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…

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…