We are pleased to say that HBSA Radio has now moved studios from Ayrshire Central Hospital to Crosshouse Hospital.
We still have a few small problems, but live broadcasting is slowly returning.
The main issue at the moment is that our (free internal) phoneline isn't ready yet, but we are working on it.
Fingers crossed that it should all be sorted soon!
HBSA is currently working towards the move into the main building at Crosshouse Hospital.
We are sad to be leaving the gatehouse building at Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine that has been home to the station for many years.
After the move, the station will have a new telephone number, but being closer to the broadcast hub - the station will sound better than it has ever sounded before.
Everyone is really excited - more information and photographs to follow!
Internet users could be fundraising for Hospital Radio in Ayrshire by just searching online.
The Everyclick system works like any other search engine, but allows HBSA Radio to benefit from their searching. The fundraising revenue generated comes from companies that advertise on the search site.
There is no sign up fee or hidden charge to the user or the charity, it’s free giving. There's no reason not to have the custom fundraising page as your homepage, and every time you need to search online, you'll be donating to HBSA.
Everyclick says, "Charities of all sizes are benefitting from this new fundraising service, they range from Cancer Research to small village schools. If 10% the UK online population used Everyclick.com for their searches, an additional £172,000 would be raised for charity every day."
Crosshouse Hospital’s radio service has received two brand new studios thanks to a grant of £12,000 from NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s staff lottery.
The lottery grant has allowed the charity, Hospital Broadcasting Service Ayrshire (HBSA), to refurbish two on-air studios. The volunteer broadcast team, based at Ayrshire Central Hospital in Irvine, can now increase the range and quality of broadcasting to patients.
John Grant, Station Manager, commented: “The help from NHS Ayrshire & Arran has been such a great boost. The old equipment we were using badly needed replaced and this means we can continue to entertain the patients and staff at Crosshouse Hospital.”
HBSA are looking for new volunteers for join their team. So, if you are over 18, enjoy music and can spare a couple of hours one morning a week, this could be for you.
You can text ‘join’ to 077567 55252, download the application form from their website. or leave a message at the station on 01294 323200.