Jon goes ra­dio gaga with his char­ity show

48 hour broad­cast

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

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

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