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My phone buzzed late on a Friday, my face lit up as I took in the message; “Hi Chris, did you get my email?”. I did get the email but “sorry my laptop’s in Devon” I replied. Their confusion was palpable in the “Eh?” I got thrown back.Read More
It's that week between Christmas and New Year celebrations where DJ's make a joke of reminding you what day it is and it's acceptable to eat chocolate for any or all meals. If you need help with your confectionery consumption i've created the definitive list of sweets in a Celebrations tin. (Well plastic box (mid when they used to be real tins?))
I had a really nice family christmas this year including a lot of wine and the Doctor Who Christmas Special.
One thing I also did was live radio. It something i've done for the last few years and it's a lot of fun. I also think it's incredibly important and it can be easily forgotten how much people connect with the Radio. Its one to one and that connection can be incredibly powerful.
As this proves:
The show I did on Christmas day didn't receive any heartfelt and sad calls but it did include plenty of cheesy music and a report on Santa Clause.
Every December Forth Valleys hospital radio station
pitch up to the band stand in Stirling city center, play some music and shake a few cans. This is all to help raise money for the charity, helping them to continue their good work.
Kat Low a presenter on the station has seen around 20 roadshows thinks the weather makes them special as well as the people; "People are generally happier and there's always a buzz about the city"
Radio Royal was formed in 1976 and commenced broadcasting in May 1977. Staffed entirely by volunteers, Radio Royal now broadcasts via television sets to patients and online via the website and mobile apps.
Radio Royal is the call sign of Forth Valley Broadcasting, a recognised charity SC013447
In Scotland on the 23rd to the 30th November this year there was a new station on the DAB Dial.
MUSIC| We've launched! BBC Radio Scotland Music Extra is a go and we will be broadcasting for the next 8 days. #RSXtrapic.twitter.com/kSo3rwXBz0 — BBC Radio Scotland (@BBCRadioScot) November 23, 2016
Radio Scotland Music Extra was a pop up music service from BBC Radio Scotland, broadcasting for 8 days, showcasing new and not so new Scottish Musical talent. It’s always difficult to judge the numerical success of a station that's only around for a short period of time.
In these kind of cases, a good measure is the bounce back reaction, the most of which has been positive!
Here are some of my own personal highlights:
Had an amazing day@ #RSXtra@BBCRadioScot playing tracks from the new EP #InTheEarlyHours lovely ppl,great studio,incredible day #livemusicpic.twitter.com/Tl0A2bq27P — Jules&TheBlueGarnets (@blue_garnets) November 23, 2016
The Vault With Garry Innes
"Because of this station, Music Extra, we’re only beginning now to scratch the surface of our own popular culture. This should be something that runs and runs and runs."