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Rutland Radio celebrates 21 years of broadcasting to Rutland and Stamford listeners

Rutland Radio has celebrated its 21st anniversary.

The radio station hosted its first broadcast on December 13, 1998 from its premises in Melton Road, Oakham.

The station has built a large and loyal audience over the years by keeping listeners informed and entertained with a mix of music, local and national news and quality competitions and features.

To mark the occasion the station gave away £21 each hour to listeners who correctly who answered questions about 1998 and the radio station’s early days.

Breakfast presenter Rob Persani has worked for the station from day one.

During his show on Friday he was interrupted by a party of colleagues, family and officials from the Rutland community who burst into the studio with a birthday cake and a commemorative horseshoe.

He said: “After taking over from our overnight team who’d been live all night on our election special, and so many birthday wishes from listeners, I was already quite emotional at how much we are valued by our listeners and advertisers.

"For everyone to gather together to surprise me truly was the icing on the cake!”

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