"Pernickety" [Per-nick-ety] Meaning: Fastidious
During November 2011 the fUSe FM team in Ballymoney held their tenth run of the highly popular radio station. Broadcasting began on Monday 21 November at 8.00am and operated from the top floor of the Ullans Centre in Victoria Street, Ballymoney. The fUSe FM Ballymoney team, who are all members of the Ullans Speakers Association, conducted their broadcasts in their native Ullans / Ulster Scotch language.
The team of presenters were made up of a good mix of people in terms of age, gender and different tastes in music. The youngest presenter was 14 years old and it would be unkind to give away any information regarding the age of the oldest presenter! The team produced programmes covering the usual mix of banter, educational quizzes, local Ulster-Scots history sections and shows dedicated completely to Ulster-Scots music culture.
This latest run has received the usual excellent support from the local business community who, despite the current crippling economic recession, have continued to advertise with the vibrant station. Community groups, churches and charities have also availed of the free advertising open to them and they have expressed open gratitude for the promotion of their events.
On Saturday 26 November the presenters held their annual charity bed push around the town of Ballymoney collecting hundreds of pounds for the Northern Ireland Children to Lapland Trust with a collection also for local sports man, Paul Robinson.
On Tuesday 6 December, over 20 children from the Co Londonderry based Crow’s Nest Pre School play group visited the studio with their parents. After snacks and mugs of hot chocolate, the weans met Santa who gave them gifts of books written in Ulster-Scots and published by the Ullans Speakers Association especially for pre-school children.
The fUSe FM team in Ballymoney would like to thank the Leaney Primary School for allowing them in to record children’s Christmas wishes, the Crow’s Nest for visiting the studio, the advertisers, listeners, volunteers and presenters and the Ulster-Scots Agency for funding yet another very successful media project. Preparations are currently underway for fUSe 11.
Tune in fer the crack an Banter!!
Visit www.fusefmballymoney.com for further information.