Award nominations for Harrogate hospital radio station

Harrogate Hospital Radio chairman Ian Wighton (s).

Harrogate Hospital Radio chairman Ian Wighton (s).

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Harrogate Hospital Radio has been nominated for a string of national broadcasting awards.

The radio station, which is located in Harrogate District Hospital, has been nominated in four categories in this year’s Hospital Broadcasting Association awards.

Martin Fretwell is shortlisted for Best Male Presenter; Mark Field for Best Newcomer; Ellie Jackson, a previous awards winner and multiple runner-up, for Best Female Presenter.

In addition, Harrogate Hospital Radio is one of ten shortlisted for the coveted Station of the Year award.

Harrogate Hospital Radio chairman Ian Wighton said: “Being shortlisted for four awards is a fantastic achievement for us and a great way to start the new year.

“I’m delighted for Mark, Martin and Ellie in their individual nominations and we will be keeping our fingers well and truly crossed for them come the awards dinner.

“For Ellie, being shortlisted in these awards is becoming a force of habit and it’s the sixth time in the last seven years that she has made the cut.”

Mr Wighton, who joined Harrogate Hospital Radio 37 years ago, added: “Being nominated for Station of the Year is a real honour, and a testament to the outstanding quality of the shows we produce day in, day out.”

The National Hospital Radio Awards will be held on Saturday, March 28, during a gala dinner at the HBA Annual Conference, being held in Gosforth, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The awards are judged by professionals working in the radio and health service industries.

Anyone wanting to find out more about Harrogate Hospital Radio, and the work it does, should contact the station on 01423 553342.