Lead SALead SA

RX Radio celebrates first birthday at Red Cross Children's Hospital

Written by: Lilford Lesabe

RX Radio is a radio station run by the children who are patients at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and broadcasts within the hospital. It began operating began on the 1 December 2016.

It is a platform for communication between hospitalised children, their families, and the health services, providing patients with the skills and support to produce and broadcast radio programmes across the hospital.

Children learn a range of basic communication and technical skills necessary for the production of personal radio stories such as storytelling, using field recorders and interviewing techniques.

After the foundation phase, children participate in further training in different programme formats, more advanced production techniques, producing and anchoring live shows, among other things. These children will become integral to the functioning of RX Radio.

Live magazine-format shows, anchored by children in the hospital, entertain and engage other patients.

Shows include programmes pre-recorded and produced by patients about their experiences and interests. Programmes are also produced for children, music, as well as interactive games, competitions, dedications and discussions in which children can participate on air from their hospital beds.

The children broadcast live shows from 9am-3pm with pre-recorded shows playing from 3pm-9pm.

The parents, together with the RX Radio Reporters, enjoyed the birthday festivities and were encouraged that the station is growing from strength to strength.

Catch Rx radio on: http://rxradio.co.za/live/




Read next from articles

World Asthma Day takes place on the 7th of May

World Asthma Day takes place on the 7th of May

Each week Tracey Lange profiles an influential female advocate.
Read on...

Sign language included as a subject for matric exam

Sign language included as a subject for matric exam

sign language officially added to the curriculum
Read on...

Popular broadcaster kicks off Give me a Pad drive

Popular broadcaster kicks off Give me a Pad drive

Cape Town media personality, Mihlali Mitch Matyana starts a sanitary pad drive for his birthday.
Read on...

LeadSA celebrates the October 2018 Hero of the Month

LeadSA celebrates the October 2018 Hero of the Month

Teacher and social entrepreneur Katlego Thwane is LeadSA Gauteng October 2018 winner.
Read on...

#GivingTuesdaySA officially launched in South Africa

#GivingTuesdaySA officially launched in South Africa

Following the success of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, sees #GivingTuesdaySA officially launched.
Read on...

Ntsikayezwe Development Foundation honored as Lead SA Hero

Ntsikayezwe Development Foundation honored as Lead SA Hero

Ntsikayezwe Development Foundation founder Mpolokeng Mudau chats to Ayanda MVP as the Lead SA hero for the month of September
Read on...