Monthly Archives: February 2018

Ruth Waxman

Ruth Waxman joins John Smeeton on Afternoon Delight this Tuesday 27th February between 1pm and 3pm. Ruth has been a diabetes healthcare campaigner since she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes two decades ago. Her journey has included setting up and chairing a Diabetes UK local group, helping get a useful booklet for local people with diabetes published, meeting local MPs to discuss diabetes issues to keep it high on their agenda, being taken on as an ‘expert patient’ for NICE to talk about new drugs for diabetes and more recently sharing her experience of diabetes care in Parliament.

Songs You Shouldn’t Play On Hospital Radio…

Something that most people don’t think about when listening to the Radio, but when adding new music to a Hospital Radio’s automated play-out system – you get to realise how risqué some songs can be perceived when played in the context of a hospital.

Listed below are a few songs which we have come across at Royal Free Radio, and decided that their message might not go down too well within the hospitals we broadcast to!

  • Bye Bye Baby – Bay City Rollers
  • The Drugs Don’t Work – The Verve
  • Who Wants To Live Forever – Queen
  • That’s Life – Frank Sinatra
  • The First Cut Is The Deepest – Rod Stewart
  • Heart Skips A Beat – Olly Murs
  • Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
  • Girl, You have no Faith in Medicine – The White Stripes
  • She’s gone- Hall and Oates
  • Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
  • Die Another Day – Madonna
  • Prayer for The Dying – Seal
  • Staying Alive – The Bee Gees

Let us know of any songs you feel would fit into this category by contacting us on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll add them to the list!

Julia Franks

Julia Franks joins John Smeeton on Tuesday 20th February  between 1 and 3pm Julia plays classical guitar and entertains the patients at The Royal Free Hospital in the wards and also in the discharge area while patients wait to leave. We will also have the pleasure of listening to her play for us live on air