Bringing the Talk Radio experience to West Sussex!
1Focus Radio is a prospective station for West Sussex, which aims to do things a little differently. It was founded by University Of Chichester graduate Jamie Dyer, who spotted a large gap in the market. It was felt that while local radio existed in West Sussex, most offerings were more mainstream; with a small amount of room for truly local content. Inspired by the popular American local talk radio scene, 1Focus Radio plans to bring the magic of the genre to the UK.
A note from Jamie Dyer
“When I first heard the magic of US local talk radio, it was like a whole world had opened up. Listening to the likes of KABC and The Point paved the way for my future inspirations. Although I am not a local to their part of the world, they still offered talk based programming that was universal. In addition to the news focused agenda, I got to hear a variety of different topics discussed; it was compelling. I hope that West Sussex can get behind me on this project, because local radio has the power to enrich people’s lives in a unique way. I have noticed the same staid pattern emerging over the last few years, and I think it is time to change the direction. Offering a service that offers the variety of American talk radio, will bring an air of freshness to proceedings. I have trawled through DAB selections on many occasions, but I see very few choices for those interested in talk based programming; it’s either 2 commercial stations or the BBC. I believe that a unique local station could change the radio landscape, starting a trend that could grow. I have always believed in the power of local radio, and I don’t think a talk based station done correctly would fail. I believe it can be done”
If you are interested in getting involved with the project, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We shall be looking for a wide range of different skills and experience, all on a voluntary basis. While we wish that we could pay each and every person who comes through our door, it just isn’t viable at present. However, it is believed that a decent following and solid output, will pave the way for success.