Calling the Tune by Tulip Radio
Recently Tulip Radio held its ‘end of term’ party in Spalding, starting with a visit to South Holland Centre’s much-acclaimed 2014 pantomime, Cinderella.
Over 15 presenters attended, and whilst some of the humour plainly wasn’t aimed at them, there were plenty of double entendres to keep everyone on their toes with this tremendous family pantomime.
Afterwards, we all went bowling courtesy of long-term sponsors, AlleyCatz and, as ever, a keen competitive spirit emerged from all participants; it is strange that even the most mild mannered people can become totally focussed demons, aiming for the perfect strike each time.
Much banter was exchanged during the event aimed at unsettling their opposition, but the eventual winner turned out to be Connor Sanderson, our trainee admin and general factotum. We certainly saw a different side to him that night!
After a brief respite for on-site food, we had our annual awards ceremony which celebrates the sterling efforts of all our volunteers each year with trophies going to the Presenter of the Year and Volunteer of the Year, as voted by their fellow presenters.
This year the presenter of the Year went to Harvey Wright from Holbeach who presents our live sports show on Saturday afternoons.
Harvey, a true sports ‘nut’ at heart, loves every aspect of sport and has built a remarkable listenership based upon his own very extensive sports knowledge. He hopes to study media at university in the future so maybe we have a future John Inverdale on our hands now? As the saying goes: catch him while you can!
The Volunteer of the Year award went to Josh Baldwin who has been with us for around two years now.
Josh is a well deserved and popular winner and is a former head boy of the Sir John Gleed School, now studying drama at the Sixth Form College. From a slightly nervous schoolboy, he has grown into one of our new ‘stars’ who never misses a show and is now perfectly able to show new presenters the ropes and explain some of the idiosyncrases of our playout system, which some think is written by software geeks to catch unwary presenters out!
A very happy evening was had by all and we’d like to thank the South Holland Centre, Polka Dot Academy, and AlleyCatz bowling for their support with this event.
Listen to Tulip Radio to hear the review about the pantomine being staged at the South Holland Centre, call the box office for your tickets: 01775 764777 and for your parties at Alley Catz Bowling, call 01775 722211.