Welcome to Hospital Radio Hillingdon

We have received money from the Big Lottery Fund
We are a registered Charity no. 264132 run entirely by volunteers. We serve the patients of Hillingdon Hospital, which in case you were wondering is close to Heathrow Airport, London, England. We are a Radio Station in a Hospital. Our aim is to brighten up the stay of the patients, by broadcasting music requests and dedications, national and local news and the best selection of music, 24 hours a day. We play something for everyone of all ages. Our service is broadcast FREE of charge on the Hospedia Bedside Entertainment System on Radio channel 45, and online at radiohillingdon.com so relatives of the patients can listen as well, from the comfort of their favourite Living room armchair.

Radio Hillingdon is not funded by the NHS and all of our day to day running costs are met with funds raised by our volunteers. If you would like to help us please make sure you visit our Fund-raising page or use our web shop further down this page.

Thank you for visiting us and we hope you enjoy exploring our website.
Stephen Hickman, Chairman - Hospital Radio Hillingdon


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The BIG Broadcast 2017
The Big Broadcast

Over the May Bank Holiday weekend Radio Hillingdon will be joining forces with a national network of other Hospital Radio Stations around the UK.

We will be broadcasting from 6pm on Saturday, 29th April through to 6pm on Monday 1st May.

This marathon programme will be broadcast from the A to Z of POP studio in Lancashire, with Richard Smith, Ruth Stapleton, Oliver Stables, Jonathan Sawyer and Matthew Rolland.

The Big Broadcast

Richard Smith here and welcome to The BIG Broadcast – our 7th effort to date (and they said it wouldn’t last), but once again, and thanks to some wonderful technology, and more importantly those who know how to use it, we’ll be trying our best to deliver a nationally networked show on Hospital Radio over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend in an attempt to entertain listeners all over the country.

I’ve been involved in Hospital Radio since the mid 1980s and in that time have held pretty much every role within a station. During this time I’ve picked up some useful experience and this is what gets put into the organisation behind The BIG Broadcast.

The emphasis on the show is to create a fun, party atmosphere aimed specifically at those patients, staff and listeners to all the stations that take part who are unlucky enough to be in hospital or recuperating over the Bank Holiday Weekend. So I really do hope that you can join us from 6pm on Saturday the 29th of April and if you need any more details at all, please feel free to get in touch at The Big Broadcast. This is the Full Schedule for the weekend, I’ll speak to you later, ta-ra!


Radio Hillingdon wins Silver at the National Hospital Radio Awards

Silver Award

Hospital Radio Hillingdon, won a Silver award on Saturday 25th March 2017 at the National Hospital Radio Awards 2017.

It won the Silver Award in the “Best Speech Programme” Category. The team entered a 5 minute clip of an interview, where Presenter Jon Herd interviewed Pilot, Neil Jeffers, from London’s Air Ambulance Charity.

The event which is organized by the Hospital Broadcasting Association (H.B.A) was held in a converted church named the Cloisters, at the Holiday Inn, Bolton. Over 200 delegates from Hospital Radio Stations all over the UK attended the glamorous event which comprised of a black tie, 4 course dinner, followed by the Awards Ceremony and a disco until 2:00am.

The Ceremony was also attended by BBC National Lotteries “Voice of the Balls”, Mr. Alan Dedicoat, who is a Patron for the H.B.A.

Jon Herd, Presenter said, “I would like to thank the H.B.A for this award. It is the first time Radio Hillingdon has won an award in the Best Speech Category. My personal thanks to Neil Jeffers, for the winning interview, and to volunteer Mark Grantham for editing the interview. Great Team work one and all”.


Volunteer Vacancies - Request Collector/Presenters and Fund Raisers

Radio Hillingdon is currently looking to expand our team of Request Collectors/Presenters and Fund Raisers. We are looking for caring, patient and empathetic people. If you are interested and would like more details please download the relevant PDF.

Download Request Collector/Presenter Vacancy document
Download Fund Raiser Vacancy document

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Top 50
The Radio Hillingdon Top 50 Artist Chart 2015
Frank Sinatra
Elvis Presley
The Beatles
Abba

The 50 most requested artists based on all the
requests from the past 12 Months:

01 Frank Sinatra
02 Elvis Presley
03 Nat King Cole
04 Abba
05 Beatles
06 Cliff Richard
07 Jim Reeves
08 Queen
09 Glenn Miller
10 Bob Marley
11 Dolly Parton
12 Johnny Cash
13 Tom Jones
14 Neil Diamond
15 Rod Stewart
16 Matt Monro
17 Dean Martin
18 Elton John
19 Rolling Stones
20 Kenny Rogers
21 Whitney Houston
22 Ed Sheeran
23 Stevie Wonder
24 Daniel O Donnell
25 Bing Crosby
26 Englebert Humperdink
27 Sam Smith
28 Lionel Richie
29 Carpenters
30 Roy Orbison
31 Shirley Bassey
32 Perry Como
33 Vera Lynn
34 Michael Jackson
35 Mr Acker Bilk
36 Pink Floyd
37 Michael Buble
38 Beethoven
39 Barbara Streisand
40 Andy Williams
41 Frankie Valli
42 Mozart
43 Doris Day
44 Dire Straits
45 Westlife
46 Bon Jovi
47 Eagles
48 Tammy Wynette
49 UB40
50 Tina Turner

Based on requests played on Radio Hillingdon from December 2014 to November 2015.


The Request Show - Mary & Joe
The Request Show
on every evening live from 8:30pm Sunday to Friday - and if you miss it you can listen again the following afternoon at 1:30pm (Saturday at 8:30pm).

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HBA
We are a Charity registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales. Charity Number 264132. You can find out more about our charity status here. Hospital Radio Hillingdon is a member of the Hospital Broadcasting Association.