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Burger van owner Wendy relishes her stint on national radio
3:10pm Thursday 20th September 2012 in News
A REDDITCH burger van owner had her five minutes of fame this week after after featuring on national radio, and relished every minute.
Wendy Sutton, aged 49, from Brockhill, is a big fan of the Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio and answered their “call to arms” to help promote the programme.
Following a period of change in the national radio breakfast show market, the fictional “Homeguard” was created and Christian is offering to promote his listeners through the ranks from private to general if they spread the word about the show.
To support the campaign, Christian’s co-presenter Richie Firth has embarked on a tour of the UK from John O’Groats to Lands End in a van emblazoned with the show’s logo. He is stopping off along the way to generate new listeners in towns and cities.
On Wednesday, September 19 the Redditch caterer Wendy stepped up to the mark. She offered to meet Richie at her “Hot Stuff” van on Hunt End Industrial Estate and let him sample her tasty burgers.
She also promised to tell all her customers to tune into Absolute Radio, in exchange for Richie rolling up his sleeves to help out in the van. Richie agreed, and the two of them made quite a double act broadcasting to the nation from Dunlop Road.
She said: “I’ve been listening to Christian and the team for about six years and I’ll definitely tell all my customers to tune-in. Richie was brilliant fun.”
Presenter Richie said: “I take my food very seriously and Wendy did not let me down. She was a natural on-air and is officially part of the Homeguard - we are relying on her to spread the word to all her customers across Redditch.”
The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show is on Absolute Radio weekdays from 6-10am on DAB Digital Radio, 1215 MW as well as mobile apps and digital tv.