WELCOME TO RUGBY HOSPITAL RADIO CHARITY NUMBER: 512419
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality.
We need presenters, fundraisers, technical expertise, administrators and organisers to keep the charity and the station going.
You’ll bring benefit to hospital patients by helping maintain a service that provides them with information, reassurance and entertainment.
If you are able to make a regular commitment, we’d like to hear from you. Please note the minimum age for joining the service is 18.
Our founding was in 1972 when a group of teenagers from a Rugby youth club began broadcasting to patients in St Cross. Initially, they were only able to broadcast for a couple of nights a week using disco equipment, which they had to set up and take down each time.
The broadcasting service steadily grew and in 1981 the hospital allowed the station to use a room in the roof space of the Victorian building as a permanent studio.
In 2010 we moved out of the attic to a new location on the hospital site, which has now been converted into an impressive studio, and in 2012 we celebrated our 40th anniversary.
We would like to express our gratitude to the local community for your generosity and goodwill in helping Rugby Hospital Radio.
If you have put some coins, or better still notes into the tins when our volunteers have been collecting at Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda, you’ve helped keep us going, so thank you very much indeed.
Local Business Sponsors
Several local businesses sponsor programmes; their help is a valuable source of regular funding.
Our most grateful thanks to the following companies:-
George & Company
In conjunction with Flowers by Pauline, the patients of St Cross hospital vote for a member of staff, who they would like to receive a lovely hand tied bouquet!
Our bouquet of the month
was won by Chloe landsbury
from Hoskyn Ward
If you think someone at the Hospital of St Cross has impressed you, then you can vote for them
Just pick up a voting form, available in all wards - fill it in and hand it back - that's all you need to do. Votes will be counted at the end of the month and the bouquet will be presented to the winner.
Rugby Hospital Radio is broadcasting live for the first time in seven months with a special ‘socially distanced’ arrangement. Now they are asking the public to send requests for relatives and friends in the hospital.
Patients in the Hospital of St Cross can hear programmes from Rugby Hospital Radio 24 hours a day. Volunteers from the charity stopped attending the studio on the hospital site in March and for the last seven months, the service has been heard on a pre-recorded basis only, with programmes broadcast from a computer.
“The hospital management were very keen to find a safe way to bring us back to site”, says Chairman Jim Austin. “We are very grateful to site manager Janine Beddow and her team at St Cross and UHCW Trust volunteer coordinator Kristine Davies for their help.