Carol choirs were won­der­ful

Lennox Herald - - THE TICKET - with Your Ra­dio DJ GARY MAR­SHALL

Happy NewYear and you are to­tally the last per­son I’m say­ing it to.

I am not mak­ing any new year res­o­lu­tions as I never keep to them. How­ever, I do want to get rid of my larger tummy that seems to have de­vel­oped over the fes­tive sea­son.

I might take the dras­tic mea­sure of at­tempt­ing the dreaded juice diet at some point in Jan­uary. I’m not sure how these ex­tra love han­dles have grown - maybe some­thing to do with lots of food and cho­co­late I de­voured ev­ery day dur­ing the hol­i­days?

All the Christ­mas decor is away for an­other year. It seems to take longer to get all the stuff back in boxes.

The win­ners of theYour Ra­dio Christ­mas carol com­pe­ti­tion were St Ninian’s Pri­mary School in Gourock with an in­cred­i­ble 44 per cent of the to­tal votes cast of just un­der 1900 votes. In sec­ond place was Col­grain Pri­mary in He­lens­burgh with 13 per cent af­ter a late spurt of votes pulled them ahead of Len­nox Pri­mary in third with 11 per cent. An hon­ourable fourth went to St Fran­cis Pri­mary with 10 per cent of the vote, with Gourock, Ren­ton, Knox­land and St Michael’s bring­ing up the rear.

St Ninian’s wins £100 to be spent on mu­si­cal equip­ment for the school and I’m pop­ping over later this week to present them with the big prize and look­ing for­ward to meet­ing staff, teach­ers and the kids.

Thank you to all the won­der­ful chil­dren and the schools who took part in this year’s com­pe­ti­tion. It cer­tainly added to the Christ­mas spirit.

What a great start to 2018 with two new voices onYour Ra­dio this week. Chris Duke re­turns to our air­waves and will be with you on air Mon­day to Fri­day 7-9pm with a great mix of music and chat plus you can catch him on Sun­day af­ter­noons from 4-6pm.

It’s so good to have Chris back on the team and since his last ap­pear­ance he’s be­come a dad for the third time. Con­grat­u­la­tions from all atYour Ra­dio on girl num­ber three, lit­tle Erica. Well done to Mrs Duke who de­liv­ered her beau­ti­ful girl af­ter 40 hours in labour.

I hope he’s got deep pock­ets.

We are also de­lighted to wel­come an Eight­ies pop star to our team at the ra­dio sta­tion.

‘I Dream to Sleep’was a huge hit sin­gle for H20 across the UK and earned the group an ap­pear­ance onTop of the Pops in the early Eight­ies.The band’s for­mer lead singer Ian Don­ald­son presents a new weekly show called Es­sen­tial Eight­ies ev­ery Sun­day from 6-7pm as part of our retro Sun­day sound.

Ian is work­ing on a new al­bum and will be one of the many stars on stage at theYour Ra­dio live gigs later this year.

We are su­per ex­cited to an­nounce that we are hold­ing two nights of fab music on May 18 and 19 in­clud­ing Scot­land’s Big Coun­try, Hot Cho­co­late, Boney M, top trib­ute band Abba Gold and the iconic Sis­ter Sledge and there’s more to be an­nounced in the com­ing weeks.

This is a chance for you to catch these house­hold names on your own doorstep.You have heard them on the ra­dio. Now you can see them live.

Early bird tick­ets are on sale on www.your­ra­dio. scot.They are go­ing fast so get your skates on.

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