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:
May 8th. ANDY BROWN returns to the show…on his bike
He’s a leading member of the Fellowship of Christian Motorcyclists, an organisation dedicated to turning bikers into believers.
“The aim is easy,” he says – regular rideouts on Saturdays, not Sundays (that’s why FCM was formed in the first place). “And the stress is on easy. It doesn’t matter what you ride, as long as you enjoy it.”
May 15th .JONATHAN COX was born in Uganda and has travelled widely. And he’s on his way back to the land of his birth, thanks to his prowess as an engineer working in hydro-electrics.
It was hydro that brought him to Wales too and there are schemes he has designed all over the Principality, including one at Strata Florida.
But the catalyst for all of this was his desire to combine his talents with Christian service, especially in the developing world.
This took him to Nepal, where he also found a wife and family. And now, as an independent consultant, he finds himself working on schemes back in Uganda.
Oh, and he’s a bit of a dab hand on the classical guitar. You never know…
At this time, I spent a lot of time developing my skills on the classical (Spanish) guitar.
May 22nd J-D LAURENCE is the Vicar at St Anne’s Church in Penparcau, having previously been a curate at St Mike’s in the centre of town.
Among the many things he takes care of is leading Theology for Life courses in the deanery, offering people a chance to look a little deeper into their Christian beliefs
Oh, and he’s also chaplain to Aberystwyth Town FC
May 31st (Thursday)
ANDREW CUSWORTH is one of Wales’ most notable composers – and he’s on a mission – to start a children’s choir at Holy Trinity Church in Aberystwyth
Born and raised in Pembrokeshire, he studied music at Cambridge and now his work has been enjoyed all over the world.
Andrew is in the process of putting the choir together. So if you have a child with the voice of an angel, you can find out more by tuning in