Live fundraiser starts sixth decade on air

Volunteer broadcasters at Bath Hospital Radio will be on air for nearly 30 hours over two days as the station celebrates the start of its sixth decade on air.

The marathon broadcast weekend, which is one of the station’s biggest annual charity fundraisers, will take place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June starting at 7am every day.

The theme for the weekend is Decades with each of the 11 broadcasters taking part in the fundraiser choosing a particular decade or genre to feature in their show.

Shows during the weekend will include Sounds of the Sixties, Covers to Covers featuring records covered over the last five decades, a look back at 1980s pop and a programme exploring musicals throughout the 21st century.

Run by a charity -Bath Hospital Broadcasts Society – Bath Hospital Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day to patients at the Royal United Hospital and Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases as well as online at

As well as entertaininBHR text donation photog patients and giving them information   about what’s going on in each hospital, the station’s volunteers visit patients to collect requests.

“It costs around £100 a week to keep Bath Hospital Radio on air and our marathon broadcast weekend is a vital fundraising eventfor us,” explained Ian Martin, chair of the charity.

“Each broadcaster is tasked with raising a minimum of £50 each and we invite listeners to donate via text,” added Ian.

To donate to Bath Hospital Radio’s 2015 fundraising weekend, text BATH15 + the donation amount (eg £10) to 70070

All text messages are free on all networks. The donation amount will then be charged to your phone bill. To enable us to claim Gift Aid on your donation just follow the instructions in the reply text from us.

The minimum amount per donation is £1.The maximum amount per donation is £10.

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