RadioReverb celebrates its 8th Birthday with an all live marathon weekend

RadioReverb is Brighton & Hove’s community radiostation for the city and turns eight this March, which is no mean achievement for an organisation run entirely by volunteers. To celebrate, the station will be broadcasting a Reverbathon live from the evening of Friday, 6 March to midnight of Sunday, 8 March 2015 on 97.2FM or online at http://www.radioreverb.com/. The Reverbathon is RadioReverb’s annual fundraiser and allows the station to produce special one-off programmes, either from regular presenters, or for new producers. As well as featuring live music sessions from local bands, reporters will be out making location features and studio guests will provide lively conversation about local events and matters. Other regular favourites will be Frockabilly, the UK’s only female-fronted rockabilly show, kindly sponsored by the Rockabilly Rave; Out In Brighton, the city’s award-winning LGBT show, The Comedy Social, a lively hour of comedy guests, music and sketches, and Time 4 T, the UK’s only Transgender show on FM. tumblr_inline_nkdobjDyhn1sbbmuo Some of the presenters will pair up to create a new show that brings together the best of their regular shows, and new programmes include a pilot for a monthly food programme, featuring the best in local food and drink. Melita Dennett, Chair of RadioReverb, said, “The Reverbathon gives us an opportunity to engage with listeners and sponsors in a different way, all being part of a rolling fundraiser. Last year we raised £2,000 in 36 hours and this year we plan to smash that. All money raised goes directly back into the running of the station, upgrading equipment and giving an opportunity to bring in new shows and new local voices.” As well as celebrating eight years, Sunday 8th March is also International Women’s Day so from 8am to midnight it will be 100% female presenters in a Women’s Takeover Day. In these challenging times for community radio, RadioReverb continues to thrive because they hold Brighton and Hove at the very heart of what they do and its listeners and sponsors know that. “Nobody is paid to work on RadioReverb – we’re all volunteers and we do it because we have a passion for radio, and we love Brighton and Hove and believe the city deserves a radio station that really reflects its character, communities and interests.” added Melita. tumblr_inline_nkdo9iAAuA1sbbmuo As well as the music there will be an opportunity to become an ‘Official Supporter’ of Radio Reverb as they are launching their initiative to create 100 supporters over the weekend. Names and recognition will be added to the website as financial support enables the station to operate throughout the year. To qualify, listeners and supporters are asked to donate anything between £20 and £500 via the DONATE button on the home page of the website www.radioreverb.com. The Reverbathon starts broadcasting live on Friday evening 6th March. If your business would like to be part of the 2015 Reverbathon, please get in touch now at http://www.radioreverb.com. Twitter: @radioreverb #Reverbathon Facebook: RadioReverb’s Facebook Page  

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