Hospital Radio Basingstoke


Christmas 2022 Week Three Highlights

Music on Demand Live for Christmas Day

Christmas Day 8.00am – 12pm

Dave Sanger, Dave Leonard and April Haywood are your hosts for Christmas morning requests.


A Chapel Royal Christmas Celebration 2022

Christmas Day 12pm

In the spirit of Christmas, the Chapel Royal Choir, St. James’s Palace, presents a service of words and music exclusively for NHS hospital staff and patient. Featuring well-loved carols, hymns and readings to lift the spirits and heal the soul, the service is a musical offering of gratitude, hope and joy.


Christmas Day Postcard From New Zealand

Christmas Day 12.30pm

Andy McCormick is here on Christmas Day to give listeners a taste of Christmas down under where the temperature is about 25 degrees and shorts on Christmas Day are normal!


The King

Christmas Day 3pm

For the first time, King Charles III delivers his Christmas message to the Country and the Commonwealth


Chris Benson

Christmas Day Special

A special show for Christmas evening featuring:

  • Christmas Pen and Paper Quiz, from the Chapel House pub in Bradford
  • Christmas Pop Quiz Challenge


Music on Demand for Boxing Day

12 – 2pm

John McKay is your host for 2 hours of lunchtime requests.


Disney and His Music

Boxing Day 2pm

In this programme, Brian Greene relates how the Walt Disney Organization has used music to enhance and endear its films and programmes to generations of the young and the young-at-heart. The show includes many songs from some of the best-known and best-loved Disney films and products.         


Chesney at Christmas

Boxing Day 7pm

90s singer Chesney Hawkes returns to HRB for Christmas.


Chesney Hawkes is one of the icons of the early 1990s. Singer, songwriter, actor and now hospital radio presenter!


With grateful thanks to everyone at Hawkes Productions, he’s taken time out of his busy schedule to record a very special Christmas-themed programme from his studio in Los Angeles dedicated to the listeners to hospital radio in the UK and Ireland.


The show features some classic Christmas hits introduced by The One and Only himself.


The Birth (and Death) of Rock’n’ Roll

Tuesday 27 December 2pm

Meet the Rock ’n Roll heroes who transformed the world of popular music for ever.  BEWARE!! – Loud, Foot-stompin’, Heart-thumpin’ Beats – Only for the brave-hearted!


The No Christmas Songs Christmas Show

Tuesday 27 December 4pm

DJ Scottie plays some of the songs that have been around over Christmas but have nothing to do with Christmas. 


Margot Konitzer

Tuesday 27 December 2pm

Wednesday 28 December 10am

Thursday 29 December 10am

Friday 30 December 10am

Saturday 31 December 10am

Margot will be live with Music on Demand for 5 days running over Christmas playing some great music including your requests. 


Picture Postcard – The Real Spain

New Year’s Eve 9am

Vernon Pearce presents short stories told by the writers of visits to Spanish towns and places of interest and other colourful stories of Spanish life.


Top 40 Most Requested of 2022

New Year’s Eve 4pm

Neil Ogden counts down the chart that is compiled from requests played on HRB over the last 12 months. 


The A to Z of the Ultimate New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve 11pm

Great music to see in the New Year including Big Ben at midnight


Postcard from Spain for New Year’s Day with Vernon Pearce

New Year’s Day 12pm

Vernon reflects on new year in Spain where Christmas doesn’t actually happen until January 5th!


Neil Ogden’s Sound of Sunday: The Best of the Big Broadcast

New Year’s Day 1pm

For 10 years Richard and his team have entertained listeners on over 50 hospital radio stations around the UK and Ireland in what became one of the most popular parts of HRB’s holiday schedules, with live music, lots of requests and plenty of celebrities taking part, plus plenty of HRB participation.  We’ve picked out some of the best bits of the 12 shows. 


Andy McCormick’s Big Slice of Kiwi 2023

New Year’s Day 3pm

A regular part of Andy’s monthly show from his home in New Zealand has been the artist of group originating from New Zealand.  Andy will playing 2 hours of the music featured.


Theeeeeeee—-Supercalifragalistic——Sherman Brothers

Monday 2 January 2pm

Presenter Brian Greene

In a career spanning 50 years, the Sherman brothers wrote music and songs for Film, TV and attractions, including many songs that have become part of our collective, family heritage.

This show celebrates their life and work.

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