A DJ who worked at Basingstoke Hospital Radio Station for over 30 years has won a prestigious award.
At the National Hospital Radio Awards Basingstoke resident and radio DJ, Neil Ogden received the bronze award in the Best Male Presenter category.
The judges commented that Neil is “likeable, personable and a natural radio with a sense of fun who talks with his patients and clearly includes them in everything he does”.
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Neil has been involved with Hospital Radio Basingstoke for 32 years and continues to be a great asset to the station.
A special mention also went to Paul Blitz of Winchester Radio, honorary member of Hospital Radio Basingstoke. He received the John Witney Award for Outstanding Contribution to Hospital Radio.
Hospital Radio Basingstoke is a registered charity which broadcasts 24 hours a day to patients and staff at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital via the free radio service on Hospedia terminals, which are fitted to almost every bed in the hospital. It is run entirely by volunteers, who regularly give up their free time to provide airtime and entertain listeners.
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In 2022, the radio celebrates 50 years of broadcasting and looks forward to broadcasting in DAB soon.