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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.

Website: https://communityradioawards.org.uk
Twitter: @CommRadioAwards

The Mayor’s ‘Ruby Raffle’

On November 1st, the Mayor celebrated her Ruby wedding anniversary and so a ‘Ruby Raffle’ is being held in aid of the ‘Community Fund for Reigate & Banstead’.

By buying your raffle tickets, you are helping to support this philanthropic fund which supports local projects tackling need and disadvantage across the borough of Reigate and Banstead.

At this time, grants from the Community Fund for Reigate & Banstead are being made specifically to local charities and projects working to assist in the local Covid-19 social and welfare response.

You can enter the ‘Ruby Raffle’ to be in with a chance of winning a prize and support our local community.

When and Where to buy your tickets

The raffle is open now and the draw will take place on Monday 14th December 2020.

Purchase your raffle tickets by donating to the Mayor’s Ruby Raffle Fundraiser on the Virgin Giving Page here:

Every £1 donated will be allocated a random number which will go into the prize draw.

Graphics ©Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

Charlotte Henry – ‘Break The Chain’

Steve Jesson recently met up with Charlotte Henry to hear about her new release.

Her song, ‘Break The Chain’ is now available and can be downloaded online with proceeds being donated to the NHS.

Charlotte explained to Steve how the track came about:

More information about Charlotte and her work can be found at https://www.reverbnation.com/charlottehenry

Her track can be downloaded from Apple Music or Amazon Music.

Julian Rowlands – ‘Love Reigate’

Susy Radio’s Geoff Rogers recently met up with Julian Rowlands to talk about his new business initiative.

Julian was made redundant at the start of the first ‘lockdown’ earlier in the year, and decided to take the opportunity of setting up his own business encouraging local residents to support other small businesses in the area.

He explained more about his plans to Geoff:

Website: https://lovereigate.co.uk
Facebook: @lovereigate

Image: ©Julian Rowlands, Love Reigate

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’.

Website: http://www.johnaltman.info