A RADIO station that broadcasts at Basingstoke Hospital has been nominated four times in a national awards scheme.

Basingstoke Hospital Radio is up for the gongs in the National Hospital Radio Awards 2023. The winners will be announced at a gala night in Bolton at the end of March. 

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The four categories which the station was nominated in are; the Best Station Promotion, the Best Speech, Best Male Presenter and Station of the year categories.

In the Best Station Promotion category, the programme trailer for Neil Ogden’s Sound of Sunday was nominated, the second year in a row that a promo for the show has been shortlisted.

The Residents’ Requests Jubilee Special was nominated in the Best Speech category.  The show was recorded for Jubilee weekend in 2022 and features the residents of Cherry Blossom Manor in Bramley recalling their memories of the late Queen and the Royal family. 

In the Best Male Presenter category, presenter Neil Ogden was nominated for the second year in a row after winning bronze in this category in 2022, and finally the station has been nominated for Station of the Year once again after previously winning bronze in this category in 2010, 2019 and  2021. 

It’s the 13th time that Hospital Radio Basingstoke has been nominated in this category.  

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Hospital Radio Basingstoke is a registered charity that broadcasts 24 hours a day to the patients and staff of Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital through the free radio service on the Hospedia terminals, which are installed at almost all beds within the hospital.

It is run entirely by volunteers, who regularly give up their spare time to entertain the listeners. 

A spokesman said; "The station is currently looking to grow the team, so if you are interested in joining, get in touch at hrbasingstoke.co.uk." 

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