press release
Published: 21 April 2017

Eagle Radio partnering and broadcasting live from the University of Surrey’s Festival of Wonder

By David Ferguson

The University of Surrey is pleased to announce that Eagle Radio will be broadcasting throughout the day of its live free Festival of Wonder event on Saturday, 13 May.

Surrey stag statue in Autumn

Eagle Radio, Surrey and Hampshire’s most listened to commercial and local radio station, will be on site through the day at the festival, which has been organised by the University of Surrey to celebrate its 50th anniversary in Guildford. Eagle Radio will be broadcasting live from the campus, interviewing those who have attended the event and bringing all the fun of the festival to those who can’t join us in person.

The University of Surrey’s Festival of Wonder is an event for the whole community to celebrate the University’s 50th year in Guildford. Its four Wonder Zones will include the chance to see and get involved in an enormous range of demonstrations ranging from how to make chocolate to a quick tour through the solar system, activities ranging from learning to play basketball to how we might live in a 5G world.

The Wonder Talks will showcase some of the ‘moments of wonder’ that have taken place at the University, with Noel Fitzpatrick, award winning author Monica Ali, the founder of the small satellite, Sir Martin Sweeting, and EMMY winning composer Michael Price. 

Celebrations of the University’s 50 years in Guildford will continue into the night with Free Fest, which will bring together the very best local and student bands, dancing groups and comedy acts, all broadcast live on Eagle Radio, providing a platform for many unsigned and local acts to perform to a potential audience of thousands.

Eagle Radio Content Director Peter Gordon said: “We are delighted to be involved in the University of Surrey’s Festival of Wonder, which promises to be an event that will bring the community of Surrey together.  We particularly like the fact that tickets are free for all to attend!

“We are really pleased to be able to take the story of the day to our listeners during the festival, and we’ll be with you from when you leave your house in the morning, throughout the fun of the festival until the show closes in the evening.”

Event organiser Trudy Monk said: “We’re delighted to welcome Eagle Radio on board as our official partner to help us celebrate and broadcast the enjoyment of our Festival of Wonder. We are looking forward to welcoming more than 6,000 people on the day, and Eagle will be with them every step of the way, providing advice and guidance on travel for those visiting, as well as making sure that those who can’t join us on the day can still be a part of the fun through Eagle’s coverage of the event.” 

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