Ujima Radio’s youth programme development adviser Caroline Oldland and chair Roger Griffiths joined the Lord Mayor and Mayoress of Bristol at their official residence the Mansion House, Clifton, for an official thank-you to the local media.
St Pauls-based Ujima, which broadcasts on 98fm, is Bristol’s urban music station. Run by a community interest company (CIC) social enterprise, it supplies news, discussion and music and celebrates African and Caribbean cultures through music and informative talk as well as aiming to inform, represent, educate, entertain and celebrate culture, heritage and diversity within Bristol.
As well as broadcasting on FM and Online, it provides economic and community development opportunities, supporting and training more than 150 volunteers each year, as well as media training and consultancy for community organisations, businesses and individuals. It has also recently set up an online store at http://www.ujimaradio.com/store/
The Lord Mayor, Cllr Geoff Gollop, who leaves office in May, talked passionately at the event about his year in office and some of the key highlights. Guests were also treated to a historical insight and tour of Mansion House.
The Mayor said: “This year has been an incredible experience for myself, the Lady Mayoress and our family and one that we treasure. It has been a real privilege to represent Bristol and indeed to visit almost every part of the city. I realise that I could not have undertaken the role without the support of the local press and I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all.”
For the Mayor’s blog go to: Bristollordmayor.wordpress.com
Bristol Business News is a supporter of Ujima Radio.