This is the website for “Heart of the Matter”, a Christian radio programme broadcasting from Midlothian and South Edinburgh on Black Diamond FM 107.8 FM on Sundays from 9.00 to 10.00 each week with a repeat of the previous week’s Programme from 8.00 to 9.00 each week.

Please scroll down to see playlists for each week’s programme.

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Live this Month - Programme Sheet

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Programme Archive

The archive section contains programme information from a previous month. The link below will take you to the programme location.













Programme Sheet Archive

When Heart Of The Matter started in 2007 we kept details of each programme. These weekly sheets (from early 2015) can be viewed below.

Radio Stations

The platforms noted below broadcast "Heart of the Matter" at different times during the week.

Black Diamond FM

HOTM Base station
Midlothian & South Edinburgh
Listen Live

Crystal FM

South West Midlothian.

Alive Radio


TD 1 Radio

Galashiels & Central Borders

Heart Song Live

(on internet only) from Edinburgh


clients Ruth and David Aird

David and Ruth Aird have been involved with Heart of the Matter and have encouraged many to share their life story on the programme since 2007. David edits and produces all the programmes and Ruth is one of the interviewing team.

clients Helen and Harvey Stalker

Harvey and Helen Stalker have been on the team since 2007. Harvey is chair of the team who meet on a regular basis and also interviews. Helen's main role is hospitality enjoyed by all involved on the programme.

clients Fiona and Andrew Don

Andrew and Fiona Don have joined the team more recently. Fiona provides superb communication skills combined with her role as treasurer. Andrew is sharing in sourcing and interviewing guests.

Ian Mcgregor

clientsIan McGregor is a member of the Scottish Fellowship of Christian Writers which is when he came to know about "Heart of the Matter", joining the team a number of years ago. He is a trustee/volunteer with Glasgow South West Foodbank. His ambition is to see Britain’s last foodbank close in his lifetime.

Morlin Thomson

clientsMorlin Thomson is an IT consultant and is coordinating the design and development for the website. He is part of the initiative to widen the listenership for heart of the matter radio program through cloud service providers. Working along with Anand Tech Media (Chennai,India) and Ian to provide the necessary support.


Mwandida Nkhomar

NewsMwandida Nkhomar is a Malawian palliative care nurse who visited Scotland to share some thing of her work and that of EMMS International. Her broadcast date is 29 April 2018.

Donald Cormack

NewsIt is with heavy hearts that we bring to you the news that our own “Heart of the Matter” Bible broadcaster Donald Cormack has passed into the presence of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Donald worked with “Heart of the Matter” since almost the beginning and many of you will remember his beautiful and passionate voice bringing us stories of Jesus. His whole life was one of service to God, and he never wavered in his faith which sustained him through many difficult and challenging times. He is now with the Lord he loved and served with his faith complete, rested from the continuing work that he so consistently undertook throughout his life. I am sure you will join with us in saluting this great man of God and sending our sympathies and prayers to his wife Evelyn, the family and the many who will miss him.

Chloe Reynolds

NewsChloe Reynolds has been touring with Lulu over 43 nights in the UK. "Heart of the Matter" caught up with her when she chatted to Harvey Stalker in Calvary Church, Motherwell during the tour.Her broadcast date is 11 February 2018. More information -

Kate Forbes

News Kate Forbes MSP was interviewed by Harvey Stalker in her office in the Scottish Parliament. Her constituency is Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch. The broadcast date for her programme is Sunday 11 March 2018. To know more about Kate Forbes visit her website

Rev. Cliff Jackson

NewsThe Rev. Cliff Jackson, Regional Chaplain for Scotland, Cumbria and Northumberland for Methodist Homes Association chats to Harvey Stalker on the programme broadcast on 18 March 2018. The interview takes place at Auchlochan Garden Village in South Lanarkshire. Details:

Suzanne Lofthus

NewsThe Edinburgh Easter Play 2018 takes place in West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh on Saturday 31 March. Suzanne Lofthus, Director and some members of the cast chat to Ruth Aird on the programme broadcast on 25 March 2018. @edineasterplay.

Karen Ross

News Karen Ross is a nurse living in Midlothian. Easter 2014 was a pivotal time for her. She explains to Ruth Aird what the "Heart of the Matter" is for her in her life today. Broadcast date 1 April 2018, Easter Day.

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This is the website for “Heart of the Matter”, a Christian radio programme broadcasting to Midlothian and South Edinburgh on Black Diamond FM 107.8 FM on Sundays from 9.00 to 10.00 each week with a repeat of the previous week’s programme from 8.00 to 9.00 each week.

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