Celebrating 50 years of Broadcasting with 50 hours of continuous live broadcast

13.00 Friday 21st - 15.00 Sunday 23rd October


13.00 – BOB GRIFFITHS – It’s the opening party for our 50/50 celebrations. Join Bob for classic hits and great album tracks of some of the big music influencers over the last 50 years.

16.00 – GARY DAVIES – Join Gary for the top 40 best selling records as it stood on this weekend in 1972

18.00 – NIGEL STEVENS – Join Nigel for some great music from across the last 5 decades where he will be discussing memories of Coventry Hospital Radio from across the years.

19.00 – ANDREW COLBY – Friday Night Across the Decades: Join Andrew Colby for great pop songs from the ’70s to the present day including big hits and your favourites too. We will also look back at PARTY ANTHEMS to suit the occasion to celebrate our 50th anniversary and we will be taking your requests as well. Let’s celebrate.

22.00 – COLIN GUTTERIDGE – Join Colin for plenty of hits from 1972 and snippets of news stories from the same year as we look back at the last 50 years. There will also be the half century hot hit


01.00 – ASHLEY HARRIS – Join Ashley for the best of the 80s and 90s music. He will take a look back at the weekend games and talk about the upcoming sunday sporting action.There will be a music quiz and guess the year of one song as well. Plenty to get involved with as we celebrate our 50th.

05.00 – SIMON TIDMARSH – Join Simon as he plays relaxing stressbuster tunes from the last 50 years to help you unwind.

06.00 – LAURA & SIMON – Join Simon and Laura as they kickstart your day with the CHR breakfast. There will be a focus on number ones from the last 50 years as well as plenty of games for you to get involved with. They will also be more than happy to take all your requests.

10.00 – MARTA AMADO – Join Marta for little journeys through memories and imagination, combined with a diversity of music, celebrating 50 years of CHR and its importance for patients, families and staff. 

11.00 – NUTAN DESAI – Nutan’s happy hour will bring you asian multicultural music and entertainment including bollywood, gujarati, bhangra and dhazals from the last 50 years. She will also be celebrating the 2nd day of Diwali.

12.00 – MARTA AMADO – Join Marta for little journeys through memories and imagination, combined with a diversity of music, celebrating 50 years of CHR and its importance for patients, families and staff.

15.00 – CHR SPORTS ZONE, ANDREW, SIMON & LAURA – Join the sportszone team as they take a look at famous sporting faces from Coventry from the last 50 years, including Neil Back, Ian Bell, Fran Cotton and many more. They will also be reminiscing about CCFC winning the FA Cup in 1987 and they will take a look at famous football players and Managers from across the decades. They welcome your input for sporting and hospital radio memories from across the years.

17.30 – ALOKA SUDIWALA – Join Aloka as she plays  Indian songs from 50 years ago and talks about actors and actresses from back then as well as talking about how the hospital was 50 years ago.

19.00 – HUGHIE GREENWOOD – Join Hughie for 3 decades of oldies from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. There will be a 3 in a row easy listening section and also 2 tracks that were new entries for the week ending 26th October 1972

21.00 DAN SAMBELL – The party continues as Dan takes you through Saturday night with disco classics to celebrate 50 years of CHR. Plus they’ll be fun and games including a 1972 edition of Beat the intro… Will our request collector know the songs from the year we were born.

23.00 – JOHN O’FARRELL – Join John for some easy listening music as he reminisces about Coventry over the last 50 years


01.00 – LAURA DUNN – Join Laura for some lovely chill-out relaxing tunes from the last 50 years. Each hour we will focus on a different genre (e.g. country, pop and much more). If you struggling to sleep phone in to get your request played as we play your choice your music.

05.00 – COLIN GUTTERIDGE – Join Colin for the Sunday breakfast show where we will celebrating with music from the last 50 years as well as playing a half century hot hit as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary. 

09.00 – VASANTI CHAUHAN – Join Vasanti as she plays songs from the last 50 years to celebrate Diwali.

11.00 – TIM LESLIE – Join Tim to enjoy the tracks you may have forgotten as well as the tracks that did chart then got put away, so there’s a chance of hearing your golden memories as we celebrate our golden anniversary. He will also play plenty of number ones from 1972, the year we were established.

13.00 – LEE BAKER – Join Lee for new and old music where he will also play some 1972 hits that reached the top 5 in the charts