New Forest Hospital Radio
Call the studio and make a request 01590 663366


Hospital Radio members
All our collectors and presenters are volunteers. Both collectors and presenters work on a fortnightly rota although during holiday periods the rota may be adjusted. Collectors tour the wards visiting patients and collecting their requests often making a suggestion for a request to patients. These request sheets are prepared for the presenter and requested CDs and Mini Discs not on our computerised library are extracted from the CD/MD library. The collectors provide a pastoral role to the patients and may be their only visitor apart from the hospital staff.
Presenters prepare an evening request show using the requests obtained by the collectors and including some of their own choices to provide an enjoyable 2 hour show.
Full Training is given to both collectors and presenters. All Hospital Radio staff must attend a Hospital Health and Safety course and also be DBS checked. If you are interested please contact the secretary for more information
Meet our Presenters

David Bennett is The Presenter Manager here at NFHRadio.
David has over 25 years experience in DJing/Presenting and has been an FM Radio Presenter with a local Radio Station here in Lymington.
David showed an interest in Music back in his School Days, he played the Piano reached Grade 8 in the theory of Music , played the Cello and Joined the School Orchestra at Arnewood Comprehensive School. David also attended Speech and Drama Classes with a local group as a youngster and has performed at The New Forest Arts Centre and other Local Venues.
Join David for his alternate Monday evening Request Show and other pre-recorded Shows throughout the week.

Mick and Amy

Mick and Amy present the Tuesday Evening Request Show. Despite being different nationalities and different generations, they have been a solid duo for 10 years because of their shared love for music. They love sharing and celebrating old favourites like Roberta Flack, Dolly Parton and Joni Mitchell along with learning a bit about new new music, a little outside of their listening comfort zone, like Chris Stapleton, The Staves and John Legend. Come join them on their musical journey….

Tony Clark

Tony Clark has presented shows from all three hospital radio studios in Lymington and organised our moves between them. He helped raised funds to equip the present studio by a 24-hour sponsored solo broadcast which was the longest individual broadcast ever undertaken in the history of hospital radio in Lymington. Tony leads our studio management team and looks after our Myriad computerised broadcast system, He presented the Solent Mead Care Home show for 9 years and currently is one of our Sunday request show presenters. In 2015 he completed 15 years’ service and was elected President. Tony is also a volunteer at New Milton Talking Newspaper and helps Lymington United Reformed Church with computer spreadsheets.

Alan Washbourne

Alan Washbourne. Have recently moved to a 300 year old cottage in the forest so this takes up most of my time, but love it. Like to get out on my bike to keep fit and enjoy all kinds of music, am a big Leonard Cohen fan

Paul Speller

Paul Speller presents the Friday Night Request Show every other week. He is also Chairman of New Forest Hospital Radio. His musical favourites are mainly from the 1970s with artists such as Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles and David Bowie.
He is also a big fan of Blues music. Paul is a keen guitar player but is running out of space for all his guitars!
When not involved in music and radio, he supports Southampton FC and messes around in boats..

Jan Duke

Jan Duke one half of NFHR's 'Odd Couple' co-presenting the Thursday night request show with Jim Brenan. .
Sport has always played a significant role in Jan's life with a spell working in horse racing. She is also a qualified cricket umpire and now enjoys playing golf.

Jim Brenan

Jim Brenan joined NFHR in June 2008. He ran New Forest PA for a number of years and ran a mobile disco in the sixties. A past chairman of NFHR Jim enjoys all genres of music and the opportunity to share them with our listerners. Jim also presents a monthly show for Gracewell Care home in Sway.
Jim is a member of Lymington Rotary enjoys gardening and Tai Chi. He used to run a PA company in Lymington and also used to sail in Lymington and Keyhaven.

Frank Hobley

Frank Hobley has an eclectic taste for music, and enjoys music trivia. His ideal musical evening would be at a Mark Knopfler concert, or watching Les Miserable – again. Alternatively, away from music, Frank is a big rugby fan. He also enjoys driving his convertible car around the beautiful New Forest. Frank doesn’t take himself too seriously, and will always try to bring a smile to the listeners, even if it is at his own misfortune. Frank presents the Saturday evening request show every fortnight with Julian Rickman, and hosts the Tuesday Live at 5 show once a fortnight with a different theme every time.

Marea Leake

Marea is one of our longest running members having been a presenter here at New Forest Hospital Radio for nearly 24 years.
She supports and has an avid interest in local bands and has a wide taste in Music.
A lot of Marea’s Free time is spent Volunteering, mainly in the Community Centre in lymington
You can tune into Mareas show on Alternate Wednesdays from 7pm

Ian Bradbury

Ian Bradbury has been a presenter for NFHR since 2011. Currently Ian presents the Thursday night request show with Les Clements every other week. One of Ian’s favourite music genres is country and he has recorded several hour long shows ‘A Taste of Country’ with an emphasis on the new music artists currently recording. When not at Hospital Radio, Ian spends his time supporting Southampton Football Club, walking the dog and squeezing in the day-job, as a Director for a manufacturing company.

Phil Hill Phil Hill has spent most of his life teaching French, German & Spanish, but music has always been his great love. In the early days he used to run the school discos and host a regular lunchtime music club, playing current chart hits and requests for the students. He has always played in bands and is currently the keyboard player for local band Dorsal Fin. He presents alternate Wednesday night request shows and then invites you to join him on a musical “Journey Through the Decades.”
Aidy Shawyer

Aidy Shawyer has been a presenter since the beginning of 2016. New to Radio, but has had lots of experience in communications in the RAF. Aidy is passionate about music having grown up in Winchester and was in the Hampshire youth orchestra.

Aidy has spent lots of time in Hospitals unfortunately as a Renal patient on Dialysis for 7 years, but now Transplanted and all fixed. He enjoys sharing his love of music with his Listeners. Aidy co-presents the Tuesday request show with Bruce. His own Monday & Friday Live @ 5 shows. 70/80s revival on Wednesdays. Plus a monthly Kingfishers Care Home show. Tune in folks

Val Raymond

Val Raymond joined the NFHR in 2009 and presents the Saturday request show every other week and a Classical Hour every Sunday at 6.00 pm plus an hour of shorter Classical pieces weekday afternoons at 3.00 pm. She is a member of the Studio Management Team and was Secretary from 2012 to 2017.

On leaving school Val attended the Central School of Speech & Drama dreaming of working for the BBC, instead she married and was swept away to the Philippines - two sons and 18 years later she returned home and worked for the Inland Revenue!

Gary Murphy Gary Murphy has been interested in music since his early teens, playing drums in various bands since the age of 18. He has also written a selection of song lyrics & recorded in some of the top studios including Abbey Road and has appeared on TV & radio (UK & Europe) played in many top London clubs including Marquee, Saville Theatre & the Bunny Club. Gary has supported many major artistes – Pink Floyd, Scott Walker, Cream, Marmalade, Troggs, Tremeloes Paul Jones, the Move & many more. Now plays in local pop/rock band “MAGIKHAT”. Gary has been with NFHR since 2006, & produce a weekly 2 hour show for Solent Mead Care Home.
He has recorded a series of 1 hour themed shows called the “Sixties Revolution”

Graham Clark  



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