Reverbathon, a fundraiser for RadioReverb

Besi Besemar February 8, 2018

To help preserve local radio, Reverbathon 2018, RadioReverb’s annual fundraiser for Brighton’s not-for-profit radio station, takes place on, March 3, 2018.

The event will be raising funds for the community radio station, which aims to be ‘the sound of your city’ by creating programmes that represent the Brighton communities, reflected by their new strapline: ‘We Are Brighton. We are RadioReverb. The sound of your city’.

Following Juice 107.2’s recent buy-out by Global, Europe’s leading radio company, RadioReverb hope to become increasingly important as an independent broadcaster. This latest Reverbathon fundraiser will be more important than ever as the donations collected will ensure a local voice is preserved in Brighton radio.

Reverbathon is a live 12-hour broadcast, fundraiser and community event which will run from 7 am on Saturday, March 3 to 7 pm, airing from the station’s studio in Brighton’s Open Market.

The money raised will contribute to the running of the radio station, enabling it to remain playlist and advert free.

Reverbathon will also celebrate the social landscape of Brighton and Hove and showcase the top talent that dominates the station’s community lead schedule.

Each hour a different presenter will take to the airwaves with a special edition of their unique show. Other presenters, guests and musicians will be dropping in for short sessions and chats, creating a totally unique, one-off local radio experience.

Presenters scheduled to appear include Emma Inch, Sophie Cook, Josie Booth, Pete Jones and Alan Wares. Each presenter will also host a feature dedicated to celebrating International Women’s Day.

The RadioReverb team will be at the Open Market all day, selling merchandise and collecting donations. Listeners will also get the chance to request a song of their choice in return for a donation, made online or in person at the studio.

The 2018 event will be the 11th annual Reverbathon.

Tracey Allen
Tracey Allen

Station Director Tracey Allen, said: “Reverbathon 2018 is shaping up to be a really exciting event, and we can’t wait to get out into the community and celebrate the diversity of Brighton.

“2017 was a great year for RadioReverb as we launched many new, exciting, socially aware shows and a number of our presenters won prestigious broadcasting awards. The donations raised by the latest Reverbathon will fund more exciting developments in 2018!”

You can tune in to RadioReverb at 97.2FM, on DAB+ and on-line at