SaintT Ita’s hospital radio is located at St Ita’s Hospital in St Patrick’s parish, Portrane, Donabate, Co. Dublin. We broadcast on 89.5fm.
Hospital radio first broadcast in December 1983, using home-made equipment, from a storeroom at the hospital. One of the services provided at the time was a cable television service which piped movies to the wards. With the arrival of cheaper VCR's in the wards, the requirement for this service diminished and it was discontinued.
St Ita’s hospital radio was the first radio station in Ireland to receive one of the new broadcast licenses when the Minister for Communications of the day introduced the broadcasting bill in the late 1980s. The station now operates from a modern studio with professional equipment in compliance with the criteria laid down by the Broadcast Authority of Ireland under a five year licence.
At present we have 15 voluntary presenters and we broadcast around the clock with live shows from 10am to 2pm each day and automated play lists for the remainder which has proved immensely popular with our audience.
While our music is primarily middle of the road we always bear in mind the diversity of tastes within the hospital and surrounding area and endeavour to cater for all their music tastes. - you are as likely to hear Elvis Presley as to hear Justin Bieber!
Tuesdays feature our popular weekly Hospital Radio Free Bingo for residents, while services to the wider community of Swords, Malahide, Rush, and Howth, include Community Noticeboard, For Sale & Wanted and Job Spot. More details on all our services are available on our website www.hospitalradio.ie. Our request line is always open and we have recently installed an SMS service to assist our listeners in contacting us.
Funding for our service comes from the Health Executive as well as the occasional fundraising event and selected sponsorship partners and local businesses.
While we are extremely fortunate to have gathered a very dedicated team of presenters and people with expertise in various areas of production and technology at the station we are always on the lookout for fresh ideas and new personalities to join our crew. If you have a few hours to spare or have a talent or area of expertise that you are willing to make available on a voluntary basis then don't hesitate to contact us. No previous radio experience is necessary as training will be given. All applicants must be Garda vetted.
||St. Ita's Hospital Radio
||St. Ita's Hospital Portrane
||Mr. Enda Doody
||St Ita's Hospital,
|087 2 895 895