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Hospital radio seeks volunteers

Friday, 11 July, 2014
Hospital radio seeks volunteers

A community hospital radio station is seeking new volunteers.

Radio Tynemouth, which broadcasts to patients in North Tyneside General Hospital, is looking for people to be presenters.

The station broadcasts 24 hours a day however only around half of the output is presented. The shows consist of music with recorded voice links including short stories, children’s programmes and requests.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital and supports the project, is looking for people who have a few hours to spare who are able to commit to recording on a regular basis.

Full training will be given however volunteers will be expected to learn how to record their show.

Ian McMinn, non-executive director at the Trust who is heavily involved with the volunteers, said: “Becoming a volunteer presenter is an excellent opportunity to give something back to the community and help to entertain patients while they’re in hospital.

“Patients enjoy listening to the station and we’re open to ideas for new programmes.

“This opportunity would ideally suit someone with an interest in broadcasting and learning how to put a radio show together however full training will be given.

“In order for us to run a schedule of programmes we’re looking for people who are able to commit to presenting on a regular basis.”

For more information about becoming a volunteer presenter, contact 0191 203 1354.


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