An Altrincham-based radio station has dedicated its studio to a former man from the area, with the Mayor and Mayoress of Trafford in attendance.

RadioAlty, which is based at the Altrincham Garrick Playhouse, hosted the Mayor and Mayoress for the ceremony last week.

The station has dedicated its studio in the honour of Peter Garde, who was previously the Provost of Altrincham Court Leet.

Peter, who died in August 2020, was described as an "enthusiastic community radio presenter" and a "friend and radio colleague of the founders of RadioAlty".

The Mayor and Mayoress of Trafford, Cllr Chris Boyes and his wife Pam, were on hand to cut the ribbon, officially dedicating the studio to Mr Garde's memory.

Cllr Boyes said: "The Mayoress and I were delighted not only to be able to appear as guests on Ken Garrity’s Tuesday afternoon show but also officially to open RadioAlty.

"We were impressed with the professionalism which all the volunteers bring to the running of RadioAlty.

"Hopefully its audience will grow week by week and it will become an ever increasing asset to the local community."

RadioAlty was launched at the start of lockdown in 2020 and has operated from the studio for the past 18 months.

Studio manager Rod Maxwell said: "I would like to thank the Mayor and Mayoress of Trafford for visiting RadioAlty and for officially dedicating our studio in honour of Peter Garde.

"We are all very proud that through the studio Peter's name and memory will live on."

RadioAlty is a voluntary run station and, as part of Altrincham Community Media CIC, aims to provide people from the area with opportunities to develop and share skills in a range of media activities.

When the station launched in 2020 all shows were produced from the homes of the volunteers who ranged from students, radio enthusiasts to retired residents from across Trafford. 

The station broadcasts 24/7 online and can be accessed at or via the free app.

Anyone who is interested in getting involved in the station can contact them at