I RECENTLY purchased a DAB Radio and my wife and I are getting great pleasure listening to a station called Smile Sussex on digital 10:06. We are both aficionados of the music of the 40s and 50s(including the big bands) and therefore Smile Sussex is right up our street as it plays this genre 24 hours a day. The list of artists played are endless and includes Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Doris Day, Sammy Davis, Sarah Vaughan, and of course Frank Sinatra.
The only words spoken on the programme are in the following recorded message: “Smile Sussex, smile one of your favourites from way back when.”
The records are not introduced, the names of the artists are not given and thankfully there are no adverts. The programme is a particular joy to me as I am virtually house-bound, being in my late 70s.
I would very much like to know the source of “Smile Sussex” as I would like to contact them and express my appreciation of ‘real music’. And I am hoping that your readers can help me through the Observer. Keep swinging!