Tarka Radio was founded in 1981 by a group of volunteers to provide a personalised radio service for the patients of the North Devon District Hospital. To this day the station is run and operated entirely by volunteers and is completely self financing. Whilst clearly there are other radio stations to listen to, Tarka Radio is run to give that personal touch and to prioritise patients' requests and dedications to make their stay in hospital that bit more bearable and to provide them with entertainment and information during their stay at NDDH. The stations programmes include specialised music including classic golden oldies from the 50s to the present day, country, classical, jazz, songs from the shows and easy listening to list just a few.
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