Express FM has announced that it will be home to a marathon radio event, Express Radio Marathon, in aid of three local charities. On October 30th, at 8am, Mason Jordan will begin a 48-hour event live on air. The local station is aiming to raise £1,500 to be split equally between three charities that are of tremendous benefit to the community.
The benefiting charities are; All Call Signs, a support network for veterans and serving military; Pompey in the Community, who provide coaching and sporting opportunities to young people in Portsmouth; and The Portsmouth Hospitals Charity, which provides support for the NHS services in Portsmouth.
Planning for the event is well underway, with local businesses being encouraged to participate, potential special guests being arranged, and a team of producers thinking up surprises for Mason and listeners alike.
Miles Henson, Station Director, Express FM, said “I’m delighted that Express FM continues to support the local community like no other station. This is what we are about, working together with local organisations to make a difference to the people in our Great Waterfront City.”
Mason Jordan, Station Producer and Marathon Host, Express FM, said “The closer we get, the more real it’s getting. I’m very nervous and imagine I’m going to need a lot of help to get through the mammoth challenge but I’m also equally excited to have a laugh on the radio but most importantly highlight these amazing local charities.”
The broadcast will be broadcast on 93.7FM, DAB, digital, and online, and listeners will be encouraged to donate via the expressfm.com/marathon in order to support the charities and trigger some special events on the broadcast.