VRN on the air for a marathon broadcast

Volunteer presenters from Victoria Radio Network VRN are preparing for a  marathon 26-hour broadcast over the coming weekend
Volunteer presenters from Victoria Radio Network VRN are preparing for a marathon 26-hour broadcast over the coming weekend
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Presenters from Victoria Radio Network, Kirkcaldy’s hospital radio station, are brewing the coffee in preparation for a marathon broadcast this weekend.

The live broadcast will take place from noon on Saturday May 14 until 2pm on Sunday to raise funds for the radio station which is funded entirely by donations, grants and fundraising.

The station currently broadcasts live from 9am to 2pm on Saturday and 8am to 2pm on Sunday due to a shortage of presenters.

Hospital radio is a service provided for patients, staff and visitors to the town’s hospital services, and VRN is run entirely by volunteers. Their duties range from presenting shows to collecting requests from patients, visitors and staff on the wards. The ages of the volunteers and their experience ranges widely, with some retired while others are just starting out on their radio career.

VRN has been entertaining and informing patients, staff and visitors in Kirkcaldy since 1971, making it one of the country’s longest-running radio stations. Through these years, many of VRN’s presenters have gone on to even greater things – and the station has picked up numerous national awards for its output.

Volunteering with Kirkcaldy’s hospital radio station can be a rewarding experience, as well as a valuable source of training for anyone wanting to make a career in radio, and provides an excellent environment for beginners to learn in.

Anyone wishing to become involved with the station can obtain further details and download an application form from the station’s web site: www.vrnkirkcaldy.com where there is also a link for people to tune into the online broadcasts.