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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.

Susy Radio allocated 103.4 FM

When Susy Radio goes on air you’ll be able to hear us on 103.4 FM.

103.4 FM, the frequency issued by Ofcom, is currently in the process of gaining international clearance. We feel pretty confident of approval so 103.4 FM will be ours for the next 5 years.

With test transmissions due to start in the spring, Programme Director Geoff Rogers commented; “The frequency allocated is a great choice and will allow us to provide excellent reception to our service area.  It’s also located roughly between two of the bigger local radio stations on the FM dial and will be very easy to find.  This is a very positive step forward”

Managed and run entirely by volunteers, Susy Radio is a not-for-profit radio station soon to be broadcasting to Redhill, Reigate, Horley, North Crawley and surrounding villages.

Susy radio gets encouragement from Crawley MP

Susy Radio  received encouraging words from Henry Smith, MP for Crawley. Awarded a 5-year Ofcom community radio licence, Susy Radio are working towards being on air next Spring. Staffed and managed by volunteers, Susy Radio is run as a not-for-profit company by a diverse range of people passionate about local radio.

Crawley MP, Henry Smith showed support for the station, commenting: “The Ofcom approval of Susy Radio as a new local broadcaster is great news for Crawley and the surrounding area to the north in Surrey as this part of the south east has been without such dedicated coverage for almost a year.”

Mr Smith also said it would be fantastic to visit Susy Radio who are currently in the process of fitting out the studios based in Merstham.

Broadcasting in the area for more than 10 years on an occasional basis, Susy Radio is all about the community and anyone wishing to get involved can contact the station via the website http://www.susyradio.com or e-mail [email protected]

Susy are also on the look-out for sponsorship or donations to cover set-up and running costs that give the station the resources it needs to meet local needs.