Posted 16 August 2009 - 09:02 PM
I work voluntarily for a local radio station which has grown in popularity and is now one of the best community stations in the UK. The TV broadcaster (BBC) has chosen our station to make a documentary and because it's in the middle of our show, we'll be featured in the film.
I co-present with Roy on Tues then I have my own show on Saturday morning.
This is a huge thing for me. I lost all my confidence when I became ill. I thought I was just another piece of junk on the scrapheap and that I'd never do anything else with my life except stay at home. I got myself involved with the station because of scleroderma! I went in to do a little talk about the condition on behalf of The Raynauds and Scleroderma Association here in the UK. I loved the day so much that I volunteered there and then. Since then I've been trained for free and now I'm a presenter. I don't get paid and I can assure you that I'm totally whacked when I get home even though it's only a few hours each week.
The voluntary thing is marvellous because I get so much more out of it than getting paid. I'm treated with respect -- the presenters don't know I've got anything wrong with me! and the listeners are totally unaware. I can be myself without thinking about my other problems because when I'm at the staiton those problems aren't there.
A new sense of purpose and I'm on the telly as well. What more could anyone ask!
Best wishes to you all
Barbara Lowe xxxx
Posted 17 August 2009 - 01:26 AM
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 05:25 PM
I know that you have really enjoyed doing this and I'm really happy that you're involved with it.
Continue having fun with this but always take care.
As Sheryl mentioned...don't forget to check in and let us all know how YOU are doing. okay?
Posted 17 August 2009 - 07:05 PM
Do you think we'd be able to see the program way over here across the pond? And what about the radio show? Could we hear that too?
Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:45 AM
I was filmed only for a short while and I've been told that it will be edited so it may only be a glimpse --- thank goodness!
I enjoyed the experience but I'll stick to radio thank you very much!
Posted 27 September 2009 - 08:24 AM