Ukraine Concert

Ukraine Concert

East Midlands male voice choirs to sing shoulder to shoulder for Ukraine

On Sunday 1 May at 7.00pm, seven East Midlands choirs will come together for a unique joint concert at St Paul’s Church, Daybrook in aid of the crisis in Ukraine.  Following a suggestion to use our voices and hold a massed choir concert in aid of Ukraine from a member of Bestwood MVC just a couple of weeks ago, the proposal was soon enthusiastically taken up by 6 other choirs.

Bestwood MVC will be joined by Carlton MVC, Eastwood Collieries MVC, Mansfield & District MVC, Radcliffe-on-Trent MVC, Sandiacre MVC and South Notts. Men’s Chorus for this very special event featuring over 100 voices.

Owing to limited seating capacity, admission will be by ticket only, priced at £11.50, with an additional retiring collection to raise as much money as possible to help with this massive humanitarian disaster.

For tickets please visit Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-midlands-male-voice-choirs-singing-for-ukraine-tickets-312505601667

Or for those unable to attend, donations can be made at the Just Giving page https://bit.ly/3Khvg8D

Colin Slater

The History of NHR including an interview with the late Colin Slater MBE.

Sunday 16th January – we bring you a 2 hour special about the history of NHR including its sports coverage. 

The show includes clips of NHR from the past, including Kids call, Sunday morning chapel, and request shows.

As a tribute to the voice of Notts County, the show also includes an 88 minute interview recorded in 2019 with the late Colin Slater MBE, who sadly passed away this week.

The Colin Slater interview will also be available on our podcast from midday on Sunday.

NYE21

New Year On NHR

To help you all welcome in the New Year, we’re actually having a night off!

Worry not, we are joining 40+ other hospital stations around the country to bring you the Big Broadcast 21.

The Big Broadcast team will be with you live from Lancashire to bring you 50, (Yes we did say 50) hours of solid live entertainment.

Request Shows

There are 5 Request shows that you can take part in –

  • Friday 31st 9-10:30pm
  • Saturday 1st 9-11am
  • Saturday 1st 8-10pm
  • Sunday 2nd 9-11am
  • Sunday 4-5:30pm

To get your request played on these shows, call the team on 033 33 601 301, Use their online request form or use Twitter or Facebook @bigbroadcastuk

The Shows

Friday

16:00 –  “My Favourite Song…” We asked lots of celebrities from the world of Stage, Screen, Radio and Television to tell us about their favourite song and play it especially for you. It’s a fascinating couple of hours in the company of stars like, Michael Sheen, Jo Brand, Ronan Keating, Russell Watson, Stephen Fry, Nicki Chapman and Suzi Perry.

18:00 Welcome to The BIG Broadcast 2021 – The team welcomes you along for the ride for the next 48 hours of fun and laughter, requests, dedications, the very best music, of course and so much more with Richard Smith, Ruth Stapleton, Jonathan Sawyer, Matthew Rolland and Oliver Stables. 

It’s the biggest BIG Broadcast we’ve ever attempted at New Year and we’d like really you to get involved, so our telephone number is 033 33 601 301 or you can interact with us on Twitter and Facebook throughout the show  @bigbroadcastuk

20:00 – The BIG Broadcast Live Lounge with Ruth Stapleton. – Our very own Ruth Stapleton who is an accomplished entertainer in her own right, will be bringing you some songs from the shows and much more besides for a brilliant hour of entertainment from the Live Lounge here at BIG Broadcast towers. It’s an hour – and a voice that you won’t want to miss here on your favourite station.

21:00 ‘It’s For You!’  – The New Years Eve Request Show. – For the final time this year, it’s 90 minutes where you choose the choones as 033 33 601 301 is the number to dial to get your favourite artists and music on the air, just for you.   You could also use our easy-peasy online request form to make that request too!

22:30 The BIG Broadcast New Year’s Eve Party! – Join the team for as well as the bells at midnight from BIG BEN, we’ll have the very best music as we see the back of 2021 with all your favourite party tunes and artists. Ken Anton will be telling us all about the history of the ‘Hogmanay’ celebration, and there’s sure to be a few surprises along the way too, so why not take part in it all and give us a call on 033 33 601 301with your New Year’s resolutions!
And don’t forget you can join us on Twitter throughout the show  @bigbroadcastuk

Saturday
The Wheel of Misfortune!

During our launch show, The BIG Broadcast’s Little Broadcast back in November, we introduced our victims, err volunteers to the Wheel of Misfortune which gave them the theme for their hour of our overnight section on The BIG Broadcast, so settle back and let the finest presenters on Hospital Radio (well the ones that were willing to do this feature), entertain you into your slumbers.

01:00 Paul Bryce – Songs with the word ‘Walk’ In The Title – Former Hospital Radio member Paul Bryce is our first victim, eeerrr ‘Volunteer’ on tonight’s Wheel of Misfortune playing an hour of songs with the word Walk in the title. Is your favourite amongst the hits he’ll be playing from the likes of Dire Straits, Gabrielle, Katrina and the Waves and Gerry and the Pacemakers?  Find out from 1am.

02:00 Julie Caston – Songs with the word ‘World’ In The Title – Nottingham Hospitals’ Radio’s award-winning presenter Julie Caston brings you an hour of terrific tunes with the word World in the title.  What would be your pick for this category? Would it be something from Louis Armstrong, Shakespear’s Sister, Rihanna or James Brown I wonder?  Well you can find out just what Julie has in store just for you at 2am this Saturday morning.

03:00 Simon G – Songs with a ‘Food Item’ In The Title – From the Channel Island of Guernsey and Jubilee Hospital Radio, Simon G gets to play an hour of songs with a Food Item in its’ title.  Uuummm, I wonder what you have chosen? Could it be something from Millie perhaps, Harry Styles, Elvis Presley or Marvin Gaye? Well we can all find out by tuning into Simon G from 3!

04:00 Carl Richards – Songs with the word ‘Run’ In The Title – Carl Richards from Harrogate Hospital Radio chooses an hour of tracks with some derivative of the word Run in its title.  So you can expect the unexpected during this hour and possibly a few tunes you’ve already thought of as well as tunes from Tears For Fears, Candi Staton, Kate Bush and Snow Patrol.

05:00 Dave Peacock – Songs with a  ‘Girl’s Name’ In The Title – Friend of the show Dave Peacock from Radio Hospitals Blackburn is your host for 60 minutes of songs with a Girl’s name in their title. So, during this hour, settle back, relax and enjoy tunes from Blondie, The Everly Brothers, Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys and Laura Branigan to name but a few and they all have a girl’s name in the title, so once again we ask, what would you choose?

06:00 Anandi Shah – ‘Motown Songs’ – Join Radio Harrow’s Anandi Shah for an hour of classic Motown hits and memories just for you. It’s ‘The Sound of Motown’ here on your favourite station from 6 this morning as we’ll be hearing from the likes of The Supremes, Boyz II Men, The Temptations, Diana Ross & Lionel Richie as well as an all time classic from Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell too, so join us as The Wheel of Misfortune stopped for Anandi on Motown Songs.

07:00 Phil Salter – Songs with the word ‘Dance’ In The Title – Northern Air’s Phil Salter returns – just like a bad penny – to host an hour of tunes with Dance or Dancing in the title.  From Disco Tex to Toploader, The Puppini Sisters to The Fab Four, they’ll all be here, and more besides from 7 this morning as the Wheel of Misfortune spins for the last time………..until tomorrow that is…..Muahahahahaha!

08:00 Matthew Rolland’s Isolation Interviews – Our very own celebrity stalker Matthew Rolland was hard at work during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 connecting with all sorts of stars from the celebrity world of Stage and Screen and brings you a few snippets from his interviews with those stars.
On this morning’s show, hear from Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Chase’s Anne Hegarty, Sue Holderness from Only Fools and Horses and Dragon’s Den’s Deborah Meaden.

09:00 The BIG Broadcast BIG Breakfast – Good Morning 2022 – The team will be back full of Tea, Toast, Sausage & Bacon sandwiches and the best choice of music from down the years to get 2022 off to a great start. Including a mystery voice competition.
We’ll also be looking for a couple of contestants for a ‘live’ round of The Sausage Sandwich Game! – Fancy it? Well give us a call and we’ll try and get you on.
You can always make a request too by simply calling 033 33 601 301 or using our request form below.
There’s so much to enjoy with The BIG Broadcast, BIG Breakfast!

11:00 Under The Covers – The BIG Broadcast team choose their favourite cover versions from 70 years of the UK charts.  Let us know your favourite on 033 33 601 301 and we may just play it especially for you, so what’s your favourite cover version??? 033 33 601 301

12:00 Meet The Team – The BIG Broadcast team introduce and tell you a little bit about themselves and go on to play one of their favourite songs for your lunchtime treat here on your favourite station. So join Ruth, Matthew, Jonathan, Oliver and Craig and ‘meet the team!’

13:00 The A to Z of Pop versus The BIG Broadcast Wheel of Misfortune – Richard Smith faces the ultimate challenge for an hour as he won’t know what he’s playing until the Wheel has spun just after the 1 o’clock news! Then he has to find tunes to fit the category chosen that will run from A to Z!!!
What could possibly go wrong with that? Find out from 1 o’clock here on your favourite station.

14:00 The BIG Broadcast Live Lounge with Jess McGlinchey – After ‘wowing’ our audience once again last New Year’s Eve with her vocal talents, Burnley’s own Jess McGlinchey will be back in the Live Lounge performing some more well known songs from the charts of today and yesterday as well as some show tunes to get your toes-a-tapping!

15:00 Live Aid from BIG Broadcast Towers – During the last BIG Broadcast, the team debated who they’d like to see in a Live Aid style concert so the next two hours will be devoted to their choices performing a live version of one, or two, of their tracks.
We’d also like to include one of yours too (if the team agree of course), so why not tempt us with your choice on 033 33 601 301 and we may just find a live version to play.

17:00 The Chesney Hawkes Show – Yes, The One and Only Chesney Hawkes, Singer, Songwriter, Actor and now BIG Broadcast presenter, plays an hour of his favourite tunes and lets us in on a few secrets of the Hawkes household, from watching his Dad and The Tremeloes on stage when he was young to teaching his son how to play a telecaster guitar, it’s a fascinating insight into a real 90s Icon of British music.

18:00 The BIG Broadcast Pantomime  –  “Oh yes it is!” – The BIG Broadcast players bring you ‘Snow White and the 7 Little People’, as you’ve neverheard it before!
Set once again in The Ancient Land of Pound, Snow White cooks, cleans and keeps house for the evil Queen Olivia who doesn’t really appreciate what her Magic Mirror is telling her, so her aim is to put Snow White to sleep using her magic powers, but the little people will have something to say about that.
Tune in from 6 to find out how they all get on in this epic tale this New Years Day. 

19:00 Saturday Night At The Movies – Join the team live from the red carpet all suited and booted in readiness for a premiere hour of entertainment from your bedside friend.  They’ve all had the chance to choose a favourite song of theirs that featured in a film score, whether it be the film’s theme or a song from the soundtrack, there’s bound to be one or two that you can remember so, get your free ticket, your over-sized drink and wheelie bin full of popcorn, settle back and join us for Saturday Night At The Movies from 7.   So make sure you’ve upgraded to the comfy seats, But no talking and no mobile phones either! 

20:00 ‘It’s For You!’ – The New Year’s Day Request Show – Playing all your favourites from the last 70 years, it’s our very first Request Show of 2022 so why not test our music library and get your favourite song on the wireless, there’s thousands to choose from so why not get your tune played, just for you from here at BIG Broadcast towers? Give us a call on 033 33 601 301 or fill in our easy online request form

22:00 The Hot Tub Social – Whilst soaking their troubles away in the bubbles of The BIG Broadcast Hot Tub, the team will be debating some of the more important issues of the day, like their favourite board game and biscuits. And what item in life they couldn’t do without?   

You can get involved too by calling in on 033 33 601 301 or on Twitter @bigbroadcastuk and we’ll give you a mention as well. It’s a relaxing couple of hours of music and chat as we round off a busy New Years Day.

Sunday
The Wheel of Misfortune!

During our launch show, The BIG Broadcast’s Little Broadcast back in November, we introduced our volunteers to the Wheel of Misfortune which gave them the theme for their hour of our overnight section on The BIG Broadcast, so settle back and let the finest presenters on Hospital Radio (well the ones that were willing to do this feature), entertain you into your slumbers.

00:00 Craig Wilson – Songs with the word ‘Night’ In The Title – Wave Radio’s Craig Wilson takes over for an hour all the way from Elgin to bring you 60 minutes of songs with the word Night in the title. He said it was easy in the end, and tells us that during the hour there’ll be memorable hits from the likes of Johnnie Ray, Kool and the Gang, Alicia Bridges and Lady Gaga. It’s a mix of songs that you won’t want to miss so stay tuned to Craig from midnight.

01:00 Laura Balshaw – ‘Bond Themes’ – Everyone loves a Bond theme, right? Well so does Chorley Hospital Radio’s Queen of the 80s Laura Balshaw who’ll be our very own Miss Moneypenny, guiding you through some of the best Bond themes there’s been – so far!
Will she be playing your favourite Bond Theme though?  The name’s Balshaw – Laura Balshaw!

02:00 Steve Coulby – ‘Songs featured in Films’ – And after and hour of Bond, join Nottingham Hospitals’ Radio Programme Controller Steve Coulby who will delight and entertain you for an hour with more songs that featured in films. From Sunset Boulevard to the Little Shop of Horrors. Titanic to Top Gun and more, join Steve at the flicks from 2.

03:00 Neil Ogden – Songs with a ‘Boy’s Name’ In The Title – He’s been presenting ‘The Sound of Sunday’ on Hospital Radio Basingstoke for 30 years but now Neil Ogden tries his hand at being a BIG Broadcast host for an hour of songs, hits and tunes with a Boy’s Name in its title.  How many can you think of? And would you have thought of the same ones as Neil has? Well to find out, stay tuned to Neil Ogden on The Wheel of Misfortune.

04:00 Phil Fagan – Songs with the word ‘Stop’ In The Title – All the way from St Itas Hospital Radio just North of Dublin in Ireland Phil Fagan puts the word Stop through its paces this morning with hits and memories from the likes of Michael Jackson, Sam Brown, Erasure and Fleetwood Mac to name but a few. So please join Phil Fagan for 60 minutes of STOP…!

05:00 Claire Cummins – Songs by ‘Boy Bands’ – The ball of energy that is Claire Cummins from Northern Air in Manchester was so excited when the wheel stopped on Boy Bands that she couldn’t contain herself. So she went off to find tunes from those bands from the 1950s to today that only contained boys. In this hour, there’s music from, amongst others, The Beatles, Take That and The Backstreet Boys

06:00 Paul Sysum – ‘Country Songs’ – Former Co-host and producer of the early BIG Broadcasts Paul Sysum tests his memory and brain power to bring you an hour of Country Songs. Now it’s fair to say that this is the category that EVERYONE else wanted to avoid – I don’t know why – but Paul has chosen some classic country hits as well as some new bands and songs from a more modern era so join him for an hour of Country here on The BIG Broadcast.

07:00 The BIG Broadcast Pantomime Re-Run – The BIG Broadcast players bring you ‘Snow White and the 7 Little People’, as you’ve never heard it before (unless you were with us earlier of course)!

Set once again in The Ancient Land of Pound, Snow White cooks, cleans and keeps house for the evil Queen Olivia who doesn’t really appreciate what her Magic Mirror is telling her, so her aim is to put Snow White to sleep using her magic powers, but the little people will have something to say about that.

08:00 Matthew Rolland’s Isolation Interviews – Our very own celebrity stalker Matthew Rolland was hard at work during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 connecting with all sorts of stars from the celebrity world of Stage and Screen and brings you a few snippets from his interviews with those stars.
After yesterday’s all-girl special, on this morning’s show, the fellas take over as Matthew will be chatting to singer & presenter Aled Jones, actor Hugh Bonneville, former Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley and former BBC newsreader Simon McCoy.

09:00 The BIG Broadcast BIG Breakfast – The team will be back for The BIG Breakfast here on your favourite station, and talking of favourites, what’s your favourite song?  Well why not give us a call on 033 33 601 301 to make a request or a dedication for someone you know, they’d love to hear their name mentioned on the radio, but if you don’t fancy calling in, the just fill in our easy online request form below to send them some good wishes.

There’s so much to enjoy with The BIG Broadcast, BIG Breakfast!

11:00 Live from the Wards – If they’re allowed of course, our teams, will be out and about on the wards to chat to, and play some favourites for the members of staff as well as the patients unlucky enough to be in Hospital on New Years Day.. 

12:00 Soundtrack Sunday with Ruth Stapleton – Join the award-winning Ruth Stapleton with her look at music from the stage and screen for an hour of theatrical entertainment from your bedside friend.

This time Ruth looks at some of the best musicals of the year featuring, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Six – The Musical and Cinderella plus loads more besides, so join Ruth for Soundtrack Sunday at midday.

13:00 The Sunday Social – The team got together, virtually of course, during the 2020 and 2021 lockdowns to produce a weekly series called The Sunday Social.  It’s two-hours of fun and features for a Sunday afternoon starring lots of contributors live from their own homes!

We’ve got Home And Away, Dead Or Alive, Where’s Oli? The News Today and The Mistress Quiz too and it’s all here on your favourite station between 1 and 3pm this Sunday afternoon when we’ll be opening the doors once again to The Sunday Social.

Of course we’d like you to get Social with us too by calling 033 33 601 301 or by taking to Social media @bigbroadcastuk on Twitter and Facebook!

15:00 The BIG Broadcast Live Lounge with The Retrosettes – In association with Music In Hospitals & Care, (mihc.org.uk), The BIG Broadcast proudly presents The Retrosettes a duo from Manchester who’ll be entertaining you from the Live Lounge for an hour this Sunday afternoon.
The Retrosettes have toured the world over the last 10 years as the leading UK kitsch covers band, trio, duo and solo performers, Paul and Helen from the band will pop into #BB21 to tell us all about the band and their work with Music In Hospitals & Care.
It’s yet another hour of The BIG Broadcast not to be missed so join us in the Live Lounge at BIG Broadcast towers from 3.

16:00 The Final Countdown – The team relive their favourite moments of the show and wish you a speedy recovery as we get ready to hand you back to your own station to continue to entertain you during your stay.

If you still fancy a request though, we can do that too, so just call in on 033 33 601 301 the number to dial to get your favourite artists and music on the air, just for you.   You could also use our easy-peasy online request form to make that request too!

NHR depends on the generosity of the general public in order to provide our service. Big or small. Regular or one off. They all make a massive difference.

Christmas On NHR

Christmas on NHR

NHR is always here to keep you company and this Christmas is no exception.

It’s not much fun being in hospital at any time of the year and especially not at Christmas. To try and help, we’ve compiled a great line up of festive shows to keep you company.

Christmas Eve

09:00 – Simply Eighties with Fred Setters

11:00 – The Ray Oxley Chart Show. Looking at the week of 12/03/1975

12:00 – Santa And Friends

14:00 – Decades of Number 1’s

16:00 – Christmas Eve Afternoon Show with Brian Conlan

19:00 – Vintage Years Christmas Special with Jim Simpson

Christmas Day

08:00 – A Chapel Royal Christmas celebration. The Chapel Royal Choir, St. James’s Palace, presents a service of words and music exclusively for NHS hospital staff and patients

09:00 – Happy Hour Christmas Special with Jim Stevens

10:00 – Christmas Dave & The Voice Man (Get your requests in here)

12:00 – NHR member dedications

13:00 – Memories with Matthew Christmas Special 

14:00 – Mystery Top 40 Christmas Special with Paul Baker

16:00 – Christmas Day Afternoon show with Brian Conlan

19:00 – It’s Showtime with Ryan & Jodana

20:00 Call Me Number 1 Christmas Special with Richard Smith

Boxing Day

09:00 – Official Top 20 Christmas Songs With Carl Richards

12:00 – 60’s Jukebox

13:00 – George Michael Tribute with Terry Hughes

15:00 – The TV Show with Andy Henley

16:00 – Boxing Day Afternoon Show with Brian Conlan

19:00 – Vintage Years Christmas Special 2 with Jim Simpson

20:00 – The Best of British Classical with Peter Grogan

No Matter if you are a patient or staff, we hope there is something for you.

From all at NHR, Have the best Christmas possible.

NHR depends on the generosity of the general public in order to provide our service. Big or small. Regular or one off. They all make a massive difference.

Photo by Chad Madden on Unsplash

Rajiv Hasan

Rajiv Hasan Does Desert Island Books

Desert Island Books is a series of articles being created by the NUH Library Services department.

They’re asking members of staff and other people associated with the hospital which books they would take to a desert Island.

They have a website with all these booklists here So if you are looking for some inspiration for your next read, why not take a look.

Recently, NHR’s very own Rajiv Hasan was asked about his list of books for a stay on a desert island, and of course, he obliged. you can read his story and list here

Some of these booklists have been recorded into audio format and we are adding these to the NHR Podcast

To Find out more about the NUH Library Services visit their web page here

RSS Other Podcasts In The Series
  • Simon Deery is an NUH Registrar February 19, 2022
    Simon Deery is an NUH Registrar and recently appointed LGBTQ+ Network chair. He tells us about his role in NUH as well as his Desert Island Book Choices. Desert Island Books is a scheme run by Nottingham University Hospitals Library Services.
  • Arthur Shivas - NUH Chaplain December 27, 2021
    Arthur talks about the role of the hospitals chaplain as well as telling us of his Desert Island Book Choices. Desert Island Books is a scheme run by Nottingham University Hospitals Library Services.
  • Megan Dawes - NUH Arts Co-ordinator December 14, 2021
    Rajiv Hasan catches up with Megan Dawes who is the hospitals art co-ordinator to find out about what she does and, of course, what books she would take to a Desert Island. 
  • Kari Olsen-Porthouse's from the Liberty Singers December 5, 2021
    Rajiv Hasan talks to Kari Olsen-Porthouse's from the Liberty Singers to find out about her Desert Island Book Choices.  The Desert Islands Books Series is brought to you by the Nottingham University Hospitals Library Services.
  • Rachel Hucknall (Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire Hospice) October 14, 2021
    Rajiv Hasan Talks to Rachel Hucknall (Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire Hospice) about her career, and her Desert Island Book Choices. The Desert Island Books series is being run by the Nottingham University Hospital Library Service.
Lets Get Together

Let’s Get Together – Coming Up

Join Norman Ross on Tuesdays at 17:00 for Let’s Get Together.

Loads of facts, information about the weeks selected artist or band.

Coming Up – 

See the full show schedule – Here

NHR depends on the generosity of the general public in order to provide our service. Big or small. Regular or one off. They all make a massive difference.

Sportsnight Without Coleman

Sportsnight Without Coleman

Join Richard Smith at 19:00 this Tuesday (02/11/2021) as he swaps the commentary box for the studio.

Bringing you a great selection of music, The “Snooker Loopy” Feature (No We don’t know what it is either!) as well as regular reports from the City Ground.

Mark Lonsdale and Jamie Martin will be out in the cold to bring you those reports of Nottingham Forest versus Sheffield United.

Listen on line at nhradio.org.uk/listen Via the bedside units or the MyTuner-Radio App.

NHR depends on the generosity of the general public in order to provide our service. Big or small. Regular or one off. They all make a massive difference.

The TV Show

NEW: The Andy Henly TV Show

Join us on NHR at 15:00 on Sundays for a nostalgic look back at the TV from the 60’s to the current day. Themes and adverts that you’ll all remember. 

Andy Henly takes you through this 12 part series – The TV Show.

 

NHR depends on the generosity of the general public in order to provide our service. Big or small. Regular or one off. They all make a massive difference.

Lets Get Together

Let’s Get Together – Coming Up

Join Norman Ross on Tuesdays at 17:00 for Let’s Get Together.

Loads of facts, information about the weeks selected artist or band.

Coming Up – 

See the full show schedule – Here

NHR depends on the generosity of the general public in order to provide our service. Big or small. Regular or one off. They all make a massive difference.