York Hospital Radio celebrates 50 years on the air

Gazette & Herald: York Hospital Radio celebrates 50 years on the air York Hospital Radio celebrates 50 years on the air

YORK Hospital Radio will celebrate 50 years on the air this weekend.

The radio’s first ever programme – a request show to the former Fulford Maternity and Naburn hospitals – was broadcast in 1964.

Half a century later, volunteer broadcasters are still entertaining listeners at York Hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It broadcasts a mixture of music shows, requests, football commentaries from Bootham Crescent, live broadcasts from the stage of York Theatre Royal and a range of outside broadcasts from other theatres and concert venues.

Events to mark the anniversary include a special live broadcast on Saturday morning from the Yorkshire Museum and a live programme from noon on Sunday featuring members past and present, speaking about their personal memories of their time at the Hospital Radio.

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