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By Hythe Herald  |  Posted: February 06, 2014

John "Webbo" Webster of AHBS radio

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PERHAPS you are not aware that not only do I write this column, but I also have another media hat that I like to put on.

There is a radio station in Ashford called AHBS Community Radio and you can find us on 107.1 fm or online at www.myradiostream.com/p5radiolive.

Essentially, it's all about our ever-growing community. We pride ourselves on talking about local issues, from travel problems to live music events and everything in between.

Recently, I've been visited by our mayor David Smith and last Friday Damian Green MP, who could not be happier that our town has its own station. We are now based at Platform 5 and are soon to be launching a new media studies course taking in radio as well as TV.

However, none of this would be possible without the support and backing of the Ashford Hospital Broadcasting Service. It is a charity and it needs money.

Next Friday, Valentine's Day, I will be launching our radio marathon by doing a 13-hour show from 6am until 7pm at Platform 5 and we need you to help by popping down and making a donation in return for a request, or even a message of love to someone special. I am also welcoming people to co-host the show, doing 45 minute slots to plug, push or promote anything their hearts desire, but these are disappearing fast, so get in touch ASAP.

Also, during the day and into the night, my mate will be doing a 13-hour sponsored dart throw, and we will have plenty of live music.

I hope you can join in and support our cause.

More about the AHBS broadcasting marathon on page 7. Hear reporter Amy Woodland discussing the news with Webbo on 107.1FM AHBS on Thursday mornings.

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