Tuning In and Most Requested

Listening to HRB whilst in hospital.

As a patient you will need a digital product like an ipad/ipod/smartphone/Lap Top, etc. to give you FREE access to Hospital Radio Bedford on 2 streams.  WiFi SPARK FREE and WiFi SPARK PREMIUM – the Premium being payable to access for additional services on the internet.  Use of in-ear/headphones is required to avoid causing a noise nuisance to other patients.

Details of how to receive WiFi SPARK will be advised whether you are using Android or other digital services.

On connecting to WiFi Spark you will be taken to a landing page where you will see the HRB logo, clicking on this allows you to receive HRB programs.

Emily and her Mum work on sorting out the pile of request slips from the past months!

emily-mum     emilly

The request show is the most popular programme on Hospital Radio Bedford and the request team visit hospital wards most nights to talk to patients and ask them if they would like a dedication on-air. The team return to the studio with the collected request slips and put the programme together so that people can listen in to their choices.

The eclectic mix and range of music chosen is always a surprise to the presenters who enjoy the opportunity to comment on the tunes selected as well as being able to share their experiences of visiting the wards. The choice of music reflects a complete cross-section of people in the hospital on a particular night, including patients, visitors and staff and as one might imagine the conversations are rich and varied; providing many amusing anecdotes to keep us all in good spirits.

Emily has done a wonderful job and as you will see from the listing has compiled a complete top 20 of the most popular artists. Perhaps it’s no surprise that Elvis continues to be the favourite, but with the  relatively new comer Michael Bublé in second place and Justin Bieber coming in at number five the request show continues to be a dynamic responsive programme that provides enjoyable bedside entertainment to the hospital and beyond.

HRB Top Artists

1. Elvis

2. Michael Buble

3. Frank Sinatra and Ed Sheeran

4. Beatles, Queen, Neil Diamond

5. Justin Bieber

6. Adele

7. Whitney Houston

8. Rod Stewart, Abba, Luther Van Dross, Animals, Sam Smith.

9. John Denver, Dire Straits, Beach Boys, Daniel O’ Donell, Eva Cassidy, Matt Monroe, Simon Garfunkel, Nat      King Cole

10. Electric Light Orchestra, Coldplay, U2, Billy Fury, Elton John, Pink Floyd

11. Carpenters, Westlife, Meatloaf, John Lenon, Bob Marley, New Seekers, Kenny Rogers, Olly Murs, Michael Jackson, Righteous Brothers, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Phil Collins, Paloma Faith, R Kelly, Bon Jovi, Foster And Allen, Jim Reaves

12. Take That

13. Vera Lyn

14. Elbow

15. Van Morrison

16. Bread

17. David Bowie

18. Stevie WonderYears & Years

19. Years and Years

20. Lionel Ritchie