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Chairman’s Blog


June 2017

Welcome to my June blog.  First of all I am delighted to welcome the following people who have joined HHR and are now fully fledged members:  ·       Rachel Burns            ·       Jonathan Tullett      ·       Beryl Horner         […]

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May 2017

There are very mixed emotions here at Harrogate Hospital Radio, emotions of sadness and excitement. Sadly on Sunday April 16, one of our longest serving members, Kenny Welford sadly passed away, very suddenly. Kenny was a very loyal volunteer at Harrogate Hospital Radio, having been with the station for almost 40 years. In fact Kenny’s […]

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April 2017

Hi everyone, Well here I am again chairman at Harrogate Hospital Radio for another year. Thank you to those who proposed and seconded me. It’s going to be a fantastic year for us as we celebrate 40 years of broadcasting from within Harrogate District Hospital. March has been a fantastic month for us at Harrogate […]

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March 2017

Well, following my blog last month, I am happy to announce our display cabinet is now up and proudly displaying Harrogate Hospital Radio next to the Endoscopy Unit. I have to say it looks very well and has been noticed by quite a few “top” people at the Trust! I would like to welcome two […]

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February 2017

Hello and welcome to my February blog. We have started 2017 in great style. HHR received a fabulous donation from the Freemasons to help our CD racks room. Oliver Stables, our studio controller, and his father have very kindly installed the new racks and these now enable us to hold approximately 900 more CDs. On […]

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January 2017

Welcome to my first blog of the new year. I hope you had a wonderful and peaceful Christmas and looking forward to a prosperous 2017. I would like to take this opportunity to pass my congratulations to the following people on receiving their long service awards at the hospital on Friday December 16th. Ellie Jackson […]

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December 2016

Hi everyone Well where has 2016 (almost) gone? It has been a very busy year at Harrogate Hospital Radio. In May, Ian Wighton decided to step down as chairman and I was elected as his successor. A lot of changes have been made and I think HHR is looking in great shape after all our […]

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November 2016

October was Harrogate Hospital Radio’s 39th birthday. Carl Richards presented a special birthday show playing every number one from when HHR started in 1977 to the present day. October also saw HHR attend two quiz nights raising more much needed funds for the station. The quiz at The Royal Oak, in Dacre Banks, raised £129. […]

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October 2016

October 2016 Hi, welcome to my October blog. September has been a busy month for us here at Harrogate Hospital Radio. We attended the Nidderdale Show, in Pateley Bridge, with our Human Fruit Machine. More than 300 people had a go and we had six jackpot winners. A great day was had by everyone! Ellie […]

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September 2016

September Blog Well, I hope you are enjoying the summer of 2016. A relatively quiet month in terms of things that have been going on in the background of Harrogate Hospital Radio, which is good in a way as it’s given me time to catch up on other things. The website is working really well […]

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