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1996 Our Presenting Stars and Backstage Information

Radio Heatherwood Backstage 1996

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.

Stars of 1996

Some captured moments of our volunteers.

  • Dave Smith
    Voluntary Service:- 1979 to 2016
    37 Years
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    Dave Smith Saturdays. Click to Enlarge:-
  • Keith Smith
    Voluntary Service:- 1990 to 1997
    6.1 Years
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    Keith Smith Saturdays.
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  • Jim Trendell
    Voluntary Service:- 1996 to 2000
    4.8 Years
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    Jim Trendell Tuesdays.
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  • Gary Butler
    Voluntary Service:- 1996 to 1997
    1.7 Years
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    Gary Butler Thursdays.
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  • Lee Henty
    Voluntary Service:- 1989 to 1997
    7.9 Years
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    Lee Henty Mondays.
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  • PJ Davidson-Smith
    Voluntary Service:- 1980 to 2016
    36 Years
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    PJ Saturdays.
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  • Kevin Donaldson
    Voluntary Service:- 1992 to 1996
    4.5 Years
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    Kevin Donaldson captured in 1993 when delivering the first mug. Image was added to the front page of the new ward booklet this year.
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  • Alan Holder
    Voluntary Service:- 1989 to 2008
    19 Years
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    Alan Ticket Selling Ascot High Street.
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  • Barry Callan
    Voluntary Service:- 1995 to 2000
    5.2 Years
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    Barry Callan Fridays.
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  • Bruce Crosland
    Voluntary Service:- 1995 to 2001
    6.9 Years
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    Bruce Crosland Thursdays.
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  • Lance Scovell
    Voluntary Service:- 1993 to 1997
    3.9 Years
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    Lance Scovell Mondays.
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    Lance Scovell Studio 2.
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  • Bruce Crosland
    Voluntary Service:- 1995 to 2001
    6.9 Years
    Sue Pullman
    Voluntary Service:- 1995 to 2001
    6.9 Years
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    Bruce Crosland & Sue Pullman Saturdays.
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  • Roger Hawkes
    Voluntary Service:- 1988 to 2008
    19.5 Years
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    Roger Hawkes Ticket selling Ascot High Street.
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    Roger Hawkes And Jessica Cruickshank.
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  • Rebecca Loader
    Voluntary Service:- 1992 to 1997
    4.3 Years
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    Rebecca Loader Studio 2 Fridays.
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  • Amanda Chivers
    Voluntary Service:- 1993 to 2000
    7.4 Years
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    Amanda Chivers Tuesdays.
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  • Lisa Jones
    Voluntary Service:- 1994 to 1998
    3.8 Years
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    Lisa Jones Thursdays.
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  • Ian Haskell
    Voluntary Service:- 1995 to 1998
    3.3 Years
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    Ian Haskell Fridays.
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1996 Year Twenty Story Unfolds

1996 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

RHSG

The Radio Heatherwood supporters group organised by the station manager Dave Smith was still an integral part of the fundraising for the station.

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RHSG Holiday at Ilfracoombe information tag for members should they need to contact the hotel or organiser.
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Eight days trips were organised through the year plus two holidays of which the May holiday was to Ilfracoombe and the November mini break took in the sites of Newquay.

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Tenth anniversary mug commissioned and distributed on the ward from 1996.
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The charity buzz had raised £7000 over the last ten years.

The charity buzz prompted a design of a new mug which was then distributed on the wards during 1996 & 1997.
The logo was also carried on the back page of the ward booklet

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And in the End

This has seemed a very strange year for David and I, as goals previously driving us on have been completed: with the last of the studio changes completed in the previous July. This is not to say we have lost interest in the way the station develops. On the contrary we are very much concerned for the stations future and see that new trainees are encouraged to join and encouraged to develop ideas previously un-obtainable. These are the people who will help drive and ensure a strong future for the station.

The studios have been evolving to the stage of their current status apart from some minor wring changes under the consoles, no changes are planned in the foreseeable future.

The wards continue to bring headaches for us as we don't know just where or when our service may be disrupted or changed.

New fund-raising ideas must be forthcoming and implemented if we are to remain buoyant financially. New equipment will be purchased as current units become worn out( Subject to financial viability ).Areas previously glossed over will receive deeper scrutiny and we will continue to ensure that the voice of Radio Heatherwood is heard with the hospital trust

The future for Radio Heatherwood depends on the collective support and ideas of the presenters. There are lots of new and interesting ideas out there which need nurturing and developing. We either take on board new ideas or we stagnate.

The management team would like to thank all staff for their splendid support in 1996 and thank you for your contributions to the service which as I'm sure you know is very much appreciated by those patients listening on the loan radio service.

Long Live the AM Service.

P. J. Davidson-Smith Secretary December 1996

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Archive Gems

Just some extra's we found:-

1996 That Was The Year That Was!

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