Grantham hospital radio station gets ready to move

Radio Witham money raised. left to right are Rob Vincent, Nicola J, Sarah Vallely. 091D
Radio Witham money raised. left to right are Rob Vincent, Nicola J, Sarah Vallely. 091D

Grantham Hospital’s radio station, currently located in a Portakabin in the hospital grounds, will be moved to new facilities within the hospital during the next few months.

Radio Witham has been running continuously since 1977, when a small group of local volunteers set up the service to broadcast the weekly church service from the hospital chapel to the wards.

The station is funded by the League of Friends of Grantham Hospital, and offers a unique radio service providing programmes for the patients, visitors and staff. It recently received a donation of £500 from RAF Cranwell Craft and Gift Shop, for equipment for the new studio.

A spokesman for the radio station said: “A great deal of work will be required to re-site the studio and we thank RAF Cranwell Craft and Gift Shop for their generous donation which will improve the quality of our broadcasting to our patients, staff and visitors.”

Radio Witham is selling hundreds of vinyl records (albums and singles) and CDs that are no longer required, at the League of Friends of Grantham Hospital charity sale at Great Gonerby Social Club on Sunday, April 14, at 2pm. There will also be tombola, bric-a-brac, books and clothes stalls together with tea and coffee being served.