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New Digital Studio

Written by on October 1, 2020

During lockdown, PBHR adapted to being unable to visit the patients, staff and visitors of Hospitals in South Durham whilst maintaining a 24 hour service with its dedicated volunteers.

In June we took the opportunity to apply for funding from HM Government and The National Lottery Community Fund to upgrade aging equipment and allow us to future proof the service and charity. We have always been ahead of the game when it comes to hospital radio, but our equipment was tired and in need of regular repair.

That funding application was successful and 42 years after our studio first opened, our studio facility at Bishop Auckland has been upgraded to be fully digital using the Axia IQ solution. This means we can support our volunteers to broadcast from home or remotely.

The NHS Trust also stepped in to assist us through helping freshen up the studios with new paint and carpets. This has allowed a good deep clean and for the station to create a COVID secure environment for its volunteers.

Local joiner stepped in to help PBHR Jon Quigley owner of Jon Quigley Joinery stepped up to help PBHR with renovations and technical upgrade.

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