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CAMPAIGNER PLAYS LEADING ROLE IN LOTTERY GOOD CAUSES
16TH September 2013
        
                               
A woman with an extremely rare and potentially fatal skin condition was a special guest on
CHR with presenters Simon Tidmarsh and Joe Challis after helping a charity be crowned the UK's favourite health project.

Nusrit Shaheen, from Foleshill, is a member of the Ichthyosis Support Group (ISG).

The 29-year-old has played a leading role in campaigning for ISG in this year’s National Lottery Awards in their search for the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded good causes.

The charity has only one part-time member of staff but has fought off competition from larger rivals to attract almost 5,000 votes and claim the Best Health project title.       
DIRECTOR JOE HARMSTON TALKS ABOUT A NEW MUSICAL THE PRODIGALS
2nd August 2013
        
                             
Director Joe Harmston had a chat with Sat Dhaiwal from Coventry Hospital Radio
about a new military themed musical The Prodigals which opens on The Belgrade
Theatre's Main Stage from 30 Aug to 14 Sept 2013.
 
The Prodigals is a fast-moving, highly-energised new musical which began life at
The Edinburgh Festival and now begins a new life at
The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry with celebrated West End actor, Simon Bowman leading the cast.
 
To find out more and have a listen to Sat and Joe's chat click here  

    
COVENTRY HOSPITAL RADIO FUNDRAISER AT COVENTRY MARKET
25th July 2013
 
      
                                         
On Saturday 20th July Coventry Hospital Radio held a sponsored relay DJ event at Coventry Market.

The volunteers from Coventry Hospital Radio hosted a show relay between 10am and 4pm to raise vital funds for the purchase of new equipment.

Teams of presenters hosted one-hour slots throughout the day playing requests and dedications, chatting to the stall holders and the customers at the market as well as holding a raffle and running a recruitment drive to try and get new volunteers.
       
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HOSPITAL BROADCASTING WEEK 2013
18th March 2013
   
     
                                                             
Hospital Broadcasting week is upon us once again, it starts with the National Hospital Radio
Awards ceremony on the evening of Saturday 23rd March, and then runs through until Easter
Monday, 1st April. and we are celebrating in style! Starting  from Noon on the day of the
awards  Coventry Hospital Radio will be checking in LIVE with the preparations for the
National HBA Radio Awards in Blackpool..........

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COVENTRYS LORD MAYOR VISITS COVENTRY HOSPITAL RADIO
16th December 2012
         
In December 2012  the Lord Mayor of Coventry Tim Sawdon paid us a visit at the CHR
studio's where he had a chat on air with Coventry Hospital Radio Presenters Colum
Nugent and
Harjinder Semhi.
 
Mr Sawdon then went on to wish everyone at University Hospitals Coventry &
Warwickshire a very merry christmas.
       
CHR PATRON & AMBASSADORS ANNOUNCED
5th October 2012

 
                   
Coventry Hospital Radio announced their new Patron and Ambassadors at their 40th
Anniversary Party,
To find out more about our Patron & Ambassadors click on their name below.

CHR's Patron is:-Barnie Choudhury, a member of the advisory Committee and a previous
BBC Correspondant and CHR
Presenter.

CHR's Ambassadors are:-
Hazel O'Connor, Singer, Songwriter, Pauline Black, Singer, Musician
Vic Minett, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Radio Presenter,  Brody Swain, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Radio Presenter ,   
 
COVENTRY HOSPITAL RADIO IS 40! 1972 - 2012
5th October 2012
         
A big thank you to everyone that turned out to support our 40th Birthday
Celebrations!
 
It was great to see so many past presenters along with our present team. A big
thank
you as well to all our friends and family who turned up to wish us well and           
help raise lots
of money towards the Coventry Hospital Radio fund.

Thank You from everyone at CHR.
       
OLYMPIC TORCH LIGHTS UP CHILDRENS WARD
27 July 2012
 
  
Torch bearer Tony Worth lit up the childrens ward at University Hospital Coventry when he
bought in his Olympic Torch for staff
and patients.
 
Tony was one of 8000 torch bearers who have travelled the length and breadth of the country
carrying the flame. On the
day of the opening ceremony he visited the childrens ward and
spent time being interviewed by Coventry Hospital Radio for a
show which was  broadcast
later to patients on the hospital wards.
 
Tony, an accountant from Coventry, said: "My wife nominated me as a torch bearer and
when I
found I was successful I was over the moon. Since then I've been honoured to
have the chance to
meet people and explain my story.
CHR PRESENTER CLOCKS UP 20 YEARS LOYAL SERVICE
19th July 2012
         
Congratulations goes to Coventry Hospital Radio presenter Hughie Greenwood for 20     
years loyal service, Hughie (Centre) was presented with his award byPhilip Towsend
UHCW NHS Trust Chairman and Janet White; Foundation
Trust
Project Director at the Voluntary Services 2012 Annual General Meeting.
       
RIP ANNA. CHR PRESENTER DIES AT THE AGE OF 25
17th May 2012


                                                            

It is with sad regret that one of CHR's Volunteer Presenters has died after a long illness.

Anna Chandler spent her life battling with brittle bone disease yet the brave 25 year-old won the hearts of staff and patients at University Hospital with her regular radio show, Half Pint.


She was also known to many as a star of the Secret Millionaire show, where she was awarded £3,000 to fund her dream holiday to America to meet her friends. Despite the generous donation from the Sue Stone Foundation she was sadly too sick to travel to the United States before she died.


Martin Kahan, a fellow volunteer presenter at Coventry Hospital Radio, dedicated his show yesterday to Anna. He said: “Life wasn’t easy for Anna, but she still had time for other people.

CHR PRESENTER AWARDED SILVER AT THIS YEARS HBA 2012 AWARDS
31st March 2012

   
 
Congratulations goes to CHR presenter Neil Wilkes for collecting Silver for BEST
NEWCOMER 2012

Also well done to Tara Court who was shortlisted in the top 10 for Female Presenter of the
year 2012

Also CHR's 48 hour show live was shortlisted in the top 10 for the 2012 special
event award.