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The Radio Newark Breakfast Blog...

My name is Ian. I host Radio Newark Breakfast, Mondays to Fridays 7 'til 10 (the pros take over at the weekend :-)) 

I love radio, in particular the magical way it connects with its listeners - and the simplest things are often the most special. Just look at the the joy on this little boy's face when his name is mentioned by my colleague Ady Crampton: Happy birthday Leo. And that's why we love doing your birthday mentions. 

As it's a breakfast show, keeping you up to date with the roads and rails is an important part of the brief. There are updates each hour at 20. 35 and 50. And you can feed in if there is something you see and it's safe to let us know. Text 81400, first word Newark. It's a standard cost text. Please add us to your 'phone.

We're also doing something a little different to promote local clubs, charities and non-profit groups. It's free and it's called the Thirty Second Sell

And there are two ways every day for you to influence the music.

By suggesting a Breakfast Banger - a song best listened to LOUD - we play them just after the 8 o'clock news.

Or choosing your Listener 3,2,1 where you get to pick three songs that make you happy - themed or completely random, we play them in the 9 o'clock hour.

We've had some brilliant song choices already, and it could be your turn next!

Just drop a message to ian@radionewark.co.uk. Let me know who you are, where you're listening and what you're up to - we love a bit of gossip :-)

Here are some stories we've been proud to have been part of since the show launched in October:

Farndon River Rescue Schoolboys

Michael Portillo at Newark's Palace Theatre

Balderton church poppy net marks 100 years of Royal British Legion

Newark walkers raise funds for soldiers' charity

Roadworks cause traffic chaos in Fernwood

Re-rewind...check out a recent show

So it's been a busy few weeks with loads more to come... And it would be lovely if you were able to tune in and make us part of your morning routine.

You'll find us on the FREE (and very posh!) Radio Newark 'phone app, Alexa knows about us too. We're also on 107.8FM in the Newark area, or you can listen here.

If you enjoy the show please tell a friend. And please also give our Facebook page a like, then you'll be part of the family!

And you can meet the rest of the Radio Newark on-air team here.

You can catch Ian on Radio Newark weekday mornings from 7 ‘til 10.

Let him know your Breakfast Banger for just after the news at 8

And your Listener 3.2.1 - three favourite feelgood songs for the 9 o’clock hour.

Message the show at anytime at ian@radionewark.co.uk or via the Radio Newark Facebook page.


Radio Newark Breakfast is served from 7am...come on in!