On air, every day, 24 hours a day, Radio Royal broadcasts from its studios high above the atrium in Forth Valley Royal Hospital. In fact it was on this site, in 1977 that the station hit the airwaves operating from the former Royal Scottish National Hospital.
Radio Royal has 27 full time members and another dozen or so in training, and plays music from the 1950’s onwards. But with the shift to their new home in Forth Valley Royal Hospital from Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary, a host of fresh ideas are in the pipeline. Thanks to grants from Larbert Round Table, Falkirk Round Table, the National Lottery and the 02Community Award Scheme the two studios will have been upgraded. It’s also hoped to buy portable professional recording equipment to carry out interviews in the wards and there are plans to develop a new production team to widen programming and increase audience participation.
Patients can find Radio Royal on the free bedside entertainment system or for more details log on to Radio Royal’s website.
Do you have a relative in hospital? Request a song for them on one of Radio Royal’s Request Programmes.