These are exciting times for Hospital Radio Glamorgan as they launch their new state of the art broadcasting studio, an app for mobile devices and a re-designed website.
Hospital Radio Glamorgan volunteers have been tirelessly fundraising to build a brand new high-tech studio for patients, their families and staff at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. The radio station provides a valuable source of information, support and entertainment, and to improve services for the future, the studio has undergone a radical technological make over.
These developments will allow Hospital Radio Glamorgan to connect with its audience on greater scale, most notably the Radio Glamorgan ‘app’ being a healthy addition to the listeners options. A brand new website and logo are just what the doctor ordered, along with an ever increasing social media presence, the radio station continues to grow with new volunteers and support from many Health and Well Being organisations.
The new studio was unveiled on Friday 28th November by Maria Battle, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Chair who said, “Hospital Radio is such a wonderful resource to patients, visitors and staff. The information, support and entertainment it provides to those in our care is invaluable. I’d like to thank everyone involved in the revamp of Radio Glamorgan for their hard work and dedication.”
To launch these exciting new developments, Hospital Radio Glamorgan will present a marathon 24 hr broadcast which begins at 10am on Saturday 29th November inviting you to ‘Warm Up For Christmas’.
Chair of Hospital Radio Glamorgan, Clare Sinclair said, “We rely on the terrific work and commitment of our volunteers to provide the service we do. This year has been very busy. Lots of fundraising activities and major behind the scenes improvements have meant that our volunteers have gone the extra mile.”
Last year, Radio Glamorgan took away Gold Awards from the Hospital Broadcasting Association Awards Ceremony and they continue to lead the way in hospital radio by hosting outside broadcasts alongside other charities and developing volunteer roles for those involved.
Hospital Radio Glamorgan is a charity run entirely by volunteers and celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2012.
(photo courtesy of Robert Darke)