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Date: Saturday 18 January 2014

Radio Warneford Shortlisted For
Two More Broadcasting Awards

Radio Warneford, the hospital radio station based at Warwick Hospital, has been shortlisted in two categories at the 2014 Hospital Radio Awards.

The station, which has just celebrated its fortieth anniversary, is one of ten hospital broadcasters from around the UK in the running for the Best Special Event Award. It has also been shortlisted for the finals in the Best Promotion category.

Radio Warneford's entry in the Best Special Event category was a 15-minute edit of live coverage of the 2013 Leamington Rotary Charity Raft Race between Leamington Spa and Warwick which took place last June. The on-air promotion for the Radio Warneford Players' production of the pantomime Aladdin formed the entry in the Best Promotion category. Judges from the Hospital Broadcasting Association listened to entries from stations across the country before drawing up their shortlists in each category.

The winners will be announced at a special ceremony in Bristol on 29 March at the start of National Hospital Broadcasting Week.

This is the second year running that Radio Warneford has been shortlisted in these two categories. In 2013, the station came away with the Bronze Award for Best Special Event for its coverage of the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay as it passed through South Warwickshire.

Photographs

The following photographs can be downloaded from our website and are freely available for use to illustrate this story.

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    Liam Dillon-Cambridge interviews the winning team at the finish line of the 2013 Leamington Rotary Charity Raft Race.
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    Radio Warneford's Paul and Louise Kalus with our Bronze Award trophy in the Special Event category at the 2013 HBA Awards.

Note To Editors

  • Radio Warneford is the hospital broadcasting service based at Warwick Hospital in the heart of Warwickshire.
  • Volunteer members have been providing quality radio entertainment to both patients and staff at since 1973.
  • Radio Warneford is an independent charity and is not part of the National Health Service. The station requires financial support from local people and organisations in order to continue its service to patients.
  • The Record Library contains around 30,000 tracks including CDs and 7-inch singles.

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