Radio Marsden

Radio Marsden

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About radio

Radio Marsden is a patient-led, volunteer-run radio station that has been serving the Royal Marsden Hospitals in London with a 24-hour live stream since its inception in 1969. It is a popular radio station in the United Kingdom, offering a wide variety of content including news, talk programs, and a blend of pop music from both past and present eras​​.

Radio Marsden was established by David Peschier, who initiated the idea of a hospital radio when none existed in the local area. The first broadcasts were recorded on tape and presented in person, showcasing the station's dedication to direct interaction with its audience​. Over the years, the station has achieved numerous milestones, including expanding its reach to a second hospital in Chelsea in 1980, achieving 24-hour broadcasting in 2006, and launching online broadcasting in 2009. It has also refurbished its studios and introduced a computerised playout system, among other advancements​​.

Radio Marsden is more than just a radio station—it's a lifeline for many patients who find themselves in extended stays at the hospital. Volunteers, including the presenters, frequently visit the wards to build relationships with patients, offering a sense of companionship and social interaction during their hospital stay​​.

  • Genre: talk, news, pop
  • Country:England
  • City: Sutton
  • Bitrate:128 kbit/s
  • First air date: 1 March 1969
  • Language: English


Address Royal Marsden Hospital, Downs Road, Sutton SM2 5PT
Phone +44 20 8661 3083
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