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Brilliant Barrie

Brilliant Barrie

Since 2003, Barrie Clarke has devoted his time to Sheffield Hospital Radio. And now, he is receiving the recognition he deserves. The Committee have unanimously decided to award Barrie with honorary member status.

But why? Well, not only does Barrie take on possibly the most time consuming committee role of all; Membership co-ordinator, but he has now taken it upon himself to become our new fire officer. The committee felt the extra responsibility and work load deserved this very accolade.

You can hear Barrie on Sunday afternoon’s with the Classical Show, but that wasn’t his first love. Barrie first joined the charity with the interest of visiting patients, and never once even thought about broadcasting. How times change.

Barrie was encouraged to read his requests from patients live on-air, which in his words “bring a personal touch and brings the radio to them, which is a unique service.” A year later, and he tried his hand at some presenting. Barrie at this stage thought a mouse was something the cat chased, and was oblivious to technology. Not any more.

After a few months, a former presenter and lifelong supporter Alan Burt had trained Barrie to the highest standard, and from then, you couldn’t get Barrie away from the microphone!

Over the years, Barrie has been involved in the Country Show, At the Hop, several request shows, and now most recently the Classical Show. He get’s around! But that wasn’t enough for “Brilliant Barrie.” In 2006, he became the Station Manager, and then two years later, Membership Co-ordinator. He’s been dealing with our new volunteers ever since.

It must be said, Barrie has permanently been on a learning curve, a large one at that. On becoming Membership co-ordinator, he had never sent an email. Now, he’s probably sent thousands! Barrie doesn’t look like giving up the mantle just yet. Which is good. We don’t know what we’d do without him.

 

Taking to the skies

Taking to the skies

Rich Oxley, our current vice-chair and treasurer is taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, in aid of Sheffield Hospital Radio.

On the 16th April, Rich with two friends  will conquer (or hope to) three of the Yorkshire Dales toughest climbs. The group will climb to the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. all in under twelve hours, and covering a distance of twenty six miles.

Whernside - standing at 736 meters, is the toughest challenge of them all.

Whernside – standing at 736 meters, is the toughest challenge of them all.

Sheffield Hospital Radio isn’t the only charity to benefit from this event, Rich’s two friends will also be raising money for their chosen charities close to their heart. The Christie, a specialist cancer treatment hospital in Manchester, and Iwan Clarke who at the age of ten, was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Yet to find a cure, his family are aiming to raise up to £200,000 for a new pioneering treatment over in the U.S. You can read more about the groups individual stories and donate here.

The group have already managed to secure just over £400 of donations, but Rich has set the teams height higher:” Our target is £1000, so anything close to that would be a fantastic achievement!”

The challenge doesn’t pose to be an easy one either.

“Twenty Six Miles on that terrain will be gruelling, but the money raised, will mean it’s all be worthwhile. It’s something that means so much to people in the group. We can’t wait to get going.”

Everyone at Sheffield Hospital Radio wishes the group of the best. If you want to find out more, you can email Rich at:  richard_oxley@hotmail.co.uk.

Good luck Rich!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharrow Vale Market – 17th April

Sharrow Vale Market – 17th April

Sheffield Hospital Radio will return to Sharrow Vale Market this April, brining with them music, dancing and of course the famous brown coated animal, Foxy!

Our presenters will take to the rooftop of Otto’s Restaurant down on Sharrow Vale Road, to play the most eclectic mix of music you are ever likely to hear. We may even take a few requests! Foxy will be there, our ever reliant charity mascot to dance the afternoon away, hopefully in the sunshine!

But, come rain or shine, we’ll be there, playing music and taking your generous donations. The market is always a busy affair, with an everlasting stream of food, crafts, jewellery, books, art and so much more. Be entangled in a maze of stalls, and don’t forget to come and say hello to us all at Sheffield Hospital Radio. Just follow the music!

Get down to Sharrow Vale on the 17th April from midday, and we’ll see you there!

The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead

Last week, Sheffield Hospital Radio held their Annual General Meeting at The Rutland Hotel, Sheffield. It marked the start of a very exciting year ahead for the charity.

It was a good turnout for a fun-filled evening, which included a free prize draw and our Volunteer of the Year award. But, there was one thing everyone was waiting for, yes, that’s right, the exciting studio news. A long time in the making, but now, firmly on track, it’s just right around the corner.

From left to right: Barrie Clarke, Jordan Cullen, Jon Price. Our prize draw winners.

From left to right: Barrie Clarke, Jordan Cullen, Jon Price. Our prize draw winners.

Our Chairperson Kurt Sullivan is expecting an exciting and busy year: “Looking forward, we have so much to deliver over the next twelve months. As well as the new studio, we have so many ideas to take this charity forward.”

“I hope we can develop and continue to improve on what we already do as a patient focused charity.”

2016 marks forty years of Sheffield Hospital Radio, and there’s some things in the pipeline to make sure it’s celebrated in the right way.

“2016 is a big year, a noteworthy year in the history of this charity. We will honour it as such.”

Congratulations also to current Vice-chair and Treasurer Rich Oxley who walked away with Volunteer of the year! A huge effort, not only taking on two committee roles, but leading the way with the new studio, the award is fully deserved.

It’s a great time to be involved in Sheffield Hospital Radio. We thank everyone who turned out for the AGM in making it a great event, and look forward to a brilliant year ahead!

National Hospital Radio Awards

National Hospital Radio Awards

The National Hospital Radio Awards is an annual celebration of the excellent standards found in hospital radio stations across the country. The awards are divided into different categories, each one recognising a specific area of excellence; some are awarded to individuals, others to stations. Most of the categories recognise gold, silver, and bronze winners; however, some prizes are awarded to only one individual with no runner-up places.

The award ceremony takes place during a gala dinner on the Saturday evening of the HBA Annual Conference, which is held towards the end of March each year.

To enter your Sheffield Hospital Radio show get in touch with marketing@hbsradio.co.uk.

Substantial Donation given to the Radio by local charity

Substantial Donation given to the Radio by local charity

Sheffield Hospital Radio has received a financial boost thanks to a generous donation by a local charity.

Sheffield and District Association for the Disabled has donated £1000 to the hospital radio that will allow the charity to continue its work with hospital patients and visitors.

The donation will be used to purchase much-needed equipment that will allow the station to expand and become more flexible.

Sheffield and District Association for the Disabled has also provided support to other charities from the area including Riding for the Disabled and Whirlow Farm.

Sheffield Hospital Radio Chairman Kurt Sullivan said that the money is a huge boost for the charity and believes it will go a long way to helping it in the coming year.

He said: “The donation is a generous gift from a fellow local charity. A lot of time and effort goes into volunteering for the radio station and this money will help us greatly.

“We’re grateful for Sheffield and District Association for the Disabled’s support. The equipment we will be able to purchase from this donation will benefit us immensely.”

The station is currently working towards raising money to purchase other equipment needed for the studio such as computers and chairs.

Richard Smith, the treasurer for Sheffield and District Association for the Disabled said: “The Trustees were unanimous in supporting this project, which will be of great benefit to those confined to a hospital bed.

“Sheffield and District Association for the Disabled is a small, low key charity, and strives to make the most effective use of its limited resources. The Leonard Cheshire Home, Sheffield Riding for the Disabled, Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind, Support Dogs and Whirlow Farm 480 Club are just a few of the other local charities Sheffield and District Association for the Disabled have helped over recent years.”

Members Meeting 7 October 2015

Members Meeting 7 October 2015

The next Ordinary General Meeting will be held on 7 October 2015 at the Rutland Hotel, Broomhill, Sheffield.

All current and prospective members are invited and there will be an opportunity to chat informally afterwards.

Items for including on the agenda should be sent to the Secretary Jordan Cullan before the meeting.  secretary@hbsradio.co.uk

Members Meeting 8 July 2015

Members Meeting 8 July 2015

The next Ordinary General Meeting will be held on 8 July 2015 at the Rutland Hotel, Broomhill, Sheffield.

All current and prospective members are invited and there will be an opportunity to chat informally afterwards.

Items for including on the agenda should be sent to the Secretary Jordan Cullan before the meeting.  secretary@hbsradio.co.uk

Studio Fault – Mixing Desk Headphones

Hello All,

When Barrie and I came to the studio this afternoon (Sunday 7th June), there was no sound coming through the headphone connection on the desk.  The station output was clearly going out live as the co-presenter headphone connection was working fine, but can this fault please be investigated appropriately?

Kind regards,

Jordan

Member forums

Member forums

There is now a member forum for you to leave messages and chat to other members about show planning, patient visiting, fundraising and anything else that takes your fancy. Just click on the link in the members area of the website.

And we’re Live! Again!

And we’re Live! Again!

After a few weeks of essential studio maintenance, we are pleased to announce that all live shows can now recommence! I’m sure you’re all itching to get back to your shows, and now everything has been cleaned up and sorted out, this can happen. Thanks go out to Simon Temple whose worked tirelessly to get the studio back into a usable condition.

I can only imagine peoples frustration at the time this has taken, however much of this was out of our hands. We do envisage further studio closures over the course of the year as we upgrade equipment and refurbish the studio. However, these closures should cause minimal disruption.

I hope your first shows back are good ones. Happy broadcasting.

Kurt Sullivan
Chairman
Sheffield Hospital Radio

Where will you put your tin?

Where will you put your tin?

Here’s a really simple fundraising task that everyone can do.

We’re looking for every HBS Member to find a location for one of our distinctive purple collecting tins. Ideal locations include;

  • Shops
  • Reception areas and works canteens
  • Cafes and Pubs
  • Sports and fitness clubs
  • Hotels

Ask around in your local venues and when you’ve agreed a placement with the venue manager just email marketing@hbsradio.co.uk to finalise the arrangements.

Bedtime plays every day

Bedtime plays every day

Tune in to HBS every evening at 10pm to hear a specially produced Sheffield University Theatre Company play from a fabulous selection of new and old productions.

  • Cinderella Reloaded
  • The Ruffian on the Stair
  • Brief encounter
  • A Christmas Carol
  • From Russia with Love
  • Sherlock
  • The BFG
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Man Who was Allergic to his Wife
  • Wizard of Oz: Platform Special
  • Frankie and Johnny