Hospital Radio Basingstoke


Christmas 2022 Week Two Highlights

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. 


Folk At Christmas

Thursday 20 December 2pm

Terry Firth plays a hour of festive folk music both old and new.


Call Me Christmas Number One

Wednesday 21 December 10pm

Richard plays some of the songs that have made the coveted Christmas number one through the years.


The Secret of Santa’s Sleigh

Christmas Eve 5.35pm

Just how does Santa’s Sleigh get its power to travel the whole world in one night!


Mouse is puzzled when she sees Jingles; a Christmas elf dressed walking around the park one September evening.  Overcome with curiosity, the nosy rodent follows him into a circus tent.  He seems engrossed with a beautiful pot.  When Mouse tries to discover what he is up to, she causes the Elf to drop the pot.  When she sees how upset he is and how important the pot is to him, she embarks on the challenge to get it back.


Matt Monro’s Christmas Box

Christmas Eve 6pm

Matt Monro’s daughter Michele presents this special show produced especially for hospital radio, which contains some of Matt’s favourite festive songs.


The A to Z of Your Traditional Christmas

Christmas Eve 11pm

An hour of more traditional Christmas music to celebrate the start of Christmas Day.

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