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Chrissy catches up with Richard Coppen

Richard Coppen, AKA Dick Crippen of Tenpole Tudor fame, runs Panther Studios in Reigate and also now plays in local band ‘TheWeird Things’.

Chrissy caught up with Rich to chat about the local music scene past, present and future and what it was like recording with Captain Sensible in the Captain’s new musical project the ‘Sensible Gray Cells’.

Here’s an idea! Why not listen to the whole hour? It’s a cracker! ♫ ♫

Featured Image: Rich and Chrissy at the 100 Club last year
Courtesy of Chrissy Muir


Steve Jesson’s New Music Special

Steve Jesson hosts a ‘socially distanced’ new release special with phone interviews and tracks.

On the phone were Syd Sister from Worthing with new single “Lonely Gun”, Tim from Dorking Alt-Pop legends Objayda chatted about their new single and video “Today’s Different”, Chris from She with “Switch”, Darla Jade with “Frenemy”, Willberforce from Cornwall with “Yellow Of The Sun” and Elijah and Ava who are Gravity Drive chat about their new album “The Wildlight”.

Past Laptops for our future

Cllr Martin Saunders of Horley Town Council has launched an appeal for old working laptops which may be stored away and sitting unused in a cupboard.

Martin is collecting these in order to refurbish them for donation to local schools so they can be used by families not able to afford their own equipment to get online. So far, 44 laptops have been generously donated.

Martin recently spoke with SUSY Radio’s Mark Tickner about the project:

If you have a working laptop which you don’t need any more, and it originally came with Windows 7, 8 or 10 please get in touch with Martin at [email protected].

Pictured: Martin hands over 7 laptops to Horley’s Oakwood School
Image courtesy of Martin Saunders

VE Day 75th Anniversary

Tuesday 8 May 1945 was ‘Victory in Europe’ (VE) Day. It marked the formal end of Hitler’s war, with the acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces.

The news resulted in spontaneous celebrations breaking out across the country with a national holiday being declared, and people from all walks of life coming together to mark the moment.

SUSY Radio marked the event with a special programme produced by our Neil Munday with contributions kindly provided by Mike Skinner.


Vera Lynn – We`ll Meet Again
Irving Berlin – This is the Army Mr Jones
Voice – Daphne talking about Evacuation when aged 10
Anne Shelton – A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Voice – Winston Churchill – Their Finest Hour (Edit)
Sound Effect – Air Raid Warning
Sam Brown with Joe Loss and his Orchestra – The Spitfire Song
Flanagan and Allen – We`re Gonna Hang Out The Washing On The Siegfried Line
Voice – Winston Churchill – Some Chicken …Some Neck (Canadian Address1941 Excerpt)
Billy Cotton and His Band – Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major
Voice – Winston Churchill – Give us the Tools edit
Glen Miller – In The Mood
Voice – Ken – VE Day memory aged 7
Tony Pastor and his Orchestra – Obey You`re Air Raid Warden
Carrol Gibbons and his Orchestra – I`m going to get up (When the lights go on in London)
Voice – Winston Churchill – The end of the war in Europe (May 8th 1945 in Full)
Margret Eaves with Joe Loss and his Orchestra – `V` stands for Victory
Voice – Sir Seymour Hicks introducing Gracie Fields (Middle East ENSA concert 78RPM copy)
Gracie Fields – Sing As We Go
Voice – Bill and Jill – VE Day Memory aged around 15
Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra – Opus No1
The Andrews Sisters – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Voice – Daphne – VE Day Party memory aged 16
Woody Herman and his Orchestra – At The Woodchoppers Ball
Anne Shelton with Ambrose and his Orchestra – I`m Stepping Out with a Memory Tonight
Vera Lynn – White Cliffs of Dover

The Queen’s VE Day Message

Mervyn, from London, was just 18 when he signed up to serve in the British Army. He trained in Scotland and Leeds before heading to France and experiencing D-Day and other major milestones of the Second World War, including the liberation of Bergen Belsen. Mervyn stays in touch with other veterans and their decendents via Facebook and through groups that make regular trips to places of remembrance.

©Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Margaret Joy Hunter graduated from secretarial college during the second world war and quickly found herself at the heart of Churchill’s government, working long shifts in the War Cabinet. Here she reflects on her unique experiences; from typing the orders for D-Day, to enjoying a movie night with Churchill in his pyjamas and finally the exhilarating atmosphere of VE Day at Buckingham Palace and The Mall.

©Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Winston Churchill announcing Germany’s unconditional surrender

A truck of revellers cheer as they pass through London’s Strand – ©English Heritage

Battersea residents can be seen waving flags and hanging bunting – ©English Heritage