Proud to be Staffs podcast teams up with local radio station

Staffordshire University’s Proud to be Staffs podcast is moving into the community thanks to a collaboration with Cross Rhythms City Radio

Matt Hancock and host Jenny Amphlett

The first episode of the new series feature Port Vale FC CEO matt Hancock

As a Civic University, we are committed to supporting the communities within which we are based. Taking the Proud to be Staffs podcast out into the community and recording it in the heart of the city centre can only serve to strengthen our relationships.

Martin Tideswell, Director of Communities and Commercial Engagement

Sports stars, TV personalities, artists, businesspeople, musicians and more – Staffordshire University’s global alumni and honorary doctor community includes inspirational people from all walks of life.

“From famous faces to hidden treasures, the Proud to be Staffs podcast features an interview with a different alumni, honorary doctor or stakeholder every two weeks,” explained host Jenny Amphlett.

“Expect to be uplifted, motivated and, if you’re Staffordshire University alumni, for the memories to come flooding back. Every single one of this eclectic group of individuals is Proud to be Staffs.”

Previously recorded on campus, the podcast is now being recorded in the recently refurbished Cross Rhythms studio in the city centre.

As well as being released on all good podcast platforms each interview will first be broadcast on air on Cross Rhythms City Radio (101.8FM & 96.6FM), starting in March.

The first episode of the new series features Port Vale FC’s newly appointed CEO Matt Hancock.

Previous podcast guests include the boxer Nathan Heaney, opera singer Denise Leigh, former world squash champion Angela Smith and ceramic designer Lorna Bailey.

Jonathan Bellamy, Cross Rhythms CEO, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Staffordshire University on this show and to be able to add such a well-respected podcast to our roster of quality community programmes. Staffs alumni are making a difference across the nation and the world and it is a privilege to be able to share their amazing stories to the city on Cross Rhythms.”

Martin Tideswell, Director of Communities and Commercial Engagement at Staffordshire University, said: “As a Civic University, we are committed to supporting the communities within which we are based. Taking the Proud to be Staffs podcast out into the community and recording it in the heart of the city centre can only serve to strengthen our relationships.”

You can listen to every episode of the Proud to be Staffs podcast at https://proudtobestaffs.buzzsprout.com/.

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