Radio Royal Christmas Roadshow 2016

Tom Rickhuss

Every December Forth Valleys hospital radio station

Radio Royal

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

BBC Radio Scotland Music Extra

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. — 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:

Jules and The Blue Garnets 

Had an amazing day@ #RSXtra@BBCRadioScot playing tracks from the new EP #InTheEarlyHours lovely ppl,great studio,incredible day — Jules&TheBlueGarnets (@blue_garnets) November 23, 2016

Ricky Ross Meets Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples

The Vault With Garry Innes


Stuart Cosgrove
"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."