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Andy Brown and Ben O’Connor

Andy Brown and Ben O’Connor

 

Our hospital radio station, Radio Wey, celebrated its 50th Anniversary of broadcasting with us this month. Broadcasting live from the St Peter’s main reception, volunteers working for the radio station interacted with patients and staff, interviewing, chatting and getting them involved in the anniversary celebrations.

The radio station has come a long way from its humble beginnings of two friends playing tapes to patients in Weybridge Hospital using a portable tape machine. 50th Anniversary celebratory messages have been flooding in from the likes of Chris Tarrant and John Cleese. Purely charity based, Radio Wey has 60 volunteers working for them, offering their services to the radio station for decades, all through the love of the job.

Congratulations to Mandy Morrow, who won a silver award in the Best Female Presenter category at the National Hospital Radio Awards.

Suzanne Rankin with Roddy the mascot

Suzanne Rankin with Roddy the mascot

 

Andy Brown, presenter for 28 years and host of ‘The Wonderful Wacky Wireless Show’ (aired on Thursday 12-3pm) said: ““This celebration week at the start of our 50th anniversary for Radio Wey has gone really well. People have got to know more about us, which is wonderful. It’s been really lovely to meet and chat with patients, visitors and lots of staff. We interviewed several people and guests including Suzanne Rankin and Aileen McLeish, where we have had the opportunity to find more about what their jobs entail as well as how they relax. We have really enjoyed the whole week, and we hope that everyone else has too. Radio Wey will also be broadcasting live from Ashford Hospital later in the year.”

 

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