Sir Terry Wogan: Former HBA Patron Dies Aged 77

Sir Terry Wogan with June Snowden and Paul Walters

Former HBA Patron & BBC Broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has died this morning aged 77.

In a statement, his family said: "Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer. He passed away surrounded by his family. While we understand he will be missed by many, the family ask that their privacy is respected at this time."

Helping Patients Get Interactive

Volunteers at Hospital Radio Tunbridge Wells are now able to get more interactive with their listeners in the Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury, Tonbridge Cottage Hospital and surrounding community, thanks to a project funded by the Hospital Broadcasting Association and the Southborough and Pembury Rotary Club who have enabled the team to buy and set up a special Communications Hub and Text Service.

Your Shortlists - The National Hospital Radio Awards 2016

Your Shortlists Are Here!

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.

The awards are divided into different categories, each one recognising a specific area of excellence; some are awarded to individuals, others to stations.

Alan Dedicoat has joined us this year to announce the shortlists and you can listen to it below:

HBA to Publish White Paper on Hospital Broadcasting

Hospital Broadcasting Association Launches Project to Produce White Paper on the Contribution of Members' Activities and Hospital Broadcasting to Patient Well-being.  This Article is for Benefit of Members for Sharing and Discussion with Stakeholders.

BHBN receives award in recognition of its services to Birmingham

Birmingham Hospital Broadcasting Network (‘BHBN’) has received a coveted award for its services to patients in Birmingham from The Birmingham Society.

BHBN, the volunteer run hospital radio station, based in the Heritage Building of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, was founded in 1952 and is one of the largest and longest established hospital radio services in the UK.

2016 National Hospital Radio Awards - 1 Week left to enter

Entries close in 1 week for the National Hospital Radio Awards 2016.

You have until midnight the end of Sunday 15th November 2015 to submit your entry. Details of the categories that you can enter can be found on the Awards pages of the HBA website. If you are planning to enter and have not yet requested a link to an upload folder and an entry form please e-mail awards@hbauk.com to do so.

Autumn Edition of OnAir Out Now!

OnAir 149 Front CoverThe HBA has today published your Autumn Edition of the HBA magazine OnAir.

The Journal of the HBA has been revamped by new permanent editor Ian Pinnell and you can read about him inside your new magazine.

Also in this edition:

On-Air Now Available for Download

Your On-Air for Summer 2015 is now available for download on the HBA Website.

This edition has been produced by Mike Sarre and announces the new permanent editor for the magazine.

Also in This Edition

  • Robin Clayton is awarded the British Empire Medal
  • The New HBA Chairman says Hello
  • Stories from Exeter, Plymouth and Norwich

and much more.

How to Download On-Air

You can download all editions of On-Air from the HBA website without needing to register.

The Hospital Broadcasting Association Announces New Structure As Part of Its Long-Term Vision

The Trustees of the Hospital Broadcasting Association, the organisation representing hospital broadcasting services across the UK, have today:

Queen's Birthday Honours List

Congratulations to Robin Clayton, a volunteer at Radio Allerton in Leeds, on being awarded a British Empire Medal for services to hospital radio.