What is new at Hastings Hospital Radio?
The clubs very own Antony (G4CUS), has been a long standing member of the Hastings Electronics and Radio Club as well as a presenter for Hastings Hospital Radio. Both he and his lovely wife Linda often appear on the schedule which is listened to and enjoyed throughout the year by the many listeners who tune in.
Antony says, “I had been interested in radio Communications since the age of seven. There was no television in Sarawak in those days and entertainment mainly came from my parent’s radio-gram. I used to listen to the shortwave bands and became interested in Amateur Radio (Ham radio).
I obtained my ‘ham’ licence in 1971 and have been broadcasting to the world ever since. Phyllis thought that my interest in radio would be a help to Hospital Radio.
I met my wife to be whilst volunteering as part of the Tuesday Team. We produce a programme each on Tuesday evenings, I broadcast the Tuesday Magazine programme at 7pm while Linda visits the wards collecting music requests for her programme at 8pm. I assist Linda with the technical side of things whilst she is presenting the Request Show. We also broadcast the Sunday Praise show once a month at 7pm.”
Hastings Hospital Radio has nearly 40 presenters in total, offering a wide and diverse range of style and taste to suit everyone. The station is also looking for new volunteers to join the presenting team.
Why not take a look at the new Hospital Radio Hastings website, where you can view the listening schedule through the week, submit requests to the DJ’s who are live on-air as well as view the latest news from the station and even see the various presenters and their respective biographies.
Antony is also a very active HF band amateur radio enthusiast, volunteer RAYNET operative and member of BSARS; another local amateur radio club based in Brede, East Sussex. Good luck to Antony at the Conquest Hospital Radio station where he continues to provide entertainment to the many people who tune in and listen.