Long-serving Radio Tyneside member Dave Nicholson has been given the special John Whitney Award at the Hospital Radio Awards 2013.
Dave has volunteered at the station for 40 years, was awarded an MBE for services to hospital radio in 1997, and continues to run be Director of the Newcastle/Gateshead station.
He was presented with his award by colleague and station Chairman John Myers at the hospital radio conference and awards weekend in Blackpool on Saturday night.
Collecting, Dave said he was still in shock and thanked everyone.
The full list of Gold winners is below:
STATION OF THE YEAR
Whipps Cross Hospital Radio
MALE PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
Radio Wey’s Andy Brown
FEMALE PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
Sunshine Radio’s Laura Tremelling
Diamond Jubilee Party – Radio Tyneside Network
BEST SPEECH PACKAGE
Chingford Model Railway – Whipps Cross Hospital Radio
Rachael Dodd – Hospital Radio Plymouth
BEST SPECIALIST MUSIC PROGRAMME
I’m in the Mood for Love: The Story of Jimmy McHugh (1894-1969) – Citybeat
BEST PROGRAMME WITH MULTIPLE PRESENTERS
Wednesday Request Show – Hospital Radio Reading
FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR
Scott Wall and Shaun Gill – Harrogate Hospital Radio
For Bronze and Silver winners, see the Hospital Broadcasting Association website.