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".

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 your radio station, share your stories with us for inclusion in our next On-Air magazine, due for release at the end of August 2018. 

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 expand the service from the local hospital to the wider area. 

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 dentists under one umbrella organisation - to provide services that are free for all at the point of delivery.

Milestones in the NHS include:

1952 - Charges of one shilling introduced for prescriptions

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.

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 on the station on Friday mornings.

Northern Air Hospital Radio - Dave Bee Obituary

It’s with great sadness to hear of Dave Bee’s passing on the 9th May 2018 aged 55.

Dave joined Northern Air Hospital Radio in 1982 for a couple of years, leaving to further his career in entertainment. He had great success as a DJ, also becoming the compere at the Talk Of The North. He spoke with pride about some of the artists he worked with Bob Monkhouse, Ken Dodd, The Drifters and so many more.

The NHS is 70 this year - and we want hospital radio to join in

The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out.

HBA Heads to Glasgow

Famous for its ship building heritage, Glasgow is one of the top cultural cities in Eurpoe, and we at HBA are delighted to invite you to Scotland's largest city this summer for our next training Roadshow!