Programme Purpose & Philosophy
We broadcast a range of high-quality programmes to Birmingham’s patients and others in the City’s health community. Our programmes are aimed at making a patient’s stay in the hospital a more comfortable and less stressful experience than it would otherwise be. We are patient centred and we focus on the music that patients want to hear and the information that patients need to know about. The station’s musical output is in keeping with the Adult Contemporary Genre with a listening demographic of 25 – 80+ years of age.
Programming is continuing to develop in the early years of the 21st century and is becoming increasingly ambitious. Our new automated programming system, Myriad 5, enables us to maintain our 24-hour programme schedule. Major improvements in radio reception facilities continue to be rolled out across the hospitals we serve. BHBN Hospital Radio has, and continue to use over 9500 vinyl singles, 1300 vinyl albums & 300 + Compact Discs
About our Information Programmes
Central to the Network’s programming is the information and sports programmes, as well as live concerts, which bring the life of Birmingham into the hospitals. The Network will not avoid discussing those awkward issues which affect our everyday life. The Network uses the major radio news agencies to provide us with up-to-the-minute news and current features.
BHBN Hospital Radio News
We have a dedicated satellite system on which we receive the service from Independant Radio News (IRN) broadcast by Sky Radio News. As well as the news bulletins, we are provided with news and sports feeds,
Serving our Community’s Needs
Community care announcements produced by the Network continue to promote services for patients. Tips for survival in hospital are often mixed with news and information about our local hospitals. The Network does not avoid informing patients about relevant and important health issues which affect them.