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24 Hour Non-Stop Radio Marathon
Hermitage FM is joining forces with Leicester Kidney Patients’ Association as our Breakfast Show presenter Anthony Paul embarks on an epic 24 Hour Marathon Radio Broadcast!
Anthony will take to the airwaves at 10am on Sunday 17th November and will be providing tunes, chat and chances to be charitable until 10am the following day. The event will raise money for Hermitage FM’s move to Coalville’s Memorial Square, with new studios and Community Coffee Lounge. This new facility will enable us to enhance local broadcasting and increase opportunities for volunteering and supporting local charity groups as well as providing training courses. Money will also be donated to Leicester Kidney Patients' Association.
Anthony is a local DJ who has been at the forefront of broadcasting in the East Midlands since 1973 ‘in the early days of commercial radio’. He was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2000 and ‘for approximately ten years, with the help of very good members of the medical profession, the condition was managed adequately’. However, his condition worsened and three years ago he was told that ‘doctors could no longer prevent the kidney failure from progressing’ and that ‘the only option open to me was that of some form of dialysis in order to keep me alive’.
Anthony was unable to continue his day job but refused to let his condition get the better of him, turning back to his passion for radio in order to keep active. Despite ‘dialysing three times per week for five hour’s duration each visit’, Anthony explained how he ‘wanted to give something back to the community’ and we at Hermitage FM were delighted to secure the services of this talented local broadcaster who now presents our daily Breakfast Show.
Tune in over the next couple of weeks for more details and information on how to donate to this worthy cause!