Coventry Hospital Radio has been shortlisted in Best Newcomer and Best Male Presentercatagories for this years National Hospital Radio Awards.
Marta Amado has been shortlisted for Best Newcomer awarded to those who have been in hospital radio for less than two years and going in to the awards for the first time.
Dan Sambell has been shortlisted for Best Male Presenter for the second time after being awarded bronze at last years awards. Dan said he was really pleased to be shortlisted for the second year in a row.
Kristine Horne, Head of Voluntary Services at UHCW said "I'm over the moon for Marta and Dan as they both really deserve their nominations. They are part of a really hard working team of volunteers who regularly give up their free time to keep our patients entertained and keep the station on air. I wish them the best of luck at these awards!"
CHR SHORTLISTED IN TWO CATAGORIES AT THIS YEARS HBA AWARDS
1st January 2017
DAN SAMBELL AWARDED BRONZE IN BEST MALE PRESENTER CATAGORY
31st March 2016
Coventry Hospital Radio's youngest presenter Dan Sambell was awarded with Bronze Award in Best Male Presenter category at this years Hospital Radio award ceremony which was held this year at Watfords Hilton Hotel.
Dan is a very keen volunteer and started volunteering with Coventry Hospital radio 4 years ago at the age of 16. At present he presents a weekly Monday show and has also served on CHR's committee as Proramme Auditor for the past 12 months.
CHR's NIGEL STEVENS ATTENDS COVENTRY CITY SKY BLUES LEGENDS DAY
17th February 2016
CHR Presenter Nigel Stevens had the privilege of going behind the scenes at Coventry City Football Clubs legends day on Saturday 13 February.
It is the ninth Legends Day since the Former Players Association was formed in 2007 and as usual there was a host of stars attending giving Nigel the privilege of chatting to Ernie Hunt, Dave Bennett, Greg Downs, Brian Kilcline (pictured with Nigel), Ian Wallace, Dennis Mortimer and legendary Sky Blues goalkeeper Bill Glazier.
COVENTRY HOSPITAL RADIO SHORTLISTED FOR FOUR NATIONAL AWARDS
1st January 2016
Coventry Hospital Radio has been shortlisted for an incredible four awards at this year’s prestigious National Hospital Radio Awards 2016.
The radio station has been nominated for station promotion, best speech package, best male presenter and station of the year 2016.
The nominations include a radio programme that followed a hypnotism which has been shortlisted for best use of station promotion. This award recognises excellence in speech-based programming or interviewing skills.
A Committee consisting of five volunteers run Coventry Hospital Radio which broadcasts to patients at University Hospital in Coventry.
The Hospital Broadcasting Association is a national charity that supports and promotes hospital broadcasting in the UK. Each year they showcase the work of shortlisted radio stations at an awards ceremony which this year takes place on Saturday 19 March 2016 in Watford.
Dan Sambell who has been shortlisted for Presenter of the Year said: “We are thrilled and delighted to have our work shortlisted for in these prestigious awards and are now really looking forward to the awards ceremony in March.”
Kristine Horne, Head of Voluntary Services said: “The success of the station is down to the hard work and dedication of a group of exceptional volunteers who give up their time freely to entertain our patients. I wish them every luck at the awards but in our eyes they are already winners.”
COVENTRYS 2015 ANNUAL LORD MAYORS VISIT TO CHR
CHR BENEFIT FROM ASDA GREEN TOKEN SCHEME
16th December 2015
21st March 2015
The festive season has come round again and Coventry's Lord Mayor Councillor Michael Hammon paid a visit to The Coventry Hospital Radio studios talking to CHR presenter Dan Sambell. As part of his visit he went on to wish everyone well and to wish everyone who was in University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If you would like to have a listen to this years chat then visit our CHR Interview page.
Gary Davies from Coventry Hospital Radio receives a cheque for £200 on behalf of CHR after becoming one of Asda's Chosen by You green token scheme Winners at their Abbey Park store in Coventry.
Forty Two years after hitting the airwaves. Coventry Hospital Radio have now hit the world wide web by taking its shows online. CHR held a 48 hour live relay broadcast which started at 16.00 on Friday 5th September 2014 to launch the station onto the web.
As well as providing a lifeline to many patients in the wards of Coventry University Hospital, the volunteers can now let patients' friends and family also tune in. From the top floor of Coventry University Hospital a dedicated group of volunteers have kept Coventry Hospital Radio running for over four decades since the hospital radio station was established in 1972. 'When we visited the patients, their relatives always asked if they could listen at home and we had to say no, sorry it's only internal. But it's great now to be able to say yes, you listen online via the CHR website.
The station broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.
Patients can access Coventry Hospital Radio through the Hospedia bedside units, with many shows playing patient requests. The stations huge music library has thousands of tracks loaded in the computer as well as hundreds of CD's which allows the presenters to find most of the requests, which are collected from patients on the wards by our dedicated request collectors.
COVENTRY HOSPITAL RADIO LAUNCH LIVE ON THE WEB
8th September 2014
DANS HOPING IT'S THIRD TIME LUCKY FOR TOP HOSPITAL RADIO AWARD
Coventry Hospital Radio presenter Dan Sambell has been nominated in the Best Male Presenter category at the National Hospital Radio Awards for the third year in a row. Dan, who lives in Rugby, was in the top five in the Best Male Presenter category last year and received the bronze award in 2016.
The National Hospital Radio Awards are organised by the Hospital Broadcasting Association, a national charity that supports and promotes hospital broadcasting in the UK, and recognises the best and most creative individuals and teams in hospital radio.
Dan spoke about the moment he found out he had been nominated: "While I've been shortlisted before, I was still really shocked when I found out, as there are some great presenters across the UK. The shortlist gets announced at midnight on New Year's, so it was a great way to start the year. Dan also works in the industry as a producer and one of his biggest passions is being behind the microphone: "Monday is one of my favourite parts of the week because I get to go on air with Coventry Hospital Radio. It's my chance to interact with patients and talk about subjects that matter to them."
Kristine Davies, Head of Voluntary Services said: "I'm so proud that Dan has been nominated for a third year in a row - it's a fantastic achievement and he really deserves it. "He is part of a hardworking and dedicated team of volunteers who regularly give up their free time to entertain our patients".
14th February 2018