Supporting Hospital Broadcasting in the UK

Best Newcomer 2014 Results

The results of the 2014 Best Newcomer award have been announced. Congratulations to Radio Glamorgan's Mark Wright for scooping the top prize this year.

Gold

Mark Wright
Radio Glamorgan

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The judges said:
"A stand-out entry. All of us immediately warmed to Mark; his approach on air is just right you'd want to listen and engage with him from the moment he starts speaking. A real connection with the listener."

Silver

Molly Townson
Radio Brockley

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The judges said:
"Molly has real potential. She comes alive in front of the microphone and can paint real pictures for the listeners. We really REALLY enjoyed it."

Bronze

Dom Cornfield
Ridgeway Radio
(Award collected by Dom's mother, Jo.)

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The judges said:
"This was a very polished performance and a great listen from someone just starting out in hospital radio. Engaging and entertaining."

Best Newcomer

Recognising the new talent that has recently emerged in Hospital Radio.

This award is open to any presenter who, within the two years prior to the closing date, became a member of a Hospital Radio station that is itself a member of the Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA).

The award is open to anyone who joined a hospital radio station for the 1st time during the 2 years prior to the closing date. It should take the form of a 5 minute compilation. The judges are looking to hear what you have achieved on air in the short time you have been broadcasting.

An individual may only enter this award once. Multiple entries may be made from a station. The trophy will bear the name of the presenter.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners are announced from a shortlist of selected entries.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for this award, all material evidence must have been performed between 1st December 2012 and 31st October 2013.

Best Newcomer 2013

Gold

Rachael Dodd
Hospital Radio Plymouth

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The judges said:
"It was the voice that won it! Rachael's style was friendly and informative - really good with more mature patients, with a good presentational style."


Silver

Argyll Duffy
The Hospital Broadcasting Service

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The judges said:
"A fabulous voice. The requets were especially enjoyable, as were the added stats about requests included in the entry. Friendly and engaging - just what hospital radio presenters should be."


Bronze

Wendy Sherer
Radio Northwick Park

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The judges said:
"Wendy's voice is engaging, warm and entertaining. A joy to listen to."


Award Categories

Awards Blog

Winners photos available
Iain Lee | 3rd Apr 14

Key Dates

  • 2014 Awards
  • 01/09/2013: Awards Officially Open
  • 15/11/2013: Postal Entry Deadline
  • 15/11/2013: Online Entry Deadline
  • 01/01/2014: Shortlists Announced
  • 29/03/2014: Award Ceremony
  • 30/03/2014: Winners Revealed Online
  • 2015 Awards
  • 01/09/2014: Awards Officially Open

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