BBC Radio 2 DJs Ken Bruce and Simon Mayo, ITV This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield and Life on Mars actor Philip Glenister are just some of the famous names who started their careers at hospital radio.
Whether you have ambitions for a career in broadcasting or simply want to try your hand at something new, you can find out more about how to get on air when Bath Hospital Radio opens its doors to the public this Saturday, 1 October.
From 10am to 6pm, Bath Hospital Radio invites you to visit and discover more about the station which broadcasts 24 hours a day to patients at the Royal United Hospital and online via this website.
“Our volunteer broadcasters will be presenting a show live throughout the day while visitors will get a chance to record their own link in studio 2 – your recorded link will be broadcast later that day,” explained Ian Martin, chair of Bath Hospital Radio.
Bath Hospital Radio, which is run by a charity independent of the NHS, is hoping the open day will help to attract new volunteers.
The station is seeking new volunteers to:
- present live and recorded programmes
- visit wards at the RUH to meet patients and collect requests
- help run the station including cataloguing hundreds of tracks of music.
“Our team of volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and are aged from 17 to 70 plus and each brings their own ideas and enthusiasm to the radio station,” added Ian.
You can find out more information about the Open Day and where to find us here.