Tune into Roch Valley Radio’s Big 48 hour Broadcast this Easter weekend

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Tune into Roch Valley Radio’s Big 48 hour Broadcast this Easter weekend
24 March 2016

ROCH Valley Hospital and Community Radio station is hosting a 48 hour non-stop broadcast to raise vital funds to keep the station on air.

The station is a registered charity which is funded solely by charitable donations and the fundraising activities volunteers do either through events such as the 48 hour broadcast or roadshows at local community events.

There are several large costs that we have to fundraise for during the year; some of these include the insurance for being in the studio, public liability for being out and about, licence fees and music royalties to broadcast music to the patients within the hospital, license fees to broadcast online, internet, telephone costs and more.

On Saturday 26 March from 12pm volunteers will present and broadcast non-stop live shows covering numerous genres of music, interactive quizzes, debates and more.  

The event will be opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale through to Monday 28 March at 1pm closed by the Mayoress of Bury,

David Murphy, Chairman, said: "Our volunteers are excited and already talking about how they can make the broadcast interesting for the hospital patients and the community."

Patients in Fairfield General Hospital can listen free via their hospital bedside unit and if you're not in hospital you can download the Roch Valley Radio mobile app on (Android and IPhone) which is free, tune in online via the website to listen or even watch the studio webcam.

Pennine Acute’s patients and the general public are being encouraged to support the radio’s volunteers by listening and interacting with the show during the 48 Hours.

For further information visit rochvalleyradio.org.uk/48hours