Internet only broadcasting

Durham Hospitals Radio is currently unable to broadcast to patients at the University Hospital of North Durham. This is because the company who supplies the bedside units, Hospedia, has removed all of the units. However, we are still broadcasting on the internet, and our programme schedule on week nights will remain the same: 7pm Early show…

National Hospital Radio Awards 2016

Didn’t she do well?! Our very own Eileen Thompson was shortlisted for the Female Presenter of the Year in the National Hospital Radio Awards in 2016! Out of 220 entries, Eileen came an amazing 5th. The National Hospital Radio Awards is an annual celebration of the excellent standards found in hospital radio stations across the…

Coverage of Durham Women FC home matches

Durham Hospitals Radio continue to broadcast live coverage of Durham Women FC’s home matches in the Women’s Super League from New Ferens Park. Our own John Middleton provides the commentary, so if you would like to have a listen, then all you need to do is click on the “listen live” button on this website…

Visitors to the studio: Newcastle Building Society

On Friday June 12th, Durham Hospital Radio was pleased to welcome Paul Hudson (Manager at Newcastle Building Society – Durham Branch and Ken Hines – Society Communities and Business Manager) to our studios. Paul and Ken were visiting to see the recent purchase (funded by the building society) of 4 computer screens to replace some of…

Visitors to the radio station: Richard Smith

In late March, Durham Hospitals Radio welcomed Richard Smith of “The A to Z of Pop” to our studio. Tony “Bluewires” gave him a tour then John Middleton chatted to him about his varied career in Hospital Radio and future projects. Richard entertained us for more than two hours with tales of his amazing music collection,…

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…