Support Heart Gives unto Heart Internet RadioIt’s been a while coming but I have finally l got around to writing this blog. A lot of things has conspired to cause the delay, but as they always say its better late than never.
An internet radio station heartgivesuntoheart.co.uk is being setup to provide young Catholics a platform and an avenue to display their creative talents, from different spheres, to the world while also serving to contribute to the work of evangelization (a call the Holy Father has repeated made in recent times).
The Station is scheduled to commence full daily broadcasting towards the end of 2011 and it was able to show a glimpse of what is to come when it successfully carried out a test run during the hugely impressive visit of his holiness, Pope Benedict XVI to Scotland and England for the beatification of Blessed John Henry Newman (whose motor was cor ad cor loquitur which is Latin for "Heart speaks unto Heart" which was also the theme for the papal visit; call it a deliberate coincidence). For about 7 days (14th – 20th September, 2010) during the papal visit and with the help of talented young Catholics, it was able bring the news, views, photos and interviews from many of the Papal Visit events. An enormous range of other programmes were broadcast, highlighting the good that Catholics do within the community.
Masses and prayers were broadcast daily, recorded from a variety of churches across 13 dioceses in England and Scotland. There were prayers for the sick on request, a vote for your favorite hymn and a Music Makers Competition. As part of my countdown to the road show, my third blog in this series will be on my experience assisting Heart Gives unto Heart Internet Radio during the papal visit from my base in Manchester at the time, the interviews I conducted and the programmes I recorded, edited and presented.
Now for the station to achieve its ambition of going live later this year it needs a lot of help, financially and other forms of support, which brings me to the road show. The road show has been organized to be able to generate some funds for the station launch. The road show will visit 20 cities and towns starting in Birmingham on 14th May, 2011 and ending in London on 25th June, 2011. Each road show will have a lot of exciting events which I will be writing about in my next blog (don’t miss it!). Support the station by attending a road show near you, dates/ venues for each show and tickets are available at this website http://hguhroadshow.co.uk/schedule.aspx. It promises to be exciting and a lot of fun. As part of my countdown to the road show and also during the shows, I will be writing a blog each day about several things connected to it, including acts that are scheduled to perform during the gala concerts and each specific road show city by city, so don’t fail to be a part of it.
You can also be a part of it in any way by contacting Mr. Gerry Coates who is the Heart Gives unto Heart Internet Radio station project director through the follow media; Tel 020 8974 6590 Mobile 07906 073376 firstname.lastname@example.org. The project is supported by the “Heart Gives Unto Heart” Internet Radio Committee chaired by the Bishop of Southwark, Bishop Paul Hendricks, other members of the committee include:
John Toryusen : Catholic Youth Services Southwark
Maureen Todd : Southwark Schools Commission
Louise Perry : School Chaplain St Anselm’s School Canterbury
Steve Hall : School Media Director
Drew Downing : Broadcasts and Recordings
Barbara Mack : Visual Project Development Director
Gerry Coates : Project Director