Join us in welcoming our latest team member - Catherine Williamson
Catherine will be presenting "Gobsmacked!"
Catherine has been a successful Executive Coach for over two decades. During this time, she has worked with many highly successful business leaders supporting them to unlock both their
potential and that of the individuals they lead.
Catherine was previously the National President of the Association of Speakers Club. A nationwide organisation with over 1000 members.
Current President of the Soroptimists of Leamington.
Non Exec Director on the Board of Cherished, a charity focusing on vulnerable young girls and boys. Providing mentoring and training in the areas of trauma and adverse
Podcaster and Author of Gobsmacked!
Woman of Achievement Winner 2023 with Ladies First Professional Development.
She is going to be presenting some amazing guests for Big Ear Radio, so be sure to watch out for first show - coming soon!
Big Ear Connects with the Kurious Production Facilities in Sheffield
Our Production Facility Home in the North
We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with an excellent creative studio facility in Sheffield, that will greatly assist Big Ear Radio with all kinds of creative endeavours, from sound recordings to film making, podcasts, not to mention access to great many independent creatives with a plethora of skills to bring to the table.
The Kurious is a creative studio with post-production suites supplying film, audio, podcasts & more with a BAFTA, RTS and IMVA winning Creative Collective.
So, Big Ear Radio is already making great alliances as we spread our reach out across the World and, what better place to start than with the excellent team at Kurious.
Big Ear Radio - working hard to make a big contribution to change for the better - around the World.
Big Ear Radio to cooperate with the World Economic Forum Community
The World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.
The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.
Their activities are shaped by a unique institutional culture founded on the stakeholder theory, which asserts that an organization is accountable to all parts of society. The institution carefully blends and balances the best of many kinds of organizations, from both the public and private sectors, international organizations and academic institutions.
They believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change... and so does Equal Ability Radio.
There is much to be achieved by working together and sharing a wide variety of news emanating from the global members. Our Big Ear Radio platform will be ensuring you are kept aware of any and all important developments.
Community Focus are Coming to Big Ear Radio
True to our Word, Big Ear Radio Listens to You!
We are delighted to announce that this great initiative is soon to present a weekly bulletin on Big Ear Radio, giving us their take on life and the latest news. Make sure you listen out for them on Sunday mornings starting - early March!
Community Focus Inclusive Arts is an Arts Centre for adults and children with disabilities. We run an exciting selection of creative and wellbeing courses and workshops for students with disabilities, autism and anyone who feels they may need extra support. We are based in Friern Barnet, North London but our Arts at Home Zoom classes mean we are capable of reaching you anywhere in the world!
Our tutors are all working artists who bring their individual skills and experience to our classes. We design and deliver creative lessons so our students can fulfil their full potential, learn new skills, gain a sense of achievement and socialise in a safe, friendly environment.
Our accessible studios are based in the beautiful Friary Park where we run our three main programmes;
Short Breaks (10 - 18 years)
ARTiculate Futures (16 - 25 years)
In-house (18 years and above)
We are also highly experienced and expert in managing outreach programmes in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, colleges and a wide range of community groups.
We are very proud of our friendly, creative welcoming arts community and have been described as a “life-line” by many of our students.
We look forward to welcoming you to Community Focus and supporting you in your creative journey!
If you'd like to know more, contact Andrea at this email address: Andrea@communityfocus.co.uk
Coming Soon... The Big Ear Radio Lottery!
Have a Flutter with Flutterby
Play the lottery, support Big Ear Radio - it's that simple!
Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 a week. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000!
That's a better chance of winning than the UK National Lottery or the Health Lottery.
Each ticket has six numbers and each number is between 0 and 9.
There will be a draw every Saturday night when a six digit winning combination will be picked.
Prizes will be given to players with tickets that match the first or last 2 to 6 numbers from the winning combination.
Match all six and you win the jackpot!
The Big Ear Radio Lottery is run in conjunction with Harlow Council and the money raised helps us to support good causes.
It's a win - win initiative!
Mike Goss Back with a new show!
If, like so many, you have missed the latest releases from the world of Smooth Jazz, popping up on Mike Goss's "My Place", you'll be glad to know a new show is now available on the loop this week. It will soon be available on our MixCloud page too so there's no need to miss a moment.
Easing in Gently
After Mike's major Heart Surgery, he's on strict instructions to make a gradual return to normal life - and not rush into it. But, you can't keep a good man down or away from his music forever, so hopefully we'll be seeing a steady succession of shows to enjoy, increasing as the weeks go by.
Drop him a line
Don't forget to drop him a line if you're enjoying the show or have any specific requests, news or new releases to share, he's always happy to hear from listeners...
Big Ear Radio has a new "X" Twitter page
We're delighted to let you know that our new "X" Twitter page is now live and we're inviting you to follow us and share our posts.
You Know What To Do!
Big Ear Radio seeks to reach listeners and supporters right around the World (or further afield), so we need your help to raise awareness and make us BIG NEWS!
So whatever you like to call it "X" or Twitter, please get behind us, follow us, promote us and help us become the Big Noise Big Ear should be!
Here's the link: https://twitter.com/bigearradio1
See you there!
Merry Christmas to all our listeners from us all at Big Ear Radio
Happy Christmas everyone!
We hope that wherever you are, and whoever you are with, you are safe, warm, fed and happy.
Of course that won't be the case for millions and that is a situation we must all work together to change.
Christmas is a great reminder of what life should be all about. Family, togetherness, giving, sharing and caring for each other. Sadly, millions of the people in the World are having that taken from them, leaving them desperate and hopeless. That is not acceptable.
Change is long overdue.
Humanity can only blame itself. Perhaps the majority of us have become too self focused, selfish and greedy to care about who we are as a species. This allows, those who would control us, to gain ground and take control while we feebly focus on ourselves. We must wake up and stop that from happening. People power is real, we can make changes for the better of all, if we stand united. That probably means accepting that we have to take some of the power back.
Let's remember who we are as individuals.
Politics is promoted as democracy, but is it working? We are still divided into groups and thus set against ourselves. Party Political Democracy, as we know it, may have reached the end of it's useful life. Maybe it's time to fight for a new system where those who would seek to control the way we live, do so as a true reflection of what we, the masses, really want. Freedom, employment, good health, education, a future to look forward to for our children.
Let the New Year be a time of change, of growth, of re-establishing the rights of the majority to a true equality for all. It's not an unreasonable demand, it's right and just.
Equal Ability Radio exists to try and help those fighting adversity, to level up the playing field so we all have a fighting chance to build good, productive and happy lives.
Let's hope we can all achieve that together - by coming together.
It's time for a new way forward - the party could be over...
XLN Telecom - Sharp Practice Exploits Customers
Big Ear Radio Founder Trevor Krueger is currently warning small companies of the sharp practice methods of XLN Telecom, based on his own experience.
We're here to help protect everyone, even our own
An essential initial funder, of Equal Ability Radio, and the family business of Charity CEO Trevor Krueger, is being pursued for a small amount of money "allegedly" owed to the Telecoms provider based on a technicality in their service contract that requires any client, who has contacted XLN to terminate a service provider agreement with immediate effect, to cancel a second time with instructions of "how" the contract should be terminated? A demand easily missed and, if not effected, leaving the customer liable for more fees, effectively for nothing.
Despite a long dispute over this "claimed debt" XLN Telecom are still threatening action against the small company, even though it owes nothing for goods or services, it's only "crime" to have missed this trip-wire requirement in the contract.
Big Ear aims to stand up for the little guys!
Naturally all efforts are being made in regard to justice on behalf of the customer and the services of the Telecoms Ombudsman and Office of Fair Trading are being initiated.
Meanwhile, it seems only right to warn current or potential customers of this clause in the XLN Telecom contract, so that they may avoid being caught out by the same XLN Telecom charge for nothing.
Are you being exploited by a big corporation?
Big Ear Radio is always here to assist in raising awareness of any situation or corporate practice that may place our listeners and supporters at risk.
Since this post there has been ongoing communication with XLN Telecom and they have offered, and we have accepted, a complete cancelation of the implied debt.
We thank them for their cooperation on behalf of the family business, but restate our reminder that it always pays to read the Small Print before signing any agreement.
Progress in the Pipeline!
This week we should have joined the great music choices available on your Alexa Smart Speaker, but as we went through the process we learned that our current host site is not compatible, we hadn't seen that coming, so we've had to make some upgrade changes.
A New Host Site
In the next few days we should be changing to a new host site that will enable us to make Big Ear Radio available on your Alexa Smart Speaker.
With that will come a brand new website with even more to enjoy and explore with Big Ear Radio, plus more news, more information, and an improved live playout facility.
Scheduled Broadcasts to Replace the Loop
And best of all, a new scheduled output so you can catch your favourite programs at the same times every week.
More Shows and Presenters
We'll also be introducing you to the latest members of our team and some great new shows - so stick with us here at Big Ear Radio, we're really starting to fly!