Our History

Lots of exciting things have happened over the years in hospital radio.

In 1980 the hospital radio station became a registered charity under the name of ‘Birch Radio’ which was located at Birch Hill Hospital, Rochdale.

Roch Valley Radio was formed in 2006 from the amalgamation of Birch Radio, Rochdale, HFM of Heywood and the hospital radio service provided by Bury Lions Club.

Broadcasting commenced in April 2007 to Fairfield General Hospital.