We are celebrating winning an award and being shortlisted in five other categories in the Hospital Broadcasting Awards.
Some of us were due to attend a special gala dinner in Bolton, which forms the highlight of the annual Hospital Broadcasting Association Conference. The event had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organisers moved the event online. Presented by ‘Voice of the Balls’ Alan Dedicoat and BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Sean Dunderdale, there were also ‘appearances’ from Ken Bruce, Jason Manford and Jeremy Vine.
Hospital Radio Plymouth won Bronze in the Best Speech Package Category for a programme put together with students from Tor Bridge High to mark Carers’ Week.
Station Manager Keith Jolley said: “The standard of entries for these awards are getting better and better every year, so it’s great to see our name up there with all the others.
“I’d like to thank Andrew and Charlotte, who put together the Carers’ Week programme, and all our other volunteers who help to keep the station running 24/7, 365 days a year.”
You can watch the awards here: HBA 2020 Awards
Hospital Radio Plymouth has continued broadcasting throughout the coronavirus pandemic thanks to volunteers broadcasting from home and taking requests via email and social media – providing a way for patients and staff to connect with friends and family whether they listen on FM or online.
Written by: Louise Manico