Hospital Radio Basingstoke


HRB Christmas Week Three Highlights

Here are some highlights of week 3 of our Christmas schedule

Andy McCormick’s Big Slice of Kiwi

29 December 8am

Andy McCormick presents a compilation of some of the music from New Zealand previously played in the Slice of Kiwi feature during his monthly Postcard from New Zealand show.


Drummer to the Stars

29 December 12.30pm

Back in the summer we chatted to a patient called John who used to play the drums for the likes of Matt Monro, Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey. We hear his stories from being out o the road with some of the biggest stars of the time and how he made The Queen smile.


Morrisons Prize Draw Winners

29 December 1pm

Neil Ogden presents a special edition of The Sound of Sunday with a compilation of some of the winners of the weekly Morrisons draw getting their prize.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

29 December 2.45pm

Celebrating 50 years in 2019, this is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best loved musicals. We defy you not to sing along!



Ark Day 2019 Highlights

30 December 10am

Highlights of HRB’s coverage of the first Ark Day, held in June to raise money for the Ark Cancer Centre Charity.


Broadway Melody with Michele Monro

30 December 3pm

Michele is back with a brand new show played some of her father’s favourite songs from the musicals of Broadway.


HRB’s Most Requested of the Decade

New Year’s Eve 9am

Neil Ogden presents the chart of HRB’s most requested artists and groups since January 2010. As the decade comes to an end, who will be the most requested of the last 10 years?


The First Record I Ever Bought with My Own Money

New Year’s Eve 10am / New Year’s Day 12pm

Either side of The Big Broadcast, members of hospital radio stations around the county play the first record they ever bought.


The BIG Broadcast 2019

New Year’s Eve 12pm

The biggest hospital radio party of the decade brings you 24 hours of entertainment with Richard Smith and his team live on over 40 hospital radio stations in the UK and Ireland. There’ll be live music in the Live Lounge, the infamous Big Broadcast Panto, requests from hospitals around the country and we’ll be joining some of those hospitals live from the wards. Celebrities galore join Matthew Rolland for Take 5 and of course there’ll be the fireworks at midnight as one year and decade turns into a new one. Plus the nominations for the National Hospital Radio Awards 2020 will be announced shortly after midnight.


Matt’s Kind of Music

New Year’s Day 2pm

A hospital radio special in which Matt’s daughter Michelle remembers the music of her father.


Led Zeppelin Special

New Year’s Day 7pm

Alan Rowett presents another chance to hear this special programme in which the surviving members of Led Zeppelin talk about the new music they have been making.


Dream Lover, Mack the Knife and Things – The Bobby Darin Story

New Year’s Day 9pm

Iain Smith presents the programme which won gold in the 2005 HBA awards, Specialised Music category – a documentary on the life and career of singer Bobby Darin.


The Story of Disco

1 – 3 January 10pm

4 January 7pm

Keith Graham tells the story of disco music in 4 parts.

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