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Susy Radio receives two nominations for Community Radio Awards

SUSY Radio has been shortlisted in the annual national Community Radio Awards 2020.

The station has made the shortlist, which was whittled down from more than 460 entries from 90 stations from every corner of the UK.

The station has picked up nominations in the following categories:

Live Event or Outside Broadcast of the Year sponsored by InQuality for ‘Surrey Fire And Rescue Service Open Day’ and Arts & Creative Radio of the Year sponsored by the Audio Content Fund for ‘David Jay’s Remembrance Sunday programme’.

Station Chairman, Alan Fench said,“…We are delighted to advise that Susy Radio has been nominated in two categories, so congratulations to Neil Munday, Mark Tickner, Joe Exler and Tracey Franklin and David Jay and Tim Bowling for their entries.”

Martin Steers, Awards Chair, said: “This year has been a challenge for the sector, but community radio stations have responded by stepping up engagement with their local communities, with more programming and innovative presenters across the country broadcasting from home.

“It is clear to see from this, that passionate presenters, volunteers, and staff are really there for their audiences. These local radio stations are truly at the heart of their communities.”

This year’s ceremony will be held virtually on the @CommunityRadioAwards Facebook page and YouTube channel on Saturday, December the 12th starting at 7pm.

SUSY Radio wishes both nominations the best of luck when the ceremony takes place later this month.

Details of all the categories and successful nominations can be found HERE.

Twitter: @CommRadioAwards

Charlie Shakespeare meets John Altman AKA ‘Nick Cotton’

Listen to Susy Radio’s Charlie Shakespeare as he chats to John Altman who played the character ‘Nick Cotton’ for 30 years in BBC’s soap ‘EastEnders’.

John also talks about his recent audio-autobiography, ‘In The Nick Of Time’ and his brand new single ‘Hallucinating You’.


Priory Farm Nursery: Annie Whitmore gets tips on Autumn gardening

Ode To Autumn – John Keats

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

How to create some autumn poetry in your garden?

Susy presenter Annie Whitmore spoke to Fiona Dunbar from Priory Farm Nursery for some tips on planning and maintaining our garden space at this time of year.

Listen On Demand:

plants in garden centre

yellow and red flowered plants in pots

Annie talks to The Merstham Mix Café

Although it’s been running for nearly two years, The Merstham Mix Café is a hidden gem that not many people know about.

It offers the community a menu made from surplus food supermarkets, shops and residents would otherwise throw away.

Our presenter Annie Whitmore spoke to the café’s head chef Neil Dunlop.

Listen On Demand:

The Merstham Mix Café is located at 2a Portland Drive, Merstham
For opening times:
Tel. 01737 645 244

Beryl and Pegs: Win Local Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year 2019

Beryl and Pegs in Reigate recently won Surrey Life Food & Drinks Award 2019 for Local Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year.

Our presenter Annie Whitmore spoke to Lesley Haylock, who set up the café with her business partner Debbie in 2014.

It was the culmination of a dream the pair had over a 25 year period.

Listen On Demand:

For information on opening times and menu:

monochrome group photo of cafe staff

full cooked breakfast by a window