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Keep It Real Local

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Keep It Real Local - Presented by Katie Ball

Each Friday 9:30 am till 11:30 am

Every week Katie brings What's On in Dunmow and around with her co-host and sound engineer Jon Rome.

Katie chats about what's on, letting all her listeners know where to go that weekend and anything they might need to book in the near future. This includes events for families and nights out for the grown ups especially promoting local live music gigs.

She focuses on certain times of the year such as school holidays, bank holidays.


Once a month she does a Live Lounge where she has a local unsigned artist come into the studio to sing and/or play live, tell us about their music background and let us know of any upcoming gigs.

So far she has had over 10 live lounge shows.


She also has local business owners or members of the community come into the studio to promote an event they are running.

Keep It Real Local started back in February 2014 with Scott Forbes bringing  local interviews within the community - sports, schools, businesses, local news etc and Scott still joins Katie and Jon from time to time in the studio.

All the shows are podcasted and promoted on the Keep It Real Local Facebook and Twitter pages. A lot of local events are shared on on the Keep It Real Local social media too and we take requests for songs each week to do with the theme.   It's all about Keeping it Real and Local!

Katie Ball

Is a Mum of two young children, she works for herself doing PR and Marketing, particularly in Social Media and runs Rocking Horse Events for families around Essex. Doing a show about Keeping it Real Local seemed the perfect pairing with her job seeing as she was in the know about what is going on locally anyway, and she loves Dunmow and really doesn't think you need to go anywhere else to have a great night out, a lovely meal or fun with the family. She loves any type of music and loves talking! So a presenter of a local radio show was the perfect excuse for a hobby.

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