Ra­dio sta­tion is mak­ing waves

CamGlen cel­e­brates an­niver­sary

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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

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