Is a service provided by the League of friends of Heatherwood hospital.
When How Did We Start Broadcasting ?
The first discs spun at Heatherwood were by the then works foreman Bill Berry.
The first record request
service was broadcast from a room in the main administration building. The league of friends provided the first equipment so the service could get off the ground. Records show that this can be traced back to 1969
Radio Heatherwood was established as a full working hospital radio service in 1976.
The radio service today is funded by the an annual grant from the league to maintain it's services.
We are a group of volunteers who will provide a visitor at the bedside of patients in Heatherwood at the same time encouraging them to make a request for music to be played.
We aim to provide music for all ages from 5 to 95.
Our music library boasts music from the 1920's to the present day.
The average age of a patient in hospital today ranges from 40 to 55 and our music policy reflects the age of our listeners.
Radio Heatherwood broadcasts most evenings and Saturday mornings.
We are a just one of a number of hospital radio's in the UK who are providing this service.
This web site, tells the story of Radio Heatherwood and it's volunteers.
Your Journey Starts Here :- Radio Heatherwood Home Page
Or visit our archives and read all about our past.
Your History Journey Starts Here :- Radio Heatherwood History Home Page