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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

2021 NEWS - We have won a SILVER award

Radio Hillingdon scooped up the 2021 Silver Award for the 'Best Specialist Music Programme' at the National Hospital Broadcasting Awards. The award-winning programme is called Rewind to the 1970's. It is presented by volunteer Jeff Brown, who has volunteered for the station for over 30 years.

The Judges said... "This was a really well put together show, focusing on the glam rock era - with great knowledge and excellent use of audio clips as well. One said it was an entry that left me wanting more - very professional and a really good listen." You can listen to Jeffs Show on Friday evening at 9 pm and Saturday evening at 6 pm. For more information see our Press Release.

Silver award
Jeff Brown

2020 NEWS - We have won 2 awards

We're thrilled to announce that Radio Hillingdon has won two awards at the 2020 Hospital Broadcasting Awards! Thank you & well done to all the volunteers involved. For more information see our Press Release.

Silver award
Bronze award

2019 NEWS - Radio Hillingdon has appeared on BBC Points of View

Mhairi Irvine
Hospital Radio Hillingdon has made the bold leap from broadcasting to patients inside Hillingdon Hospital and listeners online to appearing on the TV screens of audiences nationwide this week.

The station, its studios and four volunteers were all filmed as part of an episode of the BBC institution, Points Of View shown on Sunday 26th May 2019.

This edition of the weekly programme saw Hospital Radio Hillingdon presenters George Reed, Mhairi Irvine, Phil Lee and Dr Savi Aurora all tasked with watching and reviewing the brand new Saturday night BBC One game show, The Hit List. Hosted by music power couple Rochelle and Marvin Humes, contestants of The Hit List are tasked with guessing the name of a song and the artist behind it just by listening to a short sample. Due to the nature of this Game Show, BBCs Points Of View wanted the thoughts and reviews of four diverse radio presenters. And being keen music fans and aficionados themselves, these volunteers certainly had opinions!

Mhairi Irvine, a presenter at Hospital Radio Hillingdon for 13 years, took part in the shoot and found the whole experience "So much fun!". As well as filming their reviews to camera, all four were captured carrying out tasks around the station, studios and library. To see a BBC edited version click HERE. The full Points of View Radio Hillingdon segment is HERE.

George Reed
Dr Savi Aurora, Mhairi Irvine, George Reed and Phil Lee
PR and Communications Manager for the station, George Reed, said "This was an exciting opportunity for our radio station to reach an audience of millions on one of the biggest broadcasters in the UK. Points Of View has been a staple of the BBC schedule since 1961 and we were super keen to use it as a platform to showcase the amazing work of our Volunteers, as well as letting them voice their opinion on the brand new BBC show, The Hit List.

More used to being a voice on the radio, all our featured presenters were naturals in front of the camera and we are really pleased with the final result.

This project saw us working very closely with the team from BBC, and we hope this could be the start of other fantastic ventures. A lot of time and effort was put into organising this shoot, and special thanks must be given to the presenters featured, the volunteers who helped chaperone and accommodate the BBC around premises and the Hillingdon Hospital Trust for aiding as well."

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