Hermitage FM and Carillon Radio are both part of Carillon Broadcasting Ltd. As broadcasters our history starts way back on Sunday, 11th April 1976 when as a fledgling hospital radio station we opened as Loughborough Hospital Broadcasting. Our programming in those days was put out live over an internal speaker system to the Loughborough General Hospital, Regent Street and Zachery Merton in Loughborough.
Our service continued pretty much unchanged until 1999 when our station took the bold step of applying to broadcast on medium wave. For a small town based hospital broadcaster the decision to take this route was both daring and innovative. Following a change of name to Carillon Radio in November of that year, the license was granted in 2000 and we became the smallest hospital radio station in the country to be afforded this status.