Seacrest Studios opens at Cincinnati Children's Hospital - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Ryan Seacrest launches broadcast studio at Children's Hospital

A look inside Cincinnati Children's new Seacrest Studios located in the main concourse. A look inside Cincinnati Children's new Seacrest Studios located in the main concourse.
Frank Marzullo was live from Seacrest Studios during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the FOX19 Morning News. Frank Marzullo was live from Seacrest Studios during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the FOX19 Morning News.
Seacrest makes a surprise visit to the studio's first caller (Photo courtesy of Cincinnati Children's Hospital). Seacrest makes a surprise visit to the studio's first caller (Photo courtesy of Cincinnati Children's Hospital).
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation had its first broadcast Monday for patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

'Seacrest Studios' opened Monday morning and will broadcast entertainment programming throughout the hospital via closed-circuit television and radio. It operates under the station handle WKID 33 and gives patients unable to leave their rooms the opportunity to interact with what's happening in the studio.

Ryan Seacrest made an appearance during the ribbon-cutting at the hospital, in addition to Drew Lachey and Jason Derulo.

"We're so excited to be opening our sixth broadcast media center, and proud to be part of the Cincinnati Children's community," said Seacrest.  "The staff and the children here are a constant source of inspiration and courage, and we hope that Seacrest Studios will serve as a creative outlet and healing opportunity for the patients and their families during their stay."

The new state-of-the-art multimedia broadcast studio is located in the main concourse of the hospital directly across from the cafeteria. It's encased in glass so people walking by will be able to see what's happening inside.

Programming includes game shows, celebrity interviews and performances, as well as a variety of other kid-friendly shows.

Michael Fisher, Cincinnati Children's president and CEO, says that the studio is right in line with the medical center's mission.

"Providing our patients and families with the best possible hospital experience is an important part of our mission. And the addition of the Seacrest Studio is another step forward in these efforts," he explained. "We are so grateful to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation for making this broadcast media center a reality and for giving our patients an opportunity to just be kids while they are here – it's so important for positive outcomes."

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has opened five other Seacrest Studios across the country along with the help of their founding sponsors, the E! Entertainment and The Coca-Cola Company.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Trump bucks NRA, backs raising age for buying assault rifles

    Trump bucks NRA, backs raising age for buying assault rifles

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:47 AM EST2018-02-23 05:47:59 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:45 AM EST2018-02-23 12:45:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Washington.
    President Donald Trump has endorsed barring those under 21 from buying semi-automatic weapons _ a move that puts him in direct opposition with the National Rifle Association.Full Story >
    President Donald Trump has endorsed barring those under 21 from buying semi-automatic weapons _ a move that puts him in direct opposition with the National Rifle Association.Full Story >
  • Florida man screams, yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

    Florida man screams, yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:44 PM EST2018-02-23 04:44:59 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:45 AM EST2018-02-23 12:45:20 GMT
    (Lauren Bacho/The Gainesville Sun via AP). The family of Susan Morris makes a statement after the execution of Eric Scott Branch in Gainesville, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. The governor's office said Branch, 47, was pronounced dead Thursday after re...(Lauren Bacho/The Gainesville Sun via AP). The family of Susan Morris makes a statement after the execution of Eric Scott Branch in Gainesville, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. The governor's office said Branch, 47, was pronounced dead Thursday after re...
    Florida inmate lets out blood-curdling scream, yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for 1993 rape and killing; authorities say 'no indication' last actions caused by lethal injection.Full Story >
    Florida inmate lets out blood-curdling scream, yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for 1993 rape and killing; authorities say 'no indication' last actions caused by lethal injection.Full Story >
  • Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

    Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:34 PM EST2018-02-23 04:34:46 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:45 AM EST2018-02-23 12:45:11 GMT
    (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect,...

    Full Story >

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly