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Relaunch for Radio Tyneside

Radio Tyneside, the hospital broadcasting service for Newcastle and Gateshead has relaunched, with a new logo, programmes and jingles. (more…)

HRB celebrates 25 years

Volunteers at Hospital Radio Basingstoke are celebrating 25 years of broadcasting by creating a six hour chart countdown presented from its studio in Basingstoke and from in Auckland in New Zealand. (more…)

Radio Redhill Chairman awarded

Radio Redhill's Chairman Nigel Gray is celebrating 25 years leading the team and volunteers at East Surrey Hospital, and has been presented with a special award by station co-founder Andrew Fowler. (more…)

Watford station launches online

Watford Hospital Radio is close to providing a feed of its output online. It will be one of a small handful of hospital radio stations broadcasting on the internet. (more…)

Hospital Awards 2008 launched

This years National Hospital Radio Awards have been officially launched, ahead of the HBA's Autumn Conference being held in Solihull this coming weekend. (more…)

Station could be demolished

The studio base of Kidderminster Hospital Radio is in danger of being knocked down, if a plan by the hospital trust to demolish surrounding buildings goes ahead. (more…)

Hospital Radio stalwart dies

Plymouth volunteer Bob Smith, a man who devoted a significant amount of his adult life to furthering the cause of hospital radio in the city, has died. (more…)

Lollipop gets 20k from Pudsey

Radio Lollipop Newcastle has received a donation of twenty thousand pounds from the Trustees of Children in Need, which will help towards funds for a new studio development. (more…)

New studios for Hospital Radio

Hospital station Radio Chelsea and Westminster has moved into brand new purpose built designer studios, whilst Roch Valley Radio officially launches in Greater Manchester. (more…)

Radio City celebrates 40 years

Radio City, one of the UK’s longest-running hospital radio stations is celebrating 40 years of continuous broadcasting to Singleton hospital in Swansea. (more…)

Photo Special – HBA Awards

The volunteers at Hospital Radio Plymouth were announced as Station of the Year at Saturday night's annual award ceremony. The event, which took place at the Queen's Hotel in Leeds also saw the special John Whitney Award presented…

Last chance for HBA conference

Hospital Radio volunteers are reminded that March 14th is the final day for non-residential bookings can be made to attend the HBA Leeds Conference. The event, which includes the annual Hospital Radio Awards ceremony and 2008 Spring…

Hospital short-list announced

The short-list of nominations are out for this years National Hospital Broadcasting Awards, ahead of the awards ceremony taking place at the Queens Hotel in Leeds at the end of the month. (more…)

Hospital Radio entries wanted

The closing date for the National Hospital Broadcasting Awards 2008 is less than a week away, and event organisers are encouraging stations to submit their entries. This year the ceremony will include two new categories. (more…)

Clatterbridge founder remembers

One of the founding members of Radio Clatterbridge at a hospital on the Wirral has found himself listening to the station 56 years later - as a patient. Don Farmer has been remembering his early days setting up the station. (more…)

New categories for HBA awards

The 2008 Hospital Broadcasting Awards will see the introduction of two new categories. For the first time the Unsung Hero Award is being added, aiming to highlight the hard work carried out by volunteers behind the scenes, and The Special…

RadioToday at Hospital Awards

The annual Hospital Broadcasting Awards were held last night at the Park Inn, Northampton and proved once again to be a great success, recognising talent from across the UK. Nearly 300 delegates attended the event, which was hosted by BBC…

300 enter hospital awards

This years National Hospital Radio Awards will take place on Saturday 31st March at the Park Hotel in Northampton, as part of the HBA's Spring Conference. This year the awards have attracted nearly 300 entries from stations across the…

Marathon broadcast raises cash

Leicester General Hospital's radio station, Radio Gwendolen 1287AM has raised £1,300 through sponsorship of two presenters of taking part in a non-stop 24 hour broadcasting marathon. The cash will benefit the local Loros hospice, and…

Swindon farewell to radio mentor

Swindon broadcasters are paying tribute to Keith Suter who died recently at the age of 86. As a science and electronics teacher in several Swindon schools, Keith setup school radio stations in the 1960s and 1970s at a time when many…