Jane McDonald at Radio Glan Clwyd
Back in April, well known singer and performer Jane McDonald came along to the Radio Glan Clwyd studio to give the surprise of a lifetime to one of the team!
‘Jane and Friends’ is a Channel 5 TV show, which you can see on a Friday evening at 9pm. As part of the show, Jane asks the viewers for nominations of people who do good work in the community. It was back in March that Caroline Howarth from Rhyl made contact with the production team at Channel 5 to nominate her mother, our very own Brenda Jones, for a special reward. Brenda has been working for Radio Glan Clwyd for 18 years. Not only does Brenda present her programme on a weekly basis (Sunshine Hours, Weds 10-12noon), she also works hard to help with the fundraising and as the station’s press officer.
The Channel 5 team came along to Glan Clwyd Hospital in April to film Brenda Jones at work in the studio, under the proviso that they were making a documentary about volunteering in the UK. So you can imagine Brenda’s shock, when Jane walked into the studio and started to take part in the show! Brenda has long been a fan of Jane and has seen her many times in concert. By the end of the show, Jane had really got the hang of how to run the desk and play the music and jingles, under Brenda’s expert instruction though, of course!
Brenda and her specially invited guests were asked along to the studios at Salford Keys in May for the recording of the episode that she was to be featured in, which also starred Tom Chambers, Hayley Tammadon and Alexandra Buerke. Jane interviewed Brenda, and the film that was made during Jane’s day in the studio was aired. Brenda received one more surprise from Jane and the Channel 5 team, as a reward for all the hard work she has put in at Radio Glan Clwyd… yes, it was a cruise. The episode was aired on 3 August 2018 at 9pm. The photo in this article was taken on the day of the filming at Radio Glan Clwyd.
Congratulations to Brenda Jones on her 18 years service at Radio Glan Clwyd, and hopefully there are many more years of the Sunshine Hours programme to come!