Author fronts new radio show to inspire the Swindon community

Author and former English teacher Naseem Ahsun – known as Naz – is the face behind the Good News Show on SWINDON 105.5 to celebrate positive stories from the town.

The 47 year old who lives in Faringdon joined the town’s community radio station  after taking part in a training course and is a member of the Wednesday night “Outer Limits” show.  She’s quickly taken the helm of this new show which launched in early February.

Naz said: “This new show is very exciting for me. It’s to promote positive and inspirational stories, projects and people from the local community. It’s so easy to be worn down by negative and bad news, yet there’s so much going on in the town which is worth celebrating.”

The show is aired each Monday at 11am and will cover a variety of positive news stories, including a regular feature from the Liden Writers’ Group. The show will be aired each Monday at 11am and then available as a podcast on the station’s website.

Shirley Ludford, controller of SWINDON 105.5, said: “We are keen to promote local interests, events, organisations and positive stories from within our communities, education and business, as well as give a voice to individuals and groups, enabling them to learn to use their voice through today’s media.  Naz has taken the challenge of getting behind her own show which will, I am sure, be a great listen”.

Naz is a newcomer to Swindon having moved from Malvern just under a year ago. After an early career working with the homeless and survivors of rape, Naz became a teacher of English and she co-wrote a book for stressed young people ‘The Laid Back Guide to Exams And Stress’.

She left teaching last year and, is currently working on a new book and has just launched a publishing company Vision Maker Press.

Anyone interested in being featured on her new radio show should email [email protected] or call 01793 611555.