Radio Maelor - Open Day

Radio Maelor's Open Day took place on Saturday 15th June.

Jimmy Smith, Chairman said that the purpose of the Open Day was to promote hospital radio awareness in Wrexham.  Currently we are discussing developments for the station but want to let people know we are still broadcasting and our volunteers are doing good work.

Catherine Ollier, Secretary mentioned we decided to link our Open Day with a full day's broadcast that we do sometimes.  Presenter's get to play their preferred decade covering anything from the 1950's up to present day.

Members of the Radio Maelor Team (right) were located in the main entrance of the Maelor hospital and circulated leaflets and programme schedules to passers by and patient's families and friends.

Jimmy highlighted we are also looking for new people to join our team so it's good to do these open days for potential new members to meet other volunteers and it gives them an opportunity to visit our studios.

Mike Derry (Chairman) with Mayor of WrexhamThe Mayor and Mayoress of Wrexham, Alan Edwards (left with Mike Derry) and Glenys Edwards even paid a visit to the studios and appeared on the Mike Derry Feel Good Sunday Show and both had their favourite tunes played.

Jimmy mentioned that he would like to thank Catherine Ollier, Sue Richardson, Mike Derry and Stephen Brown for taking part and supporting the station.

Catherine stated it's definitely something we will continue with having more Open Days and generating awareness as it will assist us going forward.

Also prior to the Open Day, Catherine and Jimmy were invited by the Rotary Club of Wrexham Erddig at the Ramda Hotel in Wrexham whereby Jimmy and Catherine were invited to explain the purpose of hospital radio and what they do at Radio Maelor.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Rotary Club of Wrexham Erddig for the invitation to give a talk where we were well received and also a meal was provided which we were both grateful for.

Radio Maelor can be contacted through their HBA Station Page