Broadcasting to Patients in Reading's Hospitals Since 1957


Matthew joined HRR’s Wednesday crew in September 2010, upon leaving the Emmbrook School in Wokingham. As he was only born in 1993 much of the music we play is from before his time but he loves hearing new songs and learning about older artistes and their music. As well as being part of the award-winning Wednesday night Record Requests team he also hosts his own show which features all the week’s celebrity birthdays and entertainment news (and a surprising number of Australian chart performers!) 

When not on HRR  Matthew works at Sainsburys in Winnersh but his dream is to one day host his own radio show on Radio 1 alongside his favourite DJ, Chris Moyles. Matthew is a big fan of Ellie Goulding and many Aussie singers such as Kylie, Natalie Imbruglia, Delta Goodrem and lesser known singer Natalie Bassingthwaite, better known for her role in Neighbours as Izzy Hoyland. As you can tell, Matthew is also a fan of Neighbours but he also loves a lot of British dramas.

Matthew's other dream is to visit Australia (no surprise there, then – Ed) and also to see more of America after he visited New York in February 2010.

Not Many People Know That ……. Matthew has showbusiness connections of his own – he’s a distant cousin of singer Sophie Ellis Bextor.


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.