Key Dates

12th March 2014

At 7pm, for the first time, BRIDGEfm split it's broadcasts to allow live football commentary on FM and the bedside radios, covering the game between Dundee United and St. Johnstone.  On DAB and Online, the nightly Request Show was also broadcast live.

26th January 2014

At 11am a live online broadcast stream and smart-phone app is launched.

19th September 2012

Transmissions from Ashludie Hospital in Monifieth come to an end as the site is closed down.

24th December 2011

Live programming from our refurbished studios commences after a 15 month break.

11th September 2010

An automated programme service was put in to operation while refurbishment and repair work was carried out at the studios.

9th September 2010

A major fire at Ninewells Hospital takes BRIDGEfm off the air causing extensive electrical, smoke and water damage to the whole studio complex.

1-7 April 2007

Second restricted service licence (RSL) broadcast across Dundee and North Fife.

29 September 2006

Service expanded to Liff and Strathmartine hospitals following a donation of nine DAB digital radios from shop@Panasonic, Dundee.

1 April 2006

BRIDGEfm wins two silver and three commended awards at the HBA National Radio Awards 2006.

10 November 2005

Civic Reception at Dundee City Chambers.

30 October 2005

Fiftieth anniversary party for members, past members and supporters.

8 September 2005

BRIDGEfm website awarded Cool site status by Netscape Open Directory.

4-10 September 2005

First ever restricted service licence (RSL) broadcast across Dundee and North Fife on 87.7fm.

January 2005

Launch of celebrations to mark Fifty Years since the first documented Hospital Broadcast in and around Dundee.

17 December 2004

Anniversary banner unveiled in Ninewells concourse.

Summer 2004

Major refurbishment of both studios and transmission equipment.

1 January 2003

BRIDGEfm website launched

9 October 2002

Digital service launched with a potential adult audience of 430,000 across Tayside and North Fife.

29 September 2002

Official launch of BRIDGEfm.

3 December 2001

BRIDGEfm takes to the air.

30 September 2001

First BRIDGEfm test transmission.

16 September 2001

Tayside Hospital Broadcasting Group committee elected.

22 April 2001

New Constitution approved and on-air name of BRIDGEfm decided.

11 March 2001

Merger between Hospital Radio Tayside and Radio Liff approved

26 August 2001

Final Radio Liff broadcast.

September/October 1996

FM broadcasting expanded to Ashludie Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital.

11 January 1996

First FM broadcast to Liff Hospital.

17 November 1995

Radio Liff's new studios officially opened.

28 May 1995

New studio established at Liff Hospital.

December 1993

Tapes distributed to Royal Victoria Hospital.

April 1990

'Broadcasting' started by distributing tapes to the wards.

16 March 1990

Radio Liff's first studios opened.


Radio Liff established.

2 December 2001

Final Hospital Radio Tayside broadcast.

3 July 1999

First Hospital Radio Tayside broadcast from Ninewells Hospital.

March 1999

Hospital Radio Tayside gets access to new studios in Ninewells Hospital.

14 November 1998

Radio Tayside makes final broadcast from Dundee Royal Infirmary.


Radio Tayside runners-up in HBA Scottish Station of the Year.

5 November 1992

Official opening of DRI studios. followed by Civic Reception.

19/20 September 1992

Radio Tayside celebrates the 40th anniversary of the establishment of a Hospital Broadcasting Service in Dundee.

29 March 1992

First full broadcast from DRI studios to DRI, Ninewells and Kings Cross.

31 December 1991

Radio Tayside's first broadcast from DRI restricted to patients in DRI.

24 December 1991

Radio Tayside's last broadcast from Rosebery Street studios.

March 1990

Radio Tayside agrees to move to studios in Dundee Royal Infirmary.

5 July 1984

Radio Tayside accepted as a charity for tax purposes.

January 1984

Radio Tayside becomes independent from the national TOC H organisation.

16 August 1982

Radio Tayside's first broadcast from Rosebery Street studios.


TOC H Hospital Broadcasting name changed to Radio Tayside Dundee Hospital Broadcasting.

November 1973

Final TOC H television broadcast. Radio broadcasting continued from Cleghorn Street studios.

5 July 1970

First television programmes transmitted to Royal Victoria Hospital.

26 September 1969

Opening of TOC H Hospital Broadcasting Television Service studios at Cleghorn Street followed by two 'open days'.

June 1969

TOC H TV team travel to Wales to collect mobile VTR unit.

18 September 1967

Live television broadcast around studio complex launching the first-known Hospital Broadcasting television Service in the world established.

May 1966

Television studios officially opened.

April 1966

Wednesday evening radio request programme introduced.

September 1965

First delivery of obsolete television equipment.

21 June 1965

First broadcast from new TOC H studios at Cleghorn Street, Dundee.

14 June 1965

Ann Street studios closed.

May 1965

TOC H consider introducing a Hospital Television service.

17 July 1961

First broadcast from Ann Street studios.

28 May 1961

Official opening of new TOC H studios at 46 Ann Street.

January 1960

First live outside broadcast from Baxter Park Church Hall.


Regular 45-minute Monday night programme for Dundee Hospitals.

October 1959

TOC H recording studio established above Largs store in Dundee.

August 1957

Weekly variety programme broadcast from Palace Theatre.

5 November 1955

TOC H broadcasts first football commentary of Dundee United v Cowdenbeath (score 4-4).


Unconfirmed reports of a football commentary being broadcast from Dens Park.

March 1954

Permission granted for TOC H service.


Initial planning to establish TOC H Dundee Hospital Broadcasting.