welcome to 'The Music Box online'. Here you will find lots more information about 'The Music Box' - a series of thirty minute programmes of instrumental music for Hospital Radio stations.
'The Music Box' programmes are available free of charge (depending on format) and have been featured not only across the UK but also by stations in Ireland and Gibraltar as well.
'The Music Box' is a series of thirty minute programmes dedicated to playing purely instrumental music with tracks taken from CD, vinyl and sometimes cassette tape. Basically any track that has little or no singing can be featured on the programme - although I occasionally find an excuse for including a few other tracks as well! In addition, two tracks linked together in some way make up the 'Twin Tracks' feature in every programme. In fact, the 'Twin Tracks' feature has proven to be so popular that there are occasional 'Twin Track Megamix' programmes featuring a series of twin tracks played almost back-to-back.
The programmes are simply presented with each track fully identified along with additional information where appropriate. The programmes are timed to last for 30 minutes (exact times vary slightly from 30:02 to 30:10) and the final track is always chosen to end rather than fade out. They are ideal for scheduling on computer playout systems or for filling short gaps in live schedules. Each programme is recorded directly to computer before being converted to the various formats listed on the availability page. If your preferred format is not listed then please let me know and I'll check to see if it is possible for me to include it here for you.
The first programme was broadcast on Thursday 8 July 1999 on Hospital Radio Tayside (later to become BRIDGEfm Hospital Radio) where I have been a member since 1986 and honorary member since 1995. Now over sixty programmes have been recorded and broadcast on Hospital Radio throughout the UK. 'The Music Box' programmes have been supplied to over sixty stations across Ireland, the UK and Gibraltar. Click here for a full list of stations.
Click on each logo to be taken directly to the associated website where available. For more details visit the Station Links page.