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World first for Hospital Radio Ipswich

Studio A at Hospital Radio Ipswich was full to overflowing recently as Roma Nicholson, her father Darren and media guru Glen White were interviewed. The shows host Lewis Old, ably assisted by HRI’s...

Listener leaves £25,000 donation in will

A former patient of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has left the hospital’s radio station a £25,000 bequest. Retired engineer Patrick Grogan spent a lot of time at the QE listening to BHBN...

HBA to launch Digital Memories

To commemorate its Golden Jubilee, the Hospital Broadcasting Association is building its first digital archive of content from over the last fifty years. Since its inception in 1970, when the...

National Hospital Radio Awards 2020 Nominations Announced

The nominations for the National Hospital Radio Awards 2020 have been announced. The winners will be announced at a gala night in Bolton in March at what will be the 50th anniversary of the Hospital...

National Hospital Radio Awards 2020

Awards season is here! The National Hospital Radio Awards is an annual celebration of the excellent standards found in hospital radio stations across the country. Below is the shortlist for this...

Seasonal Songs Can Help People With Dementia

While hospital, health and wellbeing radio stations are being a friend to those unfortunate to be in hospital and away from family and loved ones during the holiday season -  NHS England says that...

Dissertation - Hospital Radio: Life Behind the Microphone

Lesley Hurst is a student at the University of Portsmouth and the following dissertation text concerns the place of hospital radio in the 21st century. HBA thanks Lesley for the permission to...

HBA pledges support from MP's for hospital, health and wellbeing broadcasting

The Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA) is calling on its members to write to their newly elected Westminster MP to ask them to support and commit to the future of hospital, health and...

Health & Wellbeing initiative at Radio Frimley Park

Radio Frimley Park is one of a number of stations that have taken the plunge and become a CIO. They found the guidance available from the HBA absolutely invaluable. Part of the process involved re-...

New rules could mean hundreds of new digital radio stations

New rules have come into force that could see the launch of hundreds of new digital radio stations across the UK. Earlier this year Ofcom proposed rules that would allocate airwaves to existing and...