Broadcasting to Patients in Reading's Hospitals Since 1957


James is in charge of the Tuesday night Record Requests team and, When not on HRR, works as a Sales Executive in the motor industry and enjoys listening to “anything and everything”. His earliest musical memories are of listening to the old Light Programme in 1964 and buying Lily the Pink by the Scaffold in ‘68. and he cites Ray Moore, Tom Browne, Noel Edmonds and Terry Wogan among the broadcasters past and present whom he particularly admires.  In his spare time he can often be found treading the boards with the Mortimer Amateur Dramatic Society and you can even hear him in some of their one-act plays, which occasionally feature in HRR’s schedules.


Not Many People Know That ……. James is a TOGG! Fans of Terry Wogan’s breakfast show on Radio 2 may recall hearing Sir Tel read out the occasional email from James – who, unlike most contributors actually used his own name instead of a silly pseudonym! Not only was he in the audience for the first of Wogan’s live weekend shows in February 2010, he was actually the first TOGG to have a message read out on that show. Sir Terry said he was “mad as a box of biscuits” but he was only joking ….. we think!  .



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.