Support the Choice FM Blue Plaque and The African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust campaign!
Do you remember Choice FM radio?
We are a group of former staff members and fans of Choice FM (96.9FM) who are trying to raise money for a blue plaque to celebrate its 30th Year Anniversary and for the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust. The ACLT is an amazing charity that Choice FM worked closely with during their broadcasting years, to help provide hope for patients living with blood cancer and other illnesses. We aim to unveil a blue heritage plaque in honour of Choice FM, the first and only black radio station with a London wide commercial licence on Wednesday 07th October 2020.
On March 31st 1990, a group of pioneering entrepreneurs and DJs delivered the first historic broadcast on the famous 96.9FM frequency. This year marks the 30th year anniversary and to commemorate its history a blue plaque unveiling organised by the Nubian Jak Community Trust in Brixton, South London.
During its 23 year tenure, the station helped to champion black music of all genres and break acts from around the world. The station also covered stimulating debates on current affairs issues that were not covered by other mainstream stations. In 2004, the station was bought by the Capital Radio broadcasting group (Global) and on the 7th October 2013 it was rebranded as Capital Xtra.
There are 25 blue plaques in Lambeth, celebrating the lives of notable men and women who had a connection with a building in the area. Some of those names include the artists’ Vincent Van Gough and Charlie Chaplin. We want Choice FM to be added to this list, giving the station a permanent place in British history. The plaque will ensure that the station will always be remembered.
Support The African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust
The donation page was set up to give people the opportunity to support the campaign for the plaque and raise awareness of the history. We also want to raise money for the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust so they can continue to do amazing work for those who need their support.
The £5000 we are hoping to raise will cover the manufacturing, installation of the blue plaque, a reception event and funds for the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust.
The GoFundMe link is https://www.gofundme.com/f/choice-fm-blue-plaque
Let’s smash the target!!