It's a small world!
The hospital radio studio is on level 5 almost next to the doctors rest
room, and next to a nurses locker area. We've been there a couple of years,
before that we were in DRI on the top floor of the old nurses residence
(Clarence House) since 1990, and even before that in Rosebery Street. Some
people remember us as Toc H, as the station was originally founded by Toc H
in 1952, but we became an independent charity in 1984. I've been a member
The station now broadcasts 24 hours a day to the bedside radio sets in
almost all the wards of Ninewells Hospital and Kings Cross too, and day-room
radios (though the TV usually dominates the day-rooms). The important
difference between public radio and hospital radio is that we regularly
visit our listeners in the hospital wards, for a chat and to collect music
requests. All our staff are volunteers, and live programming is on
week-day evenings and afternoons at the weekend.
I'm not very active at the moment - all my programmes are pre-recorded,
mainly classical chamber music, but I used to do a lot of programming,
broadcasting and ward-visiting, before I worked away from Dundee.
At danger of going on too long about hospital radio (there's an egroup for
that too!), if you're interested, you (and anyone else who may be
interested) would like to come and visit the studio you would be made most
welcome. Just let me know and I'll arrange it with another member of the
My daytime telephone number is 0131 622 8906.
From: Doon The Toon [mailto:doonthetoon@...
Sent: 16 February 2001 22:33
Subject: Re: [dundee-history] Digest Number 102
Hi Ken.You said:-
>Your observations are entirely correct - I am a member of Hospital Radio
>Tayside, based (now) at Ninewells,
Where about in Ninewells? I work in the University's Medical School.
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
- John Lennon (1940 - 1980)