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:-
Rugby Hospital Radio is broadcasting live again with a special ‘socially distanced’ arrangement. Now they are asking the public to send requests for relatives and friends in the hospital.
“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.
Contact our Secretary with your requests
Telephone: 01788 663493
October Bouquet of the Month Winner
Jenna from Mulberry Ward