The New Year’s Eve BIG Broadcast #NYEBB17

Here we go again………

Once again, from midday on Sunday, December the 31st through until midday on Monday January the 1st 2018, I’ll be producing another marathon programme relayed to your station via an internet stream from my home studio in Lancashire, along with my intrepid team of Ruth Stapleton, Oliver Stables, Jonathan Sawyer, Matthew Rolland and Ian Gornall.

Our 24 hour schedule is coming together nicely and will include contributions from around the UK’s Hospital Radio Stations as well as ‘BIG Broadcast towers’, the usual mixture of Pop, Country, TV, Film and Show tunes and of course requests and dedications from listeners all over the UK and Ireland.

And we’re already looking forward to being part of your New Years Eve celebrations from midday on the 31st of December as we’ll be back for 24 hours of fun and laughter, turning 2017 into 2018 in our own inimitable fashion!

So the question is……

Will you be getting involved?

Kaye Adams, Nadia Sawalha, Matt Allwright and Jackie Woodburne have, so why not join them and us?

Joining us is very simple and straightforward, so if you’re part of a Hospital Radio Station, then you will need to be able to connect your desk to the internet for the duration of The New Years Eve BIG Broadcast 2017.

But please don’t worry if you think this may be a problem as we have people on hand to help out with any technical issues that may arise – including those surrounding the NHS intranet!

The stream which during the past seven, yes seven such events has been extremely stable and reliable, will also be thoroughly tested out beforehand so you’ll be able to judge the quality of that audio feed. (Regular stream tests will be carried out from October onwards).

This page will be regularly updated with more news and information about what to expect from The New Year’s Eve BIG Broadcast 2017 and we can help your station celebrate over the festive period.

But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our contributors said after our last New Years Eve show in 2015!

“Morning Richard and gang,

I just wanted to congratulate you all for another major achievement,  I have listened most if the way through,  I don’t have your stamina,  thank you all again from Wave Radio,  Elgin. I heard our bit go out at the back off 7 this morning thank you. A happy New Year to you all,  and oh you can have the rest of today off.”

Craig Wilson,  Wave Radio.


“Hi Richard,

Absolutely BRILLIANT MATE!!!!! WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was real addictive broadcasting, I listened to most of it! 

May I take this opportunity to wish you your family and the entire BB team a happy new year, all the best for 2016 and thank you on behalf of the staff here at CHR and a massive thank you on behalf of patients in the Conquest who have had the pleasure of listening to your programmes!

You can get some sleep now mate! Well done again.”

Kind Regards,  Steve Wilson,  Conquest Hospital Radio.


“Hello Richard & team,

Happy New Year from myself and all at Radio Grapevine. Wonderful show as always and you are still sounding amazingly fresh this morning.

All the best for 2016.”

Keith Crombie,  Radio Grapevine.


So, what are you waiting for?   If you want to take the hassle out of planning a schedule for New Years Eve and New Years Day, then let our team loose on your airwaves from midday on New Year’s Eve 2017 for 24 hours!
(We would really like it though if you could send us a few requests from your listeners before you do settle down to a celebratory shandy on New Year’s Eve!)

For more information just get in touch by clicking here and let us entertain your listeners on

The New Years Eve BIG Broadcast 2017.