Welcome to Phoenix Hospital Radio.com
Phoenix Hospital Radio operates under the umbrella of the League of Friends which has been well established in the Burton area for 30 years. Phoenix Hospital Radio has been providing a broadcasting service dedicated to the Queen's Hospital in Burton since first going "on air" in September 1990, and is a member of the HBA (Hospital Broadcasting Association).
Patients listen in via the headsets provided at their bedside, which are also able to receive certain other major stations: these include Classic FM, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Derby, and Phoenix Hospital Radio.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our output which is aimed at all patients, whose ages may range from 0-100 years!! Our listeners have a good level of involvement in all our programmes, by choosing much of the music themselves. Their favourite choices form an intrinsic part of every programme, and are played alongside other tracks chosen by the individual presenter. The result is a very wide variety of music that we broadcast, and our extensive music library enables us to cater successfully for all tastes.
We are staffed entirely by volunteers, who are able to give varying amounts of time to the organisation in a variety of roles. You do not need any previous experience to join us, as training is available to enable anyone to contribute in some way to the services provided.
We enjoy broadcasting entertaining and interesting programmes for our listeners, and want them to enjoy broadcasts that are personalised for them. It is very rewarding, and we know it can help make a stay in the Queen's Hospital Burton that bit more pleasant.