Swan Centre, Eastleigh
25th & 26th June 2021

 

Outreach Radio Team

On Friday 25th & Saturday 26th of June, Outreach Radio successfully conducted it’s first ever live outside broadcast from the Swan Centre in Eastleigh.

Based in the the Flourish Shop managed by One Community, the Eastleigh & Fareham-based charity, Outreach Radio, as a social enterprise, was able to set up temporary studios and a base from which to meet and greet the general public.

Live broadcasts were conducted over both days, with an updated schedule for the Saturday to accommodate a broad range of presenters and musical styles.  Time slots were allocated for interviews with local charities, including:

ORGANISATIONINTERVIEWEELISTEN AGAINMORE INFO
One CommunityJean Roberts-Jones (CEO)
One Community Website
Age UK, EastleighJasmine
Eastleigh Basic BankDave Keating
Eastleigh Basics Bank Website
Wessex Cancer Trust
& ActionMan
Ken Ebbens
Wessex Cancer Trust Website
ActionMan Website
Valley Park Community Association,
Chandlers Ford
Paula Beattie
Valley Park Community Association Website
Outreach RadioOsman Sen-Chadun (MD)

The biggest take-away message from all charities was the call-out for volunteers and helpers, as the pandemic has massively impacted their ability to fundraise.  If you’re in the local area, please consider offing your support and time to  assist our local charities who have been doing an amazing job supporting the local community during these unprecedented times.

With PPE and safety measures in place, this was the first time that many of the Outreach Radio team had met face-to-face due to the pandemic.  This event also gave Outreach Radio the perfect opportunity to meet some of it’s listeners, raise awareness of the station for those who may not have come across Outreach Radio before, hand out mini-flyers and  colourful Outreach Radio branded face masks to help protect the community – an appropriate gift from a radio station which came to life to support the community at the start of first lockdown!

Outreach Radio’s wonderful team of volunteers also took to the streets of Eastleigh, armed with a petition for support of the radio station, as we’re hoping to make the currently temporary 100.7 FM service that broadcasts across Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, North Baddesley & Romsey a permanent fixture from we can continue to support the local area.

Presenters from Outreach Radio across both days included:

DJ Oz

DJ Oz,  Island Vibrations presenter & Outreach Radio Managing Director

 

 

 

The Groovy Pelican

16 year old Groovy Pelican with his Classic Top 10

 

 

 

Deejay GG

15 year old Deejay GG, presenter of the Weekend Warm Up on Saturday afternoon/evenings

 

 

 

Cliff Proctor the Radio Doctor

Cliff Proctor Radio Doctor with Classic Hits

 

 

 

Jef Powell

Jef Powell, our weekday afternoon presenter

 

 

 

Mike the Music Man

 

Mike the Music Man, our Saturday morning & Sunday afternoon 60’s & 70’s shows presenter

 

 

 

Shaun O'Brien

Shaun O’Brien, our weekday Drive Time presenter

 

 

 

 

Other volunteer presenters kindly joined in the fun across both days, and helped spread the word about Outreach Radio.

Team

 

Matt Belsey (Club Lockdown presenter & manager), Colin Old (Sunday morning Classical Music), Shaun O’Brien & Rich Lawrence, (100k show & Songs of Worship)

 

 

 

Team

 

Ian Fisher (Weekday Breakfast presenter) & Mike the Music Man

 

 

 

 

 

We had a fantastic couple of days, and send our deepest thanks to Chris @ Flourish and Jean & Naomi @ One Community for their support in enabling us to carry out this event.  Keep a look out as we’ll be back in Eastleigh for more live broadcasting very soon 🙂