Programme Schedule

During the Covid situation, our service remains on-air 24 hours a day with a mix of music, news, information, quizzes and comedy. The following shows are also being broadcast:

Monday

10am Comedy Corner: 30 minutes of classic comedy from the BBC, such as Dad’s Army, Yes Minister, To The Manor Born, Hancock’s Half Hour, or Fawlty Towers
12pm Drama Today: A play, short story or spoken book
1pm Southend Hospital Today: National news, interviews and local information
2pm Comedy Corner: More Classic BBC comedy
5pm Sounds of the 80s: Classic songs from probably the best decade ever, with news stories and extracts from your favourite TV shows  – Pete Sipple with Alice Ryan
6pm The Alternative Hour: An hour of alternative musicDave Green
7pm The Rock & Pop Years: A look at the best tracks from a certain year – Jim Bassett
8pm Southend Hospital Tonight: News, features, interviews and music chosen by patients

 

Tuesday

10am Comedy Corner: 30 minutes of classic comedy from the BBC, such as Dad’s Army, Yes Minister, To The Manor Born, Hancock’s Half Hour, or Fawlty Towers
12pm Drama Today: A play, short story or spoken book
1pm Southend Hospital Today: National news, interviews and local information
2pm Comedy Corner: More Classic BBC comedy
5pm The A to Z of Pop: Presented by Richard Smith
6pm Film, Stage & Classical: Well-known classics from the stage and silver screen
8pm Southend Hospital Tonight: News, features, interviews and music chosen by patients

 

Wednesday

10am Comedy Corner: 30 minutes of classic comedy from the BBC, such as Dad’s Army, Yes Minister, To The Manor Born, Hancock’s Half Hour, or Fawlty Towers
11am FrequencyCast30 minutes of award-winning technology and gadget news. 
12pm Drama Today: A play, short story or spoken book
1pm Southend Hospital Today: National news, interviews and local information
2pm Comedy Corner: More Classic BBC comedy
3pm Southend Hospital Radio Kids: Music, jokes, quizzes and interviews from Neptune Children’s WardKara & Kathryn
6pm The Greatest Hour: A special tribute to the work of the NHS at this difficult time, presented by James Blunt.
7pm Solid Gold 70s: Relive those 1970s musical memories
8pm Southend Hospital Tonight: News, features, interviews and music chosen by patients
10pm Sound of the Pirates: From the fantasy ship Jolly Roger moored off the Southend coast, each week a different year celebrating the heady pirate radio daysTrevor Byford

 

Thursday

10am Comedy Corner: 30 minutes of classic comedy from the BBC, such as Dad’s Army, Yes Minister, To The Manor Born, Hancock’s Half Hour, or Fawlty Towers
1pm Southend Hospital Today: National news, interviews and local information
2pm Comedy Corner: More Classic BBC comedy
5pm The National Request Show: The most requested songs from hospital radio stations around the UK, presented by Mark Snowden
6pm Sixty Minute Shakedown:
7pm All The Number Ones: An hour of chart-toppers
8pm The Thank You Hour: Joe Smith presents a special show of thanks to the NHS, including messages from people in and around Southend
9pm Southend Hospital Tonight: News, features, interviews and music chosen by patients
10pm Ladies Night: 60 minutes of the finest solo and group female voices in the world

 

Friday

 

10am Comedy Corner: 30 minutes of classic comedy from the BBC, such as Dad’s Army, Yes Minister, To The Manor Born, Hancock’s Half Hour, or Fawlty Towers
1pm Southend Hospital Today: National news, interviews and local information
2pm Comedy Corner: More Classic BBC comedy
5pm Cinemas in Southend: A look at cinemas in Southend, past and presentAlice Ryan
6pm Magical Mystery Tour: Wander through our musical archives
8pm Southend Hospital Tonight: News, features, interviews and music chosen by patients

 

Saturday

10am Comedy Corner: 30 minutes of classic comedy from the BBC, such as Dad’s Army, Yes Minister, To The Manor Born, Hancock’s Half Hour, or Fawlty Towers
11am FrequencyCast30 minutes of award-winning technology and gadget news. Repeated Wednesday at 11am
2pm Southend Hospital Radio Kids: Music, jokes, quizzes and interviews from Neptune Children’s WardKara & Kathryn
3pm The National Request Show: The most requested songs from hospital radio stations around the UK, presented by Mark Snowden
5pm Sounds of the 80s: Classic songs from probably the best decade ever, with news stories and extracts from your favourite TV shows  – Pete Sipple with Alice Ryan
7pm Saturday Night Rock Show: Two hours of well-known rock classics
9pm Saturday Night at the Movies: Back-to-back classic movie tracks
10pm Night Flight: Two hours of the finest night-time music

 

Sunday

 

10am Oldies but Goldies: Featuring the biggest songs and historical events from the 60s to the 90s  – Barry Shine
1pm Cinemas in Southend: A look at cinemas in Southend, past and presentAlice Ryan
2pm Sunday Prescription: Conversation, music and memories
4pm The Greatest Hour: A special tribute to the work of the NHS at this difficult time, presented by James Blunt.
5pm FYE: Words and music “For Your Entertainment”.
6pm Chartbreakers: Chart rundown and number ones.
8pm The Sunday Night Selection: Music, features and quizzes for a Sunday nightDave Green