Connect Hackney

Hackney Social Radio

Hackney Social Radio was developed as an extension of Immediate Theatre’s Theatre Exchange work with over 50s. The programme addresses digital isolation amongst older people, creating a sense of community through the airwaves.

Broadcasting weekly on Wednesdays, programmes have a presenter-led, magazine style, featuring music requests, audience phone-ins, stories from the community, features from local artists, interviews and advice from experts with regular up-to-date information about where to access help and support.

The weekly hour-long programme is being produced with local intergenerational station Reel Rebels Radio and features DJ Frank Kaos, aged 78, who provides the music.

A recent highlight was a special feature on the Hackney Brocals, a Connect Hackney funded project, formed to combat male loneliness – or what they call “Bronliness”.

For more info visit or listen to a previous show below.

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