Bronglais FM 87.8

BronglaisFM

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.

July 31st CHRISTOPHER FROST has been a priest for two years and is currently serving the parish of Aberporth. But his pathway to the Ceredigion coast has had several twists and turns.
He’s worked as a chef in Aberystwyth (a few good stories there, no doubt!). But it’s his passion for film and photography that ranks uppermost and has taken him around the world.
Among his latest projects is a series of video essays on the churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
You can find them on his own YouTube channel