Bronglais FM 87.8


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:

March 6th

MEL BURGESS is one of an increasingly rare breed – a writer of letters. When did you last get one? She gets them all the time. But that’s because she sends them all the time too.

Born in the USA, she’s lived in Wales (more or less) since 1971

“I have always been a Christian, cannot say I ever had a big epiphany about my faith,” she says. ” I have just always believed in God who is a great constant in my life. I read my Bible every day and try to do some sort of studying about Christianity, either to do with our Bible Class or on some other topic.”

Oh, and she’s recently taken up knitting…

March 13th

ANNE URUSKA works with the Waunfawr branch of Cytun (Churches Together in Wales) to provide monthly Welsh-language services at the Hafan y Waun care home (pictured)

She also helps organise bilingual services to mark Christian Aid Week (13-19 May)

In fact, wherever the language of heaven needs a hand, Anne will be there to offer it.


March 20th BRINA EVANS grew up in a Christian family in London where, as a young girl, her family had a close friendship with the renowned missionary, Gladys Aylward (pictured, right), whose story was famously told in the film Inn of the Sixth Happiness.

She moved to Aberystwyth when she was 17 and joined Holy Trinity Church where, today, she is parish treasurer.

Back in the 1980s, she was also one of the guiding lights behind the Rheidol Riding Centre which continues to provide holidays on horseback for families from all around.

Time for an update…

March 27th

DAVID COOPER spent thirty years as a peripatetic violin and viola teacher in various parts of Wales and the UK. He’s also an accomplished pianist.

Now retired, he continues to offer his knowledge and experience to budding players of all ages and is an active member of Holy Trinity Church, not least as an organiser of fundraising events.