Mansfield 103.2 celebrates 25th anniversary as MD Tony Delahunty honoured

Mansfield 103.2 Managing Director Tony Delahunty was surprised with a lifetime achievement award at the station’s 25th birthday event.

The award was given to Tony by Executive Mayor Andy Abrahams for his services to the station on behalf of Mansfield District Council.

Tony, who turns 80 next month, was also presented with another special community award at the party by the Rev Caroline Phillips.

The small glass trophy was to recognise his unparalleled role in keeping the station going over the whole 25 years.

Tony said: “It’s a great and moving honour to receive the awards, but the real 25 year story is the incredible work and talent demonstrated by Ian Watkins and his amazing 103.2 team through some amazing achievements.

“I particularly observed during Covid the remarkable quality broadcasting they did – doing exactly what local radio was designed to be – a pulse providing both comfort and vital information to our listeners.

“This old hack will soon be trying to write a book ‘Confessions of a Successful Failure’ and telling stories to my grandchildren.

“Team Mansfield 103.2 is more than capable of delivering real local radio for many years to come and in a fast-changing media world I hope they get the support to do that.”

The station’s Big Birthday Bash, held at Forest Town arena, was recorded and will be made into a special programme.