Welcome to the home of Chichester Hospital Radio
We keep updating our website, so there might be a few 'teething troubles'. If so, please bear with us. We hope you find this website informative and easy to use. Please use the 'Contact Us' page to let us know what you think.
Chichester Hospital Radio has been serving the patients, staff and visitors to Saint Richard's Hospital (usually abbreviated to St Richard's), in Chichester, the County Town of West Sussex, on the south coast of England, UK, since 1972, which means we celebrated our FORTIETH year on the 22nd of September, 2012! If you're a past member, or know someone who was, please get in touch with us (see the 'Contact Us' page).
CHR broadcasts a range of informative and entertaining programmes, including a nightly Patient Request Programme - a service that no other broadcaster provides. Many patients have told CHR how thrilled they were to hear their request played on the air, and how much better they felt as a result - "it got me through it" was how one ex-patient put it. CHR was founded in 1972 and began operations from a broom cupboard. Before long, a disused pram store was converted by volunteers into a studio, which is still being used today. The broadcasting facilities have been enhanced over the years to enable broadcasting on medium wave radio, (1431AM), and to create a second studio within the existing premises. CHR now broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
CHR is a registered charity, and is staffed entirely by volunteers, who visit the patients, collect requests, maintain the equipment, manage the sound library, run the organisation and, of course, present programmes on-air.
If you'd like to help us, for example by donating money or sponsoring a programme, please see the 'Contact Us' page. If you're thinking of joining us, see the 'Join Us!' page. We look forward to hearing from you, in either case.
Did you know that you can donate money to CHR just by using the 'everyclick' search engine for internet searches? Register at www.everyclick.com and select CHICHESTER HOSPITALS BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION (CHR's official title) as your selected charity. Then, every search you do using everyclick adds to CHR's funds - and, like the rest of CHR's services, it doesn't cost you a penny!
This website is published by Chichester Hospital Radio, a service provided by the Chichester Hospitals Broadcasting Association; a charity registered with the Charities Commission in England (and Wales) under No 292599.