As part of our 50th birthday celebrations we will be broadcasting live for 50hrs non-stop, and entertaining the listeners with music from across the decades. We are delighted to be supported by BBC Radio Wales and will be welcoming Jason Mohammad and his team to our studios on Monday 5 June, 9-11am, to join us in broadcasting together for the final 2 hours of the event.
Our ‘50@50’ marathon broadcast will celebrate music from every year since Hospital Radio Glamorgan was founded back in 1967. An hour of music will be dedicated to each year from 9am on Saturday 3rd June right up to 11am on Monday 5th June without any breaks. There will be some special guest presenters and famous faces visiting the studio but the bulk of the programmes will be presented by the station’s own 40+ volunteer force; two of whom – Simon Field and Karlo King have been at the station for over 35 years.
Hospital Radio Glamorgan’s Chair, Clare Sinclair says: ‘This is a very exciting event that all of our volunteers can take part in to help celebrate our 50th anniversary. Broadcasting, and all behind the scenes work to maintain and develop the service we provide takes a team of dedicated and talented people. It’s very fitting that our event takes place right in the middle of Volunteers Week – the annual campaign to thank volunteers and celebrate the difference they make.’
Ben Gallivan, a volunteer who will be presenting during the event says: ‘I’m going to be covering 1977-1980 along with a few other volunteers and have spent the last few weeks planning which songs, news stories and fun features to include that relate to the years. It is a very privileged role to be able to have the opportunity to help others during their time in hospital, and this event in particular is very special.’
As well as being an anniversary celebration, ‘50@50’ aims to raise money for the charity to create a multi-functional space in which volunteers of all abilities will be able to learn new skills which will enhance the varied and diverse programmes broadcast.
If you would like to support ‘50@50’ by donating to the event, visit RG’s sponsorship page – DONATE HERE
Have a look at the Hospital Broadcasting Association website report about the impact that hospital radio stations make – here
The 50hr broadcast takes place in the middle of Volunteers Week celebrations across the UK – info