Bookings for the 2018 Annual Conference & Hospital Radio Awards NOW OPEN

Bookings are now open for the 2018 Annual Conference, including the National Hospital Radio Awards.

The event, which takes place at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor, runs from the 23rd to 25th March 2018. There are many packages available, including full weekend; Saturday arrival and Awards & Gala Dinner only packages. 

National Hospital Radio Awards Nominations 2019 Announced

The nominations have been announced.

The National Hospital Radio Awards is an annual celebration of the excellent standards found in hospital radio stations across the country.

The awards are open to any HBA member station and are divided into different categories, each one recognising a specific area of excellence; some to individuals and others to stations.

Seasons Greetings from HBA

2018 has been a very busy year for the Hospital Broadcasting Association. Earlier this year, we held our training Roadshow in Glasgow whilst in March and our Annual Conference and National Hospital Radio Awards in Windsor, where we celebrated the fantastic talent and dedication of our member stations and their volunteers.

Ofcom Invites Applications for Community Radio Licences

In September we advised that Ofcom published their plans for 2018/2019 for inviting applications for analogue FM community radio licences. We believe that this would be the final round of analogue licences offer by Ofcom in advance of the start of the small scale DAB licensing programme.

On-Air Issue 161 - Available Now

Blink and you’ll miss it, that’s how quickly this year has gone. In just a few weeks, we’ll be celebrating a brand new year, and a few months after that, we’ll be seeing you in Stoke-on-Trent for our Annual Conference and the Hospital Radio Awards.

2019 Annual Conference - Bookings Open

The wait is over, bookings are now open for our 2019 Annual Conference (Including the Hospital Radio Awards). 

We're heading to the Best Western Plus Moat House, Stoke-on-Trent, for the 2019 Conference. It's a great time to network, meet new people, catch up with old friends and find out who's won in the Hospital Radio Awards.

2019 Annual Conference - Venue Announced

We're pleased to announce the venue of our 2019 Annual Conference and National Hospital Radio Awards will be the Best Western Plus, Stoke-On-Trent Moat House hotel. 

Hospital Radio Ipswich's Remembrance Sunday Programmes.

Hospital Radio Ipswich will be broadcasting special programmes on Remembrance Sunday.

To help to commemorate those who gave their lives in service for their country and mark the 100th anniversary since the official end of World War 1.

Starting at 10am we will present a new documentary produced especially for HRI, telling the story of the two World Wars with reference to Ipswich, local veterans who served their country and featuring memorable sounds from the conflicts that shaped our history.

Ofcom Response to Expressions Of Interest For Small-Scale DAB

Ofcom has published three maps and tables where parties have expressed an interest in running a small-scale DAB multiplex, radio service or both. They will be consulting on the licensing framework and the spectrum plan next year after the Government has put the necessary secondary legislation before parliament. 

Download Ofcom's response