Broadcasting to Patients in Reading's Hospitals Since 1957

In 2017 Hospial Radio Reading (HRR) is celebrating its 60th year of bringing entertainment to the hospitals of Reading.

Hospital Radio Reading has been entertaining patients ince September 7th, 1957 when Hospital Radio Reading commenced transmissions with a commentary on Reading Football Club’s fixture against Aldershot at Elm Park. The borrowed army transmitter (a B44 set placed beside the touchline) and receivers in selective wards of Blagrave, Park and Peppard Hospitals, enabled the birth of Hospital Radio Reading.

Now 60 years later the station is now on air 24 hours per day. in addition to our live programmes from 7pm-10pm on weekday evenings, 10am-10pm on Saturdays and 8am-10pm on Sundays (subject to the availability of our volunteer presenters), at other times patients can hear an automated service playing a unique mixture of pre-recorded specialist programmes, music and useful information as well as regular news bulletins.

To mark our 60th year HRR is aiming to raise £10,000 as a Diamond Jubilee Fund. This fund will in its main part go towards the refurbishment and modernisation of one of our studios in order to bring higher quality entertainment to the patients of the Royal Berkshire Hospital as well as to have the ability to train our volunteers on modern equipemnt.

There are many ways you can get involved with the HRR Diamond Jubilee fund. 

If you would like to donate time, money or a raffle prize please contact 

If you would like to attend one of our fundraising events please click here for more details.


About HRR

Hospital Radio Reading (HRR) is the hospital radio station which broadcasts to the patients at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading via the Hospedia Entertainment system and online via this website.

Registered Charity Number: 244974

Reading Hospital Broadcasting Service.