A FAMILIAR voice is returning to the radio airwaves of Mallorca after an absence of five years.
Laura Penn started the first English radio station on the island, Luna Radio back in 2005 and went on to host shows that became popular with expat and Spanish listeners.
On Sunday, September 2 she returns to the island’s airwaves on Mallorca Sunshine Radio for a weekly programme featuring news, events and classic soul and Motown songs.
‘I was attracted to Mallorca Sunshine Radio because it has a broad appeal to all nationalities on the island’ says Laura.
‘I am really pleased to be back on the radio on the island that I call home.’
Laura worked at several successful commercial radio stations in the UK before moving to Mallorca, where she is credited with being the first person to bring English radio to the Balearics.
‘When I arrived on the island there was only one hour of radio in English a week on Radio Calvia. That is why I set up Luna Radio which became a forum for all nationalities of residents, not just exiled Brits’. She says.
Laura has been working in television for the past five years which has taken her away from the island, but she is pleased to be broadcasting again to Mallorca.
‘Local radio works best when it speaks to people about their lives and their community’ she says ’That is why I am delighted to be joining Mallorca Sunshine Radio and sharing what we all have in common, a love for this island.’
Euro Weekly News also welcomes Laura back as one of its columnists.
Laura’s Sunshine Club Radio Show is 10am – 12 noon every Sunday on Mallorca Sunshine Radio
• Laura Penn presents ‘The Sunshine Club Radio Show’, 10am – 12 noon Sunday on Mallorca Sunshine Radio 106.1 FM – www.mallorcasunshine.radio.com