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HRB's Greatest Hits

Your favourite music from the last 50 years

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

Jonathan Alden


CURRENT SHOW: Thursdays 8 - 10pm 


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

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
Musical Likes: Pop, Euro pop, dance, 70's, 80's, 90's
Musical Dislikes: Classical
Favourite Non-HRB Activity: Walking
Favourite TV: Line of Duty
Margot Konitzer

Joined: 2021

Musical Likes: Pop, classical, Blues, folk, country, dance, house, electronic, indoe, reggae, R&B, soul, Latin, Motown

Musical Dislikes: Heavy metal, rap, punk, hip hop

Favourite Non HRB Activity: Dancing Argentine Tango

Favourite Sport: Tennis


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

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

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

Joined HRB: 2020

Musical Likes: Motown, soul, punk, 60s - 90s pop, rock, blues, contemporary country, reggae

Musical Dislikes: Rap, hip hop, really heavy metal, opera

Favourite Non HRB Activity: Cycling, cooking, DIY

Favourite TV: Dramas, Sci fi, sport

Favourite Sport: Rugby union, cycling, cricket, football


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

Joined HRB: 2020

Musical Likes: Rock, Motown & Classical
Musical Dislikes: Rap & Crooners
Favourite Non-HRB Activity: Motorcycling
Favourite Sport: Cricket
Favourite TV: Dark crime drama
Dave Sanger

Joined HRB: January 2009

Current Show: Mondays 8 - 10pm

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

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

Musical Likes: The Killers, ABBA, Queen

Musical Dislikes: Nothing too aggressive/heavy

Favourite Non HRB Activity: Playing Rugby, Golf, Cricket & Football

Favourite TV:LG OLED65C9PLA (2019) OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV

Favourite Sport: Rugby, Golf, Cricket & Football

Mark Winwood

Year Joined HRB: 2012




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Paul Baker

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60s, 70s and 80s hits

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Local news and features

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


Hugh Higgins

Music On Demand

John McKay

Music on Demand

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Richard Smith

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