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Big Welsh Sing-along planned for hospital radio

On St David’s Day, hospital radio stations across Wales are getting together for a ‘Big Welsh Sing-along’. All stations involved are going to be encouraging listeners to simultaneously sing ‘Calon Lân’ at Midday on Monday 1st March. Jamie Pritchard, Chairman of Hospital Radio Glamorgan in Cardiff told all about it: “The pandemic has been really tough for us all in some way and we’re still not able to interact in the ways we are used to, so one way to help lift spirits during ...
Tags: Wales, Radio, Cardiff, Hospital Radio, Calon Lan, Jamie Pritchard, Hospital Radio Glamorgan, Radio Glamorgan Organisers

Thank And Praise partners with Hospital Radio

Digital social thanking platform Thank And Praise has teamed up with the Hospital Broadcasting Association to share its message of thanks to healthcare and education workers. Liam Herffernan, Stakeholder Relationships Executive at the Hospital Broadcast Association explains: “TAP is such a unique concept, and one which fits the values of hospital, health and wellbeing broadcasters perfectly. “Hospital radio is the best place for this show – helping TAP to connect patients and staff with their...
Tags: UK, Radio, Healthcare, Simon, HBA, Hospital Radio, Hospital Broadcasting Association, Hospital Broadcast Association, Liam Herffernan, Simon Gamewell

Hospital Radio Conference and Awards event cancelled

The Hospital Broadcasting Association has cancelled the 2021 Conference and Awards event due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The event was scheduled for March in Bolton but the team in charge doesn’t want to take any risks at this stage. The HBA is currently working on creating a virtual conference and awards service instead. In a note to stations, Grant McNaughton, Chairman, Hospital Broadcasting Association says: “To give you an idea of why we’ve reached this decision; the Holiday Inn ...
Tags: Radio, Bolton, HBA, Hospital Radio, National Hospital Radio Awards, Hospital Broadcasting Association, Hospital Radio Conference

Aled Haydn-Jones helps Radio Bronglais celebrate

Head of BBC Radio 1 Aled Haydn Jones has helped Bronglais General Hospital’s radio station celebrate its 50th anniversary. Aled is a former volunteer at Radio Bronglais, the patient service which launched in 1970 as Radio Atlantis. He appeared during a special day of programmes on September 30th as volunteers past and present marked the big day. Radio Bronglais continues to provide patients and staff with bilingual music on 87.8FM and online, whilst volunteers produce special radio programmes...
Tags: People, Radio, BBC Radio, Hospital Radio, Haydn Jones, Sam Thomas, Aled Haydn-Jones, Bronglais General Hospital, Radio Bronglais, Bronglais

Hospital radio stations given access to BBC bulletins

All hospital radio stations in the UK are being offered free access to BBC bulletins and other local content during the coronavirus pandemic. It comes as the broadcaster announced that 3,000 local bulletins a week were already available to community stations across England. Around 75 of these largely volunteer-led stations have been taking BBC Local Radio content. More than 75 hospital stations will now follow suit, getting access to bulletins, interviews, special programmes and whole shows f...
Tags: UK, England, Bbc, Radio, BBC World Service, Local Radio, HBA, Hospital Radio, Bbc Local Radio, Chris Burns, Hospital Broadcasting Association HBA, BBC Local Radio Two, Graham Medhurst

Radio St Helier turns 50 with virtual celebration

Volunteers at South West London hospital station Radio St Helier are celebrating 50 years of broadcasting with a day of live shows. The service began entertaining patients and staff in Sutton in 1970, and whilst the official celebration will be held later in the year, the milestone will be marked on the actual anniversary, June 6th. Station manager Kevin Horkan told RadioToday: “We wanted to mark the milestone of our 50th birthday to coincide with the official opening of our recently refurbis...
Tags: Radio, Sutton, south west London, Hospital Radio, Radio St Helier, Kevin Horkan

Hospital Radio Conference and Awards 2020 cancelled

The Hospital Broadcasting Association has decided to cancel its annual conference and awards ceremony, which was due to run from Friday 27th March to Sunday 29th March in Bolton, due to COVID-19. A statement on the HBA website says the decision has not been taken lightly but is the right thing to do in the current circumstances. The winners for the annual awards will be announced via a webcast. “Whilst we appreciate this will be disappointing news, we have to put safety of our delegates and v...
Tags: UK, Awards, Events, Paypal, Radio, NHS, Bolton, HBA, Hospital Radio, National Hospital Radio Awards, Hospital Broadcasting Association, COVID, Hospital Radio Conference, Grant McNaughton

Hospital Broadcast Association wants your Digital Memories

The Hospital Broadcasting Association is building its first digital archive of content from over the last fifty years. The move comes as the organisation commemorates its Golden Jubilee, celebrating 50 years. Since its inception in 1970, when the association was formed out of the Federation of Yorkshire Tape recording clubs as the National Association of Hospital Broadcasting Organisations (NAHBO) and later, HBA has since grown to now represent more than 170 hospital, health and well-being o...
Tags: Radio, Sam, HBA, Hospital Radio, Hospital Broadcasting Association, NAHBO, Hospital Broadcast Association, Digital Memories, Federation of Yorkshire Tape, HBA Digital Memories, Sam Smette

Nominations out for Hospital Radio Awards 2020

The shortlist for the National Hospital Radio Awards 2020 has been revealed. The winners will be announced at a gala night in Bolton in March at what will be the 50th anniversary of the Hospital Broadcasting Association. HBA Patron Alan Dedicoat read out the winners via the association’s website on New Year’s Day. Here’s the full list: Best Station Promotion Hospital Radio Basingstoke – David Blower and Steve Fox Hospital Radio Chelmsford – Good Times with Showaddywaddy Hospital Radio Plymout...
Tags: Top, Radio, Bolton, Maria, Katherine, Robertson, Liam, Steve Fox, HBA, Hospital Radio, Alan Dedicoat, Durham Hospitals Radio, Philippa Clarkin, John Witney, National Hospital Radio, Hospital Broadcasting Association HBA

BBC Radio 1 wants demos from local radio presenters

Anyone with radio experience is being invited to send their demo to BBC Radio 1 with a chance of appearing on the Christmas schedule. From Boxing Day until New Year’s Eve, Radio 1 wants to showcase the best in new and emerging talent and offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to broadcast nationally with them. The station is looking for those who know their way around a radio desk and have previous radio experience, be it in community, hospital, student or local radio. Aspiring presenters ca...
Tags: UK, Top, Industry, Radio, BBC Radio, Hospital Radio, Bbc Radio 1, Student Radio, Community Radio, Haydn Jones Head of Programmes BBC Radio

Bay Trust Radio gets Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Bay Trust Radio has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for providing a local service to hospitals and the local community in Cumbria and North Lancashire. Volunteers from the station were presented with the crystal award by Mrs Susie Bagot MBE DL – Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria – at a celebration evening. The team also received a signed certificate from Her Majesty The Queen. The event, which took place last weekend, saw local MP Tim Farron and the Deputy Mayor of...
Tags: Radio, Tim Farron, Cumbria, John Williamson, Hospital Radio, North Lancashire, Voluntary Service, Bay Trust Radio, Queen 's Award for Voluntary Service, Mrs Susie Bagot, Kendal Doug Rathbone, Danny Frith

Radio Lollipop throws big party for its 40th birthday

Radio Lollipop celebrated forty years of broadcasting and bedside entertainment by throwing a big party. Lollipop Live! was hosted at Evelina London for the second year running, with entertainers, singers, and a kids author. The party also included the Urban Fox Orchestra steel drum band. Twelve-year-old DJRJ was put in joint command of the cake-cutting ceremony, who since learning about Radio Lollipop during his time in hospital was inspired to become a radio presenter and has taken the step...
Tags: Radio, Robin, Hospital Radio, Radio Lollipop, Evelina London, Hedley Finn, Urban Fox Orchestra, DJRJ, Radio Lollipop International

Radio Hillingdon used for filming by Points Of View

Hospital Radio Hillingdon’s studios and four volunteers were all filmed as part of the latest episode of Points Of View. The 26th May edition of the weekly programme saw Hillingdon presenters George Reed, Mhairi Irvine, Phil Lee and Dr Savi Aurora all tasked with watching and reviewing the brand new Saturday night BBC One game show, The Hit List. Hosted by Rochelle and Marvin Humes, contestants of The Hit List are tasked with guessing the name of a song and the artist behind it just by liste...
Tags: UK, Bbc, Radio, ROCHELLE, Hillingdon, Hospital Radio, Marvin Humes, George Reed, Phil Lee, Dr Savi Aurora, Mhairi Irvine, Radio Hilingdon, Hospital Radio Hillingdon, George Reed Mhairi Irvine Phil Lee, Savi Aurora, Hillingdon Hospital Trust

Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio switches from AM to FM

Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio has been granted an FM licence and will start broadcasting on 87.7 this week. The volunteer station has been using 1575AM since gaining a temporary AM broadcasting licence from the Radio Authority in 1997. It will switch to FM at 2pm on 24th May. Simon Daniels, Chairman and Station Engineer said: “This is a major change to SMHR and we, the team of volunteers are absolutely delighted to have been granted the new FM frequency home. With the fantastic help of the ...
Tags: Radio, NHS, Nhs Trust, Matt Brown, Trustee, Neil Macdonald, Stoke Mandeville, Hospital Radio, Peter Dickinson, Alan Dedicoat, Radio Authority, Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio, Simon Daniels, Royal Voluntary Services Café, Bucks Healthcare Trust, SMHR

North Devon Hospital radio studios undergo £10k refurbishment

New radio studios at the North Devon District Hospital for Tarka Radio have been officially opened following a £10,000 fundraising campaign for improvements. Fundraisers and supporters attended the official opening, which was carried out by North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones. NDHT volunteers were interviewed on air, including Roger Pullen BEM and Doreen Hornagold, who has volunteered for over 30 years. Chairman Keith Turner said: “When patients are in hospital and listen to Tarka Radio, we wa...
Tags: Radio, Keith, North Devon, Hospital Radio, Keith Turner, Iain Roy, Tarka Radio, NDHT, North Devon Hospital, North Devon District Hospital, Peter Heaton Jones, Roger Pullen, Doreen Hornagold, NDDH, Keith Turner Tarka Radio, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust NDHT

Shortlist out for 2019 Hospital Radio Awards

The nominations are out for this year’s Hospital Radio Awards are out ahead of the awards evening in Stoke-on-Trent at the end of March. Here’s the full list along with a description of each category. Best Station Promotion Designed to allow demonstration of delivering an engaging, clear and concise message within a specific time, this entry must be produced and presented by the station. The entry can consist of a promotion or trailer and should convey the message and attract the ear of the l...
Tags: London, Awards, Radio, Britain, NHS, Medway, PAUL, Ken, Annette, Ken Dodd, HBA, Mark Webster, Andrew Hill, Hospital Radio, Cathie, Alan Dedicoat

HRH Prince Edward plans visit to Radio Tyneside

HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex will visit Radio Tyneside to present the hospital and community radio station with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. An annual award presented to groups in the voluntary sector that provide outstanding work within their community, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is equivalent to the MBE and is the highest award that can be made to a voluntary group. Dave Nicholson MBE has been volunteering at Radio Tyneside for over forty years and today acts a...
Tags: Radio, NHS, Ofcom, Edward, North East, Wessex, Tyneside, Tyne, Hospital Radio, Dave Nicholson, Radio Tyneside, National Hospital Radio Awards, Community Radio, Voluntary Service, Edward Earl, Queen s Award for Voluntary Service

Radio Lollipop celebrates 10 years at Evelina London

Radio Lollipop celebrated 10 years of entertaining the Evelina London Children’s Hospital by holding an end of Summer indoor festival for the children, volunteers, staff, parents and siblings last weekend. Experienced music-in-healthcare practitioners Zoe Konez & Marina Tiffeny, who specialise in bringing live interactive music for wellbeing into hospitals, kicked off the day, letting kids have a go at strumming guitars & shaking shakers in time to a mass singalong of Jungle Book classic “I W...
Tags: London, Radio, Ed Sheeran, Waterloo Sunset, Hospital Radio, Ferris Sylvester, Radio Lollipop, Evelina London Children 's Hospital, Evelina London, Zoe Konez Marina Tiffeny, Casey Lowry, Marco Frankland, Radio Lollipop London, Chaminda Stanislaus, Lolli Bear, Hedley Finn

Hospital Radio Ipswich suspends live programmes

Programmes on Hospital Radio Ipswich are currently suspended following a fault with the hospital’s audio delivery system. The station says a component failure in-house with the Hospedia devices means the station has no idea when it will be back, after ending programmes on September 12th. A notice on the Hospital Radio Ipswich website reads: Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we became aware on Wednesday 12th September 2018 that Hospital Radio Ipswich was not broadcasting to...
Tags: Radio, Ipswich Town, HRI, Hospital Radio, Hospital Radio Ipswich, Hospedia, Derick Holman Peter Green, Hospital Radio Ipswich Facebook, HRI Hospedia

Ken Bruce supports Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio

BBC Radio 2 presenter Ken Bruce has become a patron of Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio. “Over forty years ago I stepped into a radio studio for the first time; it was at HBS Glasgow, the Hospital Broadcasting Service for the West of Scotland. Not long after, I embarked upon my professional (or at least paid) career, which happily continues. I still get the same feeling of excitement and anticipation when I enter a studio today,” Ken said. Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio started broadcasting i...
Tags: Scotland, People, Radio, West, Ken, BBC Radio, Ken Bruce, Hospital Radio, Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio, Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio Over, HBS Glasgow the Hospital Broadcasting Service, Simon Daniels, Ken We, Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio Ken

Bay Trust Radio changes name to Bay Radio

A hospital radio station covering Cumbria and Lancashire is changing its name on September 1st to Bay Radio. Bay Trust Radio, based in Kendal, covers hospitals in Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster, and is run by volunteers from across the two counties. Managers at the service say the station will be the home of great music, news and information. Its website says “Bay Radio will help to promote the great things about our area, as well as helping to spread messages of good health and well-being t...
Tags: Radio, Lancashire, Cumbria, Bay, Barrow, Furness, Lancaster, John Williamson, Kendal, Hospital Radio, Bay Radio, The North of England, Bay Trust Radio, Bay Radio Bay Trust Radio, Kendal Hospital Radio

Radio Tyneside gets ready for full-time FM

Newcastle and Gateshead’s hospital radio station Radio Tyneside starts broadcasting on 93.6 FM this week. The service was granted a five-year community radio licence by Ofcom recently, to expand its service from local hospitals to the wider area. The new look service will be launched by the voice of the balls and former BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Alan Dedicoat. Radio Tyneside’s Chairman Dave Nicholson said: “Over recent years a patients stay in hospital has reduced considerably and sometime when...
Tags: Radio, Ofcom, Newcastle, Alan, Gateshead, BBC Radio, Hospital Radio, Dave Nicholson, Radio Tyneside, Community Radio, Dedicoat Radio Tyneside, Claremont Road

Bolton FM and Radio Tyneside get Queen’s Award

Community station Bolton FM in Greater Manchester and North East hospital station Radio Tyneside have been announced as recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The national honour was created by Her Majesty to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and to recognise the outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups of volunteers. Recipients are announced on 2nd June each year. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Independent Committee Chair, former broadcast journali...
Tags: UK, Top, Radio, Greater Manchester, Newcastle, Bolton, Rvi, North East, Gateshead, Freeman, Tyne, David Gregory, Andrew Dickson, Hospital Radio, Radio Tyneside, Community Radio

Tributes paid to Takeover Radio’s Graham Coley

Graham Coley, the founder and manager of Takeover Radio in Nottinghamshire, has died after a battle with cancer.
Tags: People, Radio, Hospital Radio, Community Radio, The Midlands, Graham Coley, Takeover Radio in Nottinghamshire

Hospital Radio Awards winners are announced

The 2018 National Hospital Radio Awards winners have been announced as part of the HBA's annual conference held at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor.
Tags: Awards, Radio, Today, HBA, Hospital Radio, Hospital Radio Awards, De Vere Beaumont Estate

Merseyside radio station to hold Doddy Day

Radio Clatterbridge is holding a special day of tribute to Ken Dodd, one of the station's patrons.
Tags: Radio, Merseyside, Ken Dodd, Hospital Radio, The North of England, Radio Clatterbridge, Doddy Day

Hospital Radio Awards 2018 nominations out

The shortlist for the Hospital Broadcasting Association's annual awards have been announced by HBA Patron Alan Dedicoat.
Tags: Radio, HBA, Hospital Radio, Hospital Broadcasting Association

MP opens revamped hospital radio studio

The new studio at HWD Hospital Radio has been officially opened by Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin. Studio 1 at the Heavy Woollen District radio service features a computer playout system and a new mixing desk for volunteers to use. Tracy said: “HWD Hospital Radio is a brilliant example of a local charity which has been entertaining hospital patients and their families, and serving as an excellent springboard for budding broadcasters for 65 years! “I encourage local people to tune in, and to t...
Tags: Bbc, Radio, Tracy, Dewsbury, Batley, District Hospital, Hospital Radio, Hwd Hospital Radio, Batley Hospital, Mike Binns, Vikki Padgett, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Tracy Brabin, Damien Tyson

Hospital Radio Awards 2017 – the winners

This year’s winners of the Hospital Radio Awards have been announced at a ceremony in Bolton. The awards are open to any HBA member station and are divided into different categories, each one recognising a specific area of excellence; some are awarded to individuals, others to stations. Most of the categories recognise gold, silver, and bronze winners; however, some prizes are awarded to only one individual with no runner-up places. Winners Station of the Year GOLD: RADIO TYNESIDE Silver: Radio ...
Tags: Awards, Radio, Bolton, Durham Miners, HBA, John Whitney, Hospital Radio, Hospital Radio Plymouth, Thomas James Hospital Radio Bedside Bronze, Mandy Morrow Radio Wey Bronze, Durham Hospitals Radio Bronze, Jon Herd, Neil Jerffers, London Air Ambulance Radio Hillingdon Bronze, Diabetes Radio Harrow Best, Emma Boydell BHBN Bronze

Is there a point to Hospital Radio in 2017?

David Lloyd will be questioning the existence of hospital radio when he attends the sector’s annual conference this weekend. He’ll be hosting a session called “Is there a point to Hospital Radio in 2017?” It follows his recent blog on the same subject. Other seminars include a session from Chris Stevens of Devaweb and Chris Country, plus discussion on advancing the results of last years Impact Report, published by the HBA. Stephanie Hirst and Alan Dedicoat also be special guests at this year...
Tags: UK, Radio, Bolton, Blackburn, David Lloyd, Chris, Chris Stevens, Stephanie Hirst, Iain Lee, HBA, Hospital Radio, Sean Dunderdale, Scunthorpe Hospital Radio, Lincs Fm, Alan Dedicoat, Devaweb