Radio Royal was formed in 1976 and commenced broadcasting in May 1977.
Initially based at the R.S.N.H. in Larbert, we have moved locations several times.
Having spent our most recent years at Falkirk, broadcasting to both Falkirk and
Stirling Royal Infirmaries, we have now returned 'home' and are based in state of
the art studios in the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.
Staffed entirely by volunteers, Radio Royal now broadcasts via bedside television
sets to patients and staff at FVRH, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our live service
was suspended while we moved to our new home, but formally recommenced on October
22nd 2010, kicking off with a non-stop live 48 hour sponsored broadcast.
We are pleased to announce that Radio Royal has been successful in a bid for funding support from The Big Lottery Fund - and we have been awarded £10,000. This is of huge significance for the organisation and helps us in two ways.
Firstly, it allows us to fund a Development Worker to act on behalf of Radio Royal for the next twelve months. We have a number of projects and ideas that we want to take forward and will benefit enormously from the professional support that a Development Worker can bring. Secondly, we have purchased some new equipment as we begin the process of modernising our studios. Our presenters may have already noticed! Radio Royal's members will receive an email from the station's Chairperson, Jim Prentice, with more details. Radio Royal is proud to be associated with The Big Lottery Fund, which supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. They are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery for good causes and invest over £650 million a year in projects big and small in health, education, environment and charitable purposes. Since June 2004 they have awarded over £8 billion to projects that make a difference to people and communities in need, from early years intervention to commemorative travel funding for World War Two veterans. Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £33 billion has been raised and more than 450,000 grants awarded.
Posted: 25 June 2016
The Radio Royal App is now available to download from the App Store for Apple devices and it will soon be available for Android devices too. You can listen live through the App and find out lots of information about your favourite hospital radio station. Give it a try, it'll look great on your phone.
Posted: 25 May 2016
The next Induction Evening for new members takes place on Monday 18th April 2016 at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
Are you interested in becoming a member of Radio Royal to help us deliver a high quality radio service to Forth Valley's patients and their families and friends, staff and visitors? If you are, send a message to Radio Royal via our Facebook page and we'll get back to you.
Posted: 02 April 2016