VIP Request Shows

Hospital Radio Chelmsford prides itself on being one of the very best hospital broadcasters in the UK. Programmes cover a wide range of musical choices as well as discussions, interviews and chat.  It’s a perfect mix of entertainment whilst you’re in hospital. The most important thing for us, is that you have a say in what you hear. How, I hear you cry? Every evening between 8.30 and 10pm VIP Requests hits the airwaves and the goods news is that if you miss your request, we repeat the whole show the following afternoon between 3.30 and 5pm.


Before the show goes on-air our Request Team will visit a selection of wards and collect requests from our listeners. Unfortunately we cannot visit each ward every night as the hospital is far too big for that, so we go to the wards on a rota basis, which means we see around 100 people each evening and each ward usually gets visited 2 or 3 times a week. Look out for our team on your ward soon. They're easy to recognise, as they will be wearing Hospital Radio Chelmsford lanyards, carrying pens, request slips and our SMILE magazine.


Don’t worry if you can’t think of a song, try picking one from our Hall of Fame. These are the artists which our listeners have chosen the most in the last 12 months. If you miss the team on your ward, our 24-hour Request Line is always available and free from your bedside entertainment system or 01245 516450 from a payphone or 6450 on the internal phone, which can be found on the nurses' desk.

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On Air

We are the only Radio Station that is dedicated to the Patients in Broomfield Hospital.

Listening to our programmes whilst in hospital is absolutely free. Just pick channel 5 from the radio selection on your bedside entertainment system, and we are there 24 hours a day. You can call us for free too, just pick up the phone on the bedside system and press the Hospital Radio button on the screen. If you bring a computer, tablet or smartphone into hospital with you, you can follow us on FaceBook, Twitter, You Tube and Mixcloud.

You can also call us on 01245  51 64 50.

Then, after you have been discharged, you can take us with you. We broadcast LIVE on the internet, either from our website, from one of our HRC Player apps for Smartphones and Tablets, or you can find us on TuneIn.  All of the details can be found here. Your friends and family can join in too. Everyone can enjoy your favourite songs!
Whilst you are in hospital, let us play your favourite songs on our nightly VIP Request Show. Our team of volunteers will visit you on your ward, or you can drop us a request here. Our Most Requests Artists might help you with just some of the singers and bands that are regularly picked on the VIP Request Show.
Finally, we have a great host of fun programmes for you to enjoy, there is something for everyone. We have competitions too. So there is plenty of fun to help pass the day, like our famous 'Movie Moments' competition, that gives you the chance to win some great prizes to take home.

Request a song by calling 01245 49 26 96*
(*charges may apply)

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