The New Year’s BIG Broadcast #NYBB18

Somethingthis way comes!


















A great BIG…



From everyone involved in The New Years Eve BIG Broadcast.

More than 40 stations took part in the show nearly 50 requests played, loads of e-mails and twitter messages (almost 300 at the last count) and numerous phone calls coming through all the time, we were certainly kept busy all the way through the show.

Our Panto ‘Aladdin’ was just one of the highlights of the 24 hours along with a live performance by Burnley singer Jess McGlinchey, a ‘live’ phone call from Go West’s Richard Drummie (on the left) on New Years Day was also a surprise, who’d have thought that he’d be listening to The New Years Eve BIG Broadcast?

A whole host of celebrities took part in ‘Room 101’ consigning their least favourite song to the depths never to be played again (until the next time of course). Thanks to all the stations who submitted information about themselves so we could advertise their station to a wider audience.

Also a massive thank you to my intrepid team who were in fine voice throughout and were Jonathan Sawyer on news, Ian Gornall doing the sport, Oliver Stables, Ruth Stapleton and Matthew Rolland, last but certainly not least Mrs A to Z, Nicky on catering duty.  I simply could not have managed without any of you.

A really special mention should go out to Craig Robinson and Simon Temby from Auckland Hospital Radio (soon to be Prince Bishops Hospital Radio) who once again provided me with the technical expertise and knowledge to produce the show!

To The Salter Family Charitable Trust who have whole-heartedly supported this event for which I am very grateful.

And finally to all the Station Managers and Programme Controllers who thought that it was a good idea to let me and the team loose on their airwaves – I hope I didn’t let any of you down!

Finally finally, we had a great time which is what doing Hospital Radio is all about so if you fancy getting involved with your local station, log on to The HBA website for more information about stations in your area.

Same time again next year? Oh go on then………….you have been warned!

Happy New Year!

Grateful thanks to our other very generous supporters too!