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Radio Stars Needed

Radio Stars Needed!

What better time to start a new hobby than the New Year?

This year why not consider becoming a radio DJ?

Chippenham Hospital Radio broadcasts to patients and staff at the town’s Community Hospital and can also be heard online, is currently looking for volunteers.

The radio station broadcasts a mix of music, sport, news & local information to keep listeners in touch with their community.

Station Manager Simon Hyde said “We’re looking to grow our small team of volunteers and want to hear from anyone keen to get behind the microphone and provide some much-needed company for people who either visit or have to stay in hospital. It might seem a bit daunting at first but training and support is offered for anyone keen to have a go and you never know you could be a radio star of tomorrow”. 

BBC Radio 2 DJs Ken Bruce and Simon Mayo, ITV This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield and Life on Mars actor Philip Glenister are just some of the famous names who started their careers at hospital radio.

If broadcasting isn’t for you there are other ways you can get involved including ward visiting, fundraising or helping out the management team with the running of the organisation, which is a registered charity.

Whether you have ambitions for a career in broadcasting or simply want to try your hand at something new, full training will be provided and you really will be making a big difference to people in hospital.

This new year, make the pledge to volunteer in 2017 and make positive change to local communities, yourself, and to your cv.

For more information go to and to apply call 01249 546419 or e-mail