Celtic Music Radio, Scotland’s first station to be supported by its listeners, is staging a ten-day Radiothon to raise funds.
The Radiothon started on Friday, November 22 and will run through to December 1.
Today, Friday 29 November saw the start of the special marathon live broadcasting session to mark St Andrew’s Day, Saturday 30 November, which will feature Scottish artistes only across the folk, roots and traditional musical genres.
Programmes from all over the world, including Australia, will be featured. The marathon gets under way at 3.00pm on 29 November, running uninterrupted on 1530 AM and on the web until midnight the following day – 33 hours in total.
“It is going be a major effort on behalf of our presenters to broadcast round the clock, but we’re looking forward to the challenge and lots of coffee” said Ross Macfadyen, a broadcaster and director at Celtic Music Radio, which is a registered charity.
“We have over 70,000 listeners so if everyone donated just £1, that ‘Celtic pound’ if you like, it would raise enough for us to broadcast and keep the station going over the next 12 months.
If people want to donate more than the ‘Celtic pound’ then that would be marvellous.”
The Radiothon event began on November 22 with a live performance from Avant Garde in Glasgow’s King Street featuring Jim King and his daughter, Rowan and the band Clova.
On Wednesday, November 27, the station had a live night from the Ubiquitous Chip, Ashton Lane, Glasgow to celebrate St Andrew’s Day with a host of local acts.
Details of how to donate to Celtic Music Radio are available on its website at www.celticmusicradio.net/donate.
If you are a UK Tax payer, please donate via BT MyDonate and check the Gift Aid button!
You can also send donations to the station’s studio at Celtic Music Radio, Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XH.