About Open Air Radio

Originally Open Air Radio (Leicester) was created for the former pupils and staff of Leicester’s Western Park Open Air School a special needs school located in the United Kingdom. The school first opened in 1930 and was closed in 2005 due to local authority funding cuts. Now the 2.93 Acre site lays disused and boarded up.

In 2012 the opportunity to create a mobile app became available and Open Air Radio (Leicester) went world-wide. before this its average listeners per day was 20 or 30 now in 2017 its average daily listeners are 200.  90% listen via the Android App

Open Air Radio (Leicester) is a shoutcast station and is currently funded from the personal funds of Glynn Finney a former pupil and now the official historian for this now Heritage England grade II listed building Glynn went to the Open Air School at the age of 5 & left to pursue a IT qualification in 1992.

Glynn runs all his projects under the allies of Finney Family Hosting a service he setup with his parents in 2006 to help the local community. Open Air Radio (Leicester) is a project which Glynn hopes he will get sponsorship for some day so that it can be made available to the wider community unfortunately for now though this station is only available online via your web browser or internet radio. or via our android app available from the Google Play store (search for Open-Air-Radio) Glynn is currently trying to raise funds for this station to became a part of the western ward community which covers the residential area around this former school site.

Over this school’s 75-year history it is estimated that nearly 50,000 pupils with complex medical conditions and disabilities attended the school to be educated and receive specialist medical support from a team of onsite medical staff, Glynn maintains and manages a Facebook page & group as well as a comprehensive website documenting the history of the now only still standing Open Air School in the United Kingdom.

We are happy to thank the Finney Family who have kindly donated this website and lifetime FREE web hosting for this project.

Finney Family Hosting

 You can find out much more about the history of Western Park Open Air School and the work of Glynn Finney the Official Historian and creator of Open Air Radio by visiting http://www.westerrnparkopenairschool.co.uk

The website also explains why this former school is just so important to all that attended it and to those that are fighting to prevent the lose of such a important historical building. YOUR IDEAS AND DONATIONS WILL MAKE THIS RADIO STATION REALITY IN OUR COMMUNITY, IF YOU WISH TO DONATE ACCESSABLE PROMISE WITH ENOUGH ROOM FOR OFFICES AND STUDIOS FOR A UNLIMITED TIME AT NO COST AT ALL WITHIN THE WESTERN WARD OF LEICESTER. THEN PLEASE GET IN TOUCH VIA OUR CONTACT US PAGE.

OPEN AIR RADIO IS A VISION AND IS HERE TO BRING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS WE DO NOT ACCEPT DISCRIMINATION IN ANY FORM AND WILL NOT ACCEPT COMMENTS WHICH MAY OFFEND OTHERS.