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HRB Nightshift

Relaxing Music through the night

2020 will certainly not have been the year we were expecting, but The Big Broadcast 2020 will be on the air as usual providing listeners to HRB and hospital radio around the UK and Ireland with 30 hours of entertainment starting on New Year’s Eve.

The show has been a regular fixture of New Year’s Eve almost every year since 2012 and has included live music, pantomime and most importantly plenty of listener interaction from the wards of the UK’s hospitals.  Last year 50 stations took the show.  

The whole show will be on HEB as usual and you can of course listen online and you can watch the show too on the webcam stream at The Big Broadcast website.  

So join Richard Smith, Jonathan Sawyer, Matthew Rolland, Ruth Stapleton and Oliver Stables for the biggest hospital radio party of the year live from mid-day on New Year’s Eve.

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Today’s Programmes

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The Reel Music Show

Paul J Rose

Wake up with 2 hours of music from TV and films


HRB Nightshift

Relaxing Music through the night


Easy Like Sunday Morning

The relaxing music continues

The Best of British Classical Music

Peter Grogan

On The Sunny Side of the Street

Ken Anton

HRB Morning Mix

News and features

The Classic Chart Show

Ray Oxley

HRB Classic Gold


Walks Around Britain

Andrew White

Andrew White talks to environmentalist and writer Kate Rawles about the outdoors and saving the planet, and the long distance walker and writer Chris Townsend.


The Magic of the Musicals


Neil Ogden's Sound of Sunday Series 30

Music on Demand at the Weekend

including Superman 1940s Style


Neil Ogden's Sound of Sunday Residents' Requests

Requests for St Thomas Care Home

The Sunday Social

Richard Smith

Ruth Stapleton, Oliver Stables, Matthew Rolland and Jonathan Sawyer plus guest contributors from hospital radio around the UK. This show was recorded earlier this afternoon


St Michael's Church Basingstoke

Sunday Service

Recorded this morning




The Sound of Country

Vernon Pearce

An hour of traditional country music


Looking Back with Terry Firth

Terry Firth goes back to the news and music of a week in the past


The Retro Radio Show

Andy Henly