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Matthew Maltas is a local fashion designer, studying at the University of Sunderland. He is a third-year student and has already began his career by collaborating with Port Independent. I spoke to Matthew Maltas about the inspiration behind his designs and what’s next? First of all, I want to say congratulations on this collab with […]

The Walking dead roam the streets of Sunderland! You couldn’t miss the giant tentacles appearing from buildings last week on the run up to halloween. This along with activities and workshops for all the family was part of the first ever #LightsOut Festival in the city centre of Sunderland. To end the Festival more than […]

Not only did we celebrate our 10th birthday but we also we won 3 awards. At the Community Radio Awards held in Barry, Wales.  Spark won a total of 3 awards including… Arts and Creative Radio of the Year – Silver Award for Where I Was Born, Where I Was Raised. Community Development Project of […]

On Saturday the 26th of October we celebrated our 10th birthday.  Spark would like to thank all our volunteers, guests and bands who have appeared on our many shows across the years but not importantly we would like to thank YOU…Our amazing listeners! Here’s to many more years to come!

Each October Show Racism the Red Card holds its annual Wear Red Day! Wear Red Day is a national day which encourages everyone to wear red and donate £1 to help raise awarness of anti-racism  for young people & adults throughout England, Scotland & Wales. Here at Spark we showed our support by wearing red… […]

Breakfast presenter Nick Borthwick was joined by Steph Durkin from the Sunderland Empire to talk about a new performing academy for 8-18-year-olds that’s launching in September.  For more information or to apply to be a part of the academy call 0191 5661054 or visit the Empire box office.

This year, Sunderland welcomed people in the hundreds of thousands for the annual event that every year – brings the best pilots, planes and attractions to the coastline of sunerland. With displays from teams such as the RAF Typhoon, Broncos, The swiss PC-7 team, and the outstanding Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight (to name but […]

Tracy from Age UK spoke to Breakfast presenter Nick Borthwick about their new Meaningful Connections project that supports people in Sunderland who are over 50 and identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.   If you would like to know more about Age UK and all of the amazing things they do you can visit […]


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