Welcome to the home of Chichester Hospital Radio
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'
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, 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!
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