Life of Brian on air as the Rockin Rev’

Min­is­ter shar­ing his thoughts on ra­dio sta­tion

Rutherglen Reformer - - Health Matters - Kenny Smith

A Cam­bus­lang min­is­ter is tak­ing to the air­waves each week to talk to the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Rev Brian Graham, from Cam­bus­lang Bap­tist Church, speaks live across Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang each week on Cam­Glen com­mu­nity ra­dio, when he reads a Thought for the Week on Mon­day morn­ings.

And he’s hav­ing a great time, as Brian - dubbed the Rockin’ Rev - is en­cour­ag­ing more peo­ple to get in­volved with the com­mu­nity sta­tion, which is run by the Healthy ‘n’ Happy com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment trust in Ruther­glen.

Brian said: “It all started in 2008 when Cam­glen Ra­dio was still broad­cast­ing on a one month ba­sis twice a year.

“One

of

the

church mem­bers found the sta­tion and asked me if there was any­thing we could do to get in­volved. I con­tacted the ra­dio and sug­gested I could do a Thought For The Day through­out the month’s broad­cast. So I did that for about four years.

“I was then en­cour­aged to DJ on my own pro­gramme dur­ing the bi-an­nual broad­cast - my pro­gramme is called Down 2 Earth, where we think about things that are out of this world. So I did that too for a cou­ple of years.

“Cam­glen Ra­dio is broad­cast­ing full-time now and de­vel­op­ing its premises. So, along with the other vol­un­teers - some long es­tab­lished and some new - I was asked if I would broad­cast my pro­gramme again as one of the reg­u­lar fea­tures.

“How­ever, due to other com­mit­ments I don’t re­ally feel able to com­mit to some­thing that big at the mo­ment but I am plan­ning on tak­ing up my pro­gramme again in the near fu­ture.

“I was then asked if I would do a reg­u­lar Thought For The Week mean­time and I was glad to agree. It keeps me in touch with the ra­dio.

“The sta­tion is keen that other faith groups and other church lead­ers know that they are very welcome to share in con­tribut­ing to the Thought For The Week if they wish and can con­tact the sta­tion to dis­cuss it.

“I usu­ally do the Thought For The Week live on a Mon­day morn­ing, around 9.40/45am, since I think it sounds bet­ter live.

“I’m known around Cam­glen Ra­dio as the Rockin’ Rev be­cause of the style of mu­sic I like to play. I’m happy to play AC/DC as much as any­thing else!”

Brian is en­cour­ag­ing any­one in the area with an in­ter­est in ra­dio to join Cam­Glen as a vol­un­teer.

He added: “The stu­dio we use is tem­po­rary at the mo­ment while the new stu­dio is be­ing built and should be fin­ished by July.

“The op­por­tu­ni­ties Cam­Glen Ra­dio of­fers to lo­cal peo­ple is tremen­dous.

“It re­ally helps peo­ple to get in­volved in a lo­cal pro­ject, it builds self­con­fi­dence, it in­volves peo­ple from ev­ery level of so­ci­ety and it teaches new skills, builds com­mu­nity and helps you make new friends.”

Tam Cam­glen, Rockin’ Rev.

He said: “Brian Graham has been a Cam­glen Ra­dio vol­un­teer for about four or five years now. He ini­tially got in­volved af­ter he ap­proach the sta­tion about con­tribut­ing a Thought for Cur­rie,

praised from

the the Week.

“For a pe­riod of time, when we were broad­cast­ing on a short-term li­cence, he had his own show, which was called Heav­ens Above, which was a pro­gramme fo­cussing on Chris­tian­ity.

“With his avail­abil­ity, he’s not do­ing a show just now, but we’re de­lighted to have him back do­ing his Thought for the Week, which is a high point for us be­cause we have al­ways en­joyed hear­ing his thoughts and sto­ries, to con­sider for the week ahead.

“Brian Graham is rep­re­sent­ing his faith and his church, and we would be de­lighted to have lead­ers of other faiths join us to give us their Thoughts for the Week.”

Tune in on 107.9FM or catch it on cam­glen­ra­dio. org. To find out more in­for­ma­tion about volunteering on the sta­tion, call 646 0123.

Rock on Rev­erend Brian Graham, who broad­casts on Cam­Glen ra­dio

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