Radio Hospitals Blackburn raises £214.56 towards streaming

Posted by James Brindle on June 8, 2010.

Moving up towards the target

Sunday 6th June 2010 saw us all hanging out and making noise in the reception again at the Royal Blackburn Hospital to entertain visitors as they arrived and left as well as raise awareness of the station and promote our goal of being able to stream the station online so that outpatients and family can listen to our service.

It’s one of the most common questions we get when we go out request collecting and promoting the station around the wards, “Why can’t we listen to this at home?”.

We get monthly listener figures which have peaked in the 12,000+ hours range – beating BBC Radio 1 by several thousand.

With some nifty dancing from Steve ‘Believe’ Starkie (videos to follow), Dave’s kids stickering everyone in sight and some great presenting, we managed to raise £214.56 towards the goal.

We’ve still a long way to go as we need to buy some additional computer equipment, software and break through the mass of red tape to get broadband in the studio and that’s just to start with as there are license implications and a change in working practices and other ongoing costs.

At the moment, RHB is funded by subscriptions from members and donations from the public, if you’d like to get more information or to make a donation please contact The Chairman, David Peacock via

About the Author

James Brindle is a freelance technology consultant based in Blackburn, Lancashire with over 20 years of experience in the IT, Media and Telecommunications industries with specialties in Web and Mobile Application development, Voice over IP (VoIP) deployment and integration, media storage and distribution systems and wide area solutions. He has a passion for retro gaming and volunteers as a presenter and acts as vice-chairman of Blackburn's Hospital Radio service.

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