Solihull hospital radio presenters shortlisted for national awards - The Solihull Observer

Solihull hospital radio presenters shortlisted for national awards

Solihull Editorial 26th Feb, 2018   0

SOLIHULL hospital radio presenters are hoping to take first prize after being for a prestigious awards.

The Birmingham Hospitals Broadcasting Network (BHBN), a volunteer run charity radio station, has been recognised for the entertainment it provides at hospitals in Solihull and Birmingham.

The Hospital Broadcasting Annual Conference and National Hospital Radio Awards will be held at the De Vere Beaumont Estate, Windsor in March.

Penny-Jane Bourne from Solihull has been nominated as best newcomer.

Emma Boydell, also from Solihull, has this year been nominated for best female presenter after winning runner-up in best newcomer last year.

Phillip Stoneman from Edgbaston was also nominated for best newcomer.

The BHBN has also been shortlisted for best hospital radio station in the UK.

Judges for the awards include NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens and the ceremony will be announced by Alan Dedicoat, the voice of the national lottery draws, along with health and media professionals from around the UK.

The BHBN broadcasts across Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals.

It is the UK’s biggest Hospital Radio Station and the oldest – they celebrated their 65th anniversary last year.

The radio station is operated by volunteers, it is a registered charity and it is solely reliant on fundraising to help them continue their charitable work.

Auriga Services, which works with utility companies, last year donated £3,000 for them to build their brand new editing suite.


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