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Radio Hospitals Blackburn registered charity No. 703165

Volunteer vacancies 2020

RHB will be back looking for new, motivated volunteers to fill a variety of roles when the current climate allows. These include:

Presenters, Ward Liaisons, Request collectors and Fundraisers as well as individuals who can help with raising awareness and marketing the good work RHB does.

RHB Charts

On this page

RHB playlists March 2020

RHB’s top 20 most requested tracks from the wards 2017

The national top 20 hospital requests 2017

Click the link above to go to the chart page

The Bradshaws

RHB is proud to host

The Bradshaws.

They are an archetypal family with 3 members.

Alf, the father

Audrey, the mother &

Billy, the child who is seven nearly eight.

Created by Buzz Hawkins over 30 years ago.

You can listen

every weekday at

2.30am and 2.30pm

Home Page


1954 was when it all began. Two enterprising gentlemen, Mr Eddie Ellis and Mr Bill Cunliffe decided to collect music requests from the patients in three Blackburn Hospitals

Click here to

ELHT Hospital News

For the latest news for The East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust click the link below for their news page

2014 Winners Star Awards 2014

Desktop version click here


Whilst we will continue to provide the best programming for the patients,, we can no longer attend the studios. We are doing our best to broadcast from home using the latest technology to do so, however we may have to increase our pre recorded program output to ensure we have the right schedules for our listeners. See the latest schedules for programs and shows.

In 2014 the volunteers of RHB were nominated for ELHT volunteers of the year award. Click the link above to read all about it

New Shows

When RHB introduces a new show to our schedule we will list it here.

Mondays at 3pm.


with Richard Smith.

Repeated Saturday morning at 9am

Funds & Sponsors

Saturdays from 2pm

Alternate weeks there will be shows presented by:

Chesney Hawks


James Blunt

RHB is a self funded charity organisation. We need to source income from as many places as possible, our main income comes from sponsors; local businesses who donate money in return for their company mentioned on the radio. More details can be found on our sponsors page.

Donations mainly come from the general public, from collection tins located around the borough or from collection events organised by our volunteers. You can also make a donation through our website.