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 Tuesday morning, the Brunch Show between 10am and Noon features guests from the local church community. This is the schedule for the next few weeks:
July 3rd ANNE ROBBINS makes a welcome return to the show. Originally from Canada, she’s Junior Church Organiser at Holy Trinity and an undergraduate student of Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University
July 10th DELYTH EVANS is not only a critically-acclaimed harpist, but she has also helped hundreds of others master the instrument. Having trained under Osian Ellis at the Royal Academy of Music, the ensembles she put together as a peripatetic harp teacher have won many awards.
Nowadays, shes Choir Mistress at St Michael’s Church, Aberystwyth. On Saturday, July 14th, they are performing what she calls a Choir Fantasy Concert, singing items that they’ve learnt during the past few months together with instrumental items from members of the choir.
Then, in October, they’ve been invited to visit the Holy Land, singing in Jerusalem Cathedral, Bethlehem, Nazareth and Haifa
July 17th SYD SMITH is another old friend. But life moves on so it’s time for a catch-up with the Llangorwen church warden. Syd has started volunteering with the Aberystwyth Talking Newspaper. So talking is something he knows a thing or two about.
He’s also likely to wax lyrical about the Emerald Isle. He’s a regular visitor and enjoys it so much he bought a house there.
July 24th JENNY JONES is also a Church Warden at All Saints’, Llangorwen. Member of Women’s Institute – just been on a trip to Llangollen, where the group travelled down the river on a barge. Jenny also helps out with various local projects.