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Thank you for your interest in joining Coventry Hospital Radio

Please read the items below and if you think it's for you select one of the links at the bottom of the page.

Unfortunately due to the station being empty on occasions Coventry Hospital Radio cannot offer short term

Work Experience Placements.

What’s involved in being a Coventry Hospital Radio volunteer?

CHR provides a service to the patients throughout University Hospital Coventry.

Keeping the station running takes a lot of work which includes ward visiting, request collecting, fundraising activities, as well as operating the studio equipment and presenting programmes.

What skills do I need?

You should be able to communicate clearly.
It helps if you are outgoing and enjoy meeting people, especially for collecting requests or helping with fundraising.

You don’t have to be an expert in any field, all we ask is a willingness to learn, be part of a team and be able to make a regular minimum commitment of at least 12 months to Coventry Hospital Radio.

Most members who join CHR want to be a presenter, but don’t worry if you don't as there are other roles within the radio.

You’ll be equally welcome if you just want to visit the wards, chat to the patients and collect requests or help with the music library.

Do I have to present a programme?

How much time will I have to give?

Once you have been allocated a regular time slot we ask that you make it a commitment each week. Plus there may be fundraising events or outside broadcasts at weekends.

Presenting a show doesn’t just mean turning up at the studio and going on air, it also means visiting the wards to collect requests, finding the requests in the library, presenting a programme, and putting everything away afterwards.

Is there an age limit?

Coventry Hospital Radio requires that members are 16 and over.

The annual membership fee at Coventry Hospital Radio is currently £20 a year (£10 for students, retired and those in receipt of benefits).

What training is there?

Three months full training is provided for whichever role you wish to undertake at Coventry Hospital Radio

How do I find Coventry Hospital Radio?

5th Floor, East Wing,

University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust,
Clifford Bridge Road,

Walsgrave, Coventry, CV2 2DX,

Will hospital broadcasting help my career?

Any voluntary work will benefit your CV and impress a future employer (and that applies to any job, not just the media), but nothing is guaranteed and for every one who's gone on into a job in radio there are hundreds who haven't.

However, it’s all good experience - many professional broadcasters started in hospital radio and CHR will be happy to share our skills with you as long as you are happy to support a range of our stations activities.

Please select one of the following options to apply to join the CHR Team

Select this link to download, print, complete and return to us using the FREEPOST addess at te top of the form.

Email us at

joinus@coventryhospitalradio.org

and we'll return you a form.

Select this option, and leave your address and we'll send your form by post to

be returned to us

What will it cost?