8th March 2019. NCI Hengistbury Head welcomed a visitor from an East Dorset radio station.

 Philip Webster, one of the presenters from Forest FM, an East Dorset community radio station, visited the Lookout at Hengistbury Head, to chat with the team about the history of the station, the opening of the new lookout last year, what the NCI does in general and how the station fits in with the national organisation. He was given a tour of the station and shown the equipment before interviewing one of the watchkeepers on duty.

 The interview will broadcast on Forest FM 92.3 on Wednesday 13th March at 19:00 hrs and repeated on Sunday 17th March at 14:00hrs.

 The photograph (supplied by Hengistbury Head PR Officer Caroline Walker) shows Philip Webster with some of the team at Hengistbury Head.

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Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.








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