Category Archives: Features

Local Radio Day – 24th May

SUSY Radio, along with our colleagues at other LOCAL radio stations up and down the country are joining in to celebrate Local Radio Day again this Friday.

Launched in 2016, the day highlights the value of local radio and celebrates the relationship between radio stations and their listeners. Last year over a hundred radio stations celebrated local radio by doing something extra special in their transmission areas.

As part of our involvement, Chrissy Muir will be presenting her programme from 10am – 12 noon and introducing special guest, Tim Glynne Jones, Organiser of local New Music Nights and New Music Festival. She will also feature some special surprises, and hear from some local people and what they have to say about local radio.


Following Chrissy’s programme,
12 noon – 2pm, join Neil Munday LIVE during our outside broadcast from County Mall shopping centre, Crawley.

Come and visit us between Costa Coffee and Greggs/McDonalds, and say “hello”!

More information can be found at
Website: https://www.localradioday.co.uk/
Twitter: @localradioday
Facebook: @localradioday

Beer and Bubbles Festival

“Beer & Bubbles Festival” is raising funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) and All About Alie (AAA).

This event is being organised by a group of local people affected by Motor Neurone Disease and 100% of the profits go to our charitable causes.

It takes place on SATURDAY 27TH APRIL 2019 – 12 noon until 11pm at the Old Reigatian RFC clubhouse and grounds.

SUSY Radio will be broadcasting LIVE from the festival between 12 noon to 3pm on the “Neil Munday Saturday Show” on 103.4FM and online.

Tickets to the festival are now SOLD OUT, but you can still experience the event by listening to the “NEIL MUNDAY SATURDAY SHOW”, and if you are lucky enough to be there, why not pop along to the SUSY Radio stand and say “hello”.

More information from:
Website: http://www.cheers4charity.co.uk/
Twitter: @BBF2019

Address:
Old Reigatian Rugby Football Club
Geoffery Knight Fields
Park Lane
Reigate
Surrey RH2 8JX

Equine flu crisis strikes at British horse racing

Chrissy Muir caught up with local Lingfield Racecourse member, Ian Byford today to talk about the current state of affairs in the Horse Racing world which is greatly affected by the ban on racing at the present time.

**UPDATE 11th Feb 2019**
Since this story was published, there has been a late evening development.
The BHA have announced a managed return to racing imposing strict bio security measures. The decision to resume racing was taken in a “controlled, risk-managed manner” and supported by an industry veterinary committee said the British Horseracing Authority.

Image: Lingfield Racecourse parade ring before the ban. © Chrissy Muir

Stranglers present PRS Heritage Award to Star Inn Pub which is fighting closure

Chrissy Muir attended a red carpet private event on Thursday, 31st January hosted at ‘The Star Inn’ in Guildford where The Stranglers unveiled a plaque on the wall of the pub commemorating the first official gig of the band here in 1974. The pub was presented with a PRS Music Heritage award for this, whilst facing the threat of closure

JJ and Baz from the band played an acoustic set for family and friends, see here a clip of the Iconic song ‘Strange Little Girl’ and photos taken at the ‘Star Inn’ on the day.

You can sign a petition to save ‘The Star Inn’ HERE

Website: http://www.thestranglers.co.uk/
Facebook: @thestranglers
Twitter: @StranglersSite

Website: https://www.starinnguildford.co.uk/

Footage of a private event at ‘The Star Inn Backroom’ Guildford. Jean-Jaques Burnel and Baz Warne perform a very special acoustic set for friends and family , this clip is of the Iconic ‘Strange Little Girl’ played at their first official gig here in 1974.

Video and images © Chrissy Muir

Baz, Dave, Jet and JJ ‘The Stranglers’

Baz

JJ

Jet Black, now 80 years old and no longer drumming for the band but much loved and still involved

Georgina, hoping to save the pub she loves and runs

PRS Chairman, Nigel Elderton, pleads the case for the Star Inn

The Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Mike Parsons, and the Chairman of PRS, Nigel Elderton

Chrissy and Dave Greenfield

The PRS Heritage Plaque

The Star Inn

Marty Love – A tale of two bands

HEAR EXCLUSIVE PLAY OF “JOHNNY MOPED’S” AS YET UNRELEASED NEW SINGLE, AND A TRACK FROM “THE WEIRD THINGS” SOON TO BE RELEASED NEW ALBUM

It’s always a pleasure to have Marty at Susy for a chat, not only does he bring great tracks with him hot of the press, he also updates on the latest live scene locally – notably on the fairly punk/alt rock side of things.

This time he tells me all about his tour playing Drums for ‘Johnny Moped’ as they supported the ever incredible ‘Damned’, I was lucky enough to catch both bands at the Dome. Brighton just before Christmas, amazing!

This tour was indeed a nod to the past as turn back the clock to January 1978, ‘The Damned’ and ‘Johnny Moped’ were at the Greyhound, Croydon, and Dave Berk drummed for both bands, much like our Marty from good old Caterham, Surrey.

‘Johnny Moped’ return to their roots in Croydon, George Street, February 23rd with Local Band, ‘Emnibis’, one of the supporting bands along with fledgling artists ‘The Mistakes’ and ‘Stew Bush’.

‘The Weird Things’ are gaining an enviable reputation, and are playing the coveted ‘Rebellion’ this year as well as a string of top venues, they warm up 1st and 2nd Feb in Croydon at the ‘Front Room’. 2nd March you can catch them at the ‘Star’ in Guildford with ‘Vice Squad’. ‘Johnny Moped’ and ‘The Weird Things’ both record in Reigate at Panther Studios run by Dick Crippen, who has been uber busy as he plays guitar in ‘The Weird Things’ and has just added baby Charlie to his family!

Links:
Facebook:
@theweirdthings1234
@johnnymopedofficial

(Feature picture above: ‘Johnny Moped’)

Johnny Moped with the Damned
The Weird Things