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HRB Nightshift

Relaxing Music through the night

The team who bring you Hospital Radio Basingstoke all day every day.

Jonathan Alden


CURRENT SHOW: Thursdays 8 - 10pm 


John Austin

Joined HRB: 2018

Current Show: Friday 8 - 10pm 

Musical Likes: Dance band music of 1920s and 1930s, 1970/1980s, rock and pop

Musical Dislikes: Disco, Reggae

Favourite Non-HRB Activity: Early cinema, family/local history, reading short stories

Favourite TV: Classic Doctor Who

Favourite Sport: Kettleball/Weight training

Terry Firth

Joined HRB: 2011

Current Shows: Looking Back, Sundays 9pm; HRB Folk Show 1st Sunday of the month

Musical Likes: Folk, Pop Music 1950s, 1960s and 1970s

Musical Dislikes: Pop

Favourite TV: Outnumbered

Favourite Non-HRB Activity: Playing badminton, keeping fit and learning Mandarin

Best Thing About HRB: Meeting people

Favourite Sport: Badminton and Rugby League

Julie Graham

Joined HRB: May 2009

Favourite Music:Michael Buble, Whitney Houston, R&B, Pop

Musical Dislikes: Country and Western, Heavy Rock

Best thing about HRB: Making new friends and feeling part of a team

Favourite TV: Torchwood


April Haywood
Public Relations Officer

Joined HRB: 2017

First Show: Sunday 4 March 2018 12 - 1.30pm

Current Show: Saturdays 2 - 4pm

Musical Likes: 80s – Spandau Ballet & 90s Il Divo, Katherine Jenkins, Classical crossover

 Musical Dislikes: Hard rock

Favourite TV: Emmerdale and Coronation Street

Favourite Sport: Swimming

Hugh Higgins

Joined HRB: 2015

Current Show: Tuesday 6 - 8pm 

Musical Likes: Soul, Motown

Favourite TV: Coronation Street

Favourite Sport: Football

Melanie Hill
Ward Visiter
Ashton Kirby

Joined HRB: 2020

Current show: Tuesdays 6 - 8pm

Christopher Langford
Dave Leonard

Joined HRB: 1980

First HRB Show: 22 July 1981

Current Show: Sundays 11am - 12.30pm (every 3 weeks)

Musical Likes: 70s and 80s, Disco and soul; George Michael, Phil Collins, Sting, Whitney Houston, S Club 7, and Des O Connor.  Every show should of course have plenty of Des!

Musical Dislikes: Dustin The Turkey

Alfie Macken


MUSICAL LIKES: Classic British rock (60s and 70s), 90s, 00s, Hip hop, rap



FAVOURITE TV: Stranger Things



John McKay

Joined HRB: 

Current HRB Show: Tuesdays 8 - 10pm 

Musical Likes: Most music from the 60s to present

Favourite sport: Ice Hockey


Elliot Moyle
Fundraising Officer

Joined HRB: 2016

Musical Likes: Quite happy listening to most music. Favourite artists include Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran and Sia

Musical Dislikes: Not a huge fan of Opera, Heavy Metal, Grunge. Hate Rihanna with a passion.who gets song inspiration from furniture?!

Favourite Non-HRB Activity: I'm also an Assistant Scout Leader for the 1st Ash Vale Scout Group. Many of my weekends over the spring and summer months are spent lighting fires, walking 5 minutes to the toilet and sleeping in a tent.

Favourite TV: Don't have time to watch a huge amount of telly, but I make sure that The Apprentice and Top Gear (when it was Clarckson, Hammond and May) are on series record. Other favourite shows include Family Guy, Mike & Molly, Friends, Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother.

Favourite Sport: I would say that I'm probably the least sporty person amongst my friends.  i don't follow Football or any other sports. The furthest my sporting goes is the odd game of rounders or quick cricket with the Scouts.

Neil Ogden
Programme Controller

Joined HRB: 1990

Current Show: The Sound of Sunday, Sundays 1.30 - 4pm 

Musical Likes:  Anything that has a catchy tune

Best HRB Moments: Live from the wards shows and anything that involves interacting with the patients, successfully producing a live 2 hour show from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2016, being nominated for and winning National Hospital Radio Awards in multiple years.

Favourite TV: Blue Peter, Saturday morning TV

Hospital Radio Outside HRB: Programming Advisor and National Hospital Radio Awards Competition Coordinator for the Hospital Broadcasting Association 

Favourite Non-HRB Activity: Swimming, Cycling, Volunteering at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


Mark Paine

Joined HRB: 2019

Current Show: Thursdays 8 - 10pm


Jon Perkin
Marilyn Price

Joined HRB: May 2005

First Show: Sunday 13 November 2005 12.00 - 1.30pm

Musical Likes: Motown, Andrea Bocelli, most modern pop

Musical Dislikes: Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Lane

Favourite Non-HRB Activity: My family and dogs

David Ravenhill
Dave Sanger
Committee Member Without Portfolio

Joined HRB: January 2009

Musical Likes: Rock, blues, folk, electronic, dance, some light classics

Musical Dislikes: Country and Western, "crooners"

Roger Scott

Year Joined HRB: 2014

Current Show: Fridays 6 - 8pm 

Favourite Music: Pop, country, blues, rock, soul, popular classics

Musical Dislikes: Hip Hop, punk, heavy metal, electronic, chamber music

Favourite Non-HRB Activity: Travel and finance and avid supporter of Reading FC for 55 years

Favourite TV: Thrillers, sport, documentaries, chat shows

Favourite Sport: Football, athletics and summer Olympics, most competitive national team events

Paul Turner

Joined HRB: October 2003

First Show: 24 February 2004

Musical Likes: Abba, The Beatles, and weird stuff

Favourite TV: Neighbours

Enjoys Most About HRB: The fundraising

Hilary Wells
Ward Visitor

Joined HRB: October 2007

Musical Likes: Too many to mention

Musical Dislikes: Rock n roll, Blues, Jazz, opera

Favourite Non HRB Activity: Travelling

Tom Williams

Joined HRB: 2019

Current Show: Fridays 8 - 10pm

Mark Winwood
Ward Visitor

Year Joined HRB: 2012




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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