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.
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.
Monday, April 21 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:59:19 GMT
Authorities said a death investigation is underway in a KCK neighborhood.Kansas City, KS, police were called about 12:40 p.m. Sunday to the 700 block of North 70th Terrace.No other details were immediatelyMore >
Authorities said a death investigation is underway in a KCK neighborhood.More >
Sunday, April 20 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-04-20 16:25:32 GMT
Authorities are investigating a convenience store shooting.Raytown police were called to a QuikTrip in the 8700 block of East 63 Street about 1:30 a.m. Sunday after reports that a person that had beenMore >
Authorities are investigating a convenience store shooting.More >
Friday, April 18 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:53:24 GMT
The police department's statements detail their use of GPS tracking, surveillance and the help of tips from the public that led to the eventual arrest of Mohammed Whitaker, the man suspected of being theMore >
Court documents detail how new-age technology, old-fashioned police work and observant eyewitnesses led to the capture of the man that authorities say was responsible for a string of highway shootings that terrorized the area.More >