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Journalism students return to the Wrexham airwaves for another marathon charity talk show

19 April 2017

Wrexham Glyndwr radio station to host 56-hour talk show marathon for charity

After staying awake for a mammoth 56 hours for charity in 2016, Jack Price, Dan Middleton and Jamie Davies from Calon FM are back for another marathon show. 

From 10am on Thursday 20 April through to 10am on Friday 21April, they swap their usual ‘Let’s Talk Sport’ show for all things Nightingale House Hospice.

The show will feature a wide range of guests; We’ll be speaking to staff from the hospice to find out more about the services on offer; We’ll hear from some local fundraisers and be taking a look forward to events going on throughout the year including the Food & Drink Festival and Ladies Midnight Walk.

As we move into the evening, we’ll be treated to a live performance from the Nightingale House Choir as well as acoustic sets from Ste Jones and Ben Hands, who are part of this year’s Focus Wales line up.

Throughout the night, they will be staying awake by walking the Ladies Midnight Walk on a treadmill, kindly donated by Total Fitness.

Nightingale House’s wonderful on site Caffi Cwtch will be providing the team with some much needed sustenance throughout the day and local restaurant Skinnys will be kindly donating evening meals.

Katherine Wade, Station Editor; “Jack, Dan and Jamie did such a great job with their 56 hour show last year, it’s great to have them taking over the airwaves again for such a great cause. Nightingale House have been regular guests on Calon for years and the work that they do in Wrexham is fantastic.

It’s great to be able to offer them a platform like this to show the people of Wrexham what the hospice is all about. We’re really excited about the show and thankful to the local businesses who are helping out”.

Luke McDonald Hospice Fundraiser said: “We are very grateful to all the team at Calon FM for taking on this fantastic challenge for us. The show will be a wonderful opportunity to find out more about what we do here at Nightingale House as well as our mission to serve and care our local community.

The marathon show also promises to be a lot of fun and will no doubt raise vital awareness of Nightingale House. We very much hope that every member of our local community will tune in throughout the day.”

Jack, Dan, Jamie & Harry have been volunteering with Calon FM for 3 years now alongside their studying Broadcast Journalism at Glyndwr University.

People can tune in on 105fm, online, or via the Calon FM App.

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