Project information

Broadcasting on AM

Radio Clatterbridge wants to broadcast on AM to reach parts of the Clatterbridge Health Park it has previously been unable to reach. The station needs extra funds to help with the installation of a new transmitter and creation of new programming to meet the needs of the whole site.

1 year

Charity information: Radio Clatterbridge

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  • Need

    Need

    Radio Clatterbridge has traditionally relayed its programmes via a system of land-lines to the main Clatterbridge Hospital site. However, those lines are now getting old and expensive to maintain. The lines do not reach some other parts of the Health Park site.

    Solution

    A new AM transmitter will not only remove the problem to maintain the existing land-line system but will also reach new areas within the health park. Patients at St John's Hospice and Claire House Children's Hospice will be among those who will benefit from our service for the first time.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise enough money to install an AM transmission system and help produce new programmes.

    Activities

    » - Attract grants from health authorities. - A wide-range of fund-raising activities. - Seek sponsorship opportunities.

    Success will be being able to switch on the new transmitter and begin broadcasting new programmes to reflect our wider audience.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project will reverse the decline in the quality of our transmissions to the patients. It will also expand our ability to reach a new audience - one which is currently overlooked and yet no less important than our existing listeners.

    Risk

    There are no risks attached with this project.

    Reporting

    We will publicise our progress on our website at http://www.radioclatterbridge.co.uk and in the local media.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 AM Project Peripheral funding to enhance our project
  • Background

    Location

    Clatterbridge Hospital and Health Park has a long tradition of providing excellent services to patients in the Wirral area. Radio Clatterbridge has been playing music and taking people's mind off their health worries for more than 60 years.

    Beneficiaries

    The patients, staff and visitors of Clatterbridge Hospital, Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, St John's Hospice in the Wirral, Claire House Children's Hospice and other organisations on the Clatterbridge Health Park site.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only provider of music and entertainment tailored specifically to patients, staff and visitors at Clatterbridge.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Everyone

    You can make a difference by donating what you can.

Monty Lister talks about our history

"The most important ingredients a hospital radio station needs: enthusiasm and dedication of its members."

Gareth Philips, Series Producer, Hollyoaks and former Radio Clatterbridge volunteer