Join Seema Flower - Blind Entrepreneur who won the London 2018 Venus Award for "Inspirational Woman of the Year"

Tune in on Friday to Mid-Morning Matters at 11am, to hear Seema Flower, the Blind Entrepreneur, who won the London 2018 Venus Award for "Inspirational Woman of the Year"

Living with the knowledge that you'll eventually go blind is a hefty weight to bear. And Seema Flower has borne it better than most. At the tender age of 10, Seema discovered that she suffered from a progressive eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa. Since her diagnosis, her eyesight has gradually deteriorated to the point where she now has just 4% vision.

But the 46-year-old hasn’t let her visual impairment stop her from succeeding in life, in fact, quite the opposite.

Seema is now the owner of award-winning salon ColourNation and ambassador for the charity RP Fighting Blindness.

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Sam talks with Lopa Patel (MBE) about the lack of diversity in the UK.

Today's guest on Sam Talks Technology is Lopa Patel (MBE). She is a digital entrepreneur and the founder of Redhotcurry.com (a recipe-sharing site that developed into a South Asian lifestyle portal) and the online shopping site TheRedhotshop.com.

She is also the founder and CEO of Diversity UK, a think tank that studies and promotes diversity in Britain. In 2009 she was appointed to the board of Becta (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency). In 2014 she set up the online news and lifestyle publisher New Asian Post.

Patel was one of eight media experts appointed to a panel to advise on a review of the BBC charter in 2015.

Awards

Patel won an Asian Woman of the Year Award in 2005 for her work as a new media entrepreneur, an achievement showcased in a Department of Work and Pensions report to Parliament on equality of opportunity.

In 2009 she was awarded an MBE for "services to the creative industries". In 2015 she became the first Asian woman to receive the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion. She was also a finalist for Businesswoman of the Year in the English Asian Business Awards.

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It's Officially Spring!!!

It’s official, today is the first day of Spring and it’s also the International Day of Happiness. For the Northern Hemisphere, the spring equinox is the moment when winter ends and spring begins.

In the Northern Hemisphere the spring equinox occurs every year between March 19 and March 21. This year it’s the 20th. However the clocks don’t spring forward until 31st March.

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The Mission Trip to Burundi

BIG show tomorrow night with Faith Pat & Matt(ers). We will be playing a recent talk given in Marlow by J.John, international evangelist, author, fantastic speaker and then a team who are heading on a Mission trip to Burundi, the poorest country in the world will be joining us to talk about their work, the fundraising and play some great music.

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The RoundUp with Prof Greg Whyte

A special episode of The Roundup tonight at 9pm as Prof Greg Whyte is in the studio to talk about comic relief, mount kilimanjaro and plenty of sports.

Dave Hampton will also be jumping across from the Watt Next? Eco Show to join us in a fun, quiz filled Roundup show

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National No Smoking Day 13th March.

For this year's national No Smoking Day the NHS is asking you to pick your way, #TellUsYourWay and Quit Your Way!

Everyone's different, which means the way you quit smoking needs to be your choice. It's all about working out what's right for you to increase your chances of quitting for good.

You might be:

  • thinking of free Champix or NRT from the pharmacy

  • looking into e-cigarettes

  • planning to go it alone with your own willpower


Why not ring into the station or email us: studio@marlowfm.co.uk and tell us how you are quitting smoking.
Good Luck!

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Meet The Presenters: Jonny Ratner

At Marlow FM, we have over 100 volunteer presenters hosting a variety of shows. Each week we want to introduce you to one of our presenters, so you can get to know them better.

This week’s presenter interview is with Jonny Ratner who has been with us since September 2011. He hosts three shows - Drive Time, More than Madness & Afternoon Gold Sixties.

If you want to know what record he bought first, who would be his perfect dinner party guests or who is his ideal co-host presenter or what secret skill he has, then read more to find out everything you wanted to know about Jonny.

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Prodigy Special Tribute

Keith Flint, vocalist with the Prodigy, took his own life last weekend, at the age of 49. He was found at his home in Essex on Monday. Tonight Ian Springell on the Residency show tonight will be doing a tribute.

With his punk aesthetic of piercings, spiked hair and intense stare, Flint became one of the UK’s most iconic musical figures in the 1990s. He joined the Prodigy as a dancer, later becoming a frontman alongside rapper Maxim. Aside from their 1992 debut, all of the group’s seven albums have reached No 1 in the UK.

Flint performed the vocals on the Prodigy’s best known singles, Firestarter and Breathe,

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Today we celebrate International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day, which is held on March 8th every year. It's a day when we celebrate the amazing social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women - while also campaigning for greater progress towards gender equality.

There is much said about lack of equality, but today we want to celebrate how far women have come.

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Welcome new Mid Morning Presenter Mike Bourton to Marlow FM

When our Captain is not flying round the world, he will be joining the team and flying solo in Studio 1. 

Message from Mike:
I am presenting MMM on Thursday 7th with June and my guest will be Dean Rieder, a chiropractor for the Halsa Clinic in Marlow. Originally from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, he moved across just over 2 years ago to start practising his profession in Marlow.

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Listen Again to Mike Cannon interview record producer Stuart Epps

Mike Cannon was joined by record producer Stuart Epps. Since 1967, he has worked with Elton JohnLed ZeppelinOasisTwisted SisterNine LiesBill WymanKiki DeeGeorge HarrisonRobbie WilliamsMark OwenPaul WellerCliff RichardBad CompanyBarry White and Chris Rea.

Click read more to listen again to the podcast about some of Stuart’s amazing stories from his famous clients and friends. What's not to like!

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Carla Delaney wins 2019 Networker of the Year

We are delighted to report that our very own Carla Delany won 'Networker of the Year' at the Thames Valley Awards Business and Community dinner ceremony organised by Great British Expos at Hilton Hotel, Reading last night.

Carla said “ It was a big surprise! Thank you organisers, judges and my nominee/s. I had convinced myself that winners were most likely to be nearest the stage. As I was at the back of the room I thought winning was unlikely.”

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Listen to Katy Kartwheel Founder of Extinction Rebellion Marlow

Join Dave Hampton on the Eco Show tonight (Monday 4th March) from 7pm-9pm to hear special guest - founder of Extinction Rebellion Marlow - Katy Coleman aka Katy Kartwheel - of Circus Passion- talking about the climate emergency, and what to expect at Marlow's first ever Extinction Rebellion meeting on Wednesday March 13th 7:30pm at Liston Hall - with great music and much more.

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Special Winter Advertising Offer

Book your on air advertising campaign before the end of March 2019 and get 100 x 30 second adverts for just £400 plus a one off production fee of £55. We'll also write the script, voice it and produce the final advert for you in house if needed. Our usual advertising rate is £6 per spot, so you can see that this is exceptional value.

Email today or call Paul Mansell on 07966 131707 for more information or to discuss your campaign.

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