35 Years Service to Radio DGH Acknowledged

Phil Moon, the newly elected President of Eastbourne's hospital radio, Radio DGH, had his 35 years of voluntary service with the station acknowledged at a ceremony on 6th June.

The Chief Nurse, Alice Webster, called forward volunteers with gradually increasing years of service until she got to 35 years.  Only one recipient, Phil Moon, came forward to receive his certificate and a specially commissioned glass trophy.

Drinking Beer, Jammin' Deer - pub festival raises funds for Radio Horton and Katharine House Hospice

Two local charities were under the spotlight at the annual DeerJam Music Festival, held at Banbury's most historic pub, the Ye Olde Reindeer Inn.

HBA responds to Cabinet Office CIO conversions consultation

HBA has responded to the consultation by the Cabinet Office regarding the introduction of regulations permitting the conversion of charitable companies and CICs to CIOs.

"Hands Across The Water"

To borrow the lyrics of the seventies Wings song “Uncle Albert” – or should we say “HBA across the water”?

Yes the weekend of the 6-8th May saw representatives of the HBA Southern region hold their final official regional meeting in the Channel Island of Guernsey.

Arriving in beautiful warm sunshine, delegates checked in to the Peninsula Hotel on the Island’s west coast – famed for its sandy beaches and spectacular sunsets.

Spring 2016

In this edition of On Air, find out the latest from the hospital radio conference and awards weekend; the results of the HBA's Impact Study into hospital broadcasting and how Milton Keynes have used a grant from the HBA to help build a second broadcast studio.

Also June's Travels, news from other stations acorss the UK, and a selection of awards photographs. 

National Hospital Radio Awards 2016

Congratulations to all our HBA National Hospital Radio Award winners. Here is a full run down of who won what at this annual event.

A Real Friend at the Bedside

New research has, for the first time, shown the true impact of Hospital Radio on a patient’s well-being.

It shows stations offer a unique service, giving patients a sense of belonging and helping their psychosocial health, from relieving boredom and loneliness to being a calming influence at what can be – for many - a difficult time, in a strange environment.

Today is HBA Conference Day!

The Hilton Hotel, London WatfordThe Hospital Broadcasting Association this weekend (18th-20th March) welcomes over 200 delegates to join it for the HBA National Conference 2016 at the Hilton Hotel, London Watford.

Mayor’s Special Award for Winchester Radio Trustee

Winchester Radio Trustee Ian Kemp has twice been honoured for his volunteering and commitment, in this year’s Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards.
These annual awards are organised by Winchester City Council to recognise and celebrate the local organisations and individuals who give outstanding service to the people and places of the Winchester District. 

Radio Tyneside Chairman Honoured

Last night Radio Tyneside Chairman/Station Director, Dave Nicholson, received a one off award from the City of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The award, known as the Lord Mayor Award 800 was presented at the Mansion House last night in recognition of over 40 years service to Radio Tyneside, the hospital broadcasting service for Newcastle and Gateshead.