We’re celebrating a win in this year’s Hospital Broadcasting Awards.
Hospital Radio Plymouth was awarded Bronze for Best Station Promotion, for Requestline with Steve Glanville and Jill Bright. Judges commented: “They loved the simple and clear message about the radio station, with a couple of jokes that were so bad…they were good.”
We were also shortlisted for Best Male Presenter (Andrew Hill), and Station of the Year, a category in which HRP has been shortlisted every year since 2008, and been awarded bronze, silver or gold 8 times.
This year’s awards ceremony was held online, with hospital radio stations from across the UK coming together to celebrate the work done by volunteers to provide entertainment and interesting programmes for those in hospital.
Station Manager Keith Jolley said: “This past year has shown the importance of hospital radio in lifting the spirits of those in hospital and the wider community, and our volunteers have done an incredible job – lots of our presenters have set up home studios so they can keep producing shows, and we’re finding alternative ways of gathering requests too.”
Presenter Steve Glanville said: “I take the judges comments about the jokes as a compliment! Although Jill and I present the show, it’s a team effort, with others collecting requests and doing the technical bits. It’s a testament to all HRP members who have worked so hard for the past year – presenting from home is very different and we’re looking forward to getting back in the studios and on the wards.”
Fellow presenter Jill Bright said: “We’re already planning our next entry, even though we’ve been in lockdown. Steve and I are both Tony Hancock fans, so we’ve got a shared sense of humour and we’re glad that comes across to listeners. And Steve says he’s not in it for the awards, so the trophy can go in my cabinet, alongside the one we won in 2019!”
The full list of HBA Award winners can be found at https://www.hbauk.com/member/awards-page/winners-2021, where you can also listening to the entries from HRP and other stations across the UK.
Anyone wishing to make a request or dedication for Requestline or any of our other request programmes can contact us by phone on 01752 784300, through our social media pages or through our contact form.
Written by: Louise Manico