Spring­board

CamGlen Ra­dio’s In­for­ma­tion Sta­tion helps build con­fi­dence

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Niki Ten­nant

Ruther­glen’s own rev­o­lu­tion­ary ra­dio sta­tion is giv­ing peo­ple with ad­di­tional sup­port needs a spring­board to new op­por­tu­ni­ties as po­ten­tial stars of the air­waves.

CamGlen Ra­dio’s In­for­ma­tion Sta­tion is the first rung on the lad­der for volunteers from the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang area who want to build their con­fi­dence, meet like­minded, en­thu­si­as­tic peo­ple and gain fun work ex­pe­ri­ence in front of the mic, on air and be­hind the scenes.

The In­for­ma­tion Sta­tion cur­rently has eight mem­bers with ad­di­tional sup­port needs who re­ceive tu­ition from en­ter­prise worker and re­tired po­lice of­fi­cer Derek McCutcheon, as well as other volunteers who re­ceived the same en­try level ground­ing and are now pre­sent­ing their own shows.

“With­out volunteers, the sta­tion would cease to ex­ist as lo­cal peo­ple are in­volved in ev­ery facet – from pro­duc­ing ra­dio pro­grammes, to pro­vid­ing tech­ni­cal sup­port, pre­sent­ing pro­grammes, pro­vid­ing broad­cast as­sis­tance and much more,” ex­plained sta­tion co-or­di­na­tor, Tam Curry.

“We have 100-plus volunteers who all have their roles to play. The train­ing, sup­port and devel­op­ment they re­ceive im­proves their skills, con­fi­dence and en­joy­ment, as well as open­ing so­cial con­nec­tions and grow­ing peo­ple’s sense of self-worth and wellbeing.”

The Rutherl­gen Re­former was in­vited to join an In­for­ma­tion Sta­tion

Good to talkThe Re­former’s Niki Ten­nant with, from left, volunteers Will MacMillan, James Lan­ni­gan and Brian An­der­son

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