The Brighton community is celebrated for its embracement of all, regardless of who they are or any perceived differences they may represent. Nothing better encapsulates this spirit than Brighton’s RadioReverb.
The popular local station is heralded for its work, giving a voice to those normally sidelined in society. Their outstanding efforts have been recognised at the National Diversity Awards, receiving a shortlisted nomination for the Community Organisation Award.
Their varied roster of programmes justifies their placement on the shortlist. At Home This Morning is a show which is produced by and for older listeners. Carousel Radio promotes disabled artists, who are also involved in the show’s production. Out in Brighton is a show tailored for the LGBTQ+ community. HIV Hour is made for those with HIV. Mental Health Matters explores issues surrounding mental health, offering support to sufferers. They also have a show, Sophie Cook Talks, hosted by a transgender presenter.
RadioReverb’s director Tracey Allen has spoken of the companies pride at having been shortlisted:
“We are tremendously proud that RadioReverb has been shortlisted for the Diversity Awards.”
She also lauded the station’s inclusivity: “RadioReverb takes diversity very seriously and are proud to give voices to marginalised communities, so to be recognised for this – and in such a competitive category – is truly an honour”.
RadioReverb’s Carousel Radio show recently won Gold at the British Podcast Awards. This added accolade has further cemented their status as a station on the up.