Author: Scott McGerty

In October 2019, Spark turned 10 so across the year we’re popping in to some schools and colleges and giving them a go at taking over the Spark Airwaves for 60 minutes.   Hartlepool Sixth Form College were brave enough to go first so we let them choose the music and gave them a few […]

King of Hardcore Darren Styles joins Scott McGerty on Dance Revolution to talk about everything hard.  

As the government finally admits the link between food banks and Universal Credit, Sarah Sinclair meets those let down by the system. “I don’t know if I’ll get through one day to the next, that’s the honest answer,” admits dad of one, Glen, at Bethany City Church food bank. “If I didn’t have a four-year-old […]

Over two hundred children from across the North East made their way to the Washington Wetland Centre for some winter fun at the 2019 Puddle Jumping Championship. The annual event, which ran from February 18-27, 2019, featured various activities such as welly hanging, hurdle crossing and ceramic boot decorating among others. “Across the weekend and […]

Cash 4 Calendars, a charity initiative set up by Spark FM, is aiming to provide advent calendars for every child reliant on Sunderland’s foodbanks this Christmas. The fundraising drive, in partnership with Sunderland Foodbank and Trussell Trust, hopes to raise upwards of £500 to achieve its goal. The initiative was conceived by Spark FM presenter, […]

Students from the University of Sunderland are getting ready to join an all-star panel to get personal. As part of the UK’s biggest conversation about sex, media students and staff from the University will be joined by I’m a Celebrity winner and Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison, along with Embarrassing Bodies presenter Dr Christian Jessen. […]

Spark FM and Sunderland University enjoyed a successful night at this year’s Student Radio Awards in London. Spark, with seven nominations in 16 categories, won gold awards for Best Interview and Best Speech Programming and took silver for Best Specialist Show. Emma Casson, an MA Radio graduate at the University of Sunderland, collected her awards […]


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