Our Programmes

We pride ourselves on bringing the patients of Oxford’s hospitals the most diverse range of radio programming in Oxford. We’ve got something to suit most tastes, from music-based shows, magazine programmes, and of course our regular patient participation programmes.

Patient Participation Programmes

We love visiting you at your bedside and have a range of programmes in which you can get involved, including the weekly quiz Don’t Ask Me, where two wards battle it out to be crowned the winner.

Our flagship Children’s Shows, The Wicked Weekday Show broadcast every Tuesday evening, and The Weekend For Everything Show broadcast every Saturday, are guaranteed to bring a smile to patients, visitors and nurses alike. We have quizzes and games with tantalising prizes, plus music and plenty of fun to keep our younger listeners entertained.

And of course, one of our most popular programmes is Record Requests, which is broadcast nightly from 21:00, and is your chance to hear your favourite tune on the air. Our request teams will visit you, find out more about you, and play whichever song you want, to make your stay in hospital that little more enjoyable.

Music-based Programmes

As we cater for a wide variety of ages, our music does too. We have programmes that play a wide selection of music: chart hits; rock classics; orchestral music; opera; folk; jazz; Motown and so much more. You’re bound to find a show that suits you.

Speech-based Programmes

Although music programming is a big part of our schedule, it’s not always about the music. We have programmes where you can simply listen in and share your thoughts. For example, Hospital News gives you all the latest information from organisations and people from the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, whilst Paws for Patients allows you to take a nice little stroll to local pubs in Oxfordshire without having to leave your bedside!

Special Broadcasts

We love getting out and about in the hospital community, and throughout the year we broadcast several special events that take place on hospital sites. We cover the ‘The Abseil’ which takes place at the Women’s Centre at the JR, raising money for a variety of different causes within the hospital, and you’ll often find us at the Churchill Cancer Centre, broadcasting events that take place around the grand piano. We also regularly broadcast concerts performed by the Radcliffe Orchestra, which performs in the John Radcliffe’s Tingewick Hall. You can find out more about our special broadcasts, and see when the next one is on by visiting the schedule pages.

With so many programmes, we can’t possibly mention them all on this page. Our schedule is constantly changing, with new programmes being introduced all the time. Pick up a copy of the latest Listening News to find out what’s on, or for the most up-to-date schedule, view the Full Schedule.

If you have any comments or queries about our programming, or you have a suggestion on how we can improve our schedule, please email: programme.controller@radiocherwell.com