Hospital Radio Norwich celebrates 40th anniversary with an open live broadcast

To mark 40 years of broadcasting, the Hospital Radio team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) will be doing a live “outside” broadcast on Saturday 6th December from 10am – 4pm.

During the event, escorted tours of the studio can take place for any visitors to the hospital who wish to see what goes on behind the scenes.

Former Hospital Radio Norwich (HRN) member, David Clayton editor at BBC Radio Norfolk, will officially ‘open’ the live broadcast as well as present certificates to long serving members. At 12pm Bob Proudfoot, a founding member of HRN will cut a ceremonial anniversary cake where refreshments will be provided. HRN invites all members and friends old and new to this celebration.

Irenee Batch HRN Secretary commented: “HRN is totally self-financing as well as fund raising for other charities and ourselves, we rely heavily on grants and donations from both individuals and local businesses so it is a great achievement to celebrate our 40th anniversary of broadcasting which is thanks to all who have contributed. Serving the patients is at the heart of what we do and we hope the station provides some good entertainment during their time in hospital.”

HRN is a voluntary organisation and registered charity whose aim is to relieve the stress and distress of hospitalisation by befriending patients at their bedsides and entertaining them through broadcasting. Each evening, apart from Sunday, a personal choice of music and dedications are played on the request programme.

For canary fans staying at the hospital over a weekend full live commentary of all home games is broadcast from HRN’s own sports commentary team.

Notes to editors
HRN is always seeking volunteers to help with ward visiting and broadcasting. Full training will be given.

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 05:00:41 PM