Radio Heatherwood Frequently Asked Questions
Radio Heatherwood is a hospital radio service only available to patients of Heatherwood Hospital. A number of questions about our service are often asked.
Listed below a number of questions which you may find useful:-
Radio Heatherwood can be listened to by tuning any personal radio with am to 999Khz AM. The service is only available within the grounds of the hospital. Most wards are able to listen with this method.
If you have a hospicom terminal above your bed click on this link:-
We do not broadcast on the internet, as a small charity we couldn't afford the costs. The inductive loop service on AM only extends to the boundary of the hospital.
We offer a full training scheme for would be presenters. If you wish to find out more visit our new presenters page which gives details on how to apply.
We have an on-line request service which you can fill in and post to the radio or you can phone the studio directly 01344 625818.
The station does not take paid advertising. We will accept sponsorship of the programs in return for a mention of a business name. We will take adverts for fundraising events for local concerns or charities.( No Charge ).
If you want to know more about our information service you can visit the:-
Radio Heatherwood is funded by the league of friends of Heatherwood,
we also receive sponsorship and grants from local trusts funds.
You can send an email to the station secretary by clicking on the email link. Email us your comments :-
Radio Heatherwood relies on the good will of it's volunteers to turn up week in week out. During this time they may also be called upon to train long term volunteers.
Yearly intake of work experience trainees would put a burden on the volunteers who are already very busy.
We operate with a very small voluntary staff and therefore cannot offer work experience as an option, at this moment in time.
Radio Heatherwood can accept help from new potential volunteers or you can help every time you shop by using our on-line shop which allows you to make purchases from all the major retailers and a percentage is sent to us for referring new customers.