Live acts set for Harrogate Hospital Radio’s 40th anniversary party

Harrogate Hospital Radio chairman, Mark Oldfield (s).
Harrogate Hospital Radio chairman, Mark Oldfield (s).

All are welcome to help celebrate Harrogate Hospital Radio’s 40th anniversary at an event at Bilton Working Men’s Club this Friday (October 20).

Local artists including Aaron Joseph, Lucy L’Mont, Robbie Miller and James Taplin are set to headline the event, which will also feature a disco, pie and pea supper and prize draw.

Harrogate Hospital Radio Chairman Mark Oldfield said: “I’m very proud to be the chairman of such a superb organisation, and this party is being held to celebrate Harrogate Hospital Radio’s four decades of broadcasting throughout the wards of the district hospital.

“This remarkable milestone could not be possible if it were not for the fantastic support of Harrogate District Hospital NHS Trust, patients, local business, individuals, fund-raising organisations, and, of course, our wonderful volunteers.

“We have come a long way since our first broadcast on October 22, 1977, when we only had one turntable, microphone and tape machine, and broadcast for just two hours a night.

“We now have two studios kitted out with state-of-the-art equipment and broadcast 24 hours a day to a world-wide audience.

“Friday is going to be a great night and I’m extremely grateful to all the acts who will be performing for us.

“It’s not a private party, so all are welcome. And, of course, we will be using this evening as a way of raising funds and gaining new volunteers.”

Tickets for the event cost £10 which includes automatic entry to the prize draw and pie and peas.

They are available from behind the bar at Bilton Working Men’s Club, or by calling Harrogate Hospital Radio on 01423 553342.

Further information about Harrogate Hospital Radio is available from its website