Chris joined HHR in 1991, popped into the studio to meet the then Programme Controller Colin Bush, within a matter of hours found himself under the broken desk in Studio 2… By the end of that Saturday the studio was fixed. that’s where it all started!!
He is proud to be part of HHR, and as Engineer for many years has built a couple of studios, an OB caravan and fixed countless headphones!!
Although predominantly a behind the scenes guy, Chris had an opportunity to work with Mark Baker in the late ’1990′s on the legendary Saturday night request programme, from these early days he now can be found hosting the weekday breakfast show at HHR.
Chris has been for many years the external face of HHR to those in Hereford. He followed in the footsteps of George Burton and Roger Smith, as the charity’s Chairman steering HHR through the uncharted waters of one of the UK’s first private finance initiative in the Health Sector at Hereford’s County Hospital. That journey is almost complete, and Chris has recently steered HHR to obtain funding and the necessary licenses to allow the Station to be heard outside of the hospitals, so former patients or those waiting for treatment elsewhere can listen at home.
Very recently Chris was very proud to help George Cooper and the Hat Band who were raising money for St Michaels Hospice by hosting a series of concerts at the Courtyard. These concerts were recorded, and broadcast on HHR the following evening. The concerts at the Courtyard, Hereford and the Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells have raised over £25k for the Hospice.
Chris Hughes interviews John Myers
John Myers is a British radio executive, consultant and presenter. Myers developed the Century Radio brand for Border Radio Holdings in the early 1990s, launching two more stations later in the decade and featuring in the BBC documentary “Trouble at the Top”.
Chris interviews Dave Heggie
We have Dave Heggie to thank for starting Hereford Hospital Radio. While a patient at the hospital during the early 1970s and seeing the old tube headphones on the wall but nothing coming out of them he decided to push to get Hereford’s own hospital radio station.
BBC Hereford & Worcester team up with Chris Hughes as part of HHR’s 40th Birthday