In a virtual awards ceremony held on Monday 13th April 2020, Shannon Griffin at Hospital Radio Medway picked up Gold for Best Newcomer at the 2020 National Hospital Radio Awards. Heff Corp. worked with Shannon to produce her award-winning demo.
Peter Finch’s smooth jazz show Coolaxing, another Heff Corp. demo, was also shortlisted for the Best Specialist Music Programme award.
The awards were originally due to take place in Bolton on the 28th March 2020, but the Hospital Broadcasting Association, which represents hospital, health and wellbeing broadcasters across the UK, took the decision to cancel the ceremony due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Hospital radio stations are playing a pivotal role in the current Coronavirus pandemic, with many stations broadcasting remotely with presenters hosting programmes from their own homes. While many patients in hospitals aren’t able to have visitors, hospital radio is always there to be a friend at the bedside, providing entertainment, information and relaying messages from family and friends.
Hospital Radio Medway broadcasts to the patients, visitors and staff across the Medway Maritime Hospital, and online at hospitalradiomedway.co.uk
The Hospital Broadcasting Association is celebrating fifty years since its inception in 1970 when it was formed out of the Federation of Yorkshire Tape Recording Clubs as the National Association of Hospital Broadcasting Organisations (NAHBO).
Today, it represents 170 hospital, health and wellbeing stations across the UK and the National Hospital Radio Awards is an annual celebration, recognising some of the incredible talent and diversity amongst volunteers in a number of categories from presenting, speech and innovation.