SRA South stations 24-hour marathon broadcast fundraiser exceeds target

Stations in the South Region of the Student Radio Association have exceeded their original fundraising target set for their 24-hour marathon broadcast.

The Round The Clock Radio Challenge 2 raised over £750 for Mind, The Teenage Cancer Trust, The Journey of a Lifetime Trust and Epilepsy Action.

Presenters from Radio Sonar at Southampton Solent, Surge Radio in Southampton, Sound Radio in Winchester, Stag Radio in Surrey and host station Nerve Radio in Bournemouth joined the marathon hosts Joshua Dodd and Jacob Dyer in studio, while Pure FM in Portsmouth provided live updates from the Isle of Wight Festival as the challenge took place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June.

Following a range of special programmes and quizzes, Joshua Dodd handed over the reins as South Regional Officer to Pip Hemingway after 3 years in the job.

Joshua said: “l leave Student Radio surrounded by the best possible team and knowing it’s in the best possible hands. Everyone involved can be incredibly proud of their efforts in raising money for the four incredible charities. We’ve really shown the rest of the world how it’s done!”

Planning for third challenge in 2025 has started, with Dodd revealing the intention to set up a festival of events around the next one, including a South vs The World Field Hockey showcase at London’s Olympic Park.

Donations are still open for the 2024 Round The Clock Radio Challenge until 12pm this Sunday, 30th June at You can also listen back to most of the event on Nerve Radio’s own Player.