CamGlen Radio’s Information Station helps build confidence
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