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00:00

The Midnight Hour: The Love Songs Hour

Vernon Pearce
01:00

After Hours

Fred Setters
02:00

HRB Nightshift

05:00

HRB's Greatest Hits

06:00

60s Rewind at 6

07:00

HRB Breakfast Mix

Music and Features to wake up to.

09:00

Vinyl Impressions

Martyn Brown

An hour of music on vinyl - crackles and all.  Each show plays music on a different theme from modern pop to old gold and rare.

10:00

HRB Morning Mix

2 hours of Local news and features
12:00

HRB Replay

Our most recent Music on Demand shows repeated
14:00

HRB's Greatest Hits

15:00

Non Stop 90s

Paul Baker
16:00

HRB Classic Gold

17:00

HRB Afternoon Mix

Local news and features

Local news and features, details of local events and some great music

18:00

The Best of...

Vernon Pearce
19:00

HRB's Greatest Hits

20:00

Mark Paine

Music on Demand
22:00

The A to Z of Pop

Richard Smith
23:00

HRB Evening Mix

Local news and features

It all started as a 27 hour A to Z of Pop Big Broadcast in 2012, a fairly low tech affair with Richard Smith presenting a live version of his regular show The A to Z of Pop.

Now, 10 years later, after a 48 hour extravaganza that involved a whole team of people, and nearly 50 stations coming together, the New Years Eve show has come to an end.  This year included 3 Live Lounge musical guests, lots of celebrity interviews, Chesney Hawkes doing his own show, and dozens of requests and hundreds of phone calls and Twitter messages.   It was also possible to watch the show with cameras all around Richard’s studio at his home in Lancashire.  

HRB has been involved in the show right from the start, contributing many requests, competition participants and even a live show in 2017 which included the infamous Challenge Mel.  There was also the year when someone found his mum in Basingstoke hospital just by listening to the show.  He was in Peru!

The whole concept of broadcasting the same show over lots of stations live at the same time was new to hospital radio at the time.  Even though “networking” has become commonplace in commercial radio, it is not used in hospital radio very often, but when it has been it has been used to bring stations together and promote hospital radio.

The bar has been set high.  Maybe someone else needs to take up the challenge to continue in the future…