2002 was a pretty special year for HRB; not only is HRB celebrating 18 years of being on the air, but it is also 30 years since hospital broadcasting in Basingstoke started back in April 1972.
To celebrate the big event, we held a big birthday party on 28th April to which as many ex-members that we could track down and friends of the station were invited.
It was a very memorable day for all those involved, and although we had just about all the weather conditions you could imagine, from bright sunshine to hail stones, the day was a great success and enjoyed by all those who came along.
Thanks have to go to Nigel and Paul from Winchester Hospital Radio who provided all we could possibly need in the technical department (and left a few people a bit dazed as they produced technology such as radio headphones and radio microphones), and also a big thank you to RAF Odiham for providing the cake. It was enjoyed by everyone present and then the rest was donated to the children's ward where we understand it was put to use at another birthday party the following day!