Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s Hospital opened in November 2014 as a multimedia space for music, games and fun! The studio is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
Seacrest Studios is a state of the art TV and radio station broadcasting on Channel 19 to all BCH televisions on the hospital's main campus. Patients, families, and visitors can call in to LIVE broadcasts by dialing 5-RYAN (5-7926) or stopping by the studio located on the first floor of Main (above the musical stairs and adjacent to the Patient Entertainment Center).
Seacrest Studios is part of the Creative Arts Programs within Child Life Services. The programming ranges from music request hours to game shows to celebrity guests and more. Patients can make song requests, participate in games or be a guest DJ. Patients get an opportunity to explore their creativity and hidden talents on air or from the comfort of their patient rooms.
Seacrest Studios collaborates with many disciplines within the hospital as well as outside talents and celebrities. Music Therapy, Artist-in-Residence, the Clown Care Unit, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, the Wellness Program, and Dentistry are some of the many hospital programs and departments contributing to studio programming. We also have great community partnerships with organizations like the New England Aquarium, NASA, NPR's From the Top, and Dream Fetchers. The patients have also been able to meet many local and national celebrities through Seacrest Studios like Meghan Trainor, Shawn Mendes, Keith Lockhart, Olympian Medialist Dara Torres, Charlie Puth, Alessia Cara, Michael Franti, Dustin Lynch, Andy Grammer, Super Bowl LI Champions the Patriots, and many more.
For more information on Seacrest Studio or how to get involved, please contact:
Sample Weekly Programming Schedule
About our Team
Maxwell Svec, Program Media Specialist
Max is the Media Program Specialist for Seacrest Studios at Boston Children's Hospital. He creates and develops original content, schedules and coordinates guest visits, and facilitates patient involvement in the studio. Max has a BA in Film, Video and Interactive Media from Quinnipiac University and he is currently working on his MS in Nonprofit Management at Northeastern University. He has been programming for children in healthcare settings since 2011.
Seacrest Studios currently accepts internship applications exclusively from Emerson College in Boston, MA. Students can major in TV/Film Broadcasting, Production, Journalism, Marketing, and more. Please contact SeacrestStudio@childrens.harvard.edu for more information.
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