Radio Brockley Pays Tribute to Peter Young

Former Capital Radio and Jazz FM presenter Peter Young, often nicknamed “PY the Pork Pie”, sadly passed away this week. Peter had a very special connection to Radio Brockley, having made his first radio appearance on the station way back in 1969, when he accompanied a friend of his who was volunteering at the time. He presented for 20 minutes […]

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Long Service Awards For Sue and Marge

Two of Radio Brockley’s long-serving members were presented with certificates last weekend for their services to Radio Brockley for a combined total of 50 years!! Marge Walker joined the station back in 2003 and has been a very popular patient rep on the wards, a long-time supporter of Bedside Bingo, and has putting together some amusing and compelling speech packages […]

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Radio Brockley is 52 Years Old!

Radio Brockley, London’s longest-running hospital radio station, celebrates its 52 birthday today. The station was started on 2nd October 1966 by six volunteers who had previously volunteered at Radio Edgware. The hospital’s engineer at the time, Jack Upton, set up the station in a disused air-raid shelter near to the old “intensive care” unit. The shelter had a leaky roof […]

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Mending Minds Programme Reaches Big New Audience

Radio Brockley’s newly launched Mental Health programme – “Mending Minds” has been reaching out to a large new audience. Since its launch in July, well over 300 people have listened to the first few programmes online, as well as the audience in the hospital listening on Monday evenings. The programme is introduced by Sharon Keaney from The Disability Foundation, another […]

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Abba remain at No.1 in June Request Chart

The requests kept rolling in for Abba on Radio Brockley in June, as they remained the most requested artists for the second month in a row by patients of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. It’s the third time they have topped our monthly poll this year, just holding off challenges by Elvis Presley who remained at No.2 and […]

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Elvis Presley tops April Request Chart

Elvis Presley climbed back up 9 places to become the most requested artist on Radio Brockley in April, reclaiming the top spot and knocking the previous month’s No.1 Abba out of the monthly Top 10. Elvis was last at the top spot in January. Ed Sheeran climbed three places to finish in second place. Completing the top 5 were Frank […]

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The Disability Foundation introduce Hypnotherapy

The Disability Foundation (TDF) are another charity based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, and Radio Brockley has been working on a series with the charity, introducing the various complimentary therapies they offer. TDF are open Mondays to Saturdays and offer a range of holistic therapies including acupuncture, chiropody, counselling, massage, osteopathy, reflexology, reiki, and yoga therapy. You can find […]

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Radio Brockley Supports RNOH Awards Night

Radio Brockley members turned out to support the RNOH’s big annual awards ceremony – the Staff Achievement Awards. The station has been providing the music for the event and interviewing the winners for a number of years now, and this year was more involved than ever. The event was held at the Village Hotel in Elstree and the highlights were […]

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