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York Hospital Radio

It was a pleasure to introduce two veterans of York hospital radio who both joined the station as teenagers and together have given over 100 years service to local hospital broadcasting. What an amazing achievement which members acknowledged.

Steve Eccles and Keith Lea explained the first hospital radio service established in the UK in 1925 was believe it or not here in York at the old County Hospital. Currently there are over 170 hospital broadcasting stations in the UK.

The current York Hospital Voluntary radio service was established in 1964 and currently broadcasts from The Basement Studio, Bridge Lane, York. It broadcasts 24 hours a day to patients, visitors and staff across the York hospital site. The station is a registered charity staffed entirely by volunteers which together provides a mix of entertainment, information, live sporting events, great music, Sky news and friendly chat.

As technology advances the station has introduced their very own app now ably in live streaming on

It was clear from the presentation patients visiting/admitted to York Hospital benefit from hospital radio making life better and aiding their recovery.

Remember if you are in York Hospital you can listen at any bedside free of charge through your bedside radio.

John Lacy


York Rotary News

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