Radio station is making waves
CamGlen celebrates anniversary
CamGlen Radio recently marked their one year anniversary as a full-time FM station.
To mark the occasion many of the volunteers at the community station attended a party at their Number 18 base.
They also held an awards ceremony and dished out prizes to some of the station’s volunteers.
Station co- ordinator Tam Curry believes securing the full- time FM license has given the station a huge boost
He said: “Becoming a full-time FM station in March 2015 was a really big step for everyone involved at the station, myself included.
“In a short year we have seen a huge improvement in our output and how we operate behind the scenes.
“Every day of being on air we keep getting better and I don’t think we are ever going to stop learning.
“I’m amazed at the progress all of our volunteers have made across the board and their commitment and enthusiasm never fails to amaze me.”
Tam also points to the move to Number 18, the former East Rutherglen Church, as another step forward.
Last year Healthy N Happy secured funding through the Commonwealth Legacy Fund that allowed them to build brand new broadcast studios.
Tam added: “These are the kind of studios many community stations can only dream of – we are very thankful to be in this position and this could never have happened were it not for the dedicated team at Healthy N Happy and the support of our funders.” Now that their first full-time year has finished, Tam is optimistic that the station can continue to grow.
He said: “We want to give every person, living and working in Cambuslang and Rutherglen, at least one reason a week to choose CamGlen Radio as their station.
“We have a wide range of programmes – from underground electronic music, rock music, blues to traditional folk music as well as a great selection of speech based programmes covering things like the LGBT community, local politics, local history, sport and as well as honest, and often funny, health based programmes that talk about mental health and substance misuse.”
Currently the station has more than 70 volunteers, while it has also welcomed the likes of Andy Cameron and Karen Dunbar to the studio in recent months.
They have also worked with Hallside Primary, with the pupils having their own show for three months.
Anyone interested in contributing to the station or in developing ideas for it should contact them on 0141 647 0311 or through camglenradio.org
School Days Hallside youngsters popped into the station Celebration Volunteers Graham Bell and Karyn Laird blow out the candles