Come and join us

**** Please note that due to the Coronvirus we are not able to use our studios which unfortunately makes training new presenters impossible. Please bear with us and as soon as we can resume we will re start our recruitment****  .                                     

Joining Rookwood Sound couldn’t be easier.

 We’re always on the look out for new volunteers to join  Hospital Radio 

Are you interested in presenting, collecting requests, fundraising, engineering and visiting patients across the wards of Llandough Hospital? If you’ve answered yes, then we could be looking for you to join our team.

Hello, my name is Steve Allen and I’m the Chief Executive at Rookwood Sound Hospital Radio.

We’re always looking for new members, and we’d love to hear from you! There are many things for you to get involved with including presenting Radio Programmes, engineering aspects of the station, fundraising, publicity and much more. If you are interested, you will be pleased to hear that joining couldn’t be simpler. 

When you contact us you will be invited to an introduction night. As the name suggests this is an evening where you come to our studio complex at Llandough Hospital, one of our more experienced members will give you a tour and tell you all about the station and the service we supply. 

You will soon find out that the most important people to us are our listeners. Therefore one thing you will have to do on regular basis is to visit the wards to go request collecting. To help you do this you will receive some basic training on a role-play basis, which will, hopefully, cover all possible scenarios. 

 There will be training sessions covering presentation, reading on radio and programme planning to name just a few. As soon as you have these done, you will be invited to join the team on your night.  Every single person that has joined the service over the years we have been broadcasting has had to do this. Even I managed it, and if I can do it, you can too! I promise that you won’t be disappointed.  Joining was the best thing that I have done for a long time. It can be hard work, but It’s great fun and an excellent opportunity to make new friends.

We should stress that, although Rookwood Sound Hospital Broadcasting is a voluntary service, every member does have to pay a yearly membership fee. Currently this stands at £50.00 with discounted rates for students, UB40 and OAP’s. Subscriptions can be paid annually or quarterly by standing order. If you are a tax payer you will be asked to consider gift aid for your subscriptions allowing us to collect monies from the Inland Revenue.

Just drop us an email and we will get back to you with all the information you need

I look forward to  meeting you very soon!


1.      Requirements

Our minimum age of members is 18 years – anyone under this age must include a letter with their application form stating their reasons why we should consider allowing them to join the station.  Prospective members must provide names and addresses of two referees.

2.      Annual Subscription

Subscriptions can be paid quarterly or in full for the whole year. Please note that all annual subscriptions are subject to review, check our website for more information.

Full Time Employed

Students, OAP’s, Part Time & Unemployed

£50 per year as a one off payment
or £12.50 per quarter

£10 per year as a one off payment
or £2.50 per quarter

3. Application Procedure

Please supply two names so references can be sought supply 4 passport size photos for Rookwood Sound I.D. card. On receipt of your letter of application, you will then be invited to an induction night where you will receive a introduction to the Station, fill out an application form, we then have a tour of the studio.

Rookwood Sound Hospital Broadcasting produces a list of member’s names, addresses and telephone numbers for circulation within the organisation. If you do not want either your address or telephone number to be included on the list please place XD on your application form.

Your details will only be kept for administration purposes and information will be then kept confidential.

Probationary membership is then offered on receipt of the full subscription. You will need to supply a passport size photograph for the hospital identification card.

Probationary members are expected to join in with the general work of the station, ward visiting, request collecting, fundraising and helping on programmes as well as taking part in training sessions. Training covers programme presentation, production, use of equipment and ward visiting.

On completion of the training, probationary members are invited to become full members and are eligible to have their own programmes, and after a period of 6 months you then become eligible to hold committee posts and vote at the annual general meeting.

In line with current NHS policy we routinely check volunteers with the Criminal Records Bureau database due to working with children and vulnerable adults.