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Halfway to Burgh; The Two Towns Local History Show on CamGlen Radio

Rutherglen and Cambuslang have a rich and colourful history dating back many centuries. These two towns have witnessed some really important events in Scottish history.

Carrick McDonald has been putting together some programmes about local history for CamGlen Radio. In these programmes he will be looking back at the two towns, in times gone by, exploring the castles, factories, coalmines and churches of the past, and at the lives of the men and women who are part of our rich local history.

Join Carrick on Friday’s from 1pm as we explore the fascinating history of Rutherglen and Cambuslang, in:  Halfway to Burgh; The Two Towns Local History Show on CamGlen Radio.

If you have any suggestions for a programme or would like to contribute please email history@camglenradio.org

The first programme looks at the history of the Hoover factory in Cambuslang, from its early days in the second World War until its closure in 2005. 


Vukovi - CamGlen Radio's featured artist: 15th - 28th May

Our latest Featured Artist is Ayrshire-based indie rock band Vukovi.

We'll be playing tracks from their latest selftitled debut album (released in March) across all our daytime shows.

Check out their most recent single:

More info at: http://www.vukovi.co.uk/ 


Council Countdown, with Bob Rowatt

Council Countdown, presented by Bob Rowatt, is a special pair of programmes focussing on the South Lanarkshire Council election on the 4th of May 2017..

Local candidates will be in the studio, engaging in a roundtable discussion on issues affecting the election.

The list of candidates in the local wards is as follows:

Rutherglen South

Robert Brown - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Margaret Cowie - Labour and Co-operative Party

Brian Stuart Finlay - Scottish Green Party

Taylor Muir - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Carol Nugent - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Jack Sinclair - UKIP

Rutherglen Central and North

Raymond Burke - Scottish Green Party

Janine Calikes - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Gordon Clark - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Liz Keenan - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Gerard Killen - Labour and Co-operative Party

Martin Patrick Lennon - Labour and Co-operative Party

Jared Wark - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Cambuslang West

John Bradley - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Don Ferguson - Independent

Kieran James Kiely - UKIP

Ann Le Blond - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

David McClemont  - Scottish Green Party

Clare McColl - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Norman Rae - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Margaret Walker - Scottish Labour Party

Cambuslang East

Walter Brogan - Scottish Labour Party

Ellen Bryson - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Gavin Douglas - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Alistair Fulton - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Stuart Gallagher - Scottish Labour Party

Katy Loudon - Scottish National Party (SNP)

Laura Martin - Scottish Green Party

James Moore - Scottish Unionists, Proudly Scottish, Proudly British

Listen to the first show which broadcast on Tuesday 25th April @ 1pm. Bob was joined in the studio with Robert Brown (Scottish Liberal Democrats), Gavin Douglas (Scottish Conservative & Unionist), Margaret Cowie (Labour and Co-operative Party) and Brian Stuart Findlay.


Siobhan Miller - CamGlen Radio's featured artist: 20th Feb - 5th March

We'll be playing tracks from her new album Strata (released 24th Feb)

Check out her most recent single:

 

More info at: https://www.siobhanmiller.com/


Schools are back forever!

We are delighted to have schools programmes back on air!

The schools currently involved with the project are Burgh Primary, Hallside Primary, St Charles Primary, Rutherglen High and Trinity High.

You can listen to the school show from 10am on Thursday and Friday, shows are repeated each day at 3pm.

To listen to previous show or to see the school rota please click here.

If your school would like to be involved in the future email cameron@healthynhappy.org.uk or call (0141) 647 0311


Are you 11-17 yrs old?

Get involved!

We've come to realise that most of us here at CamGlen Radio are old fogies (which means older than 25 by young people's standards), so if you are between 11 and 17 years old and live in Cambuslang or Rutherglen why not join the team!

Learn to create, produce and present your own radio show and become a regular feature here at the station! All you need to do is commit a couple of hours each week. Easy!

Call 0141 647 0311 or email tam@healthynhappy.org.uk for info


Raindrops and roses...

Something, Someone performing live at the No. 18 official opening, broadcast live on CamGlen Radio...here are a few of our favourite things!

In 2015 we saw live performances from acts including:

and featured tracks from performers such as:

  • Cosmic Rough Riders
  • The Deadline Shakes
  • Raymond Meade
  • Miaoux Miaoux
  • Mickey 9's
  • Stay Bless
  • The Trend
  • Woodenbox

To join these illustrious lists, and get the chance of coming in to play live, send an email to: promo@camglenradio.org


Southside Fringe Festival 2016

The Southside Fringe is back! Bringing a whole host of great events and gigs across the Southside of Glasgow from 13th May until 29th May 2016.

We are delighted to be an official partner this year so keep it locked to CamGlen Radio for daily gig guides, interviews and exclusive live sessions from many of the performing artists!


The Countdown to Holyrood..

As of Friday 1st April, 1-2pm we are launching our coverage of the lead up to the Scottish Parliamentary Elections.

The series, entitled ‘Countdown to Holyrood’ each week features a local candidate being interviewed on a range of topics, with some questions picked by local listeners.

Countdown to Holyrood, is on every Friday throughout April, 1 – 2pm, and the station has confirmed participation of the following candidates:

All shows will be repeated the following Tuesday from 9pm – 10pm and they will also be available to listen again right here via our Mixcloud page

The show finale will be a special broadcast of the Election Husting that is being held at Burnside/Blairbeth Church on Thursday 28th April – also hosted by Bob Rowatt.

This recording will be broadcast on the station on Friday 29th April, 1-3pm and repeated on Tuesday 3rd May from 9pm – 11pm.


Check out our studios!

For a long time, we have been very fortunate to have reasonable broadcast facilities, but never in our wildest dreams did we think we would have what we now have!

Thanks to a substantial grant from the Commonwealth Legacy Fund, Healthy n Happy purchased the old East Rutherglen Church and with help from Collective Achitecture set to work redesigning the community facilities frin the inside out!

CamGlen Radio now benefits from custom built, professional, sound proofed and fully connected studios and we've been broadcasting from here since October 2015.

Check out the selection of images to see where we are now based - and if you're ever in the area, pop by for a look!


Electronic Thursdays, oh yeah!

In the beginning there was Rock Tuesdays and now we have…. Electronic Thursdays!

 

It all kicks off from 6pm with the wonder that is Optimistic Brian’s Introduction to the weekend, after that we have Steve Warner’s Big Weekender dropping some brilliant tunes getting you ready for the weekend from 8pm!

 

And now joining them on Thursdays night the Ez-up lads topping off the bill. Join Nicky, Johnny and Nick every Thursday for their new slot from 10pm till midnight.

Tune in folks, it’s going to be electrifying. (Sorry).

 


The Thinking Differently Show

The young people from Healthy n Happy’s Thinking Differently Steering Group were live on CamGlen Radio on Wednesday 2nd of September from 6pm.

The group is made up of young people ( aged 14-18) from across Rutherglen and Cambuslang. They come together each week to have fun, explore different health topics and to help their community. The group started out in 2013, when they began tackling alcohol issues in communities across Rutherglen and Cambuslang. They group were involved in trialling new youth club activities for young people in Halfway and are keen to start working on new ideas soon.

This summer they have been working on a special project focusing on e-cigarettes for NHS South Lanarkshire. As young health activists, the group did their own research on e-cigs and are now ready to present their findings exclusively on Camglen radio. Listeners can also take part in the show by texting, emailing and tweeting their opinions during the show.

As well as discussing e-cigs, the show will feature music chosen by the group and amazing adverts created by other young people who have been part of the Thinking Differently project this year.

Most importantly, you can find out all the details on how YOU can become part of the group too. Listen out for details of their open night for new members on the 9th of September at CamGlen Radio’s new home Number 18!

You can listen to the show in full below.

The Thinking Differently Show by Camglen Radio on Mixcloud


CamGlen's Radio's new young banter crew!

The Banter Crew are a group of young people brought together via the Young One's Youth Club (Whitlawburn) and the Burnhill Childrens Action Group. They've been working together over the past few months identifying similarities in each other and their communities. 

The idea for the project came about after the two youth groups expressed an interest in meeting young people from other communities.

The aim of the project was to increase awareness of their communities, enable them to take positive action on issues identified and also breakdown territorial-ism.

To complete their project the young people decided that 10 of the group members would create a radio show that would showcase all the work they've been doing whilst also demonstrating the new bonds and friendships created during the project.

Theone-off show was broadcast on Thursday 7th May, and the recording will soon be available via our Mixcloud page.


Tuesday night is ROCK night! (Sunday too!)

Tuesdays from 4pm on CamGlen Radio are all about the rock!

No, not the wrestler, or even this precariously balanced stone.. no! We mean full on, in your face Rock music - from Led Zep to the Ramones to Jethro Tull and so much more - even stuff you've never heard of.

Join Danny Caveman, Big Ted, John Fell and Billy Wilson every Tuesday between 4pm and 11pm for the ultimate rock journey!

Missed the Tuesday rockfest or just hungry for more? Don't forget to catch John Tom's Sunday Rock show from 8pm.

MOSH PIT!


Launch Event

Thursday 19th March marks a historic day for CamGlen Radio. After being in existence for almost 10 years, the community radio station will be launching as a full time FM station. To celebrate the hard work of all the staff and volunteers that have contributed to this moment CamGlen Radio will be hosting a special launch event. Those in attendance will include all the volunteers and staff who have worked to make this moment possible, as well as some elected members from Scottish Parliament and the Council including the Provost of South Lanarkshire.

 "the launch show will give you a flavour of what’s in store for listeners of CamGlen Radio"

Brought to you by two breakfast and lunch time presenters Ian Goldie and Graham Bell the launch show will give you a flavour of what’s in store for listeners of CamGlen Radio, as well as featuring a tip of the stetson to the stations history.

During the special launch party show, competition winners will be announced, including: Coverage competition, pick the first song competition and listeners will be invited to contact the station to tell us where they’re getting coverage – with another CamGlen Radio goody bag up for grabs!

Here’s to the future! Tune in from 1pm on 107.9FM or right here on camglenradio.org.


Studio Refurbishment

With CamGlen Radio being a branch of Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust the community radio station is presented with opportunities that many other stations do not have the luxury of. One opportunity that is coming up certainly fits that bill. Healthy n Happy recently purchased the church hall next to their offices and refurbishment has begun to turn the building into a community hub for the areas of Cambuslang and Rutherglen.

Within the new hub will be three purpose built studios for CamGlen Radio as well as an area to host and broadcast live performances. There are also exciting plans to open the space as a café where people will able to witness live radio broadcasts taking place or watch a band playing their latest release while they sip their coffee.

"The scope for opportunities is vast"

The scope for opportunities is vast and it’s a prospect everyone involved at the station is incredibly excited about. The studios will be ready to move into in June / July with refurbishments set to continue until well after Summer.

When move in date comes around we hope to see you there at 18 Farmeloan Road for more celebration!


Hallside Radio Show - Live on CamGlen Radio

Since CamGlen Radio's inception in 2007 we have made it our mission to involve all the schools within the local area in its broadcasting ventures. During the period in which the we ran one-month long broadcasts, schools were regularly invited in to learn radio skills and host their own radio shows. 

Now that we've become a full time broadcaster, CamGlen Radio is pleased to welcome one of the schools back to host a show as part of the first weekly line-up on the station. Hallside Primary School was the first ever school to become part of the stations schools programme and they have continued using their radio skills gained from involvement with CamGlen Radio on an ongoing basis within the school.

The first live show of their weekly slot is on Thurs 26th March at 10am, and repeated at 6pm.

Expect some quality radio from Hallside Primary School's presenters of the future! (in fact, now!) 

We are looking into funding opportunities so we can expand our schools programme back to it’s former glory, and our hope is that after the Summer we will be able to roll this out to all local schools. Watch this space!