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Valley Park Radio
Valley Park Radio (VPR)

Valley Park Radio

Valley Park Radio is a national award winning small charity run by a dedicated team of volunteers providing a hospital radio service to the Darent Valley Hospital. The hospital opened in 2000 just as the former general hospital, Joyce Green Hospital closed. Radio Joyce Green reconstituted itself as Valley Park Radio and has been entertaining staff and patients ever since. From our studios located within the Hospital we provide a wide variety of live programmes and music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our core programmes are our request shows. Teams of ward visitors are a frequent sight around the Hospital, chatting to patients and taking their requests to play on air.

If you have a friend or relative currently in hospital then why not send us a dedication and a song request for them. You can either call us on 01322 428362 at any time of the day and leave a voicemail, or complete the form below. We currently have live programmes Monday, Tuesday and Sunday evenings from 7pm and Saturday’s from 8am to 1pm.

David Reynolds, VPR volunteer 2000 - 2017
David Reynolds, Valley Park Radio Volunteer 2000 to 2017. Programme Controller 2013 to 2017. Missed by all at Valley Park Radio, past and present.

How to listen to Valley Park Radio

All Valley Park Radio programmes are broadcast via the Hospedia bedside entertainment consoles. Valley Park Radio is FREE to listen to; however you must first register with Hospedia before the consoles can be used. It is a very simple process. When you reach your hospital bed, follow the instructions on the bedside screen to get yourself set up on the TV. It only takes a few moments and then you're all set.  If you have problems getting started, just pick up your bedside phone and chat with the Hospedia Customer Care Team. This is always a FREE call from the bedside, and their advisors are on the line for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Volunteering with Valley Park Radio

If you are friendly, outgoing and have a couple of hours to spare each week, then why not consider becoming one of the Valley Park Radio team. We always welcome new volunteers, whether you have previous experience or not. If you are over 18, enthusiastic and have an interest in radio and voluntary work, why not e-mail the Chairman on studio@valleyparkradio.org.uk or visit our website at http://www.valleyparkradio.org.uk/.  Once you have made your enquiry, we will invite you down to the Valley Park Radio studios for an informal chat so you can see Valley Park Radio at work first hand. Even if you are unsure whether Hospital Radio is for you, please do get in touch.

Or why not visit our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ValleyParkRadio 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/radiovpr 

Website: www.valleyparkradio.org.uk

Local events

If you are a member of a local charity, club or other organisation and have an event or campaign to publicise, get in touch with us at studio@valleyparkradio.org.uk and we broadcast the details on air. We can also help with your public address equipment needs, simply contact us for more information.