Suffolk’s oldest radio station marks it’s 40th birthday this October with a Charity Celebration Evening.
Hospital Radio Ipswich (HRI), started life at the Anglesea Road Hospital in 1971, moving later to it’s current base at Heath Road Hospital. The volunteer members broadcast a variety of programmes every day of the week to the patients and staff via the bedside Hospedia units and also on the internet at www.hri.org.uk.
Over the years a number of members of HRI have gone on to professional radio careers, including Radio Suffolk’s Stephen Foster and Mark Murphy, Jonathan Murphy at Dream100 and Patrick Eade Radio Orwell and BFBS.
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary a charity evening is being held at Ipswich Sports Club, Henley Road, Ipswich on Friday 7th October, 7.30-11pm. The evening will include the HRI Disco, with guest DJ appearances, a quiz and raffle, plus the chance to rub shoulders with many local radio celebrities.
HRI is very proud to have been Suffolk’s first radio station and welcomes any members past and present plus anybody with an interest in radio to this very special event.
Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the following charities: Children in Need, SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Families Association) and Hospital Radio Ipswich.
Tickets are priced at just £5.00 and are available by telephoning 01473 715599. Please note this is a ticket only event and not available on the door. More information www.hri.org.uk