Reverbathon 2016: Sounds of Diversity

with 0 comments


Sounds of Diversity logo - Reverbathon

For the ninth year in a row, independent radio station RadioReverb launches REVERBATHON 2016 – “Sounds of Diversity” their annual fundraiser which, for one day only, helps this purely volunteer led community radio station stay on air for another year but also deliver a very strong social action schedule of programs for the Brighton and Hove community.
Reverb poster FINALThe 24 hour fundraiser runs from 8 am on Saturday 5th March to 8am on Sunday 6th March 2016. The Reverbathon will not only raise money for the radio station, enabling it to remain playlist and advert free, but it will also celebrate the diversity (Sounds of Diversity is its theme for this year) of its presenters, show topics and Brighton and Hove listeners. At the start of each hour a different presenter will take to the airwaves promoting their different style of shows, and other presenters,  live guests and bands will be dropping in for short sessions and chats making it a totally unique local radio experience and endorsing its strapline – #soveryBrighton.

Already scheduled from 8am on Saturday 5th March are IN BRIGHTON with Jeff Hemmings, HIV Happy Hour, the award winning OUT in Brighton, the unique intergenerational son and mum show Ruben and Sharon. Frockabilly – Brighton’s only rockabilly radio show, (and Europe’s only female-fronted rockabilly show on FM radio) will be adding some variety and in its usual slot will be Albion Roar making sure regular listeners are kept up to date with what’s happening with the local team.  Long running show Slipstreem with its worldwide beats will bring some global grooves from everywhere on the planet, with more shows being added all the time.

Station Manager Euan McAleece said – “We can’t wait for Reverbathon 2016. The planning part has been very exciting and all of our volunteer presenters are giving up their Saturday through to Sunday morning to do a stint. We will also have a much larger presence on social media this year – which we hope will attract new listeners and possibly even more donations. The variety of programmes and shows means there will be something for everyone and we are asking listeners, local businesses and anyone passing the door to come and support.”

Euan McAleece - RR Station Manager
Euan McAleece – RR Station Manager

RadioReverb is run entirely by volunteers and all the money raised goes directly back into the running of the station, upgrading equipment and giving an opportunity to bring in new shows and opportunities for new local voices. It also has a very strong successful social action programming commitment with award winning shows supporting the LGBT community plus refugees, the disabled, and those diagnosed with HIV.

To donate please go to

Radio Reverb is based in Brighton and can be found on 97.2FM on DAB and online