President appointed to HRB

The Trustees of Hospital Radio Bedford are pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Mason O.B.E. as Honorary President of the charity.

Colin who has generously agreed to join us brings to the charity many years of experience within the broadcast industry having been the driving force behind Chiltern Radio during its inception, and also having interests in radio stations in other parts of the world. 

Colin has recently retired from the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire.

Geoff Clark Chairman of Hospital Radio Bedford said, “At this pivotal time for Hospital radio stations in the UK, listeners have wider accessibility to broadcast output, the Trustees believe that the experience Colin brings will benefit the charity in developing strategies to achieve it’s objects of being a “Health and Wellbeing Broadcaster to the residents of Bedford Borough”, as well as helping to raise the charities profile within the area.”

Colin Mason said “I have been involved in broadcasting in Bedford since the early 1980s and I am extremely pleased to be asked to take on the ‘Honorary President’ role at Hospital Radio Bedford. 

As I join, I am delighted that HRB has taken ownership of a particular ‘format’ in Bedford which is the Health and Wellbeing Station which makes the service vital to the whole community as well as to those in immediate need in hospital. The Internet has now brought great potential to stations like HRB in the opportunity for widening their audience.

As I settle in to HRB I take great pleasure in coming face to face again with equipment donated by my old radio station, Chiltern Radio. It is good to be back

Colin Mason (seated) with Geoff Clark, HRB Chairman.

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