Goodmayes Hospital Radio and The Jumbo Sound
'The Jumbo Sound' is the hospital radio station run entirly by volunteers and operated by Goodmayes Hospital Radio Association (Registered Charity 287259R) with a remit to broadcasting to the hospitals of the North East London NHS Foundation Trust. This page should explain all you need to know about the station and the parent charity!
Output and Programming
The Jumbo Sound broadcasts internally at the sites of NELFT and
also via an online stream accessible anywhere. The station
broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week of which around 30 hours a
week comprises live programming. Besides live programmes the station
offers a number of pre-recorded shows which make up the rest of the
schedule and are played out automatically.
Content is largely varied - a reflection on our audience - with music shows spanning all eras and specialist genres. Spoken word is also a considerable element of our programming with quiz shows, comedy and a commitment to regular news output. Details of The Jumbo Sound's programmes can be found by viewing the schedule.
Commitment to News
In line with our constitution, The Jumbo Sound broadcasts news bulletins at the top of every hour, 24 hours a day. Our bulletins are provided by Sky News who provide hourly news bulletins for radio stations across the UK. Each bulletin lasts 2 minutes and covers national and international headlines as well as a brief weather forecast.
It ain't cheap!
Running a radio station comes at quite a cost. Equipment,
jingles, streaming, websites... the list goes on! Goodmayes Hospital
Radio is proud to be entirely self sufficient, raising funds through
events, raffles, tin shakes and by doing discos for people. We are
always on the lookout for people to help with fundraising so if you
think you have something to offer please
get in touch. Alternatively if you would
like to donate to support the station click
Goodmayes Hospital Radio was given a generous grant by the parent Trust, NELFT in 2008 for a desparately needed studio upgrade that we would otherwise have been unable to afford. GHR wishes to extend its sincere thanks to NELFT for their help.