A Modern Radio Station for the Modern Age
On Valentine’s Day 2019 St. Luke’s Sound Hospital Radio celebrated its 40th year of broadcasting to patients and staff.
Staffed and funded by volunteers, we commenced broadcasting to patients using a few vinyl records and tape cassettes,boosted by borrowed records from Woods Music Shop on Manningham Lane in Bradford.
Over the years, the station improved thanks to dedicated volunteers and the collection of tracks grew substantially, comprising records, cassettes, mini discs, CD’s and tracks on computers. Nowadays well over 95% of our broadcast content is digital.
On Monday 17th September 2018 at precisely 11.00 am we moved into the Internet Age by “streaming” our broadcasts online. Our output is primarily prepared for our patients, for entertainment, news and information, however due to the nature of streaming, we can be heard worldwide. This allows relatives and friends at home or living and holidaying abroad to send requests and greetings to their loved ones.
Another benefit of the new system is that patients or visitors can listen to St. Luke’s Sound on their mobile phones, tablets and computers. No more wrestling with plastic headsets and outdated tuning controls. Just select www.stlukessound.co.uk and click the ‘listen’ button.
Alongside the installation of broadcasting equipment, our new Facebook and Twitter pages can take requests, provide information and programme schedules, hospital news and even “mugshots” of our presenters. Listeners can contact the studio via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to providing an improving service for our patients, their friends and families, hospital staff and volunteers into the future!
Look out for members of our team in the hospital, say “Hello” We are quite visible! We all wear bright yellow shirts!