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1976 THE BEGINNING OF HOSPITAL BROADCASTING

Broadcasting in Bangor began at the old C&A hospital in  Bangor on Easter Sunday, April 18th, 1976. The first  programme consisted an introduction from the Chairman of  the Gwynedd Health Authority, Jack Berry, followed by 'Spotlight on the Staff', ‘Down Your Ward' interviews and, of course, Record requests.

The radio 'studio' was setup in the hospital lecture theatre amongst an assortment of specimen jars and a dinsinterested skeleton.

Over the years the station developed and was soon broadcasting 7 days-a-week, quickly expanding its services to include the St David's Hospital on Caernarfon road.

The service moved to the new Ysbyty Gwynedd (and was subsequently renamed) and began broadcasting on 1st January 1985. Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd now broadcasts from a purpose built studio situated in the main corridor in the hospital with easy accessibility from the reception area. Using the latest computerised broadcasting equipment, we are able to provide a 24-hour service to the patients, seven days-a-week.

The station is run completely on a voluntary basis with a staff of all ages who ward visit, present programmes, fundraise and go around the community recording programmes of local interest.

RADIO YSBYTY GWYNEDD, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, CAN YOU HELP?

Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd needs volunteers to help maintain their 24/7 service to patients. Broadcasting from our new studios near the enterance to the hospital, we need volunteers to help in all aspects of our work. Ward visiting Collecting requests and helping listeners to 'tune-in' their bedside radio systems. Program Presenters 0 no experience or technical knowledge required, just lots of enthusiasm. Outside Broadcast operators - again, no technical experience required as we can show you how it all works (or just come along and give us a hand). If you would like to know more or arrange a visit to the studios, please use the contact form below. Please note that, in line with the hospital trust policy, all members must be 18 years or over, undergo a DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) check and must sign a patient confidentiality agreement.

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