For Patients and Families
Seacrest Studios, right here at Children's Hospital, gives children and teens the opportunity to express their creative side through radio, television, and new media. Children can sing along with special musical guests, get behind the mic for radio interviews, and try their hand at producing a television program. Every child in the hospital can laugh, learn, and share in the fun through the hospital's broadcast network.
The 723 square-foot multimedia studio is equipped with five guest microphones, video cameras, radio equipment and a green screen that gives patients the opportunity to participate in video projects. The studio has a full-time program manager who oversees activities including game shows, celebrity interviews, dance parties, lip-sync battles, Bingo, educational series, and live music performances.
Seacrest Studios is a partnership between Vanderbilt and Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which has been building broadcast media centers in pediatric hospitals across the country since 2010.
Studio programming broadcasts to patient rooms via closed-circuit televisions so that all patients can participate in the fun and learning. Patients can tune to Channel 46 to enjoy the broadcasts. Viewers even have the ability to request songs or ask questions of interviewees by calling 6-RYAN from any hospital phone.
The second mission of Seacrest Studios is to reach into the community and involve college students interested in pursuing careers in journalism, communications, and music business. It provides them the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in broadcast programming and operating a multimedia center.
Interns work in teams to provide on-air content and interact with patients and families, while learning about the world of radio and television broadcasting.
Learn about applying for an internship.
Artists, singers, performers, and guests who wish to visit the studio and perform can complete our special guest appearance application. To ensure the safety and well-being of patients, interested groups and individuals must complete a patient confidentiality agreement and health screening assessment.
How you can help
We want to ensure children, teens, and families experience a healing and therapeutic stay at Children's Hospital. If you would like to help support the studio, please visit our Give Now page. (Please specify "Seacrest Studios" as your designation.) Or you can send your gift to the address below.
Mamie Shepherd, Program Manager
2200 Children's Way, Suite 2125
Nashville, TN 37232
Seacrest Studios is not a source of medical advice. The information provided on this web page is designed to support, not replace, the relationship between you and your existing physician or health care provider. Please contact your doctor or health care provider for specific medical advice and/or treatment recommendations.
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