Hi, to all MDR listeners out there, wherever you are,
either in the Princess Royal Hospital, around Mid Sussex
or among our expanding worldwide listeners.
I am introducing myself as your new Chairman.
You might already know me, Cathy Barnett
(the lady with the red hair), as I was Chair from
2011 to 2014, prior to Sol Mead.
My life has revolved round MDR ever since I joined for s
omething to do after taking early retirement in 2001.
I have had the pleasure of seeing our radio station go
from strength to strength from early days in Cuckfield,
joining up with Colwell Radio and celebrating our
40th birthday last year.
The fun times started with going round the wards request collecting, being Events and Fundraising organiser, seeing us launch ‘Listen while you wait’ speakers round the hospital, purchasing a brand new Outside Events Unit, begin the exciting project of broadcasting to GP Surgeries, to now having two state of the art studios to use for transmitting, producing and editing programmes to our ever expanding listenership. These funded by our own hardworking fundraising team, with Lottery and other grants, Teddy Tombolas, Car Boot Sales, Swimarathons and of course the OEU (which we couldn’t do without), which provides the funds for licences, new equipment and all our other expenses.
We continue to put out programmes which hopefully suit our local and worldwide variety of fans, including, patients, visitors and staff of the PRH. These include an eclectic choice of popular music, from Country and Folk, to Show Tunes and Rock and Roll and keep you listening with quizzes, chat programmes and interviews with local celebrities.
Please take some time to visit our website on the ‘listen live’ button, or like us on Face book. Contact us with a request by phone or e-mail. We love to hear from you all!
If you feel like joining us as a presenter, fundraiser, on production or anything else, then why not apply to our Membership Secretary, who will be delighted to contact you. As a member, you can be kept up to date by receiving our magazine or join us on our social evenings and get-togethers.
Here’s to all of us continuing to add to your enjoyment and keep the dial on 1350 AM or listen to MDR on line wherever you are,