A few weeks ago, I had the absolute pleasure of being invited as a guest onto the David Holman Show on NHSound Radio.
Some of you may have heard me talking about the Focus and how I came to be running the magazine. I’ll admit I was slightly nervous about being on the radio – what would happen if I had a dreadful coughing fit, for example – but, as it turned out, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. That’s largely down to Station Manager Pamela Parry and David Holman himself (who does fantastic work with Love Zimbabwe when he’s not on the airwaves), for making me feel so welcome.
For those of you who are not familiar with it, NHSound is Abergavenny’s Community Radio, which broadcasts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to Abergavenny, across the internet and especially to the patients of Nevill Hall Hospital. The station is based at Nevill Hall and offers a fabulous service, providing relief to patients from the effects of sickness, infirmary and old age. But listeners from the wider community can tune in as well and enjoy a wide variety of music and live radio programmes that cater to a broad range of tastes.
What’s so remarkable about the radio station is that it is an entirely volunteer-run service. The team of volunteers is headed up by chairlady and Station Manager, Pamela Parry, who started working at the station four years ago following the sudden and tragic loss of her beloved husband. Working for the station helped Pam fill her time and focus on something new, and it has since become her passion. She’s a great lover of music and her aim for the station is that it gives back to the community as well as providing a little pleasure for all their listeners.
The station relies on sponsorship and donations to keep itself going and holds regular fundraising events throughout the year. The Focus is looking forward to keeping you informed of those events to ensure that NHSound can continue its important work. We are also delighted that NHSound will be contributing a monthly column to the magazine to tell us all their news and what we can look forward to in terms of programming and events.
You can tune into NHSound at 1287am or you can listen live online at www.nhsound.co.uk
The list of presenters and shows is shown below. Whenever there is a gap in live shows, you can still tune in and enjoy music, broadcast throughout the day and night. Make sure you listen in and support this fantastic local community service!
- 10am – 12pm: Big Bird down memory lane
- 12pm – 2pm: Colin Thomas
- 12pm -1pm: John Dale Party Hour
- 7pm – 9pm: David Holman Show
- 11am – 12pm: John Dale
- 12pm – 2pm: Richard Green Lunchtime Mix
- 3pm – 4pm: Allan Brown Chillout Hour
- 6pm – 8pm: Joe Pugh
- 12pm – 2pm: Nathan Holly and Carl Blues Mix
- 2pm – 4pm: Sophie S Quiz and Mix
- 6pm – 8pm: Big Bird Allsorts Show
- 8pm – 10pm: Dr Bob Rock show
- 10am – 12pm: Nathan Holly
- 6pm – 8pm: Myles and Cameran
- 10am – 12pm: The Sixties Show
- 12pm 2pm: Alan Leach Lunchtime slot
- 2pm 4pm: Ash Lander Anything Goes
- 11am – 1pm: Allan Brown Bits and Pieces Show
- 1pm – 3pm: Olivia Long
- 6pm – 8pm: Dave Parker The Antidote