Keith Reeve notches up 40 Years at Radio Brockley

Radio Brockley trustee Keith Reeve has reached an incredible landmark at Radio Brockley, reaching 40 years of volunteering for London’s longest-running hospital radio station.

Keith, an ex-patient, first joined the station back in 1977. During his time at RB his achievements and contribution have been enormous. He became the station’s treasurer in 1982 and has remained in the post ever since. He’s been a trustee of the station for over 27 years, leading a team through some tough challenges including advancement in technology, studio rebuilds, hospital redevelopment, and even a threat of closure many years ago.

Technically, he has led virtually all of our upgrade projects over the last 25 years – including helping us to become one of the first hospital radios in the UK to broadcast on the hospital’s Wi-Fi Spark service, and he has since advised other hospital radios on how they can set up a similar system. As a result of this and many other achievements, he went on to win the prestigious John Witney Award for Outstanding Contribution to Hospital Radio at the Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA) awards in 2016.

As a presenter, he has led the station’s longest-running weekday show in the station’s history. The Thursday Show, which has now been on the air for almost 25 years, and has largely been co-ordinated by Keith since the very first week.

Now, after 40 years, Keith is more involved than ever before and continues to lead the multi-award winning station through all of its latest challenges.

The station will be marking Keith’s achievements formally in the coming weeks, but in the meantime a big “well done” and “thank you” to him for 40 years of hard work and loyal service.