Station of the Year 2013 Results
The results of the 2013 Station of the Year award have been announced. Congratulations to Whipps Cross Hospital Radio for scooping the top prize this year.
Whipps Cross Hospital Radio
(Award presented to Jon Emmins by Ken Bruce at BBC Radio 2 on 25th March - photo: Jeff Brown)
The judges said:"This features the best start to an entry I've ever heard. The presenters have warmth and energy, whilst the station clearly has a lot of patient interactivity. Local sports and concerts feature heavily. In an age when there's so much radio out there, this station is really punching above its weight, and deserves to win the top prize."
The judges said:"A great entry. A good variety of material showing all that's best about radio redhill. The concert, recorded especially for the station, was great. The Nicholas Owen interview was fun and informative, and the number of patient-led shows - often broadcast live from the wards - really stood out."
The Hospital Broadcasting Service
The judges said:"What this station provides is lovely - the usual hospital radio fare, but really patient-focused, from requests to bingo. Lots of relevant and local content, such as music concerts, coverage of the Olympic Torch, interviews, ... The presenters have great warmth - perfect for the hospital environment."
Station of the Year
Recognising all-round excellence from Hospital Radio stations.
This award is open to any Hospital Radio station that is a member of the Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA).
Entries must take the form of a maximum 15 minute stand-alone documentary style recording featuring extracts from your station output. The entry should give the judges an insight into your station, the hospitals you broadcast to, style of presentation and programme content. Also include material from any special programmes or events covered during the year.
Only one entry per station allowed.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners are announced from a shortlist of selected entries.
In order to be eligible for this award, all material evidence must have been performed between 1st December 2011 and 30th November 2012.