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We Have Visitors! – Toni Richardson and Taylor D – Rizzle Kicks Too!


I had some VIP guests in the studio today, and what a pleasure it was!

A few weeks ago we received an email here in the studio from Toni Richardson. Toni is mum to her son Taylor.

Toni said in the email, “I wonder if you can help. I have a 17 year old son called Taylor, who has Cerebral Palsy. He loves his music and dancing and I wonder if it is possible to arrange a visit to look around your studios.”

Taylor and Toni

Well we were very pleased to arrange this and Taylor and Toni visited our studios in the Brentwood Centre and thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Presenter Bob Simpson gave them each a Phoenix FM Mug and played some of Taylor’s favourite music on air as well as a special message for Taylor from Rizzle Kicks, one of Taylor’s favourite bands.

Here’s a brief edit of Taylor’s time in the studio in which you can hear me chat to Toni –

If you go on to Youtube and search for Down With The Trumpets, Taylor D you can see an amazing video starring Taylor with a contribution from Rizzle Kicks themselves.

Here it is –

Taylor’s Mum was very grateful and in a later email to Phoenix said, “Just got back home and wanted to say thank you so much for your time today. We both really enjoyed the experience! It was lovely to meet you and it was fascinating learning a little about how a radio station works. Taylor has been full of it and says that he wants his own station now!!

Taylor D

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