Children’s National Health System offers a broadcast studio for kids, donated by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Work will include demolition of three small rooms and a stage adjacent to the hospital atrium, the construction of the studio and new stage, and relocation of the welcome desk. Seacrest Studios provides patients with firsthand experience in broadcasting and programming, allowing them to interact with guests and celebrities from their rooms. Existing studios can be found in children’s hospitals in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Dallas, Denver, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, and Orange, California.
Seacrest Studios is part of an initiative developed by Ryan Seacrest and his family to help patients creatively explore radio, television, and new media to positively contribute to the healing process of children and their families. The programs are geared toward kids of all ages and may include bingo, celebrity talent, game shows, karaoke, and top 40 music hour.
Seacrest Studios operates under WPAW-90. The closed-circuit television and radio station will broadcast entertainment programming throughout the hospital, allowing patients who are unable to leave their rooms interact with the studio.
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