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Marty Love – A tale of two bands


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!


(Feature picture above: ‘Johnny Moped’)

Johnny Moped with the Damned
The Weird Things

BBC’s “Give A Gift” sale raises record sum!

The fourth BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey 2019 Give A Gift sale has raised more money than ever before. The event, which took place on Saturday morning at St Pauls Arts Centre in Worthing, raised £2,379 for BBC Children In Need. Presenters Danny Pike and Mark Carter broadcast their shows live from the sale room.

Since Christmas, listeners have been donating their new, unwanted Christmas gifts at various drop-off points around the area, including community stations Uckfield FM and Susy Radio, who also lent their support. All the items were then sold at the special sale. For the first time this year, several large companies in the area also set up collection points, including Legal and General in Hove and Virgin Atlantic in Crawley.

Mark Carter, Assistant Managing Editor said:
‘This is a fantastic result for a two hour sale on a cold January morning. It’s also a real credit to the loyal BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey listeners who donated items or came along to the sale.’

BBC’s Mark Carter talked with SUSY’s Neil Munday on the morning of the sale:

Pictured above: Presenters Danny Pike and Mark Carter with Worthing West MP, Sir Peter Bottomley

Images courtesy of BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex

The Give A Gift Sale room at St Pauls in Worthing

New community pub after last orders for The Limes?

As Last Orders are called at The Limes pub in Merstham for the final time this weekend the possibilities of building a new community pub will be discussed at a public meeting next week.

Ahead of the 23rd October meeting at Canada Hall, Merstham, Tess Lewsey spoke to Mike Blacker about the plans for the future.

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Limes pub Public meeting notice

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The ‘Purrfect’ Guests for the Afternoon Stroll

Here’s a special chance for regular listeners of David Jay’s ‘Afternoon Stroll’ to put a face to the name of the special guest presenters who have been appearing on Susy Radio over the past few weeks.
Since David’s own cat Winston retired from the airwaves earlier this year other guest presenters have stepped in to help David as he keeps the music and chat flowing during his regular Afternoon Stroll.
Just recently David has been joined by ‘The Tribe’ who are three gorgeous kittens, Winston 2, Marley and Lady who belong to loyal Susy listeners Scouse Lee and Sandie from Smallfield.
Keep listening to the Afternoon Stroll with David Jay on Susy Radio for more guest presenters and quite possibly more from ‘the Tribe’ in the not too distant future.

Pet Presenter Winston 2
L/r Marley and Lady relaxing before the show