NHR provides much needed entertainment to patients staying in the major hospitals of Nottingham. As well as operating a 24/7 broadcast radio service, NHR volunteers can often been seen on the wards interacting with patients.
We're currently practicing running along a grey and wet beach to the Chariots of Fire music. Well, we would be if there was a beach in Nottingham that lasted more than one week and wasn't labelled "Sand Pit".
However, we are taking part in the Robin Hood Half Marathon rasing money for NHR. Seriously, hospital radio is a great way of making that long stay in hospital a bit more bareable and provides a personal, approachable service by making visits to the wards. Any currency you could throw our way would be much appreciated.
We are literally in shock at the moment and currently checking all our old lottery tickets after finding out that we've won some awards at the HBA National Hospital Radio Awards. The last time we managed that one, John Major was in power!
The first of our awards goes to the very talented team behind Tuesday's Your Choice request show. They won Silver for Show with Multiple Presenters. An award that was only just launched this year. Why not check it out below:
While the film industry might have the Oscars, here in hospital radio we have the HBA National Hospital Radio Awards. They may not be on the telly but they are a big deal for us. And to top that, we can reveal that we've been shortlisted for a number of awards:
Why is that week between Christmas and New Year always so awkward? Well, to fill that strange gap, we counted down our 500 favourite songs. It's not your usual countdown of best sellers and some of the songs will catch you out!
We’re a stylish bunch here at NHR, but we’re about to get even more fashionable! We’ll be chatting to one of fashion’s greatest designers Sir Paul Smith, very soon. On 13th November, Nottingham’s Hospital Radio will be recording a talk with our city’s finest designer; quizzing him on his career so far, his love of cycling and of course, about the city he grew up in.
Ever wondered what the Robin Hood Half Marathon course looks like from the point of view of a dummy riding a hospital bed? Me neither but it's certainly a unique viewpoint on things. Why not check it out in the video below we made as the NHR team ran the course on Sunday?
After several gruelling miles round the city of Nottingham, our team finished the Robin Hood Half Marathon at a lightning pace (well, certianly compared to anything my unfit self could do). We're proud of them and the effort they've put into helping raise money to support NHR's efforts.
However, some of them were also able to take some pictures from along the route. Why not check them out here.
04:16 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop 04:13 Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories - Stay (I Missed You) 04:11 The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown 04:06 Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven 04:02 Lionel Ritchie - All Night Long (All Night)