Jon goes radio gaga with his charity show
48 hour broadcast
A Rutherglen man is ready to go on the air this weekend for a good cause.
Jon Stonefield, from Greenhill Court, will be taking part in a 48 hour sponsored broadcast by Glasgow’s Hospital Broadcasting Service, who provide radio programmes and music to sick patients in Glasgow hospitals.
This weekend marks 48 years since the service started. And to mark the occasion the charity decided on holding a sponsored weekend of programming, welcoming back a few of the station’s more famous alumni.
Stars such as Scottish TV presenter Paul Coia will appear alongside the current crop of volunteers who keep the station running, with a different presenter taking over the reigns every hour.
Jon has landed the 4am slot on Saturday morning, but he is still keen to help out as much as possible.
He said: “I’m delighted to be taking part in it, HBS has done a lot of good over the 48 years it’s been around.
“It’s a service that provides a great deal for many people, but as an organisation there is always more that we can do, and I would hope that we could continue this in our 49th year.”
Jon signed up with the station back in January 2015, and the 42-year-old has done everything from visiting hospitals to collect song requests to fund raising bucket collections and presenting programmes.
The station relies heavily on donations and grants to keep going, which is why ideas such as this weekend’s broadcasts, which kick off at 10pm on Friday night, are required.
The likes of Ken Bruce, Ross King and George Bowie all volunteered with the station in the past.
To sponsor Jon, or any other hour of programming, then visit http://www.hbs.org.uk for more details.
On the air Rutherglen man Jon Stonefield will be taking part in the hospital radio marathon this weekend