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The team who bring you Hospital Radio Basingstoke all day every day.

Mark Adams
Presenter

JOINED HRB: 2019

CURRENT SHOW: Wednesday 8 - 10pm

Jonathan Alden
Presenter

JOINED HRB: 2019

CURRENT SHOW: Thursdays 8 - 10pm 

 

John Austin
Presenter

Joined HRB: 2018

Current Show: Friday 8 - 10pm 

Musical Likes: Dance band music of 1920s and 1930s, 1970/1980s, rock and pop

Musical Dislikes: Disco, Reggae

Favourite Non-HRB Activity: Early cinema, family/local history, reading short stories

Favourite TV: Classic Doctor Who

Favourite Sport: Kettleball/Weight training

Carlene Farrell
Presenter

Joined HRB: 2019

Current Show: In Training

 

Terry Firth
Presenter

Joined HRB: 2011

Current Shows: Looking Back, Sundays 9pm; HRB Folk Show 1st Sunday of the month

Musical Likes: Folk, Pop Music 1950s, 1960s and 1970s

Musical Dislikes: Pop

Favourite TV: Outnumbered

Favourite Non-HRB Activity: Playing badminton, keeping fit and learning Mandarin

Best Thing About HRB: Meeting people

Favourite Sport: Badminton and Rugby League

Judy Freeman
Presenter

Joined HRB: 2018

Julie Graham
Secretary

Joined HRB: May 2009

Favourite Music:Michael Buble, Whitney Houston, R&B, Pop

Musical Dislikes: Country and Western, Heavy Rock

Best thing about HRB: Making new friends and feeling part of a team

Favourite TV: Torchwood

 

April Haywood
Public Relations Officer

Joined HRB: 2017

First Show: Sunday 4 March 2018 12 - 1.30pm

Current Show: Saturdays 2 - 4pm

Musical Likes: 80s – Spandau Ballet & 90s Il Divo, Katherine Jenkins, Classical crossover

 Musical Dislikes: Hard rock

Favourite TV: Emmerdale and Coronation Street

Favourite Sport: Swimming

Hugh Higgins
Presenter

Joined HRB: 2015

Current Show: Tuesday 6 - 8pm 

Musical Likes: Soul, Motown

Favourite TV: Coronation Street

Favourite Sport: Football

Dave Leonard
Chairman

Joined HRB: 1980

First HRB Show: 22 July 1981

Current Show: Sundays 11am - 12.30pm (every 3 weeks)

Musical Likes: 70s and 80s, Disco and soul; George Michael, Phil Collins, Sting, Whitney Houston, S Club 7, and Des O Connor.  Every show should of course have plenty of Des!

Musical Dislikes: Dustin The Turkey

John McKay
Presenter

Joined HRB: 

Current HRB Show: Tuesdays 8 - 10pm 

Musical Likes: Most music from the 60s to present

Favourite sport: Ice Hockey

 

Mel Montagnon
Presenter

Joined HRB; 2011

Musical Likes: 80s and pop past and present plus The Script, Kings of Leon, Fleetfoxes and Mumford and Sons

Musical Dislikes: Hiphop, rap and garage

Favourite Non-HRB Activity: Socialising with friends, country walks

Favourite Sport: Yoga, running and watching mens' gymnastics!

 

Elliot Moyle
Fundraising Officer

Joined HRB: 2016

Musical Likes: Quite happy listening to most music. Favourite artists include Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran and Sia

Musical Dislikes: Not a huge fan of Opera, Heavy Metal, Grunge. Hate Rihanna with a passion.who gets song inspiration from furniture?!

Favourite Non-HRB Activity: I'm also an Assistant Scout Leader for the 1st Ash Vale Scout Group. Many of my weekends over the spring and summer months are spent lighting fires, walking 5 minutes to the toilet and sleeping in a tent.

Favourite TV: Don't have time to watch a huge amount of telly, but I make sure that The Apprentice and Top Gear (when it was Clarckson, Hammond and May) are on series record. Other favourite shows include Family Guy, Mike & Molly, Friends, Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother.

Favourite Sport: I would say that I'm probably the least sporty person amongst my friends.  i don't follow Football or any other sports. The furthest my sporting goes is the odd game of rounders or quick cricket with the Scouts.

Matt Oakley
Presenter

Joined HRB: 2017

Musical Likes: Anything and everything – Elvis, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Oasis, Electronica

Musical Dislikes: Jazz

Favourite TV: Question Time, Match of the Day, Alan Partridge

Favourite Sport: Football

Neil Ogden
Programme Controller

Joined HRB: 1990

Current Show: The Sound of Sunday, Sundays 1.30 - 4pm 

Musical Likes:  Anything that has a catchy tune

Best HRB Moments: Live from the wards shows and anything that involves interacting with the patients, successfully producing a live 2 hour show from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2016, being nominated for and winning National Hospital Radio Awards in multiple years.

Favourite TV: Blue Peter, Saturday morning TV

Hospital Radio Outside HRB: Programming Advisor and National Hospital Radio Awards Competition Coordinator for the Hospital Broadcasting Association 

Favourite Non-HRB Activity: Swimming, Cycling, Volunteering at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

 

Mark Paine
Presenter

Joined HRB: 2019

Current Show: Thursdays 8 - 10pm

 

Marilyn Price
Presenter

Joined HRB: May 2005

First Show: Sunday 13 November 2005 12.00 - 1.30pm

Musical Likes: Motown, Andrea Bocelli, most modern pop

Musical Dislikes: Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Lane

Favourite Non-HRB Activity: My family and dogs

Lucy Pullen

Year Joined HRB: 2019

Current Show: Wednesdays 6 - 8pm 

 

Dave Sanger
Committee Member Without Portfolio

Joined HRB: January 2009

Musical Likes: Rock, blues, folk, electronic, dance, some light classics

Musical Dislikes: Country and Western, "crooners"

Saravanun Sankaralingam
Presenter

Joined HRB: 2017

 

Roger Scott
Presenter

Year Joined HRB: 2014

Current Show: Fridays 6 - 8pm 

Favourite Music: Pop, country, blues, rock, soul, popular classics

Musical Dislikes: Hip Hop, punk, heavy metal, electronic, chamber music

Favourite Non-HRB Activity: Travel and finance and avid supporter of Reading FC for 55 years

Favourite TV: Thrillers, sport, documentaries, chat shows

Favourite Sport: Football, athletics and summer Olympics, most competitive national team events

Neil Smithers
Presenter

Joined HRB: 2012

Musical Likes: Formative years were the 60s but like a wide & diverse range of music covering everything from classical , folk , rock , pop through to  jazz

Musical Dislikes: Hip Hop , House , Garage and Rap

Favourite Non HRB Activity: Reading , Travel , Socialising with friends and of course listening to music

Favourite Sport: Rowing , Rugby and Football

Favourite TV: Thrillers and Historical Drama

Jenny Thurgut
Ward Visitor

Joined HRB: 2012

Musical Likes: Anything with a beat

Favourite Non-HRB Activity: Gardening

Favourite TV: Mrs Brown's Boys

Best Thing About HRB: Meeting so many interesting people and hearing their life stories

Paul Turner
Presenter

Joined HRB: October 2003

First Show: 24 February 2004

Current Show: Mondays 8 - 10pm 

Musical Likes: Abba, The Beatles, and weird stuff

Favourite TV: Neighbours

Enjoys Most About HRB: The fundraising

Luke Webster

Joined HRB: 2019

Hilary Wells
Ward Visitor

Joined HRB: October 2007

Musical Likes: Too many to mention

Musical Dislikes: Rock n roll, Blues, Jazz, opera

Favourite Non HRB Activity: Travelling

Tom Williams

Joined HRB: 2019

Mark Winwood
Ward Visitor

Year Joined HRB: 2012