LETTER: Birthdays for broadcasting

I’m the Chairman of Radio DGH, Eastbourne’s own hospital radio station and a registered charity. On behalf of my entire team, I’d like to thank everyone who has supported us in some way in 2015. Whether it be at an event (such as our stand at the 999 Weekend in July or our bag-packing at ESK) or through sponsorship of programmes in our schedule – and there have been many local businesses who have done just this in the last 12 months – we are extremely grateful for every penny. Some programme slots are still available for firms in the area starting from just £60 for two hours’ per week for a year; email sponsorship@radiodgh.com for more details.

2016 sees the 65th anniversary of hospital radio in the town and also the 40th birthday of Radio DGH (born when the first phase of the hospital was built) and we hope this will be a big year for us. We plan to hold or attend a number of events to publicise what we do and raise money to continue doing it. Some of these will involve the Radio DGH Roadshow, which is available for local events (indoors and out, not discos) for £25 per hour. Email pa@radiodgh.com for further information.

We’re always on the lookout for new volunteers to join our ever-expanding team so, if there is a budding Chris Evans or Tony Blackburn out there or you have a love of a specific genre of music, then please get in touch! The number is 01323 435748, the email address is recruitment@radiodgh.com

However, if you’d rather not sit behind a microphone, then we have a need for volunteers for request collecting, fundraising, IT and engineering support, programming/music/production and publicity. Please call the same number or email phil.masters@radiodgh.com

We’d love to take the residents of the entire area with us on our journey through 2016 and beyond so I would politely ask as many people as possible to keep an eye on local press or social media (facebook.com/radiodgh or @RadioDGH on Twitter) for details of what we’ll be up to.

Phil Masters

Chairman, Radio DGH, Diplocks Walk, Hailsham

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