ABOUT

RADIO CALDERDALE

was founded in 1981 by our now President, Trevor Simpson as a hospital radio service for Halifax and served the patients of the Halifax General, the Royal Halifax Infirmary and Northowram hospitals. It now broadcasts to the patients of the Calderdale Royal Hospital.

We are made up entirely of volunteers who visit wards chatting to patients and taking requests, attend local community events, maintain our studios and of course present regular shows. We provide a wide range of programmes including pop (from the 50’s to the present day), Country, Rock’ n’ Roll, Comedy, Rock, Musicals, Brass Band and Request Shows.

Thanks to a link with the Shay Stadium in Halifax, we are able to broadcast all football and rugby matches live to patients’ bedsides. Very popular with sport fans. We also have an agreement with the Victoria Theatre which allows us to broadcast many shows and concerts. We sometimes have the opportunity to interview cast members and artists too. We have a link with the hospital chapel and broadcast the Sunday service each week, Easter and Christmas services and any special events held in the chapel. We have held a few concerts and broadcast them live to the patients. Members of the Halifax Choral Society come in at Christmas and sing carols for patients and visitors. They sing in the chapel, which is broadcast live to patients and then in the main entrance which has fantastic acoustics!