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HBA publishes GDPR guidance for its members

HBA has today, at it's national conference in Windsor, launched detailed guidance for its member hospital radio stations on the new General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force on 25th...

HBA responds to the DCMS consultation on Small Scale DAB

We have responded to the recent Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's consultation on small scale DAB and think this is an important way forward for hospital radio with the uncertainty...

National Hospital Radio Awards Winners 2018

*/ Congratulations to the winners of the National Hospital Radio Awards, which were announced at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor as part of the HBA's annual conference. The National Hospital...

Northern Air says farewell to station co-founder

Northern Air Hospital Radio is sad to report the recent passing of Sidney Wander MBE, aged 92. Sidney along with Stanley Langer and Marshall Gellman were the brains behind the creation of Northern...

Volunteer Gets Commentating Experience Through Radio Gwendolen

A budding local sports journalist has landed a volunteer role reporting on Leicester City home games from the club’s ground, through the Leicester General Hospital’s radio station, Radio Gwendolen....

44 Years of Hospital Radio Exeter

Hospital Radio Bedford: Delivery Technology Consultation

We at Hospital Radio Bedford have suffered in the last two years due to the removal of the Hospicom patient entertainment system. This was replaced with a free WiFi service for patients, which...

Converting from a Charitable Company to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation

The Charity Commission for England & Wales has introduced guidance about a phased timetable allowing charitable companies to convert to charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs). HBA's...

Ofcom Confirm Continued Access to 694-703MHz for PMSE.

Ofcom has decided to allow audio Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) services, namely those using wireless microphones, in-ear monitor systems or audio links, to continue to have access to the...

Radio Brockley volunteer celebrates 40 years of service

Sunday 3rd December was very special for one volunteer at Radio Brockley. Here, Keith Reeve chats exclusively with the HBA and explains why he is so passionate about volunteering and hospital radio....