Dumbarton’s Youngest DJ Celebrates 100th Show Milestone

In a heartwarming milestone, the youngest DJ at Lomond Radio, 10-year-old Ruairidh McVey, recently marked his 100th show on the Dumbarton station. Ruairidh, a student at St Michael’s Primary School, has been captivating audiences with his unique blend of music and fascinating stories for the past two years.

A Musical Prodigy Takes the Airwaves

Ruairidh McVey, a self-professed music enthusiast, has been hosting the “Lomond Radio Kids Edition” every Monday at 6 PM. His show is a delightful mix of handpicked songs, spanning from George Ezra to The Beatles, with a dash of Rick Astley’s tunes to keep listeners entertained.

More than Music

Besides the captivating playlist, Ruairidh brings a touch of the extraordinary to his show by sharing wacky yet true stories from around the world. His signature segment, the “Ruairidh Mac Mashup,” has become a fan favorite, adding a unique flavor to his broadcasts.

A Family Affair

Ruairidh’s love for radio was passed down from his father, Charles, who is also a presenter at Lomond Radio. Charles, with almost three decades of experience in student, hospital, and local radio, shared his passion for the airwaves with his son. Charles expressed his joy in being able to bond with his son over their shared love for radio and music.

Confidence and Growth

Charles believes that Ruairidh’s journey on the airwaves has been instrumental in boosting the young DJ’s confidence. Over the two years, Ruairidh has transformed from a confident first-time host to a seasoned presenter. Charles proudly stated that he wishes he could take credit for Ruairidh’s remarkable on-air skills.

Lomond Radio’s Community Impact

Established during the pandemic by friends Alan Caldwell and Paul Lucas, Lomond Radio has rapidly grown, now operating from state-of-the-art studios at Dumbarton’s iconic Strathleven House. Charles highlighted how Lomond Radio has been a positive force in the community, offering a platform for local talent and raising awareness for various causes.

A Radio Family

Charles emphasized the station’s welcoming atmosphere, where presenters, once unsure of their abilities, have found their voices. The station, Charles describes, is like one big family, and he feels privileged to be a part of it.

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