Liverpool Hospital Broadcasting Service
© LHBS 1975-2018
Applications for membership for Radio Broadgreen
Since the publication of the Kate Lampard Report and the implementation of it’s recommendations by our main NHS Trust, this service has struggled to process new applications for membership. It is hoped that with an amicable agreement, applications for new members to attend the studios on the Broadgreen site will start soon.
Sean White retires from Radio Broadgreen
After over a decade of service, Sean White has decided to take leave of Radio Broadgreen. Due to the new RLBUHT Volunteer process restrictions he feels unable to continue and will present his final Celtic Music Show on Tuesday 24th July 2018.
A retired head teacher, Sean plans to continue to volunteer for Talking Newspapers and Citizens Advice.
We wish Sean good luck and thank him for his 13 years of service and professionalism with Radio Broadgreen.
All three Radio Broadgreen services are listed on Radioline - so if you’re connected, you’re never too far away from RBG. It can also be found on Smart TV’s - just search for “Broadgreen” or “RBG Sport” and click away!
“Holmestime” ends after ten years
Due to the new RLBUHT Volunteer process restrictions, David Holmes has decided to leave Radio Broadgreen after ten years of service.
David was a regular on our outside broadcasts and fundraising events and was a great supporter of this charity. David did his final “Holmestime” on Monday 30th July 2018 and we would like to thank David for his service.
Time to leave RBG after 36 years for Hon. President Paul Watters
Due to the new RLBUHT Volunteer process restrictions, Paul Watters has left Radio Broadgreen. Paul joined Radio Newsham in 1982 and was one of the founding members of Radio Broadgreen.
Following a career in radio including time spent at Key 103, Radio City, Magic 1548, BBC 5Live and BBC OB (Acton) Paul continued to advise and support Radio Broadgreen as an Honorary President and serving Trustee of LHBS.
We thank Paul for his extensive support over the past 36 years and hope he can return to Broadgreen once the Trust application process has been sorted.
New Year’s BIG Broadcast 2018
And this year it’s HUGE! 42 hours of entertainment from Big Broadcast Towers in Lancashire joining hospital radio stations across the UK and Ireland for a New Year’s Eve (eve) Special.
Join Richard and the team from 6pm on Sunday 30th December as we bring you the best in hospital radio through to the midnight bongs on the 31st and on to midday of the 1st January 2019.
And you can join us for FREE. This year we’ll broadcast the whole event live on the hospital radio service in the Broadgreen area as well as online.
So set the date - Sunday 30th December 2018 at 6pm for 42 hours non-stop.
New Streaming Servers
Please note we are in the process of moving to a new streaming service provider for Radio Broadgreen, Radio Broadgreen 2 and RBG Sport.
During the end of September and into August 2018, there may be some breaks in our online streams although our services to the hospitals will not be affected.
UPDATE: Radio Broadgreen, Radio Broadgreen 2 and RBG Sport have now fully transferred to our new servers (01/10/2018).
Happy Birthday Radio Broadgreen
Wednesday October 19th 1983 saw the official launch of Radio Broadgreen with volunteers from Radio Newsham (which started in 1975).
The original studios were opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside Mr. K E Stoddart with LHBS Chairman Les Bather and Broadgreen hospital administration in attendance.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those past & present who have supported Radio Broadgreen for the past 35 years.
Radio Broadgreen 2 set to close
Due to lack of volunteers for this charity, Radio Broadgreen 2 will suspend broadcasting on Monday 31st December 2018. Unless circumstances change, it may have to close completely.
Radio Broadgreen 2 was set up as an alternative to our main service and proved popular to hospital patients with smart-phone type devices. It broadcast comedy and drama serials as well as alternative music genres.
Sadly as LHBS have found it difficult to recruit volunteers due to RLBUHT restrictions, income via fundraising has also dropped significantly and so all resources will now go towards keeping our main service Radio Broadgreen operating. (10/12/18)