Hospital Radio Basingstoke


Christmas 2022 Week One Highlights

The Sound Of Sunday BIG Christmas Show

Sunday 11 December 1pm

The show that traditionally kick starts Christmas on HRB with special guests, competitions and crackers.  The staff and residents at Cherry Blossom Manor in Bramley will be pulling the crackers and the casts of the pantos at the Corn Exchange in Newbury and The Anvil in Basingstoke will be talking about their productions. 


Vinyl Impressions Christmas Specials

Throughout Christmas

Martyn Brown presents a selection of Christmas music all on vinyl.


The Great Christmas Cracker Dash

This year we have teamed up with the 4 local care homes regularly chose requests in our Residents’ Requests show to pull crackers with us on the air in an event that has been part of HRB’s Christmas since the 1990s.

Cherry Blossom Manor Sunday 11 December 3.30pm & Christmas Day 2pm

Abbey Court Popley Sunday 18 December 1 – 3pm & Christmas Eve 4 – 5.35pm

Oak Lodge Monday 19 December 4pm

Rowan Lodge Thursday 22 December 4pm


Looking Back with Terry Firth

A look back at the local and national news stories and the music from December and Christmas from the past.

Christmas 1962 Sunday 11 December 9pm

Christmas 1942 Sunday 18 December 9pm

Christmas 1967 Christmas Day 7pm

New Year 1978 New Year’s Day January 9pm


Richard Smith’s A to Z of Pop for Christmas

Throughout Christmas

Christmas songs galore with a show for each decade from the 60s plus a Motown Christmas special. 


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