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Chairman’s Blog


June 18

1st June 2018

Hello, and welcome to my June blog. I really hope you have been taking advantage of the lovey spring weather we have been having and not spending too much time in hospital. June is the start of our outside broadcasting season and this month Harrogate Hospital Radio will be out and about at two events […]

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May 18

1st May 2018

Hello, Did you know the National Health Service is an incredible 70 years old later this year? The Friends of Harrogate Hospital is holding some very special events – and one event is the NHS Choir. If you are interested in joining the choir then you can contact Dr Albert Day at big70variety@gmail.com The big […]

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April 18

1st April 2018

Welcome to my April Blog. March has been a busy month for us here at Harrogate Hospital Radio. Firstly we launched our brand new app for you to download to your smartphone or tablet, so you, your friends and family can listen to us in or outside the hospital. Remember you, your family and friends […]

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March 18

1st March 2018

2018 is going to be a big year not only at Harrogate Hospital Radio but also Harrogate District Hospital. Over the last few years, Hospedia have provided entertainment not just within HDH but many hospitals throughout the UK. Many hospitals including HDH will, if not done so already, be terminating their contracts with the company […]

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February 18

6th February 2018

‘Your requests. Your music. Your station’. That is our motto and when we say that, we mean that. Our fabulous team of request collectors visit the wards Monday to Friday to collect requests for our evening shows, which are broadcasted between 8pm-10pm, Monday through to Friday inclusive. The shows are also repeated between 8am-10am the […]

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January 18

2nd January 2018

A very happy and prosperous new year from everyone at Harrogate Hospital Radio. 2018 has started off in style for Harrogate Hospital Radio, as we have had various nominations announced for the Hospital Broadcasting Awards to be held in Windsor in March. Best Newcomer – Jonathan Tullet Best Female Presenter – Ellie Jackson Best Male […]

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December 2017

6th December 2017

Well, here we are, almost at the end of another year. 2017 has been an incredible year for Harrogate Hospital Radio. Here are just a few highlights; Ellie Jackson won “Bronze” in the Best Female Presenter category in the national Hospital Broadcasting Association Awards held in March and Harrogate Hospital Radio retained the Duke of […]

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November 2017

1st November 2017

Welcome to my November Blog. Well what a birthday month October was! A visit from BBC Look North, broadcast on BBC 1 the same evening. An interview on Stray FM. A simultaneous broadcast on BBC Radio York with Jericho Keys and Oliver Stables’ breakfast show live from HHR studios! On Friday, October 20, we held […]

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October 2017

1st October 2017

Hello, and welcome to my October blog. Well, here we are, our birthday month has finally arrived. Harrogate Hospital Radio will be 40 years old on Sunday, October 22nd. Harrogate Hospital Radio was started by Peter Lilley in 1977 and, when the station first started to broadcast, we had just one turntable, one reel to […]

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September 2017

1st September 2017

Welcome to my September Blog. Arrangements are in full swing for our 40th birthday celebrations, which are being held at Bilton Working Men’s Club on Friday, October 20. We have added a new artist to those already confirmed. Lucy L’Mont – who brings the total to live acts performing on the night for HHR to […]

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