Sunday, May 15, 2016

UK Veterans Families Radio Focus on PTSD Has Listeners From Around The World

Hard work pays off for radio station dedicated to veterans
Windsor and Eton Express
Written by Tara O'Connor
14 May 2016

A veteran’s hard work has propelled a specialist radio station to listeners around the world.

Tom Mcgreevy, 66, is the radio station manager of Veterans Families Radio.

The station was initially set up by Lawrence Ibbotson, 63, from Scunthorpe in 2014.

It was a small operation gathering about 20 listeners a day and Tom, who lives off Tinkers Lane, was involved from the start.

In September, Tom, who served in the Royal Corps of Signals from 1972 to 1984, teamed up with Lawrence on a full time basis and decided to set up a website for the radio show.

His input paid off with the station reaching 20,000 listeners in April - its most ever.

Lawrence, who was in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment from 1969 until 1984, said Tom’s work has been ‘absolutely fantastic’.

“Things have just taken off like I can’t believe, I’d say 90 per cent of it is because of the things Tom has done,” he said. “I think it is one of the biggest military sites for veterans there is.”
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