British Wireless’s technical team is working on a redesign of the charity’s Talking Newspaper service.

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