Category: Team@DHR

Mike Cleeve

It is with great sadness that we report that one of our longest serving volunteers, Mike Cleeve has passed away. Mike worked at Durham Hospital Radio for 25 years and his chocolatey, velvet voice will be greatly missed.  Mike was on air on Friday nights, and he enjoyed Big Band and Swing music, however, his…

National Hospital Radio Awards 2017

Didn’t she do well?! Our very own Dawn Finnigan won a silver award for the Special Event category at the National Hospital Radio Awards 2017. Dawn covered the Miner’s Gala in Durham.  The judges said they loved the coverage of the Miners Parade.  “Great at painting images in the listeners mind, with plenty of flavour…

Award for Station Chairman

A DJ who has presented a hospital radio station’s Friday night show for nearly half a century has been honoured for his service. Terry Clough, presenter and chairman at Durham Hospitals Radio (DHR), was awarded the Chairman’s Medal by outgoing Durham County Council chairman Brian Myers. Mr Clough has volunteered for DHR, first at Dryburn…

The History of Hospital Radio

Durham Hospitals Radio is part of a story that can trace its beginnings back almost a century to the United States. The earliest known hospital radio station is thought to have begun its operation in the Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington D.C. in May 1919. With the world just returning to peace following the…