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York Hospital Radio provides a radio service to the patients, visitors and staff on channel 1 on the bedside radio's, in the main Hospital for the city. The station broadcasts 24-hours a day using the latest broadcast computer technology, which the station's 20 presenters use to broadcast programmes round the clock. The stations programmes range from Patient Request Shows to General Entertainment Programmes, that together entertain all ages in the Hospital along with hourly news bulletins and our own local news on a Saturday at 1pm.
Our live request programme, The Request Jukebox is broadcast on weekday evenings. The request presenters or ward walkers visit the patients during the afternoon or early evening. Patients can then request their favourite piece of music from the Jukebox list. Patients and staff also have direct contact with the 24-hour Request Jukebox hot line line on *800 on the Bedside entertainment system or on (01904 628800/Hospital Ext 5500) or through our on line request service.
Football is also very important to the people of York and almost everyone in the city supports their local team, York City FC. The "Minster Men" as they're known play at the Bootham Crescent ground, which is close to the Hospital. Patients in Hospital can keep up to date with their local side through York Hospital Radio's live match commentary every Saturday afternoon from 3pm in Goal Line (home matches only).
York Hospital Radio also broadcasts live performances from the York Theatre Royal exclusively for the patients in Hospital, so every Christmas you can expect to hear the patients booing and cheering along with the audience at the annual panto!
Above all York Hospital Radio is about entertainment and information. All the volunteers involved are trying to make a patients stay as enjoyable as possible whilst keeping them up to date with what's happening in the great city of York.