Live at the Reverbathon April 27th-28th 2024

07th March 2024

The REVERBATHON is RadioReverb’s annual fundraiser which helps keep Brighton’s favourite radio station independent and ad-free. It’s a live two-day broadcast and community event  on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2024.

UPDATE! Thank you to all our kind local business sponsors and listeners across the UK who supported the Reverbathon. Thanks to you we sailed through our target of £2k, and are just £50 shy of our stretch target of £3k! Can you help us reach that new target please?

Broadcasting live from RadioReverb’s studio in Brighton Open Market on Saturday 27th April and the Hope & Ruin pub on Sunday 28th, all the money raised by the event will contribute to the running of the radio station. This will enable it to remain playlist and advert free.

Each hour a different presenter will take to the airwaves with a special edition of their unique show. Other presenters, guests and musicians will be dropping in for short sessions and chats, creating a totally unique, one-off local radio experience. Presenters scheduled to appear include Goatee Phil, Karen Morton, Paul Wilson, Melita Dennett, DJ Lamp, Kairen Kemp, Pete Jones, Mark Johnson, Waves of Brighton crew, The Albion Roar and many more.

They’ll be joined by local musicians, businesses and personalities for a unique celebration of what makes Brighton & Hove the great place it is.

We’ve also got a double celebration as 2024 is the 20th anniversary of RadioReverb first taking to the airwaves during the Brighton Festival in 2004!

This is an opportunity for you to make a donation to support our unique work, or for your local business sponsor a show to get your messages out to listeners across Brighton, Hove and beyond. All the money raised during the Reverbathon goes directly back into the running of the station, upgrading equipment and giving an opportunity to bring in new shows with local voices.

We’d love it if you dropped by to say hello, and hung around for some food and drink at both the Open Market and the Hope & Ruin.

RadioReverb is the sound of your city and, with its team of home-grown broadcasters, delivers an entertaining and socially conscious schedule of programs for the Brighton and Hove community.

To donate please click here – you can donate by credit card or Paypal.


Saturday Live at the Open Market

9am Reverbathon Wakeup with Melita Dennett kindly supported by our Open Market neighbours Buttons & Bows, Smorls Hummus and Anniek Verholt, dedicated listener Andrew Trinder and friends of RadioReverb Wild Horse band

10am RadioReverb Pet Show with Geoffrey Bowden, kindly supported by Coastway Vets

11am Brighton Book Club with Anna Burtt, kindly supported by Brighton Fringe LiteratureHove Creative Writing Club, Real Writers Circle

12 Noon John Keenan, kindly supported by our Open Market neighbour Mohammed Spice of Life

1pm Karen Morton Food & Drink show kindly supported by Brighton Gin

2-4pm Mark Johnson Slipstreem kindly supported by Snooper’s Paradise

4pm Radio Calais kindly supported by our Open Market neighbour Smorls Hummus

5pm The Albion Roar, kindly supported by Flowers Unlimited and Ridgeview Wine Estate

6pm Waves of Brighton kindly supported by Laz’ Food and Morelli Zorelli

7pm Rock’s Rich Tapestry with Goatee Phil, kindly supported by Momma Cherri


11am HIV Hour kindly supported by the Bulldog

Live at the Hope & Ruin

12 noon Reverbathon Sunday Brunch at the Hope & Ruin

1-3pm DJ Lamp & Kairen Kemp, kindly supported by Backbone Studio  The Saree Na Sorry Project 

KD Games and Manjus Restaurant 

3-5pm Paul Wilson Ears Wide Open, kindly supported by The Jolly Brewer Beer House

5-7pm Pete Jones kindly supported by Wick Street Festival and a million bands

7pm – whenever DJ Large Al, Move On Up

Could you sponsor a show?

£100 gives you sole exclusive sponsorship of a show of your choice. You will have the option of a live or pre-recorded interview during the programme, along with endorsement of your events, listings, or services and additional associated social media advertising through our @radioreverb Instagram, Facebook, Threads and Twitter accounts, with a combined following of over 16.5k people.

£50 gives you joint sponsorship of a show of your choice. You will have the option of a live or pre-recorded interview during the show, endorsement of your events, listings, or services during the show, alongside other sponsors.

Other arrangements, such as additional interview spots, features or listings read out by our presenters, are all negotiable.

You can download a Reverbathon sponsorship pack here.

To sponsor a regular show on a one-off or ongoing basis, find out more here or email: Rates are negotiable from £50-£200.