Seacrest Studios

Seacrest Studios is CHOC Children’s Hospital’s in-house multimedia broadcast center. Thanks to a partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, CHOC patients can explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media right from their hospital rooms. CHOC is one of about a dozen children’s hospitals nationwide – and the only on the West Coast — to have this resource available for patients and families.

On-demand entertainment

The 700-square-foot studio located on the second floor of the Bill Holmes Tower includes five guest microphones; production-quality video cameras and radio equipment; and a green screen that allows patients to participate in video projects. The studio has a full-time program director with a background in broadcast journalism and television production. Programming includes radio and television shows, game shows, celebrity interviews and performances. Patients can join the fun by coming to the studio or participating from their rooms. The studio programming is broadcast to patient rooms via closed-circuit television on channel 36 or 36-1. Patients can also request songs or host shows by calling 15555 from their hospital phone.

Internship program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and as part of our ongoing commitment to protect the health and well-being of the community, the Seacrest Studios internship program is suspended until further notice. Any questions can be directed to the studio team at seacreststudios@choc.org. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

For more information about COVID-19, visit choc.org/coronavirus.

Seacrest Studios incorporates a hands-on internship program with local college students who are studying film, television broadcasting, journalism and communications. Interns work individually and in teams to provide on-air content for patients and families. The interns play a key role in providing a more enriching and therapeutic hospital experience. The internship is also a great opportunity for students to expand their professional resume and develop broadcasting and journalism industry-standard skills.

To apply to be a Seacrest Studios intern, fill out the internship application (click here) and send your resume and cover letter to seacreststudios@choc.org.

Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Summer internships – April 1 deadline
  • Fall internships – July 1 deadline
  • Spring internships – Nov. 15 deadline

Special guests

Since the opening of Seacrest Studios, CHOC has provided patients with hours of programming, musical guests and interviews with celebrities like Kobe Bryant, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X,  The Wanted, and Kylie and Kendall Jenner.

For more information about Seacrest Studios at CHOC Children’s Hospital, email Seacreststudios@choc.org or call at 714-509-7839. 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.

“I’ve long been a fan of CHOC and their incredible team of doctors and staff that provide such amazing care and service to children and their families. When my family and I mapped out our location priorities for Seacrest Studios, CHOC was on our foundation’s short list. Their support has been tremendous, and I believe we’re all unified in our mission to help kids and their families cope with their time at the hospital in new, fun and interesting way.”
– Ryan Seacrest

Application for Internship

Currently closed to new applications. Check back Spring 2021