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’s HBA Conference and Awards taking place in Bolton.

The Awards ceremony, on the Saturday night, is again being hosted by Lincs FM’s Director of Programming Sean Dunderdale – it’s the 10th year he’s co-produced the awards with his Scunthorpe Hospital Radio counterpart Iain Lee. The ceremony itself is being held in a converted 16th Century Church, named the Cloisters, which is attached to the Conference hotel.

Delegates attending the weekend are also being promised a series of trips to neighbouring hospital and community radio stations in the Bolton, Chorley and Blackburn area.

The annual Conference is held in different parts of the UK. Previous weekends have been held in Bristol, Newcastle, Glasgow, Blackpool, Northampton and, last year, in Watford.

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