New HBA Trustees Announced

The Hospital Broadcasting Association held it's Annual General Meeting at the Holiday Inn, Bolton, on Saturday 25 March.

The meeting, following its nomination process, elected Ian Pinnell of Radio Cherwell;and Darran Huish of Bath Hospital Radio;as Trustees.

The new Trustees join a team from hospital radio stations across the UK, helping to promote and support Hospital Broadcasting in the UK, and the volunteers and stations that form the Association from all walks of life.

AGM - Notice of Meeting

The HBA Annual General Meeting will be held at 2pm on Saturday 25th March 2017, at the Holiday Inn – Bolton Centre, 1 Higher Bridge Street , Bolton, BL1 2EW, during our National Conference.

Representatives of all members are welcome (and encouraged) to attend the meeting, even if not attending the conference. There is no charge to attend the AGM and the subsequent informal meeting. If no-one from your station is able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to appoint a proxy – which can be the meeting’s chairman – to  vote on your station’s behalf.

Broadcast Radio need help testing Myriad 5 Playout

Broadcast Radio are in the final stages of developing the brand new Myriad 5 Playout system.

Milton Keynes Hospital Radio Member, Bob Pring, Passes Away

Milton Keynes Hospital Radio is saddened to report the death of long time member Bob Pring, who passed away in late January.
Bob had been a member of MKHR for around 10 years, and for most of that time had been the anchor for the Saturday afternoon Sports show.  Bob also gave his time to fundraising events for the organisation, particularly busking with his Harmonica.

Volunteer for the Hospital Broadcasting Association

Southampton Hospital Radio Celebrates New Studios

Volunteers at Southampton Hospital Radio have celebrated the official opening of their modern new studios and first broadcast from their new permanent home at Normand House.
Chairman of University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Peter Hollins, cut the ribbon and took part in the first broadcast from the facility which includes two new broadcasting studios and a library. 
The move comes two years after the station continued broadcasting from a temporary structure in the grounds of Southampton General Hospital.

The Big Broadcast is set to be BIGGER than ever.

From 6pm on Saturday, 29th April 2017 until 6pm on Monday 1st May 2017, Richard Smith and his team will be back, undertaking the biggest BIG Broadcast, live from Lancashire, which will be available for all hospital radio stations.

Group Backed by Hospital Radio Chelmsford

The Broomfield ICU Support Group was set up so that local people who have suffered from critical illness and have experience of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) can come together for help, guidance and support on their road to recovery.
Nurse Jo Eves, who helped set up the group, and patient Carla Shaw spoke to Nita Jhummu on Hospital Radio Chelmsford on 21st January about how it works and why this kind of support is appreciated and needed after the trauma of major illness or injury.

Barry Illsley Passes Away - Radio Hospitals Blackburn

Radio Hospitals Blackburn is sad to announce, after 55 years of volunteering, Barry Illsley has passed away.

Starting in 1962 as a presenter, in 1965 he went on to providing commentary for Blackburn Rovers home games. He has covered most home games for over 50 years as well as other rolls within the radio station and was well known at the football ground amongst staff and fellow reporters in the press office.

HBA Trustees - call for nominations

Nominations are now sought for two people to join the HBA Trustee Board. Elections will take place at the AGM in Bolton on 25th March, and nominations must be received by Saturday 25th February. Full details can be found on the AGM page.