Freemasons in county on air
Northumberland Freemasons now have their own programme after linking up with Radio Northumberland.
The monthly show is being hosted by volunteers at the community radio station as part of their commitment to connecting as many diverse groups across the county as possible during lockdown.
Presented by Tom Stewart from Widdrington Station and produced by Keith Newman from Ulgham, Sound Level looks at the personal stories of Northumberland Freemasons, gives practical information and highlights their charitable work throughout Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside.
The 90-minute February show is broadcast at various times every week on the station and features an interview with the former guitarist of Hebburn based 80s band The News, looks at the history of the 100-year-old Cramlington Lodge, examines the impact of Covid-19 on farming and reports on some of the good causes that have been the recipients of almost £200,000 in donations during 2020.
Tom said: “The coronavirus pandemic has isolated a lot of people – including Freemasons, many of whom are elderly and vulnerable.
“We hope this new show will reconnect them with familiar people with a shared interest through the internet wavebands.”
The Radio Northumberland show for Northumberland Freemasons, Sound Level, will air each week at the following times: Monday 1pm; Tuesday 4pm; Thursday 6pm; Saturday 5pm.
Stuart Cairns, the Provincial Secretary of Northumberland Freemasons, said: “The show will be for Masons, by Masons, but it is hoped that the general public will listen in and enjoy the content.
“The format will be a mixture of interviews, topics of interest and music.
“It will provide an opportunity for Freemasons in Northumberland to share things about themselves with others, as well as discuss the topics and other issues of interest.”