Southern Sound Hospital Radio was launched at the Southern General Hospital on 24th April 1995 by Alistair McCoist MBE, then 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, then morning presenter with Radio Clyde.

Philipshill Hospital was a centre for Spinal Injuries and when the hospital closed in 1992, we offered our services to the Southern General Hospital where the National Spinal Unit would open.

Premises for the new studios were identified & there followed many months of work before the new service opened.

Apart from a short break while we moved to other studios in the main hospital building, we have been broadcasting ever since.
What we do

We have three purpose built studios. Studios 1 & 2 are the main self-drive broadcast studios & studio 3 is a prep studio used to prepare for programmes, create packages and for interviews.

The station, like most hospital radio stations, is manned totally by volunteers of all ages, & our aim is to deliver a professional radio service to Glasgow hospitals but principally the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in south Glasgow. 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 the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Our Research

We regularly survey our listeners to profile our audience and we build our programmes around that profile. Requests are analysed to provide lists of our patients' favourites.