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Harrogate Hospital Radio provide entertainment and comfort to patients of Harrogate District Hospital. Having formed in 1977, we are proudly celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year.

Our Evening Requests Shows are our flagship programmes, playing requests collected by our team of Volunteers, who visit the wards. We also broadcast specialist music shows, Sunday Services by the Hospital Chaplaincy Team and the local Talking Newspaper,

Annually we cover The Trust Open Day, enabling listeners to gain an appreciation of the care and services provided by the Hospital, as well as numerous outside broadcasts from local events, including the Great Yorkshire Show, The Valley Gardens 1940’s Weekend and The Knaresborough Bed Race.

We are a Registered Charity (No. 507137), wholly voluntary led and rely on fundraising and donations to provide our service

Below is a brief audio example of the sound and feel of Harrogate Hospital Radio = why not take a listen!

Our Members

Ellie Jackson

I joined Harrogate Hospital Radio in March 2007 because of an article I had seen in the local newspaper asking for volunteers. Because of my interest in music I thought it would be a good thing to look into and maybe join the team to help with general stuff – I never expected to be let loose with a microphone! I now realise that I didn’t know as much about music as I thought – I am learning all the time!

Thanks to everyone at Harrogate Hospital Radio.

Happy listening!



Mark Field

I joined Harrogate hospital radio in September 2013 after attending an open day at the hospital.

I have background experience in presenting on hospital radio in the past. In the early 80’s I presented for Huddersfield hospital radio and I also worked part time at ‘The Pulse of West Yorkshire radio station in Bradford in the 90’s as a technical operator.
I also run my own mobile disco – catering for all occasions.

I am proud to be part of HHR and have in the short time here I have met some new friends along the way. What more can one ask for?.

Ian Wighton

I joined Harrogate Hospital Radio in March 1978; less than a year after the station launched.

That is when we had just one turntable, one reel to reel tape machine and just the one microphone. How things have changed!.

I have always liked music and said I would like to work in radio and have done work for Stray FM (Harrogate), Yorkshire Dales Radio and Fresh Radio in Skipton; Wharfdale Radio (Otley).

I can say that I have enjoyed all my years in Harrogate Hospital Radio and still more to come.

Andy Bellwood

Andy Bellwood has an eclectic mix of musical influences stemming from his father and traditional jazz, evolving into blues, 60s RnB and Soul.

His ‘Cellar Full of Soul’ programmes on the station touch on many of those ‘soulful’ influences.

Harrogate Hospital Radio has given Andy another welcomed ‘public service’ opportunity  combining his love of music, record collecting and experiences as a northern soul DJ .


Harrogate Hospital Radio is 100 percent volunteer led and we are always on the lookout for individuals to join our talented team of volunteers!