Mike Read, star of radio and TV for more than 40 years, will join Marlow FM as a guest presenter of the station’s Breakfast programme from Monday 16 November.
Mike, who lives near Cookham, will present the show live from Marlow FM’s studios each weekday between 7am and 9am. The community radio station is available online at www.marlowfm.co.uk, and broadcasts on 97.5FM in the Marlow area.
Managing director Graham Duthie said: “There’s a lot Mike can teach us, and we’re sure his years of experience will rub off. We also hope having Mike on the team will increase awareness of our current fundraising drive to see the station safely into 2021.”
Mike Read said: “Marlow FM’s my local radio station. I know how important it is to the community here, especially during lockdown, and I’m excited to present their breakfast show for a little while.”
Mike will stay with the station until Christmas. He plans to start a new broadcasting venture in the new year.
Marlow FM’s current Breakfast presenters will be appearing on other shows across the weekly schedule in the meantime. They have worked hard since the first lockdown, and are now looking forward to a lie-in.
While we are here, a quick word from MyMarlow…
At MyMarlow we have always been a strong supporter of Marlow FM, and we know they have suffered financially due to Covid. They are not-for-profit, run by volunteers and normally a chunk of funding comes from their usual outside broadcasts, at Marlow Town Regatta and Pub In The Park for example.
Marlow FM have set up a fundraising web page to help see them through. Please help out if you can: www.gofundme.com/f/marlow-fm-2020-fundraising-drive.