The Full History

 

CLICK ON THE OFFICIAL HISTORY PICTURE ABOVE TO READ THE FULL HISTORY AND ILLUSTRATED STORY OF THE STATION

The idea for a radio service came from the Walthamstow Lions Club in 1969 and an old, leaky garden shed was set up in the grounds with six volunteers to broadcast for just three hours on a Sunday evening.

The station grew over the years, became a registered charity and is now a 24-hour station broadcasting around the hospital and to the wider community via the internet. At one time we also broadcast to the now-closed Chingford and Wanstead Hospitals.

Apart from the many thousands of requests we have played, since 1980 we have also provided local football commentary and the station has gathered more than a dozen national awards for its programmes.

In 2019 the station marked its 50th anniversary – it has come a long way since 1969.

 

 

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