We are 52 yrs old

In the week before Christmas 1970 we made our very first broadcast to the patients of Hillingdon Hospital.

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Who are we?

We are a Radio Station in Hillingdon Hospital which if you didn't know is close to Heathrow Airport, London, England.

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Radio Hillingdon has won a forth Hospital Broadcasting Association award.

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As a registered charity and a voluntary organisation, fund-raising becomes an integral part of the life of Radio Hillingdon.

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You pay no more than if you had gone to the websites direct and we earn commission on everything you buy!

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The A to Z of Pop
with Richard Smith

03:00pm to 04:00pm

Whether it's Abba to ZZ-Top, Richard will be playing some of the best songs from the musical archives.


Second Hand Songs Show
with Al Galpin
04:00pm to 05:00pm

Who we are

We are a registered Charity no. 264132 run entirely by volunteers. We serve the patients of Hillingdon Hospital, which in case you were wondering is close to Heathrow Airport, London, England. We are a Radio Station in a Hospital. Our aim is to brighten up the stay of the patients, by broadcasting music requests and dedications, national and local news and the best selection of music, 24 hours a day. We play something for everyone of all ages. Our service is broadcast FREE of charge on the Hospedia Bedside Entertainment System on Radio channel 45, and online at radiohillingdon.com so relatives of the patients can listen as well, from the comfort of their favourite Living room armchair.

Radio Hillingdon is not funded by the NHS and all of our day to day running costs are met with funds raised by our volunteers. If you would like to help us please make sure you visit our Fund-raising page or use our web shop further down this page.

Thank you for visiting us and we hope you enjoy exploring our website.
Stephen Hickman, Chairman - Hospital Radio Hillingdon

2023 NEWS - We have won a GOLD award

Radio Hillingdon won gold in the National Hospital Radio Awards on Saturday night (25 March 2023) in the Best Specialist Music Programme category for Dr Savi Arora's 'Smooth Groovers' programme.

Dr Savi said, "I am extremely proud to have won this award. I love volunteering for Radio Hillingdon. I get great enjoyment from presenting my programme".

Dr Savi joined Radio Hillingdon as a volunteer in 2019 as well as joining the Radio Hillingdon Management Committee this year.

He presents his award-winning show on Saturdays 9pm to 11pm which is repeated on Mondays from 5pm until 7pm.

Smooth Groovers' contains Smooth Soul, Jazz and Funk music. Checkout our Electronic Programme Guide to find out other programmes Dr Savi presents.

This is the fourth year that Radio Hillingdon has won a broadcasting award.

Dr Savi with Award

2022 NEWS - We have won a SPECIAL award

For a third year running Radio Hillingdon has scooped an Award. We received a 2022 SPECIAL Award at the National Hospital Broadcasting Awards called 'Recognising Innovation Across Hospital Radio'. This is designed to recognise those behind the scenes, this award celebrates pushing the boundaries and using innovative, novel or pioneering ideas.

During the 2020 lockdown David Brown one of our Founder Members and a retired IT Manager started looking at an idea to make an adapter that could be attached to a TV to show NHS and station information slides and play Radio Hillingdon live broadcasts from the TV speakers. He proved the idea worked and has so far built seven units. Four are located in various Hillingdon Hospital outpatient departments, one is running in the Choices Restaurant and two are in a local care home, with more planned.

To see the announcment click HERE. Well done to David and those assisting him.

David Brown

Fundraising keeps us going

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As a registered charity and a voluntary organisation, fund-raising becomes an integral part of the life of Radio Hillingdon. A common misconception is that Radio Hillingdon is funded by the N.H.S. , this is not the case.

We are funded almost entirely by the support and fund-raising efforts of our volunteers, without which we simply could not continue to provide the excellent service we offer to the patients of Hillingdon Hospital.

Our volunteers are always looking for new, interesting and innovative ways in which to raise much needed funds. Our volunteers give up their time to plan, arrange and run various events throughout the year.

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These are some of the ways in which we raise our funds; we attend car-boot sales and bazaars, we organise Quiz Nights and Race Nights and we have been fortunate to be allowed to have collections in local supermarkets and shopping centres.

We hold sponsored events, such as our 100 hour Broadcast Marathon, where several of our members are sponsored to broadcast non-stop for 25 hours each.

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One service which we provide has been very successful over the years, we have a Road-Show, which we take to local schools and village fetes to provide them with a P.A. & music, we have a comprehensive range of music, radio mic facilities, a cassette deck, a mini disk player, c.d. player, plus extra speakers if required, which can be hired for a reasonable fee.

This is a great opportunity for us as it highlights our profile within the local community. We have also established an On Air Sponsorship opportunity for local companies; we have a range of packages to suit the clients budget and their requirements. Because of our charitable status we are unable to air advertisements.

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During the fifty plus years that we have been in existence, we have been fortunate enough to have been awarded grants from the National Lottery Fund, which have helped immensely in upgrading our equipment and keeping us as a state of the art radio station.

For more details please contact Dr Savi Arora on 0300 12 11 219 or email us.

Ways to Donate to us

If you would like to donate money to help us fund Radio Hillingdon, please use the link below.
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You can also buy your online products and gifts using our Amazon or Webshop links below and Radio Hillingdon gets a referral donation. You pay no more than if you had gone to the websites direct and we earn commission on everything you buy! The Radio Hillingdon Webshop is powered by Easyfundraising and has over 3000 retailers, so why not shop and help fundraise at the same time.