Inductive Loop( Like Magic )
AM Radio on 999kHz.
The £10.000 for this system was raised by the radio staff in 1987.
The system is very different to that of local or national radio, instead of a single aerial, 34 aerials were placed around the hospital. A radio within their boundaries will have a signal induced into them at 999khz AM.
On Easter Saturday 1988 the then Mayor of Windsor & Maidenhead district council: Bill Cooley launched the AM service.
The inductive loop system was installed in 1988 by Radica Broadcast systems.
The inductive loop system was in service until the end of 2010 when due to changes on the hospital and the reduction in services the system was turned off.
The provision of the inductive loop system gave the radio station a lifeline until the arrival of the patient power bedhead system.
The full story can be found on the radio history pages for 1988.