Harefield Radio back after two-year break
Hospital service returns with purpose-built studio
ONE OF the longestrunning hospital radio stations in the country is back on the air after a two-year hiatus.
Harefield Radio, providing high quality radio entertainment to patients and staff in Harefield Hospital, has just opened its new purposebuilt radio suite.
The station presents music and entertainment shows along with interviews on a regular basis thanks to a small, dedicated team of volunteers.
“We stopped broadcasting because we needed a new studio,” said station manager Cliff Green.
The radio station started broadcasting again last week, after a two-year hiatus in order to create a new studio for the team.
“We’ve got all new equipment now with modern computers and it’s all thanks to donations and support from the hospital, Waitrose and the council.”
Harefield Radio started broadcasting in 1962, making it one of the longest-running hospital radio stations in the country. It was the very first hospital radio station in the UK to broadcast on FM and provide a 24-houra-day service to patients and staff.
Over the many years of broadcasting, the radio station has interviewed guests such as Ronnie Barker, Alan Deddicote and the late Eric Morecombe.
Mr Green said: “I’ve worked for the station for several decades now. It’s all volunteer-run.”
The radio station is always asking for donations no matter how big or small, to help keep this crucial service running.
“We are in need of vital equipment to keep us going but also we could do with volunteers for roles like presenters, librarians and cleaners along with a host of background staff,” Mr Green added.
If you would like to help keep this vital service running, email station manager Cliff Green at firstname.lastname@example.org. uk.
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