24-hour Wayne Spicer Radio Show – 25th & 26th MAY 2024

The Wayne Spicer Radio Show reaches its 400 episodes in May and to celebrate the Station has announced he will host a ’24-hour live Radiothon’ raising funds for two local organisations/Charities.

95.9 Hailsham FM is a community based ‘non-profit’ organisation, providing a volunteer Radio Station – serving Hailsham and the surrounding towns and villages.

The station was recently awarded an extension to its current OFCOM license; to offer a further 5-year service to the area.

Some of the stations many volunteers and presenters have supported the station since its creation back in 2013. This year many presenters will be celebrating landmark episodes they have broadcast on air.

Wayne Spicer started presenting with Hailsham FM in 2016 during the Hailsham Festival. His first show aired when the station had a temporary FM licence, to promote the towns Arts Festival. After the festival closed in October the station moved to a weekend online service, until it won its full time FM license in 2018.

Wayne will be celebrating his 8th year with the station in May and his 400th episode of his popular Sunday evening show ‘The Wayne Spicer Radio Show’.

Wayne is always up for a challenge, he walked on hot coals and then broken glass, live on air to raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Eastbourne with a co presenter Dylan Hibbert. To mark his shows anniversary, he has agreed to host a LIVE 24-hour version of his programme – starting at 8pm on Saturday 25th May 2024 presenting through the night and finishing Sunday at 8pm. He will be raising funds for two organisations close to his heart.

One of those organisations will be the charity ‘You Raise Me Up’ which was founded by the late Jane Brooks and her husband Fraser in June 2011. The charity’s purpose is to raise funds to support families that have suffered the loss of a young person aged 16-25 years. The charity is based in East Sussex and supports families from East & West Sussex and Kent.

One of Wayne’s very first interviews on the Station in 2017 was with Lauren Carvalho who championed the work of ‘You raise me up’ and described how the suicide of her son changed her family’s lives forever.

Wayne said “I was incredibly touched that Lauren shared her story on air trusting me, and the Radio station to deal with it sympathetically. Now I want to give the charity my support in return for supporting me, so early on at the station”.

The other organisation of course will be Hailsham FM which this year has had to relocate its studio to a new site on St Mary’s Walk in Hailsham due our old premises being made available for a new tenant.

The move has cost the station thousands of pounds, building new facilities, and buying new equipment. Wayne wants to try to help the station recoup some of those costs. Ensuring it can continue in years to come, alongside other projects it has pledged to support in the coming year, such as the Hailsham Hero Award, which recognises local people for projects and services in the local community.

The 24-hour Programme promises to be filled with great chat, music and will of course include visits from all Wayne’s regulars including Women’s Institute members, Hilary Thomas and Katie Richards who have been cooking live on air since 2017, Terry Atkins and the gang from Battle Road Allotments will join the fun. They can be regularly heard each month answering gardening questions and financial guru Lesley Jones who helps with all money matters. The show will also feature many other local guests who have appeared on the programme over the years.

“This is a mammoth challenge and will really test Wayne. Presenting for 24 hours is no mean feat, and we wish him well – this will of huge benefit both to Hailsham FM and You Raise Me Up!” Said Simon Herbert Station Manager.

Wayne hasn’t set a target for fund raising but will look to raise as much money as possible during his 24-hour radio marathon.

To donate whatever you can please scan the QR Code or click the link below to make your donation. All proceeds raised will be split evenly between the two organisations ‘You Raise me up and Hailsham FM



Apr 07 2024 - Jun 30 2024


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