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Thursday 11 February 2016

Brighton Community Radio Station Celebrates The Sounds Of Diversity With Fundraiser

For the ninth year in a row, independent radio station RadioReverb launches Reverbathon - their annual fundraiser which, for one day only, helps this purely volunteer led community radio station stay on air for another year.

From 8 am on Saturday 5th March 2016, the Reverbathon will not only raise money for the radio station, enabling it to remain playlist and advert free, but will also celebrate the diversity (it's theme for this year) of its presenters, show topics and local listeners. 

At the start of each hour a different presenter will take to the airwaves promoting their different style of shows. 

Live guests and bands will be dropping in for short sessions and chats making it a totally unique local radio experience and endorsing its strapline - #soveryBrighton.

Station Manager Euan Mcaleece said: "We will have a much larger presence on social media this year – which we hope will attract new listeners and possibly even more donations. 

"The variety of programmes and shows means there will be something for everyone on Saturday 5th March and we are asking listeners, local businesses and anyone passing the door to come and support."

Already scheduled from 8am are In Brighton with Jeff Hemmings, HIV Happy Hour, the award winning Oout in Brighton, the unique intergenerational son and mum show Ruben and Sharon. Frockabilly - Brighton's only rockabilly radio show, (and Europe's only female-fronted rockabilly show on FM radio) will be adding some variety and in its usual slot will be Albion Roar making sure regular listeners are kept up to date with what"s happening with the local team.  

Long running show Slipstreem with its worldwide beats will bring some global grooves from everywhere on the planet.

RadioReverb is run entirely by volunteers and all the money raised goes directly back into the running of the station, upgrading equipment and giving an opportunity to bring in new shows and opportunities for new local voices. 

It also has a very strong successful social action programming commitment with award winning shows supporting the LGBT community plus refugees, the disabled, and those diagnosed with HIV.

To donate please go to www.radioreverb.com. Radio Reverb is based in Brighton and can be found on 97.2FM on DAB and online


by: Mike Cobley

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