First public broadcast of ‘Gente Extraordinaria’ radio show
- Made by people with learning disabilities from the Down’s Syndrome Foundation of Madrid
- After four years on air, ‘Gente Extraordinaria’ was broadcast in public for the first time in a special programme from the Teatros del Canal in Madrid
Madrid, December 2014. The radio programme Gente Extraordinaria, made by people with learning disabilities from the Down’s Syndrome Foundation of Madrid, Down Madrid, in collaboration with Gestiona Radio, broadcast its first programme in front of an audience on Saturday 29 November. This is a new landmark for the magazine programme, which is now four years old, and for which it broadcast from the Teatros del Canal in Madrid.
With this special edition, friends, relatives and followers had the chance to be in the live audience for the programme, directed by Federico Cuenca-Romero. As well as providing management services for the Teatros del Canal, Clece also participated in the programme as part of its commitment to helping people from socially disadvantaged groups, including people with disabilities, find work.
On air, Clece chairman Cristóbal Valderas spoke of the social focus of the company’s activities, which goes far beyond any legal requirement. “We are not about laws or ratios, but about business culture. The proof is the more than five thousand people from socially vulnerable groups working in the company. That is way beyond the minimum set by legislation.”
Along with Cristóbal Valderas, also present was Albert Boadella, artistic director of the Teatros del Canal, who manages the theatre in collaboration with Clece. This special broadcast of the programme also included musical performances such as those by “The Myth of Noah” and José María Guzmán, and interviews with the singer Martirio and the actor and presenter Carlos Sobera.
Listen to Gente Extraordinaria 29.11.2014