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Reverbathon is back!

Besi Besemar February 27, 2015

RadioReverb celebrates its 8th Birthday with an all live marathon weekend starting March 6.

Radio Reverb Team

RADIOREVERB,  a community radio station is run entirely by volunteers and turns eight this March. To celebrate, the station will be broadcasting a Reverbathon live from the evening of Friday, 6 March to midnight of Sunday, March 8 2015 on 97.2FM or to listen online, click here: 

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, 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.

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, March 8 is also International Women’s Day so from 8am to midnight the station will feature 100% female presenters in a Women’s Takeover Day.

Melita added: “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.” 

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.

The Reverbathon starts broadcasting live on Friday evening, March 6.

If your a business and would like to be part of the 2015 Reverbathon, click here: