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1998 Our Presenting Stars and Backstage Information

Radio Heatherwood Backstage 1998

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 1998

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:-
  • Brian Soundy
    Voluntary Service:- 1998 to 1998
    0.4 Years
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    Brian Soundy Saturdays.
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  • Ada Hawkes
    Voluntary Service:- 1992 to 2001
    9.3 Years
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    Ada Hawkes Broadcast Support Tuesdays
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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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  • Belinda Rolfe
    Voluntary Service:- 1998 to 1999
    1.1 Years
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    Belinda Rolfe Saturdays.
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    Margaret( Our Cleaner )
    Margaret Cleaner for Maternity outpatients dept. Un-paid security guard for the radio.
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  • PJ Davidson-Smith
    Voluntary Service:- 1980 to 2016
    36 Years
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    PJ Saturdays.
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  • Sylvia Dungate
    Voluntary Service:- 1996 to 2008
    11.9 Years
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    Sylvia Dungate Tuesdays.
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  • Alan Holder
    Voluntary Service:- 1989 to 2008
    19 Years
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    Alan Holder Tuesdays.
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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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    Charity Night
    Time for the team to relax Charity Night at Ex servicemen's club.
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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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  • David Bristow
    Voluntary Service:- 1996 to 1998
    1.8 Years
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    David Bristow Fridays.
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  • Amanda Chivers
    Voluntary Service:- 1993 to 2000
    7.4 Years
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    Amanda Chivers Thursdays.
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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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  • Matthew Robinson
    Voluntary Service:- 1996 to 2005
    8.3 Years
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    Matthew Robinson Wednesdays.
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  • Sarah Bishton
    Voluntary Service:- 1997 to 2004
    7.1 Years
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    Sarah Bishton Wednesdays.
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  • Mark Gibson
    Voluntary Service:- 1996 to 2000
    4.3 Years
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    Mark Gibson Broadcast Support Thursdays.
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1998 Year Twenty Two Story Unfolds

1998 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

And in the End

That was the year that was 1998

A typical year for the radio service with it’s UP’s and it’s down it’s still a valued service by patients and a great many people have benefited from out continued commitment.

Some of the highs for this year include money raised for the replacement of the bed head amps including large donations from the Crowthorne Rotary club ,Ascot Cricket Club and various small donations from grateful patients. The grand draw this year raised another princely sum and positive letters of thanks were also received from patients.

The lows include continued staff turnaround and the loss of valued members, a break in service for a week at the end of August and damage inflicted to the am aerials during the renovations of the SCBU into the diagnostics unit.

What for the future?.

The hospital have agreed for us to pursue the development of the idea of a single aerial transmission system for the site along with a commitment to provide the Bed head service during any new renovations. We must continue to build those bridges with the hospital if we are to maintain the services we provide.

The changing health care strategy for Berkshire and the changing shape of the hospital should not be a sign for us to stand still but encourage us to deliver a quality service no matter what the circumstances.

On behalf of the league and the management team I would like to thank all our staff for their continued hard work and dedication over the last year and I for one am proud to be associated with a great bunch of people whose efforts are commendable.

I look forward to working with you all in the New Year.

Best Regards to you all and your families.

P. J. Davidson-Smith Secretary December 1998

Archive Gems

Just some extra's we found:-

1998 The Story Continues!

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