Kemptown MP turns DJ for Coastway hospital radio

Sarah Green March 23, 2015

Last Friday, Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, visited Coastway Hospital Radio, the radio station that provides 24 hour a day entertainment for patients of both the Royal Sussex County Hospital and the Sussex Eye Hospital.

Simon Kirby MP

DURING the visit, Mr Kirby was a guest on one of the afternoon shows, talking about his work as the MP, his campaign for the £468 million redevelopment of the Royal Sussex and he answered questions on a range of other issues.

Simon also took the opportunity to discuss his own background as a businessman in the city, before taking over the DJing duties to play some of his favourite songs.

The songs that Simon played included: Bob Marley and the Wailers – Could you be loved; Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight; The Beatles – Here comes the Sun; James Blunt – You’re beautiful and Survivor – Eye of the Tiger.

After his visit, Mr Kirby said: “I was delighted to be invited to visit Coastway Hospital Radio, and to meet with the staff there who bring entertainment to the patients and staff at the Royal Sussex and the Sussex Eye Hospital.

“I enjoyed being able to talk about my campaign to see the Royal Sussex redeveloped, and how proud I am to be the Member of Parliament for this area.

“Of course, it wasn’t all about politics, as I also was able to tell them more about my own personal background, and play some of my favourite songs. I think that some of my choices may have shown my age, but I hope that my choices brought some smiles to the faces of the listeners!”