How Do You Feed A Hospital Full Of People?

How do you keep all the patients in hospital fed?

Mary Maxwell chats to Chris Neale who is the Assistant Head of Facilities and Catering at Nottingham University Hospitals and has the responsibility to make it all happen.

Listen to the podcast now here or search for NHR on your preferred podcast provider.

Don’t Let Take Them Away – The Story Of The Great British Pirate Era

Monday 1st April 2024 between 10:00 and 13:00 on Nottingham Hospitals Radio.
60 years ago, on the Easter Weekend of 1964, radio listening in Britain was changed forever. With the start of broadcasts from Britain’s first daytime commercial radio station Radio Caroline.

Anchored off the Essex coast and free of government control, Caroline (and the offshore radio stations that followed in her footsteps over the next few years) gave the British Radio Listeners a complete transformation in their radio landscape. In place of the limited pop music choice offered by the BBC Light Programme, listeners learned to love Offshore Radio Stations such as Radio Caroline, Radio London, Swinging Radio England, Radio 270 and many more.


Exactly 60 years on, join me, Mark Stafford, for “Please Don’t Take Them Away – The Story Of The Great British Pirate Era” as we revisit the Swinging 60’s and tell the full story of those great radio days along with a soundtrack of the wonderful music of the era.

Along the way Dave Cash, Robbie Dale, Tony Prince, Roger “Twiggy” Day, Don Allen, Johnnie Walker, John Peel and more will tell us exactly what life was like breaking all the rules in a life at sea.

Schedule Change

New Show! – Pop Into the Sixties

Welcome to Ian Jowsey, NHR’s newest presenter.

Ian comes to NHR from Amber Radio (Nuneaton Hospital Radio) and is bringing with him the show “Pop Into the Sixties”.

Music from the sixties as well as any requests you might have for him.

Ian will be on NHR every Thursday between 10:00 and 12:00 (11:00 and 13:00 on 21st March)

Welcome Ian.

Other Changes

Philip Metcalf moves to 17:00 each Thursday with his Golden Years Show.


Boots Orchestra Fundraising Concert

On the evening of Saturday 2nd March, at St Peter’s Church in Ruddington, The Boots Orchestra performed a charity concert of French classical music, in aid of Nottingham Hospitals’ Radio – kicking off NHR’s 50th Anniversary events for this special celebration year.

Despite wet and wintry conditions, the event was well-attended, and the concert itself was a great success.

This was the third time that Boots Orchestra had played in support of NHR, following previous concerts in 2015 and 2019. We would like to thank all who took part and helped to make it such a special night.
The event raised a fantastic total of £558.40 for NHR.

A massive thank you to everyone who took part, attended or donated.

This Weeks Podcasts 18th February 2024


Highlights – Featuring Featuring Nottingham Forest v Bristol City, Notts County v Gillingham and Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United.

Local Theatre

Max Bromley chatting about “Romeo & Juliet” at the Lace Market Theatre


Mel Gaynor, Simple Minds’ longest serving drummer

Search for us on your favourite podcast provider of visit our podcasts page here

Valentines Day

This Wednesday between 19:00 & 21:00 NHR brings you the AtoZ of Pop Valentines special

Richard Smith will take you through the letters of the Alphabet using romantic songs and information about the day.

Listen via your bedside unit, NHR Wifi Radio, MyTuner Radio App or online at

Radcliffe On Trent Male Voice Choir Fundraiser 

In December 2023 the Radcliffe On Trent Male Voice Choir held their annual Charity Concert and we are delighted to announce that for this concert the choir chose NHR as their sponsor.

The event was extremely well attended and the sum raised for NHR amounted to £2000.

The Chairman of the Choir, John Bartle,  visited the studio on Friday 2ndFebruary to present us with the cheque for this amount and the representatives of NHR showed their grateful appreciation for this marvellous achievement.

This Weeks New Podcasts from NHR

It’s been a busy week on the NHR podcasts.

Gareth Howell, Andrea West and Sophie West from NUH Pantomime “Aladdin”

Shane Richie

NHR Sport weekly highlights show.

There are loads of other great podcasts available from NHR, just search for Nottingham Hospitals Radio on your favourite Podcast provider or go to our podcasts page


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