Season’s greetings from the Girls Around Town

Wow, what a year this has been! The Girls Around Town have been busier than ever throughout 2019 and by Sunday 29 December will have

  • Presented 51 shows (just one weekend off for the coverage of the Newark Half Marathon in August)
  • Welcomed 59 different guests to the studio
  • Brought you 60 interviews

From books and bras to death cafés and dance, fashion shows and flowers to loos and laughter yoga, pop up shops and pants to wills and wellbeing…

June, Rachel, Rosalyn and Claire have covered them all – and a lot more besides!

They couldn’t let the year end without saying a huge thank you to all the lovely ladies (and a few brave blokes as well) who gave up their own Sunday mornings over the past 12 months to make the shows so entertaining, informative and such great fun.

And thanks too to those of you follow us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram and especially to everyone tuning in to 107.8FM each week to listen to the stories all those guests had to tell…

If there’s one New Year resolution your four favourite Radio Newark presenters will be making, it’s to keep up the good work – welcoming guests new and old to the studio and bringing you lots more news, views and laughter throughout the months ahead.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for something brand new coming your way from the Girls Around Town next year. They’re keeping it under wraps for now but all will be revealed soon – in the meantime, from Newark’s Fab Four

Thank you one and all – have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – here’s to a great 2020 together!!

Stay tuned – we’ll be back soon!

If you were listening in last Sunday, you’ll already know about this but just in case you missed it…

There’s good news and bad news – the bad news is that the Girls Around Town are hanging up their headphones for a little while but there’s good news too – your favourite Sunday morning show will be back before you know it!!

Good luck to Tina, who’s leaving the show to concentrate on BELOVED@THEBARN, her new business in Southwell. And a big ‘thank you’ to Phil who’ll be keeping those headphones warm for us while we’re away with his Sunday Breakfast Show from 8am till 12 noon – we promise to reward him with cake when we return…

In the meantime, we’re already making plans for GAT#2, lining up lots of great guests and working on at least one regular new feature. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and watch out too for news of what we’ve got in mind for the relaunch – the details are still under wraps for now but we promise there’ll be something a little bit special about the first show.

And as you’d expect, there’ll probably be cake involved as well!

Until then, if you’re missing your Sunday mornings with Radio Newark’s answer to Loose Women and Woman’s Hour, don’t forget that you can always listen again to the podcasts featuring some of the awesome guests who’ve joined us in the studio over the past year…

We’ll still be sharing stories about what’s going on in and around Newark over the next few months so let us know if you have events and activities you’d like us to feature here.

And if you have an interesting story to tell or you’re an expert in a field you think would be of interest to GAT listeners, why not get in touch to add your name to the guest list for next year? Just email or – we’d love to hear from you!

Have a happy Christmas and a great New Year – keep warm this winter and we’ll see you next spring!!

Shopping, schools and summits

From Newark to Nottingham and beyond this Sunday when guests Louise Osborne, Charlotte Smith and Jackie Wilson join the Girls Around Town in the studio…

If you still have gifts and goodies to buy for Christmas – or if you haven’t even started on that list yet! – Louise and Charlotte will be sharing details of an event in Newark that just might help you out.

Tune in or listen online from 10am, when they’ll be talking to June about the Christmas Fayre the Friends of Newark Academy will be holding at the school from 6pm to 9pm on Friday 17 November.

With around 30 stalls selling jewellery, crafts and other festive treats, there’ll be plenty of things to try and buy. And as FONA will be using proceeds raised at the event to enhance learning and support extracurricular activities for the Academy’s pupils, you’ll be supporting a local good cause too as you shop…

After 11am, it’s Tina’s turn at the microphone when Jackie makes a return visit to the show with news  of some of the World Health Innovation Summit‘s plans for 2018.

First on the agenda is a WHISTalks event focused on the environment, taking place at Carriages Café from 12 noon to 4pm on Saturday 27 January. Open to anyone interested in discussing the subject, it’s an opportunity to find out how to help make a difference by collaborating, sharing ideas and knowledge and looking at innovative ways forward.

Then on Saturday 12 MayNottingham Market Square will play host to the city’s first WHIS Summit. Part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Summit will include a mass meditation together with talks, music, workshops and stalls and other activities all on offer during the day.

With one of the world’s first WHISKids Schools scheduled to open in Nottingham next September, Jackie will also be explaining how this new model of schooling aims to provide students and their families with access to an alternative form of education based on best international educational practice.