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Charity Celebrates 40 years of Bringing Sunshine to Patients!

There was a party atmosphere at a hotel in Weston super Mare as a charity that entertains hospital patients celebrated its 40th anniversary. Since first broadcasting in 1978, Sunshine Hospital Radio...

Ofcom Applications for Analogue FM Licences

It is HBA’s responsibility to, as far as possible, to safeguard the future of hospital broadcasting. Over recent years the Association has taken steps to encourage member stations to look beyond...

HBA Ofcom Announcement

Ofcom have recently published their plans for 2018/2019 for inviting...

National Hospital Radio Awards 2019

The nominations have been announced. The National Hospital Radio Awards is an annual celebration of the excellent standards found in hospital radio stations across the country. The awards are open...

On Air Issue 160 - Available Now

Issue 160 of your On-Air magazine is now available to download and view.  In this issue: Michael Eavis opens newly refurbished Sunshine Hospital Radio studios. Sainsburys continue to support...

From fields to wards - Festival founder finds some Sunshine

Glastonbury Festival's Michael Eavis CBE found some sunshine at Weston Super Mare General Hospital last weekend when he was invited by the Sunshine Hospital Radio team to open their refurbished...

Patients Turn Ward Visit into Song with Radio Grapevine

Back in July, two ward visitors from Radio Grapevine visited the psychiatric ward in St Johns Hospital to collect requests.    Two patients, Laura and Jake, were really challenged by the visit but...

HBA Publishes Vision & Mission Statement

Since our AGM earlier this year, we've been working hard to work on delivering new vision and mission statements. Thanks primarily to your feedback from our consultation, both in previous newsletters...

OfCom Expression of Interest on Small Scale DAB

Ofcom has called for an expression of interest for small scale DAB licences and are doing preparatory work for if, and when, secondary legislation is passed. If your station has a vague interest in...

HRB Volunteer appears on ITV Anglia News

A volunteer from Hospital Radio Bedford appeared on ITV Anglia News on the 31st July after entering his news report to the national ITV competition "Breaking Into News". Steve Portman, who volunteers...