Help needed at new hospital radio station

Blackpool Victoria Hospital
Blackpool Victoria Hospital
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Health bosses are appealing for volunteers to help out at its relaunched hospital radio station.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is working with broadcasting professionals to get the new venture up and running.

They have drawn up a training package to teach volunteers the skills of radio broadcasting.

The training will cover topics such as presenting and how to use radio studio equipment and some trainees may then be offered the opportunity to have their very own show on the station.

An open evening for anyone aged over 16 interested in taking part is being arranged in Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Cardiac Centre Lecture Theatre on Wednesday, May 20, at 6.30pm.

Derek Quinn, head of communications at the Trust, said: “We are looking to relaunch our hospital radio station and are looking for volunteers to help provide the best possible service for our patients and visitors.

“We would love to hear from anyone looking for a new challenge, or anyone who has previously been involved with hospital radio.

“There are opportunities to become a presenter on the station or simply help out behind the scenes.

“We also want to provide a training ground for members of the public who may like a 
career in radio, be it presenting or journalism.

“Hospital radio has been the training ground for a lot of well known radio presenters locally and nationally in the past and we are keen to provide opportunities for others to follow.’’

To express an interest and for further details 
contact Derek Quinn on (01253) 956941.