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2000 Our Stars and Backstage Information

Radio Heatherwood Behind the Scenes

Whilst there was a very public side to the promotion of the radio service, behind the scenes a number of other events and changes were taking place to the working practices of the radio station.

2000 Year Twenty Four Story Unfolds

2000 was a very busy year for the station management and as the year unfolded there was much to do and organise

For further information about this year:- Follow the links

Welcome to our Picture board

Some captured moments of our volunteers,during this year.

Our Stars of 2000

  • Dave SmithVoluntary Service:- 1979 to 2016 37 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenter Dave Smith 1997
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    Dave Smith Saturdays.Click to Enlarge:-
  • Ada HawkesVoluntary Service:- 1992 to 2001 9.3 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenter Ada Hawkes 1998
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    Ada Hawkes Broadcast Support Tuesdays
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  • Jim TrendellVoluntary Service:- 1996 to 2000 4.8 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenter Jim Trendell 1996
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    Jim Trendell Tuesdays.
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  • John MurphyVoluntary Service:- 2000 to 2013 13 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenter John Murphy 2000
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    John Murphy Saturdays.
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  • PJ Davidson-SmithVoluntary Service:- 1980 to 2016 36 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenter PJ Davidson-Smith
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    PJ Saturdays.
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  • Sylvia DungateVoluntary Service:- 1996 to 2008 11.9 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenter Sylvia Dungate
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    Sylvia Dungate Tuesdays.
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  • Alan HolderVoluntary Service:- 1989 to 2008 19 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenter Alan Holder 1992
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    Alan Holder Tuesdays.
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    Radio Heatherwood Presenters Alan Holder & Roger Hawkes 1999
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    Alan Holder & Roger Hawkes Tuesdays.
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  • Barry CallanVoluntary Service:- 1995 to 2000 5.2 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenter Barry Callan
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    Barry Callan Fridays.
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  • Bruce CroslandVoluntary Service:- 1995 to 2001 6.9 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenter Bruce Crosland
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    Bruce Crosland Thursdays.
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  • Bruce CroslandVoluntary Service:- 1995 to 2001 6.9 Years   Sue PullmanVoluntary Service:- 1995 to 2001 6.9 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenters Bruce Crosland & Sue Pullman
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    Bruce Crosland & Sue Pullman Saturdays.
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  • Roger HawkesVoluntary Service:- 1988 to 2008 19.5 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenters Roger Hawkes Ticket selling Ascot High Street
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    Roger Hawkes Ticket selling Ascot High Street.
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  • Amanda Chivers Voluntary Service:- 1993 to 2000 7.4 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenter Amanda Chivers
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    Amanda Chivers Thursdays.
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  • Laraine BridgesVoluntary Service:- 1999 to 2003 4.5 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenter Laraine Bridges 1999
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    Laraine Bridges Wednesdays.
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  • Jennifer FergusonVoluntary Service:- 1998 to 2002 3.8 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenter Jennifer Ferguson 1999
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    Jennifer Ferguson Wednesdays.
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  • Matthew RobinsonVoluntary Service:- 1996 to 2005 8.3 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenter Matthew Robinson
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    Matthew Robinson Wednesdays.
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  • Sarah BishtonVoluntary Service:- 1997 to 2004 7.1 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenter Sarah Bishton
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    Sarah Bishton Wednesdays.
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  • Mark GibsonVoluntary Service:- 1996 to 2000 4.3 Years   Radio Heatherwood Presenter Mark Gibson Broadcast Support
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    Mark Gibson Broadcast Support Thursdays.
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Welcome to our Picture board

In early October whilst the builders were carrying out work on the ground floor of maternity unit,cables were damaged and an aerial was ripped from a wall knocking out the am service for ward 8. This left the loan radio's useless and was not able to be repaired until Feb 2001.

A temporary repair was effected by PJ and a visit to the old premises with the camera captured the already vast changes which had taken place.

Builders Damage

Old Studio, Builders have moved in

  • Radio Heatherwood Old Studio Oct 2000
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    Old Studio Oct 2000
    Studio door removed, view into studio 1 through new doorway.

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  • Radio Heatherwood Old Studio Oct 2000 2
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    Old Studio Oct 2000
    Studio 2 now with new window.

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  • Radio Heatherwood Old Studio Oct 2000 3
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    Old Studio Oct 2000
    Studio 2 looking at exit.

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  • Radio Heatherwood Old Studio Oct 2000 4
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    Old Studio Oct 2000
    Studio 1 new window and the remnants of the messages written on the wall on that final day.

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  • Radio Heatherwood Old Studio Oct 2000 5
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    Old Studio Oct 2000
    Studio 1 Looking at exit
    PJ Effecting temporary repair to cable in services cupboard.

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Old Studio Gone, But Not Forgotten. 

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And in the End

The year 2000 was dominated by the move of the hospital radio studio to it's new premises.

Recruitment was put on hold until the end of the year as the station management wrestled with the need to get the new studio up and running.

The move wasn't without issue's caused by the lack of discussion with the relevant hospital people, of their making. In addition when it came down to the move of the actual contents of the studio the family members of the management were called upon to help.

By the end of 2000 the new studio was on air and the balance of work needed to complete all the tasks and re-instate studio 2 would be expected to be complete by March 2001.

The provision of a nice new studio's in a wooden building which had already been designated as low standard for the hospital's own staff, would create new problems and one which caused issue's from the start was the temperature during the summer month's, on one occasion 90 degrees was recorded.

To help offset the high temperatures, curtains were added to all windows and reflective film to all windows. In addition all hot water pipes running round all of the rooms were boxed in.This all added to the time of the build remedial work, by the station engineer.

Privately the new premises generated a number of discussions within the radio and league and long term it was touched upon how the building would in fact cause issues during the coming years. The question unanswered also was, how long would we be in this location ?

A spate of damage was inflicted upon the inductive loop system this year of which the hospital contractors were the guilty party.

The station still managed to pull in donations for loan radio's as well as donations to our upkeep.

The year will always be remembered as the year of the move.

Staff Departures this year 4, Arrivals 2.

P. J. Davidson-Smith Secretary May 2011

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Archive Gems

Just some extra's we found:-

 

2000 That Was The Year That Was!

 

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