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Chairman’s Blog

Happy 2024 and things to come in 2024.

23rd January 2024

A very Happy and peaceful new year from everyone at Harrogate Hospital Radio. Christmas Raffle 2023… Thank you to everyone who bought a Christmas Raffle ticket, we beat all previous records, selling over £2,500 worth of tickets. As a self-funding organisation, we could not provide the service we do without your support. By the way…… […]

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Happy Birthday Harrogate Hospital Radio 46 years old

23rd October 2023

Happy birthday Harrogate Hospital Radio. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of everyone who is and has been involved with this incredible organisation since its inception. From the first live broadcast on October 22nd, 1977, to the present day. I personally could not be prouder how far we have come and of […]

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Harrogate Hospital Radio at the Nidderdale Show 24.9.23

16th October 2023

Harrogate hospital Radio took their ‘ Human Fruit Machine’ to the Nidderdale show again this year. What a fantastic day we had. We raised over £300 for Harrogate Hospital Radio. Thank you to everyone who had a go on our Human Fruit Machine. As always we received some wonderful comments from visitors to the show, […]

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‘The Happy Hour’ wins ‘GOLD’ at the HBA Awards

28th March 2023

On Saturday 25th March, at The HBA (Hospital Broadcasting association) Harrogate Hospital Radio were nominated in 4 catagories. Two of our presenters made it to the Top 5 in the country (Barb Nixon – Best newcomer and Ellie Jackson – Best specalist music programme – Solid gold sixties) but sadly they missed out on a […]

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19th December 2022

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM HARROGATE HOSPITAL RADIO Everyone at Harrogate Hospital Radio would like to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of you, our patients, staff and familes at Harrogate District Hospital seasons greetings and our best wishes for 2023     I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for supporting […]

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16th October 2022

October 22nd 1977, the start of a brand new radio station at Harrogate District Hospital. The first words spoken were by the late Kenny Welford, who sadly passed away in 2017. Kenny opened the station by saying ”its 3.30, this is Harrogate Hospital Radio”  the rest they say is history. Over the years Harrogate Hospital […]

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Silver and two bronzes for Harrogate Hospital Radio at national broadcasting awards 2022

20th September 2022

Prestigious Silver and two bronzes for Harrogate Hospital Radio at national broadcasting awards Harrogate Hospital Radio has walked away with a trio of accolades at year’s National Hospital Broadcasting Association Awards. Tiz Harris carried off the silver award for Best Newcomer, Mark Field and Daniel Wilson won bronze in the Best Multiple Presenter category, and […]

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Our youngest winner at Nidderdale show, Pateley Bridge. 18th September 2022

20th September 2022

Harrogate Hospital Radio had the pleasure of being part of the Nidderdale show, Pateley Bridge, after an absence of 2 years due to the pandemic. The show was moved from Monday the 19th to Sunday the 18th in respect of HM The Queens state funeral. The show was a tremendous success and Harrogate Hospital Radio […]

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21st July 2022

We did it! Jonny Machin and I did our skydive on Sunday July 17th. The most exhilarating experience of my life. Here is the link to watch the video. I raised over £1400 for Harrogate Hospital Radio. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.    

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From work lights to turntables – it’s not all business for Mark Field

12th July 2022

Harrogate Hospital Radio’s Chairman/presenter Mark Field is featured in the industry magazine  ‘Forkliftaction’ this week. Copy and paste the link below to read about Mark and his work at Harrogate Hospital Radio and his day job.    

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