Southern Sound Hospital Radio was launched at the Southern General Hospital on 25th April 1995 by Alistair McCoist MBE of Rangers Football Club.
It was formerly known as Centre Hospital Radio at Philipshill Hospital. That service was launched in May 1974 by Steve Jones, morning presenter with Radio Clyde. Philipshill Hospital was a centre for Spinal Injuries and, when the hospital closed in 1992, we moved to the Southern General Hospital where the National Spinal Unit would open.
There followed many months of work before the new service opened. After a few years we moved to other studios in the main hospital building.
On the building of the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, we moved to our fourth home at external studios one mile from the hospital.
What We Do
We have two purpose built studios. Studios 1 & 2 are the main self-drive broadcast studios.
The station, like most hospital radio stations, is manned totally by volunteers of all ages.
Requests are collected earlier in the day from the wards & are played on our evening programmes.
Our programmes cover music from the last five decades, special features, local news, competitions, news magazines & some great chat.
Our aim is to provide a quality & professional personalised service to hospitals in Glasgow & Paisley.
We survey our listeners to profile our audience and we build our programmes around that profile and requested records..
National Hospital Radio Awards
At the UK National Hospital Radio Awards, we have won both Gold & Silver Awards in the specialist programme category in separate years.
There's also been a Special Commendation for John McDonald, in the "Presenter of the Year" category.
An Experienced Team
Our experienced team have long service awards from the Hospital Broadcasting Association.
NHS Diamond Award
Graham Turnbull, a founding member, was shortlisted for the Diamond Awards on the 60th Anniversary of the NHS and gained a Certificate of Recognition in the "Behind the Scenes" category.