HHR get a mention in the Wye Valley Annual Report

HHR were been mentioned in the Wye Valley NHS Annual Report, which read;

Hospital Radio goes global.
Our Hereford Hospital Radio can now be heard by former patients and relatives wherever they are in the world!

Thanks to a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund, Hereford Hospital Radio has developed an iPhoneapp downloadable from Apple iTunes so you can hear the radio over the internet. It is also extending the station’s listeners by attending and broadcasting many local events back to patients.

You can read the full report by clicking here/

Volunteers from Hospital Radio were out raising funds at Wyevale

Volunteers from Hospital Radio were out raising funds for the charity at Wyevale Garden Centre.  They operated a 20/20 raffle where every 20 minutes a raffle is held and shopper who may have purchased tickets are able to win one of the prizes displayed.

hhr_wyevale#Hereford Hospital Radio has been operating at the County Hospital for over 40 years, and is supported by an active team of 25 volunteers who present programmes, visit patients, and raise money to keep the station running.  As well as broadcasting at the hospital on channel 5 on the Hospedia system, the station also broadcasts online and has developed an iPhone App,  just type in the stations name on iTunes. We are always looking for volunteers so if you have an hour or so a week, give us a call on Hereford 233033 or email info@hhr.org.uk.

“We have a great team of volunteers here at the Radio, and like many other charities without their support we would be able to carry out our work” – Chris Hughes Chairman of HHR.

The Photo shows, from left to right, Ian Bailey, Susan Bailey, Lynda Trigg and Nikki Andrews running the stall at Wyevale.


Apple iTunes app Launched

Hereford Hospital Radio now have an app for Apple iTunes which allows patients to listen to us away from the hospital.

The app was written by Brett Jenkins, who grew up in Hereford and has since been involved with Student Radio Station Xtreme and also wrote an app for their station.

Brett was approached by Hereford Hospital Radio to expand the internet radio base of HHR, following its launch in 2010. Following months of work, and testing, and the approval process laid down by Apple, the app has been launched. Download it now from iTunes.


Non-broadcasting members

Hereford Hospital Radio could not stay on air without the help and support of our non-broadcasting members. These people are the backbone of the organisation. They help with the website, fundraising, keeping the studios working or by providing their feedback to help us keep the station on the right track.

So a big thank you to the following people who all help make Hereford Hospital Radio what it is:

Jesse Norman MP, Graham Burton, Michael Dando, Veronica Cook, Roy Davies, Sarah OrmeLynda Trigg and, last but by no means least, Susan Bailey.

Pete Trigg

I’ve been with Hereford Hospital Radio for a few years now and I have enjoyed every minute of it.

You can listen to me every Monday evening between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. I play all kinds of great music and regular listeners will know that I’m a big ABBA fan. Also on the show I hold a pop quiz and give a run down of the latest charts.

Behind every good man is a great womanm and you can hear my wife Lynda have her say on her favourite TV shows and other pop and news trivia during the show.

So join in and have a listen, send us a request and help us to bring you the songs you love from the people you know.

The painting crew take a break.

The painting crew take a break.



Nikki Andrews

Hi, I’m Nikki. I’m not a presenter at Hereford Hospital Radio but I seem to be able to sneak in on quite a few shows with my funny stories and my husband used to let me have my five minutes of fame on the Saturday breakfast show. I try to help out with fundraising as much as I can and I make a lot of tea and coffee for everyone in the studios.

I was very ill and spent a lot of time in hospitals listening to various different hospital radios, and I am proud to be able to help out as I enjoyed the company of them in lots of different hospitals and I think that people giving their time for free in the hope of cheering others up is fantastic in this day and age.

Keep on sounding great Hereford Hospital Radio!

Peter Orme

Hi, my name is Peter Orme.

Following seven years presenting a Sunday afternoon show at the Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot, I moved to Herefordshire and joined Hereford Hospital Radio in 1990. I originally presented the Sunday Supplement for three hours on a Sunday morning from 1990 to 2000. Changing circumstances meant that I had to give up presenting a weekly show but was still able to continue my involvement as a committee member and help out with fundraising and other activities.

However, due to subsequent changes in my work, I am now in the happy position of being able to present a two hour show on Thursday mornings from 10:00 am. I have always been very interested in musical shows and films so I feature tracks from these each week together with some comedy and my weekly brain teaser. I call the show the Thursday Brunch and the aim is to fill the gap between breakfast and lunch.


PO CMH Interview Dave Heggie Peter and Chris Hughes interview 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.

Ian Bailey

I joined Hereford Hospital Radio in June 2010 , despite having no previous experience as a DJ. I quickly learnt the ropes from the excellent training I gained from the team of DJs at the studio.

I am Hereford born’n’bred and currently work for one of the counties biggest employers.  I enjoy most sports (playing golf , skittles & snooker) but I love football supporting Hereford Ian Bailey
FC & Tottenham Hotspur. I enjoy most types of music but my all time favourites are Queen, Oasis, the Stereophonics & the Kaiser Chiefs.

I now present the Tuesday Night Request Show from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm where I play a wide selection of music from the 1960’s to the present day while trying to have fun along the way.


Chris Hughes

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!!

He is proud to be part of Hereford Hospital Radio, and as the Engineer for many years he has built a couple of studios, an Outside Broadcast caravan and fixed countless headphones!!Chris Hughes

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.

CMH Interview John Myers 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”.

PO CMH Interview Dave Heggie 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.

BBCHW & HHR Link up OG CMH BBC Hereford & Worcester team up with Chris Hughes as part of Hereford Hospital Radio’s 40th birthday.

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