Lack of patients causes station closure

Hospital Radio Burnley has decided to stop broadcasting because there aren’t enough patients left in the hospital it serves.

hospitalradioThe station, which has been operating for over 60 years, has given all its equipment to nearby Radio Hospitals Blackburn.

Station Manager Bryan Sisson told the Burnley Express newspaper: “I feel gutted that it’s happened on my watch.

“We want to thank everybody who has worked with us over the years for the trust and help they have given. Without them we would not have been there.”

The studios were home to local commercial station 2BR during its test RSL broadcasts in the late 1990s, renting one of their two studios to broadcast from.

Patients in the Burnley General Hospital will now hear programmes from Blackburn instead.

Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 11:46 am by RadioToday

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