To honour the late Bob Banfield, who was a broadcaster and teacher at Holy Heart High School, the St. John’s school is launching its own radio station.
According to a news release, Banfield had hoped to start such a station for students, but the project was put on hold after his death.
With help from Steele Communications, the station — Pulse FM-HHM Radio — is almost ready to be launched.
Students will run the station in the mornings before classes and during the lunch hour with the direction of teacher James Dinn. A four-week radio course will be offered by Helen Cleary-Escott, the senior communications strategist with the RCMP.
The school will host a news conference about the station Thursday morning.