15 January 2019 – Back in 2016 Radio Fox began fundraising to buy a new audio desk and refurbish our main studio. All these months later it may have seemed like we had forgotten about it but nothing could be further from the truth.
Our engineering team have been busy all this time and now we are getting very close to completing the project. Very soon on this website you will be able to see the first pictures of our new studio.
Currently we are in the process of fine tuning the audio and associated equipment. At some point in the next couple of months we will be holding an official opening ceremony complete with ‘celebrity’ guests and popping champagne corks…
It must be said that it couldn’t have been done without the many individuals, organisations, and businesses of Leicester and Leicestershire who gave their support including The Elms Social Club in Wigston, Caterpillar (UK), Pall-Ex, Asda, Next, Barratt Homes – North Midlands Division, Cambridge & Counties Bank, Taylor Bloxham, Squire Alarms Ltd, Ibstock Brick Ltd, Police Mutual, Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons, Pukka Pies Ltd, HSBC Bank, and Ashfield Healthcare.
The wait is almost over.
Radio Fox presenter Richard Leatherland has been nominated for the UHL Caring At Its Best Award 2018
29 September 2018 – Long serving Radio Fox presenter Richard Leatherland has been nominated for the prestigious Caring At Its Best Award 2018. As well as being a Radio Fox volunteer presenter Richard is also a member of UHL staff.
The annual Caring At Its Best awards ceremony took place recently and saw over 500 staff, volunteers and supporters of Leicester’s Hospitals enjoy an evening of celebration at The Athena in Leicester. Everyone at the event was interested to hear Richard explain all about how Radio Fox supports the patients within Leicester’s Hospitals. As well as being a presenter at Radio Fox Richard has also served on the committee at the station and been involved with fundraising.
The awards are a platform to showcase the hard work of everyone involved in all aspects of Leicester’s Hospitals and to commend the achievements of an extraordinary few.
You can listen to Richard live on Radio Fox every Sunday 6pm to 8pm when he hosts The Sunday Selection, the Sunday patients request show. You can also hear Richard live and loud on The Leather & Denim Rock Show every Saturday from 7pm.
12 September 2018 – The computers are working, the CD players are working, the kettle is working, but for some reason this Friday 14th September 6-2-8 Show vinylmeister Michael Lord will be doing an all vinyl show.
On Friday evening 14th September the unthinkable will happen on Radio Fox… a whole two hours of specially selected vinyl will be showcased on the 6-2-8 Show between 6pm and 8pm show with your host Michael Lord.
All vinyl …. that’s ALL vinyl including the usual award winning features – such as “The Song Doesn’t Remain The Same” “The A-Z Of One Hit Wonders” and “The Mystery Year”
It can’t be done they said…. tune in to see if they were right!! Tune in right now to Listen Live to Radio Fox by clicking here.
If you are under 30 years old you may have no idea what all this vinyl stuff is, if so click here to see what all the fuss is about. Turn the volume up and don’t be afraid of the crackle.
25 August 2018 – Next Saturday 1st September will be the Syston Carnival. As always Radio Fox will be there providing the music, making the announcements, and handing out Radio Fox Magazines and generally spreading love and happiness to all.
The Radio Fox team will be there providing the soundtrack and making the announcements. The carnival will be held in Central Park (that’s Central Park Syston not Central Park New York…) from midday to 5pm. So please come and visit the carnival and stop by the Radio Fox stall and say hi to the Foxy crew. This years theme is The Great American Wild West so feel free to wear your cowboy hat and boots. And yes we will be playing Achy Breaky Heart… Yeee Haww
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11 August 2018 – Starting Wednesday 15th August at 8pm a fabulous new show begins on Radio Fox. Get ready for action when Alan T and Kirstie Peacock (the Radio Fox Girl Wonder in the making) take over the Wednesday evening edition of the Patients Request Show.
From Wednesday 15th August old timer Alan T and new girl Kirstie Peacock take over the reins of the Patients Request Show. With live requests from the wards, competitions, prizes, and features. Call in and join in the fun or sit back and enjoy the ride either way it’s 2 hours of delicious entertainment for free. Email the show on email@example.com
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17 July 2018 – In 2016 Radio Fox began a dedicated fundraising drive to buy a new audio desk and refurbish our main studio. You might have thought it had gone quiet since we reached our target and maybe you thought nothing had been happening. How wrong can you be?
Our engineering team have been very busy every week since we reached our target. Much tea has been drunk, plans have been drawn, new wall coverings applied, old floors resurfaced and new carpet laid, new lighting installed, new electric wiring and services, new computer wiring and services fitted. Through the sweltering heat of the summer the team have been sawing, drilling, sanding, wiring, gluing, spraying, staining, varnishing, painting, sweating chiseling, hammering, and tea drinking.
The first thing we bought was the new audio desk although it will be the last thing to be needed in the refurbishment. Currently the team have taken delivery of new furniture and are in the process of planning the layout of the new studio. So next we’ll be putting our carpenters hat’s on and getting out the hammer and nails.
At some point in the coming months everything will be completed and then we will be holding a grand opening and party for the new studio and inviting all the friends and benefactors of Radio Fox to celebrate. Keep your eyes on this website for the big reveal.
It couldn’t have been done without the many individuals, organisations, and businesses of Leicester and Leicestershire who gave their support including The Elms Social Club in Wigston, Caterpillar (UK), Pall-Ex, Asda, Next, Barratt Homes – North Midlands Division, Cambridge & Counties Bank, Taylor Bloxham, Squire Alarms Ltd, Ibstock Brick Ltd, Police Mutual, Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons, Pukka Pies Ltd, HSBC Bank, and Ashfield Healthcare.
You’ll notice there are no photos here, that’s because we’re keeping it all under wraps until the great reveal.
5 July 2018 – On this very day 70 years ago our nations greatest institution was founded. The National Health Service is our true national treasure and we are all healthier as a nation because of it.
It was launched by Health Minister Aneurin Bevan on 5th July 1948 and it had at its heart three core principles: That it meet the needs of everyone, that it be free at the point of delivery, and that it be based on clinical need, not ability to pay.
Radio Fox is proud to serve the patients of the University Hospitals of Leicester Trust. Our patient entertainment service is also free and will continue to be so. Our volunteers donate their time, talent and expertise for free, 24 hours a day 365 days per year. We also promote other charitable institutions within the hospitals and the local area. Radio Fox has throughout it’s 30 year existence received no official funding. We exist thanks to membership subscriptions and donations from the public, local businesses and supporters.
To celebrate 70 years of the NHS the University Hospitals of Leicester Trust are holding a free party, free to everyone. Please come along to the “Big 7 Tea Party”. The party starts at 2.30pm and will run until 5.30pm.
The Venue will be: Devonshire Place, 78 London Road, Leicester LE2 0RA. Just up from the railway station. The building is air conditioned.
1 July 2018 – Radio Fox and all Hospital Radio stations across the UK have been asked by the team at NHS Voices if we can support their song which is being released on Friday 6th July to celebrate the NHS70 anniversary. On ITV1 on Wednesday 4th July at 9pm on there will be an attempt at a world record for the biggest singalong. Please tune in on the night and be part of this record breaking attempt.
NHS Voices brings together superstar singers and healthcare heroes to create a special single that marks the 70th birthday of the NHS. Created by a team of NHS employees, this anniversary anthem gives everyone a chance to celebrate the dedication of healthcare staff. The choir have recorded the Beatles song, With A Little Help From My Friends. 2 years ago, the choir had a Christmas No 1, and the same choir (from Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust) plus a collection of famous voices who will be joining them on the night, including Blue, Alexandra Burke and Tony Hadley. To be screened on ITV1 on Wednesday 4th July at 9pm on there will be an attempt at a world record for the biggest singalong. The event is also supported by other famous musicians. Be sure to tune in on the night. ITV will be releasing details of the huge nationwide singalong to launch the single shortly.
The single With A Little Help From My Friends will then be released on 6th July 2018 to celebrate NHS70, and all proceeds will go to NHS Charities Together. Radio Fox would like all its members and many friends in Leicestershire to support this event.
25 June 2018 – The Children’s Hospital School Leicester will be celebrating its 70th anniversary celebrations in 2019. As part of the celebrations The Hospital School are looking find pupils who used to attend the Children’s Hospital School Leicester, so we can invite them to join in our 70th anniversary celebrations.
The school was started by a teacher with four fold up chairs, in the oxygen room at Leicester’s General hospital in 1949. Since then, thousands of children from Leicestershire and Rutland, who were too poorly to attend mainstream schools, have been taught by our school either while they’re in hospital, at our special day school or at home 25 June 2018 –.
25 June 2018 – The National Health Service is turning 70 on 5th July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out. This year is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, and more particularly, what we have achieved, those who have learnt and worked here, and those we have cared for at the three hospitals in Leicester. Nationally, over the last 70 years, the NHS has transformed the health and well being of the nation, providing free high quality health care for all which has subsequently made it the envy of the world.
The University of Leicester and the local NHS Trusts it works with every day would like to invite the Leicester community to attend a FREE Family Day at the University’s main campus. We would like to raise awareness about the NHS and its wonderful gift to us, and encourage our children – the next generation – to value our healthcare system and support the NHS as it goes forward.
Children and their favorite stuffed animals are invited to join us for a Teddy Bear Clinic, a fun event that helps educate children about what happens at the doctor’s office.
Each child’s stuffed animal is checked-in, then children take their animals in to meet with a medical student doctor for a check-up. Medical students will also be running mini-health checks for the teddies owners and their parents.
The event will also have stalls and demonstrations from the following:
The Leicestershire Partnership Trust will talk about child health and safety, as well as do paediatric first aid demonstrations and give talks on nutrition.
University Hospitals Leicester will demonstrate the fun in science, and have clinicians and experts from Paediatrics and the Children’s Hospital.
Performances from STARS Youth Choir
Checks from the Leicester Diabetes Centre
Juicing and smoothie demonstrations from Together Against Cancer
CPR training from HeartWize
Relaxation and well-being in children workshops from the Wellbeing Crew
Alice in Wonderland performing acts from Enter Edem
Arts and crafts from the Creation Station – worry dolls, play d’oh healthy pizza, pasta skeletons, foot and hand-print fruit and vegetable characters.
Bouncy castles – one for under 5s and one for over
Leicester University Community First Responders will be there giving defibrillator training.
Outreach activities like ‘Brain Hats’ and ‘Heart Pumps’.
Stalls and activities from charities like: Rainbows Children’s Hospice; The Children’s Cancer Leukemia Group, Leicester Hospitals Charity Children’s appeal, the Way of the Horse, LAMP, and Leicester Marrow society
Catering will be provided by:
The Real Junkfood Project
Picks Organic Farm
JKM Hot Potato
Tilly’s Mobile VW Ice Cream Parlour
Free parking will be available in the Welford Road car-park.
Entry is free, but we will ask visitors to donate whatever they like towards the Children’s Hospital appeal.