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Chairman’s Blog


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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August 2017

1st 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

1st 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

1st 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

1st 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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