RB FM is a hospital radio station based at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth. But it reaches out way beyond the wards and is popular with listeners across the area.
Established in 1970, it is run entirely by volunteers and offers a 24/7 mix of music and chat for the benefit primarily of hospital patients, visitors and staff but also for the local community.
Every Thursday morning, the Brunch Show between 10am and Noon features guests from the local church community. This is the schedule for the next few weeks:
September 7th HYWEL JONES is a former Archdeacon of Cardigan – the area covering the county of Ceredigion. Now retired, he has a keen interest in dementia/Alzheimer’s issues and is volunteer leader of Aberystwyth Alzheimer’s Society’s Activity Group, which meets twice a month locally. He is also this year’s President of Aberystwyth Probus Club
September 14th REVD MARK ANSELL is a clergyman on the rise. He is about to become Vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Aberystwyth, having served for the past year as a Curate looking after Holy Trinity’s sister church, Eglwys Santes Fair. He’s also worked in Aberaeron. So recent times have been a bit of a learning curve for this former head teacher.
September 21st MARTIN CRAMPIN is the go-to man when it comes to stained glass in Wales. Based at the National Library, he has written the definitive guide on the subject that covers every church in the nation. But, as he will explain, it all happened largely by accident for this artist/author.
September 27th REVD MONES FARAH is the Rector of Aberystwyth. He returned to the town three years ago, having previously served here as a Curate in the 80s. But, Palestinian by birth, his life story mirrors the fate of so many of his contemporaries in what, in 1948, became the new state of Israel.