The BIG 48 Hour Broadcast 2017!

Roch Valley Radio is hosting a 48 Hour NON-STOP broadcast to raise vital funds to keep the Hospital and Community Radio Station on-air from 12pm on Saturday 15th April until 12pm on Monday 17th April 2017.

The station is a registered charity which is funded by charitable contributions and the various fundraising events that we run throughout the year such as the 48 Hour Broadcast and roadshows.

There are several large costs that we have to fundraise for during the year; some of these include the insurance for being in the studio, public liability for being out and about, licence fees and music royalties to broadcast music to the patients within the hospital, licence fees to broadcast online, internet and telephone costs and more.

We have shows running for the entire 48 Hours covering a large number of music genres, why not support our volunteers by listening and interacting with the show.

If you’re in hospital you can call the studio on *800 which is a FREE call for patients, you can also listen for FREE at your bedside on Hospedia Channel 1.

If you’re out and about you can call 0161 764 9200, alternatively you can contact us via our mobile and tablet app which is a FREE download, you can also Listen LIVE via this app.


Donate & Sponsor a Presenter / Show


We use PayPal to accept donations online via our website, this is a secure service which has fraud protection in place to ensure that your details remain safe.

Whilst this method is FREE to use and there is no charge to you, 1.4% + 20p per donation is deducted when we claim the donation.


You are able to donate via a text message by texting ROCH17 £(amount up to £10) to 70070. When you send the text you’ll receive a response asking if you wish to claim Gift Aid, please reply to this accepting. The station will then receive gift aid in addition to your donation (gift aid doesn’t cost you anything)

Cash Donation

Our volunteers will be in the main foyer of Fairfield General Hospital during patient visiting hours raising money, donation boxes will be available here, alternatively why not pop into the station and speak to our volunteers.

Local business? 

If you’re a local business you are able to sponsor the station during the BIG Broadcast, we can advertise your business during shows and throughout the weekend both on-air and through online publications.

You could have a radio advert just like this one for RRG Motability Rochdale.

If you’d like to sponsor the radio station and have your own ‘radio ad’ throughout the year please Click Here.