Community radio station celebrates birthday with traditional sing-song

A COMMUNITY radio station has celebrated its third birthday with a traditional, community sing-song.

Bute FM had several of its near 50 volunteers gather in its studio to sing ‘Reach Out (I’ll Be There)’ by the Four Tops. Last year, birthday celebrations included a rendition of ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’, while the first birthday sing-a-long was ”Perfect Day’.

Congratulatory messages were received, and read out, from – among others – First Minister Alex Salmond, STV weather presenter Sean Batty, and Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, the last courtesy of one of the volunteers being a good friend of Hadley’s mum.

In a statement issued by the station, a spokesperson is quoted, as saying: “As we enter the fourth year of broadcasting our community radio service to Bute and beyond, now is the perfect time to thank everyone who contributed to our third birthday celebrations: to everyone who commented on our Facebook page; emailed, phoned and texted us to pass on their birthday wishes; to all our volunteers who contributed on the day and especially those who put in work behind-the-scenes; and to the weel-kent folk who sent us their birthday messages.”