Shortlisted for awards – Angela Schofield, Chair of the Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust, Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough, Steve Russell, Chief Executive of the Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust, and Mark Oldfield, Chairman of Harrogate & Knaresborough Radio Harrogate Hospital.

The charity broadcaster – which is based within Harrogate District Hospital – is shortlisted in no less than four categories, further demonstrating the high standards of its presenters, promotions, shows and events.

The National Hospital Radio Awards celebrate the continued efforts of volunteers from its member stations, who have continued to bring entertainment, light relief and information to patients in hospitals, care homes and other community settings.

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In addition to Tiz Harris being nominated in the Best Newcomer category, and Mark Oldfield and Daniel Wilson vying for Pest Program with Multiple Presenters for their LGBT show Pride Hours, the station is also up for Best Station Promotion. for its ‘Design a Christmas Jumper schools competition’, and Best Event for its FM launch.

At last year’s awards, Harrogate Hospital Radio chairman Mark Oldfield was named the recipient of the John Whitney Award for Outstanding Contribution – which “celebrates an outstanding contribution, by an individual, to his or her station /hospital radio”.

Mark said: “After the trials and tribulations of the past two years, being shortlisted for four awards is absolutely fantastic news.

“The highlight of the last 12 months has been our launch on FM. For this momentous occasion, we hosted a series of specials, including the official ‘FM switch on’ with MP Andrew Jones, District Chairperson NHS Foundation Trust, Angela Schofield, and its chief executive Steve Russell.

“I’m also honored to have been shortlisted with Daniel Wilson for Best Show with Multiple Presenters, and it’s great to have another of our newest presenters, Tiz Harris, recognized for the quality of his shows.

“I am incredibly proud to be chairman of this wonderful charity, and these shortlists demonstrate the quality of talent we have at Harrogate Hospital Radio.”

Grant McNaughton, Chairman of the HBA, said: Hospital Broadcasting Organizations across the UK have continued to deliver entertainment, news and entertaining information to healthcare users throughout this pandemic.

“What is truly remarkable is that our member stations have adapted to these difficult times and have remained committed to serving, producing and presenting local radio dedicated to the healthcare community.

“Our National Hospital Radio Awards recognize the talent and dedication of hospital radio volunteers, and this year’s nominations showcase this remarkable talent and commitment.”

The National Hospital Radio Awards will take place later in the year as part of the annual HBA conference.

For more information about Harrogate Hospital Radio and its work, visit its website, https://www.harrogatehospitalradio.org.uk/