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COP 26 – artists special programme

Ahead of the COP 26 Summit, CamGlen Radio have been reaching out to musicians to discover what they have been doing in the lead up and we will be showcasing one specific project that has been working with artists across the world – as well as playing some of their excellent music.

 You can hear the programme on CamGlen Radio on Wednesday 3rd November at 9pm and also on Thursday 11th November at 2pm. You can listen to the programme now by clicking below.


Volunteers Week Radio Show

On Friday the 4th of June at 4 PM we take some time to celebrate the contributions of volunteers from across the Cambuslang and Rutherglen area.

Want to get involved? Send us a recording of you sharing your thoughts on volunteering in 3 words. You can also dedicate a song to your volunteer hero - someone who has been a massive help or inspiration to you! Please send your recordings to Matt@healthynhappy.org.uk


A Tribute to David Jackson

 

David Jackson

Here at CamGlen Radio we want to pay tribute to a local man, David Jackson who sadly passed away on the 3rd November 2020.

David had been a regular contributor to our local history show, Halfway to Burgh; The Two Towns Local History Show. David's passion for Rutherglen and his encyclopaedic knowledge of its history, particularly as it related to the people of the town, really come across in those programmes, making them a hugely valuable audio archive to be enjoyed by anyone interested in the history of the Royal Burgh today, and by future generations.

David was the 'go-to' man for any questions relating to Rutherglen's heritage, a living archive of the town's long history. A proud Ruglonian, and a well kent figure around the town, he will be greatly missed.

Here are some programmes which David contributed to:

Rutherglen in the 1950s -

J&J White Chemicals -

Going To The Pictures - 

 

 

 

 

 


Brand new listen again service

Here at CamGlen Radio we are very excited to announce the launch of our new listen again service. The new listen again platform will automatically add and list your favourite CamGlen Radio programmes after they have been broadcast on air.

To access the listen again service just click on the listen again tab on the website or head over to your favourite CamGlen Radio show page to find all the latest programmes.


CamGlen Radio’s School Programme is BACK!


Looking for something to keep your child entertained over the summer holidays? In these strange times, we can’t do many of the things that we would usually take for granted during the summer quite as easily. The good news is that CamGlen Radio is inviting your child to get involved as a radio presenter! 

Did you know that the majority of CamGlen Radio presenters have been creating radio content from home? You might be surprised to hear that many of our presenters have been recording using their smartphone devices! That’s right – for your child to get involved, all you’ll need is a smartphone and an internet connection! 

CamGlen Radio staff will: 

  • Host a range of group workshops using Zoom, giving you and your child the skills and information you need to be able to contribute. 

  • Provide a training package and help sheets to help you provide great radio content 

  • Provide any technical support you need to get started! 

The show can be about whatever you want – maybe you want to share a bit of poetry, a joke, tell us about your lockdown experiences, or even just record a shout-out to your friends and family members! 

To register your interest, ask questions, or make a suggestion, email matt@healthynhappy.org.uk


Halfway to Burgh; The Two Towns Local History Show

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.

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


 Christina Milarvie Quarrell talks to members of Rutherglen's Busy Bees craft group about learning, using and passing on their craft skills. We also find out what the group are doing to help in the fight against coronavirus.

 


The Golden Age Hour

 
Starting Tuesday 19 May at 9am and every week at the same time, CamGlen Radio 107.9FM will be broadcasting this special one hour show where all the music is chosen by you, the senior members of our community!
 
Take a trip down memory lane with your favourite songs from yesteryear, and get special messages out to the people closest to you. We will find any song you can think of and our presenter will read out all of your messages and dedications. From the Andrew Sisters to Glen Miller, to some classic Rock n Roll, from Elvis or Chuck, we will respond to every request we receive - guaranteed.
 
Call 0141 647 0311 or email: studio@camglenradio.org

We're still here!

Covid-19 has impacted on our way of life and what we were once able to do and places we were able to visit is now no longer possible.

CamGlen Radio has been impacted too, however we want to let all our listeners and followers know that we are still broadcasting. Our hardworking team of volunteers are adapting and working from home to continue to create fresh content.

Here is what we are doing:

  • Our free community announcements service is still running, we are continuing to promote local groups and organisations for free across CamGlen Radio. We have also increased the frequency of when they are aired which now includes evenings, weekends and through the night. If you want to access this service email whatson@camglenradio.org
  • CamGlen Radio's daytime programming has not been impacted and we are continuing to broadcast up to date news, community announcements, feature interviews and of course, continuing to showcase the best in new and local music. If you want to send in music for consideration in our daytime playlist email promo@camglenradio.org
  • Our specialist presenting team continue to send in regular shows which we are broadcast during evenings and weekends. Keep an eye on our social media channels to find out more!
  • CamGlen Radio is a big supporter of local musicians, we have invited some of our favourite bands, artists, bloggers and other nice folk from the music industry to do one or a few guest shows for us. To find out when these will be aired go to our schedule, look at our mixcloud page or keep an eye on our social media channels. If you want to get involved, email enquiries@camglenradio.org to receive for information.
  • Introduction of a brand new religious show, CamGlen Worship is airing every Sunday from 3pm - bringing your church services to you while you are unable to attend mass or religious service. If you would like to get your church or religious group involved email whatson@camglenradio.org

If there is anything else we could be doing, drop us an email with your suggestion to enquiries@camglenradio.org

 

Stay safe and tuned in,

CamGlen Radio x


CamGlen Worship

We have a brand new show on CamGlen Radio, CamGlen Worship is for people in our community who are currently unable to attend church or their religious gathering so we bring it to you via your radio.

The first programme was broadcast on Sunday 5th April and it included a Mass of the Annunciation from St Anthony's and St Mark's Rutherglen, a Palm Sunday service from Cambuslang Parish Church and a recent daily mass from St Bride's RC Church.

We will be expanding our output to encompass all religions and faiths. If you're in a church or religious group and wish to contribute you can email whatson@camglenradio.org for more information.

CamGlen Worship is broadcast every Sunday from 3pm.

 


CamGlen Radio awarded a further five years of broadcasting!

We are pleased to announce that CamGlen Radio has been awarded another 5 year licence by broadcast regulator, Ofcom.

CamGlen Radio has been serving Cambuslang & Rutherglen as a full-time community radio station since 19th March 2015. During this time our programming has developed significantly from our daytime output which provides free advertising for local community groups and charitable organisations, promoting the best in local unsigned music and providing up to date local news and information.

Across our output we also have regular schools programming which is produced and presented by local school pupils and offer a range of specialist programming covering a wide range of niche genres. We have a local history show, community focus shows and even a photography show (on the radio!)

New and emerging artists and bands have the opportunity to come in and perform live on air and since 2018 we have hosted regular CamGlen Radio Presents…. gig nights which give artists the chance to perform in a local venue for a local audience.

The radio station has over 100 volunteers who keep it running, from presenting, operating behind the scenes and taking part in a number of subgroups and committees to ensure the station is achieving its commitments and offering the best for listeners at home.

One in four of our volunteers have some sort of support need and we pride ourselves on being an inclusive radio station for all on air and behind the scenes.

As we enter our next licence we want to remind everyone that we are YOUR radio station, if you have any suggestions or feedback please do get in contact. If you live in Cambuslang or Rutherglen and want to get involved email volunteering@healthynhappy.org.uk

Our daytime output supports local artists, if you have any music you want considered email promo@camglenradio.org; if you have a news story contact our news team, emailing news@camglenradio.org and to access our Whatson community announcements email whatson@camglenradio.org


COVID-19 update

Updated 24th March 2020

In these times of uncertainty, we’re certain of one thing - that there are lots of good people out there with great community spirit across Cambuslang and Rutherglen, and we all really need that right now. We want to provide a safe and healthy environment for all of our participants, volunteers, guests, customers and staff. So in the short term we are following government health advice and postponing or cancelling a lot of our activities. Please be assured, however, that we are still here and willing to help however we can and we know that lots of residents are too.

All our teams are planning for how we can still offer support where it is most needed in our communities – it may just be in a slightly different format. Specifically, whilst in Number 18 we have stopped running stopped running face to face events we are going to start up some of them again online and we’ll be posting which ones we are running shortly. Meantime we’re still at the end of the phone on 0141 647 5325, on social media, on e-mail or however you normally get in touch with us. For more information, please go to https://www.healthynhappy.org.uk/news-updates

COMMUNITY RESPONSE
We’re also coordinating with local politicians, agencies and local community organisations from Cambuslang and Rutherglen, so we can help residents and communities with what they may need in these difficult circumstances.

NEED SUPPORT? CAN HELP OUT IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD?

PLEASE JOIN US IN HELPING RESIDENTS AND COMMUNITIES ACCESS WHAT THEY NEED

Click here to either request support or sign up to help volunteer.


Lunchtime live from Rutherglen Exchange Shopping Centre

 

Members of the public in Rutherglen were able to experience CamGlen Radio after we moved our mics and set up in the Rutherglen Exchange Shopping Centre on Tuesday 28th January.

 

Derek McCutcheon took his lunchtime show on the road and hosted a show packed with live performances in Healthy n Happy's pop-up shop.

 

Shoppers dropped in throughout the show to see and hear a live programme in action, including performances from The Jimmy Hoo Haa's and Cheggy from The Rain Experiment! 

 

Throughout the show we also showcased some of our playlist artists and our local community announcements.

 

Shoppers were also treated to Frank Murphy aka Felonious Munk who was spinning some tunes in the popup shop after the show.

 

You can hear the live performances here:

 


CamGlen Radio Presents.... Shaun Lithgow, Space Rocket Garage Band & St. Dukes

 

CamGlen Radio Presents... our final event of 2019. Join us on Fri 8th November for a unique mix of acoustic jams, grungy blues and indie rock.

Supporting will be Shaun Lithgow who is a 24 year old, acoustic singer/songwriter from Rutherglen, Glasgow. An Audio graduate from GCU, Shaun performs a fair mix of original material and covers of some personal favourites

Co-headlining will be Space Rocket Garage Band who are a four-piece rock group from Glasgow, Scotland.They trek through the fabrics of space to find the MADDEST and FRIEDEST of sounds. Formed in 2018 the band quickly set their sites on their debut album 'Space Rocket Garage Experience'- OUT NOW!

And our other headliners are St. Dukes who are a four-piece band from Glasgow. The band is made up of; Lewis Douglas (vocals and guitar), Max Orr (drums), Sarah Connor (vocals and guitar) and Fraser Hamilton (bass). We formed in 2014 and having been gigging around Glasgow since.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite for £6 plus booking fee. There will be a limited number available on the night for £7. Doors open at 7.30pm.

This event is strictly 18+ and there will be a licenced bar selling alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.

Tickets available here: https://camglenradio.eventbrite.com 


Halfway to Burgh; The Two Towns Local History Show

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.

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


Cat Gibson interviewed local author Dorothy Connor who talks about her book, Our Everyday Heroes, which tells the remarkable story of her family from the outbreak of World War 1 to the present day.


Carrick speaks with Socialist activist Bill Bonnar talks about the dramatic events which took place in the heart of Glasgow 100 years ago, and in the view of some, almost triggered a revolution in Great Britain.


Members of the People's Past, Peoples Future group, share with us their memories of growing up in, working in and living in these iconic and much loved buildings, and sing songs they remember from these times gone by. 


Carrick has the story of the comemmoration of the men from Rutherglen and Cambuslang who fought in the Spanish Civil War as members of the International Brigade.


CamGlen Radio Presents.... Tenement & Temple, Annie Booth and Nicol & Elliott

Here are some highlights from previous CamGlen Radio Presents events! 

CamGlen Radio Presents a mix of electropop, jazz and folk music at Number 18, Rutherglen with Tenement&Temple, Annie Booth and Nicol & Elliott on Friday 6 September.

Tenement and Temple is a new folk route for Monica Queen and Johnny Smillie. Monica plays her Martin guitar solid while Johnny creates some organised chaos on his Olympic. Together they weave intimate readings of songs spanning their career with new songs and classics.

Annie Booth an Edinburgh based singer, songwriter and instrumentalist – but fiercely unique in her own way with an emotive voice in the Scottish music scene.

Annie has performed at the BBC’s much-loved Quay Sessions, as well as appearing at a number of festivals including XpoNorth, Celtic Connections, Tenement Trail and Kelburn's Garden Party (The Skinny Stage).

Supporting act Nicol & Elliott will also be taking to the stage – a musical collaboration of chance, Nicol & Elliott formed as a result of Andrew (Nicol - Guitar and vocals) asking Rachel (Elliott - Fiddle and vocals) to accompany him for a one-off show at Celtic Connection in January 2018.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite for £8 plus booking fee. There will be a limited number available on the night for £10. Doors open at 7.30pm.

This event is strictly 18+ and there will be a licenced bar selling alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite for £8 plus booking fee: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/camglen-radio-presents-carla-j-easton-annie-booth-and-nicol-elliott-tickets-63338405877 . There will be a limited number available on the night for £10. Doors open at 7.30pm.

This event is strictly 18+ and there will be a licenced bar selling alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.


CamGlen Radio Presents.... Tom McGuire & The Brassholes and Russell Stewart

CamGlen Radio Presents is thrilled to finally reveal the headlining act that will be taking to stage next week, Friday 3 May 2019.

Tom McGuire & The Brassholes will be dropping by in the midst of a UK tour for a surprise performance at Rutherglen and Cambuslang’s hottest new venue, Number 18.

Described as Scotland’s most vibrant live acts who earned their stripes on Sauchiehall and Buchanan Street busking during the Commonwealth Games in 2014, Tom McGuire & The Brassholes are guaranteed to raise the roof with their rhythmic and unique style.

Supporting act Russell Stewart will also be taking to the stage – bringing with him his sass and tongue ‘n’ cheek attitude to his funk and jazz blend. Russell performed at TRNSMT festival in 2018 and released his debut single “Who am I to you?” at the end of last year.

We advise that you book early to avoid missing out on tickets, they are available on Eventbrite for £12 plus booking fee click here.

Number 18 is on Farmeloan Road, Rutherglen and doors open at 7.30pm.

This event is strictly 18+ and there will be a licenced bar selling alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.

Not to be missed!

For tickets visit: https://camglenradio.eventbrite.com 

For more information about Tom McGuire & The Brassholes visit: https://www.facebook.com/tomandthebrassholes/

For more information about Russell Stewart visit: https://www.facebook.com/russellstewartmusic/


Watch CamGlen Radio Live Sessions!

We are pleased to announce you can now watch some of our live sessions we have on CamGlen Radio!

To watch these brilliant performances just go to our Facebook or YouTube pages. Keep an eye on the social media pages for further updates.

 

If you want to have your music played on CamGlen Radio please send demos or releases to promo@camglenradio.org for consideration on our daytime playlist.


Cat @ Celtic Connections 2019

 
Cat returns with highlights from this year's Celtic Connections.  The winter music festival was across 18 days which is more to do with Connections than Celtic origins.
 
Listen to part one below were Cat plays music from Galica, music about a Railway Station that has long sInce stopped being used and a variety of interviews from some of those performing at the events.
 

 
And below you can hear the final part which features music from Hamish Napier, Brave, Former traditional singer of the year Claire Hastings, Iona Fyfe this year MG ALBA Singer of the year award, chatting to Glasgow born Mosheen of I market and Talisk and much much more.


CamGlen Commemorates the Centenery: Episodes 1-4

We at CamGlen Radio are excited to present our four World War One programmes. These programmes explore how World War One affected Cambuslang and Rutherglen through the words of their descendants.

In these programmes, you’ll hear about a range of interesting and tragic accounts, including the battles John Dunne saw, W. Ross Shearer's life as a POW and the Victoria Cross recipients who showed incredible acts of bravery. You’ll also hear about life on the home front, including what it was like for children and how the people of Cambuslang and Rutherglen helped Belgian refugees settle in Scotland during the First World War.

You’ll also hear about the legacy those who fought, and gave their lives, left behind. In between these accounts, you’ll also be able to enjoy the research Burgh Primary School and Hallside Primary School pupils have done on World War One, as well as the poetry recitals of Spittal Primary School Pupils.

A number of people and organisations helped make these programmes possible. A big thank you first to Burgh Primary School, Hallside Primary School and Spittal Primary School pupils. We would also like to thank the Heritage Centre, the Cambuslang Remembrance Garden Group, SSAFA and Queens Park Football club, who all contributed to the research which made this programme possible. Finally, we would like to give a huge thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund for funding the project.


Episode 1 covers the beginning of the war, the experiences of those fighting and the casualties that resulted from the conflict. In this episode, we hear from Andy Newton about his uncle’s life as a miner, Kim Jackson’s grandfathers and the dangerous jobs soldiers like Victoria Cross recipient Hugh McIver were expected to carry out.

The episode was aired on Mon 24th December 2018.


In this episode, we learn more about Cambuslang and Rutherglen’s Victoria Cross recipients, and the astounding acts of bravery they demonstrated in order to receive the VC. We also hear about other soldiers who gave their lives during World War One, like Andy Newton’s uncle.

The episode was aired on Tue 25th December 2018.


In this episode, we explore life on the home front for the people of Rutherglen and Cambuslang left behind to do what they could at home, like librarian W. Ross Shearer- who documented the soldiers of Rutherglen who passed away during the First World War, including his own son. We also learn about the fascinating connection Rutherglen and Cambuslang have to the Belgian refugees who travelled to Britain.

The episode was aired on Wed 26th December 2018.


In this episode, we hear about the legacy of the First World War. We learn about life for those who returned home, and what life was like for the families of those who didn’t. We also learn more about what life was like for the Belgian refugees, and their descendants, most of whom returned to Belgium after peace was declared.

The episode was aired on Thu 27th December 2018.


CamGlen Radio Presents..... Raintown, Katee Kross & the Amberjax and Robyn Taylor

Brand new for 2019 we have a bumper line-up and country music CamGlen Radio Presents... gig night!
 
Performing will be Robyn Taylor who is a multitalented singer/songwriter, performer and entertainer, Robyn has 30 years experience in show business. Local to CamGlen (Westburn, Cambuslang). Her latest album In The Arms Of Love reached the final of the UK Songwriting Competition.
 
Katee Kross and the Amberjax will also be gracing the stage, from Bishopbriggs near Glasgow, 21 yr old singer/songwriter Katee has worked with some of the top names in Scottish music, including MacLean, Barbara Dickson, Karine Polwart and Seasick Steve. She’s sold out Celtic Connections and The Hug and Pint with her Songwriter Circle gigs.
 
And finally, our headline for the event, Raintown, husband and wife duo, Paul and Clare have picked up 15 awards in 4 years, appeared at Country2Country, King Tuts and headlining at the Buckle and Boots Festival as well as supporting both Runrig at the iconic Shepherd’s Bush Empire and American, Josh Kelley in Glasgow.
 
Tickets are available for £10 plus booking fee. There will be a limited number of tickets on the night for £12.


This event is strictly 18+ and there will be a licenced bar selling alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.


Not to be missed!

 

Booking site: https://camglenradio.eventbrite.co.uk


CamGlen Radio Commemorates the Centenery


CamGlen Radio Presents..... Rebekah Kirk, Haze & Zoe Tait

Another instalment of our brand new 'CamGlen Radio Presents....' gig nights live from Number 18.

Rebekah Kirk is a multi-award winning Singer/Songwriter from Cambuslang whose titles include ‘Best Busker in Glasgow’, ‘Danny Kyle Award Winner’, and ‘Jim Diamond Award Winner’ amongst others.

Cambuslang’s Hannah Findlay ‘Haze’ is fresh from performing at the Merchant City Festival and gigs in Provence and Marseille having won the Eurogig Scotland competition.

Zoe Tait is a young Singer/Songwriter from Renfrewshire who is well known at CamGlen Radio and has been making a name for herself gigging across the Central belt of Scotland and is soon to set off and tour Germany.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite for £5 + booking fee. There will be a limited number available on the night for £7.

This event is strictly 18+ and there will be a licenced bar selling alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.


Not to be missed!

 

Booking site: https://camglenradio.eventbrite.co.uk



For more information about Rebekah Kirk visit: https://www.facebook.com/officialrebekahkirk/

For more information about Haze visit: https://www.facebook.com/haaazemusic/

For more information about Zoe Tait - The Ladybugg visit: https://www.facebook.com/zoetaittheladybugg/


CamGlen Radio Presents.... Matt Scott & Fallen Arches

CamGlen Radio launches our brand new 'CamGlen Radio Presents....' gig nights live from Number 18.

We are pleased to announce that former featured artist and Album of the Year nominee Fallen Arches will be joining us at this event along with Matt Scott who will be celebrating the launch of his debut single 'All Out Of sorts'. Join us for the first of our monthly events showcasing all the best in local music.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite for £7 + booking fee. There will be a limited number available on the night for £10.

This event is strictly 18+ and there will be a licenced bar selling alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.

Come and join us for the first event which will see Matt Scott & Fallen Arches co-headline the night!

Not to be missed!

For more information about Fallen Arches visit: https://www.facebook.com/fallenarchesmusic/

For more information about Matt Scott visit: https://www.facebook.com/mattjamesscott/


WW1 Centenary Project

We have some fantastic news..


Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland has awarded CamGlen Radio £9,700 in support of a World War One project!

The project, entitled 'CamGlen Commemorates the Centenary: Remembering and Learning about the First World War', will involve training & supporting local young people to conduct interviews with older residents, visit local sites connected to WW1 and ultimately plan and create a series of radio programmes to be broadcast on or around 11th November this year.

We will also be hosting pop-up exhibitions in Cambuslang and Rutherglen later in the year.

Watch this space for more information on our upcoming activities.

If you have a family connection to WW1 and have stories to share (or know someone who does) we would love to hear from you. Email us: tess@healthynhappy.org.uk or call 0141 646 0123

Thank you The National Lottery players for making this project a reality.


Halfway to Burgh; Rutherglen in the 1950s

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.

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


Carrick hosted a mini-series from Monday 30th April which looked at Rutherglen in the 1950s. If you missed it you can listen to the shows below.


Original drama on CamGlen Radio: The Taming of the Shrew

Originally broadcast in December 2017, this drama is a modern take on William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew which was created with students from Glasgow University Shakespeare Society.

You can listen to the entire drama below:

If you are interested in contributing / getting involved with radio drama at CamGlen Radio please email drama@camglenradio.org 


Are you a member of the LGBT+ community?

We're looking for people like you to join our broadcasting team, to help produce and present programmes with a focus on LGBT+ health, issues, music, culture and more!

No experience necessary - all we need is your enthusiasm and commitment to making this a success; we will provide all the training.

Interested? Email tam@healthynhappy.org.uk or call (0141) 647 0311


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.

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


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


The second and third episodes followed the J & J White Chemical Works in Rutherglen:


The fourth episode focused on the 1,400 year history Rutherglen Old Parish Church, including the important events in Scottish history that have taken place there:


The fifth episode looks at the old picture houses and cinemas of Cambuslang and Rutherglen.


Episode six explores the Rutherglen Boundary Stones which can be found across the Royal Burgh. Carrick meets with members of the Rutherglen Hertiage Society as they audit the remainding stones.



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.


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

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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.


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!