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Busy Summer for SN Radio

David Mann Published: 01 June 2024

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Tristan Ashby presents the Thursday Night Club show.

There’s a busy summer looming for the volunteers at South Norfolk Radio, who are supporting the Wymondham Rugby Club’s May Fun Day at the Club’s Ground on the 26th of May, and also helping out at the Wymondham Food & Drink Festival in the Town Centre on Sunday the 23rd of June.

“We’ll be providing music and broadcasting live from these events” says South Norfolk Radio’s Chair and Station Manager Anthony Woods. “As a not-for-profit Community Radio Station, attending outside events like these is an integral part of what we do, giving as much support as possible to other local groups and organisations - and of course getting our own name more widely known too. We recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the station taking to the airwaves for the first time, but there are still many local people who are completely unaware of our existence and don't know that we actually have our own Community Radio Station here in South Norfolk” he says.

“Getting out and about helps spread the word about South Norfolk Radio” says SNR’s #BreakfastBriefing host David Mann “and we provide help and support in return through our ‘Whats On’ local events guide on the website at snradio.uk/whatson. Local Clubs, charities and organisations are encouraged to submit details of their events to the guide, and in return, as well as the free listing, we can often provide further support through an on-air mention in our daily SNR #Breakfast Briefing (08.00-09.00am).”

The station recently collaborated with Tony Vale, the organiser of the Wymondham Spring Arts Festival together with colleagues at the Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper by airing interviews about some of the events that took place as part of the Festival, including chatting with two of the local writers who featured in the ‘Meet the Local Authors’ event, and the director of Noel Coward’s ‘Waiting in the Wings’, the latest production from the Wymondham Players. Interviews were also aired with representatives from local charities, including Wymondham-based cancer support charity Star Throwers.

“We want to do much more of this” says SNR Station Manager Anthony Woods “but to achieve it we need more members who can help us to get out and about doing interviews or attending events, as well as those who’d like to try their hand at radio presenting with their own show”. Anthony explains that “it’s not even necessary to actually come to our studio to present a show as we now have remote technology that, with the addition of a reasonably priced microphone, can turn your home pc or laptop into a radio studio. So you can prepare and present a show from the comfort of your own home! We’ll provide the necessary training and support to get you up and running and on the air as soon as possible!”

If you’d like to find out more about joining the team at South Norfolk Radio, check the website at snradio.uk or email aj@snradio.uk. You’ll find a full SNR programme guide on the website of course, background details on the shows and presenters, and of course the ‘Whats On’ events listings too.

You can listen to internet-only South Norfolk Radio directly on the station’s website at snradio.uk, on your phone, tablet or laptop through various major radio streaming sites and the station is also available through your smart speakers. “Come and have a listen to sample some of our programmes” says Anthony. “Or even better, come and join us and make your own!”

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