News Roundup- 26th February

Hospital Radio News

Withybush Hospital Radio will stop broadcasting on FM this week

The station which launched in 1978 has been broadcasting on 87.7 fm since 1999 but they can no longer afford the increasing fees needed to transmit on an FM frequency.

Instead it will revert to the hospitals hard-wired system which only works in a few wards of the hospital in Pembrokeshire.

A statement by the station says they hope to provide their service through web streaming soon. They also say the loss of FM broadcasting means the station will need to be rebranded.

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Evesham Hospital Radio launched their 2012 roadshow season yesterday.

This season has seen a record number of bookings for the shows which provide entertainment at functions such as school fetes, carnivals, and fundraising events.

The roadshows were at risk because of financial problems which meant a separate licence had to be purchased for each show but were saved by donor Alan Johnson from ‘the best of evesham’ stepping in.

The profits off all the roadshows go towards supporting the station.

Kingstown Radio is celebrating its 50th Birthday.

The station is based at Hull Royal Infirmary and also broadcasts to Castle Hill Hospital and Beverly Westwood Hospital.

They will be celebrating with a special show from 2pm-4pm on Wednesday that will looingstown Radio since 1972.k at local bands from over the years the station has been broadcasting.

It will be hosted by presenter Dave Hutchins who has been volunteeringat Kingstown Radio since 1972.

A volunteer from SouthTyneside Hospital Radio has been nominated for a Role Model award.

The award is part of the Pride of South Tyneside Awards.

Ron Cameron is the chairman of the station and has been volunteering there for 26 years. He also has plans to branch out into the online world so people can listen outside the wards.

He was nominated by fellow presenter David Johnson who told local paper, The Shields Gazette, that Mr Cameron had passed on skills and guidance that he could use, not only in presenting radio, but in his day-to-day life.

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