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Darlington Memorial Team Celebrate Our beloved NHS turned 70 years old on 5th July 2018. One of the best 'free at the point of use' Health Care providers in the World has faced many challenges over its seven decades, but is stronger than ever. People all over the UK showed their love for the service [...]
Big Broadcast Success The 2017 New Year's Eve Big Broadcast rounded off 2017 and saw in 2018 across 40 hospital radio stations in the UK. Two PBHR Members, Richard Smith and Ruth Stapleton were joined by Jonathan Sawyer, Ian Gornall, Matthew Rolland and Oliver Stables to produce a 24 hour live marathon broadcast which entertained throughout. The programme was [...]
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December 30, 2017

Everyone who works for us is a volunteer. We have no paid staff, which means all of our people want to be with us and they love what they do. Our volunteers range in age and background, but we’re always looking for more people to join our team. We operate primarily out of Bishop Auckland […]

December 30, 2017

Prince Bishops Hospital Radio is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 503367, under the name of Auckland Hospital Radio. (This is being updated following our recent merger with Darlington Hospital Radio). Charitable aims are outlined on Charity Commission Documents and our constitution: ‘To relieve sickness, infirmities and the disabilities attendant amongst persons living […]

December 30, 2017

Small Beginnings It was in 1963 that a small group met in the St Helen Auckland Community Centre and heard about hospital broadcasting for the first time. They listened to a local resident, Mr Jim Wild, describe how the idea had achieved success in other parts of the country and how, he hoped, it could […]

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December 16, 2017

On 19th November 2017 Auckland Hospital Radio’s Trustees met to vote a name for a brand new radio service which would broadcast to Bishop Auckland Hospital, Darlington Memorial Hospital and The Richardson Hospital in Barnard Castle. Since 2014 Radio Skerne have been broadcasting to Darlington Memorial Hospital from Auckland Hospital Radio’s Studios in Bishop Auckland. […]

As we enter our 40th year, we continue a long standing friendship with Spice Lounge, Bishop Auckland. Since 2008 we have hosted a series of quiz nights at the popular Bishop Auckland Restaurant. With the support of ‘Issy’ and his team of dedicated fundraisers, the station managed to raise £3,500 last year, which kept us […]

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