You can now listen to the first WaveLength Radio Academy podcast at www.radioacademy.org/podcasts. The 15 minute podcast is a great introduction to WaveLength’s work and priorities, with Radio Academy’s Paul Robinson interviewing our CEO Tim Leech. Paul and Tim are joined by Michael Ferguson and Ken, who told us how technology improves the lives of homeless people in London. Michael is a representative of London homelessness charity Passage, and Ken is a floating mental health support worker working with the homeless in Westminster. They have both referred lots of homeless people to us for our support.
Keeping in touch with the outside world has been a priority for WaveLength’s beneficiaries since we were created in 1939. Through people like Michael and Ken, we can give homeless people the radios that help them keep in touch with the outside world. We are also exploring the ways that new technology can help. We are planning an exciting scheme with The Passage’s Home for Good social club coming up soon!
This podcast reminds us of the everyday comfort and cheer that radios bring, and the feeling of agency coming from something as small as turning a dial to your favourite show.
Have a listen to the WaveLength podcast, and hear how after 75 years, radios are still bringing untold comfort to lonely and isolated people across the country.