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Chairman’s Blog


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

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

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

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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August 2017

Welcome to my August blog. July saw Harrogate Hospital Radio take part once again in The Big Picnic, held in the Valley Gardens. The weather was again on our side. It was a glorious day and the team had a fabulous afternoon with our “Human Fruit Machine”. We had three jackpot winners each matching three […]

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July 2017

Hi everyone, Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street. Well not exactly true if you are reading this in Hospital! We have some great things planned for this month. We will be out in the Valley Gardens with our Human Fruit Machine for the hospital’s Big  Picnic on Sunday, July […]

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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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