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Hackney Social Radio

A new weekly radio programme for the young at heart. Broadcasting Wednesdays 11am-12pm on Resonance 104.4FM

Radio for the young at heart

Hackney Social Radio was developed as an extension of our Theatre Exchange work with over 50s. The programme addresses digital isolation amongst older people, creating a sense of community through the airwaves.

Broadcasting weekly on Wednesdays, programmes have a presenter-led, magazine style, featuring music requests, audience phone-ins, stories from the community, features from local artists, interviews and advice from experts with regular up-to-date information about where to access help and support.

This project is made possible by funding from the Arts Council and The Fore Trust’s RAFT Fund and support from Hackney Council’s Cultural Development Team, HCVS and Connect Hackney. Programmes are developed in partnership with local intergenerational station Reel Rebels Radio and broadcast on our host station Resonance 104.4FM

If you are a local artist, community group or organisation and would like to be featured on the programme, contact us on 0207 923 8362 or email

Coming up this week:

Wednesday 15th July 11am-12pm

This week we explore the great outdoors as we chat to Tim Webb about Hackney’s parks and green spaces and go for a walk with the Shoreditch Trust Community Connections team. Plus, we revisit the Hackney Empire Elders song writing group with Antonia Folivi.

Host Sue Elliott-Nichols is joined again by Theatre Exchange members Sharon Aspess and Janet Evans, with music from our resident DJ, Frank Kaos.



Last week’s programme:

Wednesday 8th July 11am-12pm

Justin Marosa visits new local venture Carib Eats, who have been delivering food to those in need throughout lockdown, and we hear about the Hackney Empire Elders’ song writing project. Plus, we meet Steve Roberts - the voice of our jingle, and local GP Dr May Cahill returns with some advice on anxiety and depression relating to COVID-19 (please see below for information on accessing mental health support).

Host Sue Elliott-Nichols is joined again by Theatre Exchange member Janet Evans and callers from the community, with music from our resident DJ, Frank Kaos.



Talk Changes

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Previous programmes:

Wednesday 1st July 11am-12pm

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Wednesday 24th June

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