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From fields to wards - Festival founder finds some Sunshine

Glastonbury Festival's Michael Eavis CBE found some sunshine at Weston Super Mare General Hospital last weekend when he was invited by the Sunshine Hospital Radio team to open their refurbished...

Patients Turn Ward Visit into Song with Radio Grapevine

Back in July, two ward visitors from Radio Grapevine visited the psychiatric ward in St Johns Hospital to collect requests.    Two patients, Laura and Jake, were really challenged by the visit but...

HBA Publishes Vision & Mission Statement

Since our AGM earlier this year, we've been working hard to work on delivering new vision and mission statements. Thanks primarily to your feedback from our consultation, both in previous newsletters...

OfCom Expression of Interest on Small Scale DAB

Ofcom has called for an expression of interest for small scale DAB licences and are doing preparatory work for if, and when, secondary legislation is passed. If your station has a vague interest in...

HRB Volunteer appears on ITV Anglia News

A volunteer from Hospital Radio Bedford appeared on ITV Anglia News on the 31st July after entering his news report to the national ITV competition "Breaking Into News". Steve Portman, who volunteers...

Share Your NHS70 Stories with On-Air

We're celebrating 70 years of the National Health Service today and we know many of our member stations are too.  If you've been taking part in celebrations within your community or hospital with...

Radio Tyneside Launches on FM

Radio Tyneside, the hospital radio station for Newcastle and Gateshead has begun braodcasting on 93.6FM in the area. The station has been granted a five-year community radio licence by Ofcom to...

Celebrating 70 Years of the NHS

Today, the country celebrates 70 years of our National Health Service, the NHS. It launched on 5th July 1948, it's sole purpose to bring hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and...

CHBN's 70 Hour Broadcast Celebrates NHS 70th Birthday

It is the same with any addiction. Just a small measure to start with. You know you can control it - you know you can stop any time. But a bigger fix is needed and then - you are hooked. So it has...

Renuka's Commentating at Gwendolen

Renuka Odedra, 21, from Evington, provides live match reports from the King Power Stadium direct to Leicester General patients’ bedsides, alongside other volunteers, and also has her own sports show...