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Hackney Social Radio

A 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 created in April 2020 as an extension of our Theatre Exchange work with the over 50s. The programme addresses digital isolation amongst older people, creating a sense of community through the airwaves.

Broadcasting weekly on Wednesdays, programmes feature 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. Programmes are broadcast on our host station Resonance 104.4FM.

The programme is made possible by funding from the Arts Council, The Fore Trust, The Henry Smith Charity and DCMS and support from our partners at Hackney Council and Connect Hackney.

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 hsr@immediate-theatre.com

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Listen to past programmes:

SERIES 2: Nov - Present SERIES 1: Jun - Sept

Coming up this week:

Wednesday 3rd March 11am

This week we find out about Hackney’s University of the Third Age and Dr May is back to update us on the vaccination rollout. Plus, we find out what impact COVID has had on the A&E department as we chat to Homerton A&E Doctor Emma Rolland.

Host Sue Elliott-Nichols is joined by Janet, Sharon, and Judy, with music from our resident DJ Frank Kaos.

LISTEN 11AM ON WEDNESDAY VIA RESONANCE 104.4FM OR ONLINE HERE

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Last week’s programme:

Wednesday 24th February 11am

We had a chat with local band Walking Wounded and heard one of their tracks, and we found out how to be counted in the upcoming census. Plus, we were joined by Hackney Libraries’ poet-in-residence Jack Houston, who told us about their poetry groups and ran a taster workshop.

Host Sue Elliott-Nichols was joined by Janet, Sharon, Steve, and Judy, with music from our resident DJ Frank Kaos.

LISTEN BELOW OR CLICK HERE

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Join our Production Club!

Do you want to help us come up with ideas for future programmes, learn what goes into creating a documentary feature for radio & have a go at creating your own? Come along to our new online project for Over 50s!

You will be supported by experts every step of the way. No previous experience required - just bring your inspiration & you may find yourself on the show!

Interested?

Email jo@immediate-theatre.com to find out more & join the group!

Sessions held fortnightly via Zoom. Next session: Tuesday 2nd March 10.30 - 12.30

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