Spectrum covered by legacy to radio show

By Simon Rocker, August 16, 2012

A legacy left by a Jewish Care volunteer has aided the revival of a Sunday morning Jewish programme on London’s multi-ethnic radio station, Spectrum.

Original Spectrum Jewish presenter Jon Kaye has returned to the microphone for the hour-long show, which goes out at noon on Sundays on 558 AM and is available digitally.

Mr Kaye — who manages Jewish Care’s talking news and books service —- said the programme had been “made possible by Diana Toeman, who is one of our talking-book readers and has worked for seven years on our monthly audio magazine, Jewish Extra.

“Her late husband, Richard, left a legacy and part of that has helped fund this project. Richard was also one of our talking-book volunteers.”

Mr Kaye said it was “a real bonus” to be able to call on experienced broadcasters such as Clive Roslin, ex-Radio 4, and Vivien Creegor, formerly of Sky News.

Mrs Toeman has read the news on the show, which also includes current affairs reports, round-table discussions and features such as a challenge to rabbis to produce a one-minute sermon.

When it first launched in 1990, Spectrum carried a two-hour Jewish show on weekdays and Sundays. But, over time, Jewish coverage became intermittent. The new show began airing in spring.

Last updated: 5:04pm, August 16 2012