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In January 2020 the Studio had to close as there was  a structural fault found in the building which housed our Studio. This meant that no one could enter the building so at that point we started to work from home. Luckily we all ready  had some computer systems in place to facilitate working remotely so we could program up the on air system with pre recorded  and up load new home recorded shows .  Covid restrictions were introduced In March 2020 and working from home became the norm for many.

We continued to work in this maner until Christmas 2021 expecting restrictions to be lifted soon  allowing for a new  studio to be build and fitted out and to get back to our pre Covid service. Unfortunately this did not  transpire and at Christmas 2021 it was  decided that all presenters would present a special show for broadcast over the Christmas season. The station had a full schedule of new shows for Christmas Eve and Christmas day.  This  proved to be very popular with our listeners so early in 2021 with the Covid situation worsening the station manager  decided to look at  the possibility of doing what every other station was doing at the time an started developing the ability for presenters to present live shows remotely.  By the end of February 2021 we had the systems in place to allow us do this. 

We plan to continue to use and develop this system as it gives  presenters with busy lives of their own the ability to staff  the station without having the cost or too much drain on their time as they can do it from the comfort of their own home with a very small financial outlay.    From a health and safety point of view it is also beneficial as it lowers the footfall at the studio site as Covid continues to be a concern.

At present we have 20 Voluntary presenters from all over Ireland and the U.K operating from their own home studio's,  bedrooms , sheds  etc.   Most present their shows via  our remote live tracking system  and a few, mostly specialist shows,  produce  recorded shows on a weekly basis for us .  A new Studio has been built  are we are in the process of  fitting that out. We are  looking forward to getting back there too .

We greatly appreciate the time and effort every one of these volunteers  put into the station on a weekly basis.  Not only have they kept the station on Air with  variety of entertaining  radio shows they continue to improves the service with their professionalism and expertise. I am very proud of the standard of presenters we have,  from household names  to  people  who started with us with no presenting experience  but who have availed of  our training and have attained a high standard.

Christine Noctor

Christine Noctor Hi I'm Christine (Noctor) of the Pure Irish and Christine's Country Jukebox, Live in Concert and the voice of many of the Station's imaging. I am married to the Station Manager Tom and so I was conscripted into the Station in 1994. I startted…

Dave Daly

Dave Daly Hi Im Dave Daly, I did my first radio show in 1978 on ARD and from then I had the bug,I worked on many stations over the years too many to mention. In recent years I volunteer at Near Fm presenting two shows a week one music the other talk based…

Debbie Breslin

Debbie Breslin I’m Debbie and I joined St Itas Hospital Radio about 2017/2018 under the watchful eye of Stero Jack I present a Tuesday morning show of the music of the movies ,I throughly enjoy presenting this show. I live in Donabate and consider myself very…

Derek O Brien

Derek O Brien Hello I'm Derek from the Big D Jukebox Of Hits I've loved music since the age of 3 to today introduced to music by my mam and dad who were singers especially my dad . I took up the mantle of singing and have been doing Dj since I was 14 , a long…

Ken Hughes

Ken Hughes I think I was about 12 when someone gave me a Ladybird book titled Build Your Own Transistor Radio. My acting career wasn’t going so well so I had to tell Mick I’d found another interest. Thus was born my passion for all things radio. My teenage…

Klark Cant

Klark Cant https://www.mixcloud.com/itasradio/mark-and-johns-favourite-worksongs-10-01-22-1300-1400/

Mark Hallinan

Mark Hallinan https://www.mixcloud.com/itasradio/mark-and-johns-favourite-worksongs-10-01-22-1300-1400/

Mick Nash

Mick Nash I have been involved with hospital radio since 1989 when I was 16 years old. My first station was St James's hospital radio and then to Beaumont hospital radio. I moved to the Midlands in the early 2000s and was too far for me to travel, so I went…

Mick O Brien

Mick O Brien Hi Im Mick O'Brien I have been involved with St Ita's hospital radio since 1994. I've wanted to be a radio presenter since my mid teens ..but it took me 15 years before i took the plunge and contacted Tom Noctor and asked him to consider me for a…

Neil Greaves

Neil Greaves My passion for music drew its first breath when Radio Rentals took our TV away. I was 10 years old. Not being one who waits to be entertained, and being of a curious nature, I decided to explore my mother's vast record collection, the bulk of…

Paul James

Paul James I was born in Belfast now living in Rush Co.Dublin. I became very interested in music when I was 10yrs old. I grew up with the Beatles,Rolling Stones and all the sixties artists etc.I saw the Beatles live in The Kings Hall in Belfast 1964 and that…

Phil Fagan

Phil Fagan Some say l was born with a radio attached to the Hip.. They are not far wrong. Growing up in Dublin listening to radio it was always going to be in my life one way or another. True to say that radio is my "stress release" for nearly 20 years away…

Richard Smith

Richard Smith Hello there I’m Richard Smith, a former member of both Nottingham Hospitals Radio (NHR) and Radio Robin (Ilkeston Community Hospital Radio), with 35 years of programming, broadcasting and station management experience. Since the summer of 2004,…

Simon Campbell

Simon Campbell It was back in 2010 or so I started with st itas hospital radio I always had an interest in radio from a young age and I was looking for work experience in a radio station to start out. So one day I was at an outside broadcast for KFM AND met…

Stereo Jack

Stereo Jack Delaney I Started in 1983 on St. Ita's Hospita Radios very First Test Broadcast So You could say I was the very first presenter to start on the hospital station. I Remember I was on the abc corridor when I was asked to spin a few records back in…

Steve James

Steve James Steve James : Blues Cafe I live just north of London, UK and am a lifelong musician having picked up the guitar at 12 years old. I love all genre of music and have played in many different types of bands from blues to dance to jazz to folk. Still…