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Due to the coronavirus our studio is unmanned at present and ward visiting is currently not allowed under the current guidelines. Programmes are now being undertaken within our members homes and our phone number has been diverted to allow patients to call in and still get their favourite songs played by calling *800 from your Hospedia unit or 01603 454585

Also your family can tune in at home to share your requests as HRN is now online and phone in requests or fill out the online form for the patients

Also as the chaplains are unable to run the Sunday service in the hospital they, similarly are recording the service at home and forwarding it to HRN in time for the 10:30am broadcast

Alan Dedicoat
Hospital Radio Norwich has updated some of it jingles with the help of Alan Dedicoat (Voice of the balls & Strictly Come Dancing. Whilst at the Hospital Broadcasting Association's annual conference our chairman met Alan and asked if he could record some bits for us which he duly did and they have now been edited at our own studio in to a new selection of Jingles promoting our request show and general station identification making the station sound even better  

Yes after 6 months of planning and work HRN has finally got a shiny new website using all the latest technology and security such as HTTPS which means that your connection to us is as secure as it can be and prevents hackers and spoofers so that when you use the 'Google Chrome' browser you will see the word secure with a locked padlock to the left of the address bar or if you use 'Mozilla Firefox' you will see a green padlock on the left of the address bar. If you use a microsoft product check the the first bit of the address is https:// and you should be ok

ASDA cheque presentationHRN was top out of 3 contenders in their  presented with a cheque for £500 by Saffron King, who is ASDA’s [Boundary Road] Community Champion the 'Green Token giving' scheme run by ASDA Foundation, gives out tokens to customers at the checkout and they place the token in the box of their choice and HRN came top with the runners up being awarded £200 each. Chairman Mike Sarre said the money will go towards our communication expenses and thanked all ASDA customers that participated in helping them get the award.

Photo (left to right) Bob Proudfoot (treasurer), Irenee Batch (Secretary) & Saffron King (ASDA’s Community Champion [Boundary Road] ).

 

In the past HRN had it's own playout system (Automation of programming)written by it's chairman Mike Sarre but as support could only be provided by a single person and not getting any younger it was decided to purchase a commercial system