South Norfolk Radio’s 24-hour live broadcast marathon for Red Nose Day on March 18th/19th was judged a success, not only raising much-needed funds for Comic Relief, but giving the team of volunteer presenters the chance to do something different too!
Regular volunteer host of Friday night’s ‘Back in the Day’ show, David Bligh came up with the idea for the station’s first-ever broadcast marathon, with a complete 24 hours of fully presented shows from our Wymondham studios. “My regular show is on at 8.00pm on Fridays, around the time that the Red Nose Day telethon is aired on BBC One. So I thought, why don’t we have our own Radiothon?”
“Other members soon came on board with the idea, some teaming up to do two handed-show segments and others presenting music of different genres to that in their regular shows.” says David. “For some who have evening shows, just being on air in the daytime was a novelty, and I must say an extra big thanks to DJ Angel and James Mackay who took the ‘killer’ midnight-4.00am and 4.00 – 8.00am slots respectively”
“I know everyone enjoyed participating, it was great fun, as you can see from the pictures, and we raised some cash for a very worthwhile cause too” says the radio station’s manager Anthony Woods. “Our special ‘Just Giving page is still open at the link below and we’d be happy to receive some extra donations for Comic Relief. And now, everyone is looking forward to the next time too!” says Anthony.
Written by: David Mann