The 700 square foot studio, located on the 2nd Floor of the Bill Holmes Tower, includes five guest microphones, production-quality video cameras and radio equipment, a green screen that allows patients to participate in video projects. The studio has a full-time program director and programming that includes radio and television shows, game shows, celebrity interviews, and performances. The studio programming is broadcast to patient rooms via closed-circuit television so that all patients can participate in the fun. Patients can tune in to channel 36 or 36-1 to enjoy the broadcasts and they even have the ability to request songs from their rooms (just call 15555 from your hospital phone).
Seacrest Studios also features a hands-on internship program with local college students who are studying film, television broadcasting, journalism and communications. Interns work in teams to provide on-air content for patients and families. They also interact with patients and families and learn about the world of radio and television broadcasting. To apply to be a Seacrest Studios intern, fill out the Internship Application, send your resume and cover letter to our program coordinator, Bryan Mundia. For application deadlines click here.
Since the opening of Seacrest Studios, CHOC has provided patients with countless hours of programming, musical guests, and interviews with celebrities like Britney Spears, Debby Ryan, Taylor Lautner, Victoria Justice, Miley Cyrus, The Wanted and Kylie and Kendall Jenner. The studio is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which has been building broadcast media centers in pediatric hospitals across the country since 2010. If you would like more information about Seacrest Studios at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, contact Bryan Mundia, program coordinator, at 714-509-7839. If you wish to perform at Seacrest Studios, or make a special appearance, please fill out a visitor request form.
How You Can Help
To donate to Seacrest Studios at CHOC Children’s, click here and specify that you wish to donate to the studio in the comments section of the donation form.