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Dr Gray's Wave Radio seeking volunteers

By Jonathan Clark

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DR GRAY'S Wave Radio station is looking for "talkative, outgoing and happy" volunteers to join its team.

The Elgin hospital's radio station currently has seven dedicated volunteers, with others chipping in remotely from time to time.

But chairman Stewart Kennedy, from Forres, is hoping to attract more.

He said: "We are needing volunteers as we are getting low again. We could easily take another 10. If they have time to record there is plenty of time to slide them in.

"Experience is not necessary and we can teach people how to use the equipment. People don't have to be tech savvy, as long as they can work a computer. We just want them to be outgoing, talkative and happy.

"An interest in music is obviously necessary, of course, but it can be any genre."

Hours are flexible, with a minimum of one pre-recorded show expected per week. Under 16s are not allowed to work in the studio due to hospital insurance. The oldest volunteer currently is 84 years old.

Wave Radio, which is self-funded through attending local events, is available to listen to online 24/7, meaning there is a chance for exposure for anyone looking to get their name out there.

Mr Kennedy added: "We are worldwide, you can listen to the show any time online.

"You are interacting with the community and putting stuff out to them, as well as helping the patients in Dr Gray's feel better.

"And it can be good for experience – we have had fifth and sixth year pupils come in who have gone on to do other things in the media."

If you're interested in volunteering at the station, or donating money, get in touch with Wave Radio via email at secretary@waveradio.org.uk. If you suit the role, training will start quickly.

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