Hospital Radio

Bolton Lions Hospital Radio

In 1977 Bolton Lions were asked if they would give two radio broadcasts a week for the patients of the Bolton Royal Infirmary and Townleys hospital. At this time broadcasts were given on Thursday evenings and on Sunday Mornings.

Since 1977 many changes have taken place with the Bolton Royal Infirmary long having closed, and we now broadcast at one site now called The Royal Bolton Hospital. The initial two radio broadcasts have been expanded to six daily broadcasts of three hours each, we even broadcast on Christmas Day!

When not broadcasting live, a computer generated programme then broadcasts music for the remainder of the day, every day, using the vast library of music accumulated over 35 years, which currently stands at over 30,000 pieces of music.


Before the pandemic. every Friday members went round the wards collecting music requests from patients, and these were sometimes broadcast later that evening but always on Sunday morning for the patients, catering for all types of music.

The club is currently looking at installing a system whereby requests can be made by telephone.





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