Coventry Hospital Radio Shortlisted in 4 Catagories at 2023 Hospital Radio Awards

Coventry Hospital Radio are in line to win four awards at this years National Hospital Broadcasting Radio Awards.

The National Hospital Radio Awards is an annual celebration of the excellent year-on-year standards found in hospital radio stations across the country.

The categories Coventry Hospital Radio are shortlisted for are:

  • Station of the year
  • Best programme with multiple presenters – Simon Tidmarsh and Laura Dunn for Saturday Brunch
  • Special event – Half a century by your side
  • Best female presenter – Marta Amado

Simon Tidmarsh volunteer PR Officer said: “We are over the moon that the radio station has been shortlisted in different categories for the HBA Awards this year.

“Last year was our 50th Anniversary of broadcasting so to top it off by reaching the top 10 in four categories is brilliant.

“I would also like to add a big thank you to all our volunteers who give up their free time every week to keep the radio station going.” 

Coventry Hospital Radio is run by a team of 30 volunteers and broadcasts a wide variety of programmes that suit all tastes as well as sports coverage and music request shows to patients via bedside units, website, and via an app on iOS/ Android.

It was established in 1971 when an American patient wanted to listen to Coventry City football matches and found out it wasn’t possible. When he got out of the hospital, he set up a trust fund which paid for landlines which connected the hospital to the Sky Blues old ground of Highfield Road prior to their move to the Ricoh Arena in 2005.

The station has ambition plans and in the next 12 months aims to grow the team of volunteers with new roles for presenters and ward visitors.

For more information, and a programme schedule visit and to make a music request call *800 (Star 800) free from a bedside unit or email

If you interested in volunteering opportunities at the radio station, please contact the Voluntary Services Department on 25146 or email