Radio Heatherwood in the 1990's

Look Back to the 90's Decade
for the Hospital Radio

The 1990's started, with frantic work to bring online the second broadcast studio. Having completed the fundraising in the previous year, alterations to accommodate the second studio were all completed by the 14th Birthday and the studio was opened by the Sunninghill Fuel Allotment Trust.

The decade was shaped by the introduction of computers and was all about bringing the radio to as many listeners as possible and raising the quality of output.

Some events that shaped the 1990's:- The first years of the decade were marred by the actions of five people who sort to discredit the work of the management. From 1992 onwards the radio was all about rebuilding the confidence of the volunteers and to formalise the employment of new recruits.

The charity buzz organized in the previous decade, moved on to become the Radio Heatherwood Supporters Group, where day trips and holidays were organised by the manager, each year raising further funds for the radio service.

Sweethearts ball was a winner in promoting the radio and raising funds. The launch of the loan radio service, helped the listenership and encouraged other patients to sponsor.

The Grand draw started a decade earlier ran for the 1990's and secured funds each year for the radio. This decade the volunteers were out and about at Bracknell market, Bracknell bandstand and Ascot high street also Sunningdale Waitrose, all in the name of fundraising and promotion of the service.

The premises expanded this decade and allowed the radio to have a proper reception and make provision for relaxing and tea making.

As the decade came to an end, news of an impending move to new premises was evident, and the new decade would see the radio station move from a home that had provided 24 years of broadcasting service.

Just some of the events, highlighted here, a more detailed diary of each year can be accessed by clicking on the quick links provided.

The 1990's start here.

A Decade of Development 1990's

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