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 surrounding the future of the bedside entertainment system providers, and with many hospital radio stations' converting to the new Charitable Incorporated Organisation. We have asked DCMS to consider:

Northern Air says farewell to station co-founder

Sideny Wander MBE

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 Air Hospital Radio in 1960.

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.

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.

March 2018

It's Here! Issue 158 of your On Air Magazine, with a brand new look!

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Executive Administrator

About the opportunity

This role is suitable for anyone with good administration skills, who is interested in volunteering for a national charity. An interest in the media / hospital broadcasting is desirable, but not essential.
 

About Us

The Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA) is an umbrella organisation which supports and represents the independent charities and voluntary organisations which provide hospital radio services across the UK.
 

Executive Administrator

About the opportunity

This role is suitable for anyone with good administration skills, who is interested in volunteering for a national charity. An interest in the media / hospital broadcasting is desirable, but not essential.
 

About Us

The Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA) is an umbrella organisation which supports and represents the independent charities and voluntary organisations which provide hospital radio services across the UK.
 

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 included the facility for us to stream our signal across, however we have found that due to a number of factors including age profile of patients, lack of awareness, and unwillingness of patients to bring WiFi enabled devices into hospital, our listenership is probably very limited.

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.