About Us

Welcome to Radio Bronglais FM

Providing locally-focused radio for Bronglais Hospital and local healthcare communities in mid west Wales, Radio Bronglais is Aberystwyth’s hospital radio and a local community development project.

Radio Bronglais has been providing 24/7 broadcasting to patients and staff of Bronglais Hospital and its associated services since 1970. It broadcasts through 87.8FM and through its website, RBFMLIVE.co.uk.

In a wider focus, it aims to realise and support existing or potential links within the communities of mid west Wales, and to widen and improve communication within and between those communities. By supporting this, it aims to help develop a stronger, friendlier, and more unified society.

It hopes to achieve this by connecting and involving a variety of members from those communities, primarily through its main product – hospital radio – and secondarily through face-to-face befriending and community fundraising.

Radio Bronglais is a volunteer-led service financed through local fundraising and community funding. If you would like to get involved with Radio Bronglais, please visit our Get Involved section.

Our Services

As a hospital radio service, Radio Bronglais provides 24 hour music entertainment coupled with an informative collection of live shows throughout the week for the benefit of the patients, visitors and staff at Bronglais Hospital and associated services. We aim to provide a personal and interactive relationship with residents of Bronglais Hospital, be they patients, staff or visitors, and encourage live on the air interaction with all, be that through requests, dedications or interviews.

Alongside this, we offer a dedicated befriending service to provide regular and supportive visits to all applicable wards within the hospital to meet with and listen to both staff and patients.

We support both these services with a structured and community-focused fundraising department. We are entirely reliant on public donations and fundraising through the local community.

For our own volunteers, we also provide training in broadcasting, audio technicals, audio and visual editing, befriending, journalism, marketing, public relations, fundraising, and accountancy.

Who’s Involved?

Our station is entirely run by volunteers from all walks of life – a mixture of locals and students, professionals and retired – that all share a passion for music, radio, befriending or the work Radio Bronglais does with the local community. Our volunteers all hold a stake in the well-being of the station, and are a trusted and greatly appreciated group of individuals. This could be you.

No matter how little time you have to spare, or if you believe you have no skills to contribute, we would like to hear from you. Interested in a potential career in broadcasting or journalism? Want to contribute to a fantastic local charity that engages directly with local people? Radio Bronglais is the place to be.

Membership

Annual membership fees are currently:

£15 for all members

This fee allows you to become a full member of Radio Bronglais, and provides you with 24/7 access to the station, covers you under our insurance, provides you with a membership press card and uniform. The fee goes towards the costs of running the station.

Radio Bronglais works with Hywel Dda Health Board to fund DBS checks for its volunteers.

Fundraising

Fundraising is crucial to our existence. We rely entirely on funds raised from public donations to continue running as a station and a charity. During the year we arrange events that include street and supermarket collections, music events and raffles, entertainment days at holiday parks, and much more.

If your organisation or event are interested in collaborating with Radio Bronglais in a fundraising event or would like to appear at one of our collections, let us know!

We extend our thanks to all those who support us.