As in previous years, Susy Radio joined many other local radio stations from all over the country in support of ‘Local Radio Day’. held on Monday, 12th October
This year, ‘Communities making waves: turning the tide on isolation’ was the theme for the day.
This year in particular, the need to unite during isolation and join supportive networks has really highlighted just how important local radio is, both for reliable information and as a source of great entertainment.
With local news, traffic bulletins and information, local events and details of various support hubs for coronavirus, local radio has been crucial for many in their local communities during 2020, and Susy Radio has endeavoured to play its part for our community.
The day began with Susy’s Jim Richman hosting a ‘Local Radio Day’ Breakfast which was followed by a special programme live from the station outside broadcast unit with Neil Munday based at ‘Blue Lizard Signs‘ in Crawley, and featuring special guests Henry Smith, Member of Parliament for Crawley, Cllr Peter Lamb, Leader of Crawley Borough Council and Steve Sawyer, Executive Director of Manor Royal Business District, Crawley.
This was held in a strictly controlled ‘Covid friendly’ environment given the current situation in which we find ourselves.
Ellie P took over the reigns from Neil with her programme for ‘Local Radio Day’ which also featured some of the messages which listeners had been invited to send to the station requesting ‘shout outs’ and thanks to friends and family in the area, and Geoff Rogers continued to celebrate ‘Local Radio Day’ following on from Ellie.
Thanks are extended to all who took part and supported the day behind the scenes, and to our listeners and advertisers for their support and contributions both on the day and throughout the year.
‘Local Radio Day’ Outside Broadcast
Cllr Peter Lamb, Leader of Crawley Borough Council and Henry Smith, Member of Parliament for Crawley talking with Neil Munday:
Steve Sawyer, Executive Director of Manor Royal Business District, Crawley talking with Neil Munday:
Susy Radio donation
Earlier this year, Susy Radio was pleased to donate radios to two deserving causes made available by The Radio Hub in partnership with the Community Media Association.