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:
January 18th – GARY HISCOTT describes himself as a “self-taught slow learner”. But, however slowly, he’s learned a lot in his 75 years.
Born in Birmingham of Welsh parents, he’s been a draughtsman and a teacher and – now in retirement – an artist, something he has returned to from his college days.
“I paint as a Christian,” he says, “rather than painting Christian paintings.”
But the best thing he ever did, he says, was join a church choir at the age of ten.
Today, with wife Sian, he is an active member of St Michael’s Church in Aber and, yes, he sings in the choir.
January 25th sees a return visit for the now-retired former Rector of Abersytwyth, STUART BELL.
Stuart has made countless pilgrimages to the Holy Land over the years and he’s off there again in April, with his wife, to volunteer as a tour guide in Jerusalem, specifically at the Garden Tomb, from which Jesus is believed to have risen from the dead.