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Ofcom confirms frequency Clearance of 103.4FM

We are very pleased to confirm that at long last, we have been given frequency clearance for 103.4FM by Ofcom.  This means that though we will now miss the planned date for launch of 1st June, we have a clearer roadmap leading to our launch.

Following an inspection by Ofcom to ensure our equipment is of the right specification (lead time approx 2 weeks from this date), we will start a month of tests, around the end of the second week of June.  Assuming all these are successful, we plan to launch in mid-July – official dates to be confirmed as soon as is possible.

We appreciate that this is frustrating to everyone, but at least now we see a clear path to our launch before too much more time elapses.

Susy Radio – News from Ofcom

Transmission update – Susy Radio have received a response from Ofcom which informs us on two very important issues:

Regarding Final Frequency Clearance (international)

“Please be assured that we will progress things as quickly as we can within the agreed processes with international agencies.”

Regarding Our two year deadline to be on air which expires on 14th June 2012.

“We would not impose a deadline on a group under such circumstances as this hold-up is with the clearance, rather than from your end.”

This is excellent, though somewhat frustrating news as on the one hand it means further delays, but on the other that we will definitely be coming your way  sooner or later.

We’ll keep you updated here on any firm news as we get it.  Meanwhile, our studios get ever closer to completion, as the photo below shows:

 

Blue Lizard Signs Sponsors Susy Roadshow Banners

We’re very pleased to report that Blue Lizard Signs of Crawley have kindly agreed to sponsor and supply banners for Susy Radio’s outside broadcast.  These banners will be seen frequently throughout the summer as the roadshow hits the local area.

Blue Lizard Small LogoBlue Lizard Signs have now been established for thirteen years and have built up a reputation of supplying the highest standards of quality and professionalism with competitiveness to offer you an unbeatable service producing stunning signs and graphics from design to installation. Blue Lizard Signs are on 01293 553333, and are located at 8 Raleigh Court, Manor Royal, Crawley, RH10 9PD

Please also be sure to visit their website and support this excellent local trader.

New Book Keeper for Susy Radio

We are delighted to welcome the latest volunteer to join the Susy Radio team, trainee accountant Vashti Scott from South East London.

Susy's volunteer Book Keeper, Vashti Scott

Currently an administrator, 23 year old Mrs Scott is also studying on a self-funded AAT course to gain a certificate in accountancy.

Mrs Scott said, “Managing the books part-time gives me the chance to apply my new skills to a challenging accountancy role within a progressive company.”

Often the back office roles are the hardest to fill, Director Shan Robins said, “We are delighted Vashti has joined the Susy team at this stage of her career as we have been particularly seeking anyone looking to develop their skills.  In return for Vashti’s expertise we hope it’ll give her a chance to get a little further up the work ladder.”

As a not-for-profit company all positions are currently voluntary at Susy Radio. However, anyone who is reliable and dedicated and wants to get involved should check out the volunteer pages or contact [email protected] via email.

Susy Photo at Surrey Photo Awards

 

Recently, Natalie Osborne, Chris Spring and our Chairman Neil Munday attended Guildford Cathedral for the Community Foundation for Surrey’s photographic awards.

Susy’s photo showing community involvement was taken whilst providing a roadshow in Memorial Park Redhill last November. The photo taken by Natalie Osborne shows Neil in full action entertaining the children who were joining in the dance routine. It received a commendation awarded at a presentation ceremony in Guildford Cathedral.

The overall winners were “The Freewheelers Theatre Company” who received a well deserved cheque and provided a demonstration of dance and movement to music in front of assembled guests and dignitaries.