Chris joined Hereford Hospital Radio in 1991, popped into the studio to meet the then Programme Controller Colin Bush, and within a matter of hours found himself under the broken desk in Studio 2… and by the end of that Saturday the studio was fixed. That’s where it all started!!
Although predominantly a behind the scenes guy, Chris had the
opportunity to work with Mark Baker in the late 1990’s on the legendary Saturday Night Request Programme, and since these early days he can now be found hosting the weekday breakfast show at Hereford Hospital Radio.
Chris has, for many years, been the external face of the station for those in Hereford. He followed in the footsteps of George Burton and Roger Smith, as the charity’s Chairman steering it 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 the station in obtaining 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 Michael’s Hospice by hosting a series of concerts at the Hereford Courtyard Theatre. These concerts were recorded and broadcast on Hereford Hospital Radio the following evening. The concerts at the Courtyard and the Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells raised over £25,000 for the hospice.
Chris 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 1990’s, launched two more stations later in that decade and featured 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 1970’s 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 Hereford Hospital Radio’s 40th birthday.