Welcome to HOSPITAL RADIO IPSWICH
Your Bedside Friend
Welcome to HOSPITAL RADIO IPSWICH
Your Bedside Friend
Welcome to HOSPITAL RADIO IPSWICH
Your Bedside Friend
Welcome to HOSPITAL RADIO IPSWICH
Welcome to HOSPITAL RADIO IPSWICH
Your Bedside Friend
Welcome to HOSPITAL RADIO IPSWICH
Your Bedside Friend

ABOUT HOSPITAL RADIO IPSWICH

We provide a radio service to The Ipswich Hospital, via the Hospedia System (Channel 1). It’s absolutely free to listen to us, all you need to do is register your details with Hospedia by lifting the handset and pressing the green operator key.
We have been providing this service for over 50 years. We are run entirely by volunteers and rely on donations and fund raising to provide the money we need to keep going. If you are interested in joining us we are always looking for people who are willing to join us. Please contact us if you are interested.
Please feel free to browse through our site to find out more about the service we provide, to make a request for someone staying in the hospital or to find out about joining us.

If you would like to send a dedication to someone currently in hospital you can do this by ringing us on 01473 704666 and leaving details on our answer phone if no one is able to pick up. Or you can use the Make a Request facility which will send your request to the show you choose. Please note our online request is currently working so please phone us.

Hospital Radio Ipswich Shows

All shows are provided by Hospital Radio Ipswich volunteers. We broadcast programmes 24 hour per day and include Sky News on the hour.  Sometimes there may not be someone in the studio live but you can still call us and leave a message anytime.

To view show detail, please click on the day and then show you are interested in, from the list below.

Midnight Classics

Presenter

John Alderton

Midnight to 01:00

THE LIGHT PROGRAMME

John Alborough with an hour of music and then "Music through the Night"

01:00 to 05:00

Insomniacs' Toolkit

Presenter

Derick Holman

05:00 to 06:00

The Breakfast Show

Presenter

Mark Eley

Waking you up with News on the Hour, music and information.

06:00 to 08:00

Sunday breakfast

Presenter

Rick Double

Join Rick for a mix of music and chat and the occasional guest too - Live from our studios in Ipswich Hospital

08:00 to 10:00

Backtracking

Presenter

Norman Lloyd
The award-seeking (but still not nominated) Backtracking. Two hours with Norman and the Sunday Superstars, the Posh Bit and more - Live from our studios in Ipswich Hospital

10:00 to midday

Stage and Screen

Presenter

Bob Davis

Mike Bugg

midday to 13:00

Lunchtime Jukebox

Presenter

Chris Thorn

Join Chris as he plugs in the HRI jukebox and plays some great classics from the 50s and 60s

13:00 to 14:00

Classical Favourites

Presenter

John Alderton

14:00 to 15:00

The Time Machine

Presenter

Marty Wilde

15:00 to 16:00

The Gentle Breeze

Presenter

Patrick Eade

16:00 to 17:00

All That Jazz

Presenter

Mike Bugg

17:00 to 18:00

Stu's 80s Hits

Presenter

Stu Chisholm

18:00 to 19:00

Derick Holman's Stretch

Presenter

Derick Holman

19:00 to 20:00

SUNDAY LIVE

Presenter

Peter Green

20:00 to 22:00

Nightmoods

Our presenters helping you relax with soft music

22:00 to 23:00

Nightmoods

Our presenters helping you relax with soft music

23:00 to midnight

Midnight Classics

Presenter

John Alderton

Midnight to 01:00

THE LIGHT PROGRAMME Then music through the night

John Alborough with an hour of music and then "Music through the Night"

01:00 to 05:00

Insomniacs' Toolkit

Presenter

Derick Holman

05:00 to 06:00

The Breakfast Show

Presenter

Mark Eley

Waking you up with News on the Hour, music and information.

06:00 to 09:00

HRI - Your Bedside Friend

Broadcasts 24 hours a day and is staffed entirely by volunteers.

Album Tracking

Presenter

Stephen Foster

Stephen "Foz" Foster presents an hour of album music,

09:00 to 10:00

The Library

Presenter

Tim Ward

Looking at the best of our music collection!

10:00 to 11:00

HRI Country

Presenter

Peter Green

A daily dose of country and western with HRI's resident cowboy Peter.

11:00 to midday

Stage and Screen

Presenter

Bob Davis

Mike Bugg

midday to 13:00

Lunchtime Jukebox

Presenter

Chris Thorn

Join Chris as he plugs in the HRI jukebox and plays some great classics from the 50s and 60s

13:00 to 14:00

Classical Favourites

Presenter

John Alderton

14:00 to 15:00

The Time Machine

Presenter

Marty Wilde

15:00 to 16:00

The Gentle Breeze

Presenter

Patrick Eade

16:00 to 17:00

All That Jazz

Presenter

Mike Bugg

17:00 to 18:00

Stu's 80s Hits

Presenter

Stu Chisholm

18:00 to 19:00

Derick Holman's Stretch

Presenter

Derick Holman

19:00 to 20:00

Stephen Foster's Monday Music Mix

Presenter

Stephen Foster

Join Foz for 2 hours of the finest music, plus your chance to make a request on *800 (from your bedside) or 01473 704666

20:00 to 22:00

Nightmoods

Our presenters helping you relax with soft music

22:00 to 23:00

Nightmoods

Our presenters helping you relax with soft music

23:00 to midnight

Midnight Classics

Presenter

John Alderton

Midnight to 01:00

THE LIGHT PROGRAMME

John Alborough with an hour of music and then "Music through the Night"

01:00 to 05:00

Insomniacs' Toolkit

Presenter

Derick Holman

05:00 to 06:00

The Breakfast Show

Presenter

Mark Eley

Waking you up with News on the Hour, music and information.

06:00 to 09:00

Album Tracking

Presenter

Stephen Foster

Stephen "Foz" Foster presents an hour of album music,

09:00 to 10:00

The Library

Presenter

Tim Ward

Looking at the best of our music collection!

10:00 to 11:00

HRI Country

Presenter

Peter Green

A daily dose of country and western with HRI's resident cowboy Peter.

11:00 to midday

Stage and Screen

Presenter

Bob Davis

Mike Bugg

midday to 13:00

Lunchtime Jukebox

Presenter

Chris Thorn

Join Chris as he plugs in the HRI jukebox and plays some great classics from the 50s and 60s

13:00 to 14:00

Classical Favourites

Presenter

John Alderton

14:00 to 15:00

The Time Machine

Presenter

Marty Wilde

15:00 to 16:00

The Gentle Breeze

Presenter

Patrick Eade

16:00 to 17:00

All That Jazz

Presenter

Mike Bugg

17:00 to 18:00

Stu's 80s Hits

Presenter

Stu Chisholm

18:00 to 19:00

Derick Holman's Stretch

Presenter

Derick Holman

19:00 to 20:00

Tuesday night Requests

Presenter

JohnJo

We turn things over to you to choose the music, if you want, by calling us on *800 or 01473 704666. Failing which JohnJo is guaranteed to have some great choices for you.

20:00 to 22:00

Nightmoods

Our presenters helping you relax with soft music

22:00 to 23:00

Nightmoods

Our presenters helping you relax with soft music

23:00 to midnight

Midnight Classics

Presenter

John Alderton

Midnight to 01:00

THE LIGHT PROGRAMME

John Alborough with an hour of music and then "Music through the Night"

01:00 to 05:00

Insomniacs' Toolkit

Presenter

Derick Holman

05:00 to 06:00

The Breakfast Show

Presenter

Mark Eley

Waking you up with News on the Hour, music and information.

06:00 to 09:00

Album Tracking

Presenter

Stephen Foster

Stephen "Foz" Foster presents an hour of album music,

09:00 to 10:00

The Library

Presenter

Tim Ward

Looking at the best of our music collection!

10:00 to 11:00

HRI Country

Presenter

Peter Green

A daily dose of country and western with HRI's resident cowboy Peter.

11:00 to midday

Stage and Screen

Presenter

Bob Davis

Mike Bugg

midday to 13:00

Lunchtime Jukebox

Presenter

Chris Thorn

Join Chris as he plugs in the HRI jukebox and plays some great classics from the 50s and 60s

13:00 to 14:00

Classical Favourites

Presenter

John Alderton

14:00 to 15:00

The Time Machine

Presenter

Marty Wilde

15:00 to 16:00

The Gentle Breeze

Presenter

Patrick Eade

16:00 to 17:00

All That Jazz

Presenter

Mike Bugg

17:00 to 18:00

Stu's 80s Hits

Presenter

Stu Chisholm

18:00 to 19:00

Derick Holman's Stretch

Presenter

Derick Holman

19:00 to 20:00

Rufus with your Requests

Presenter

Rufus Spivey Green

Your requests on a Wednesday night.

20:00 to 22:00

Nightmoods

Our presenters helping you relax with soft music

22:00 to 23:00

Nightmoods

Our presenters helping you relax with soft music

23:00 to midnight

Midnight Classics

Presenter

John Alderton

Midnight to 01:00

THE LIGHT PROGRAMME

John Alborough with an hour of music and then "Music through the Night"

01:00 to 05:00

Insomniacs' Toolkit

Presenter

Derick Holman

05:00 to 06:00

The Breakfast Show

Presenter

Mark Eley

Waking you up with News on the Hour, music and information.

06:00 to 09:00

Album Tracking

Presenter

Stephen Foster

Stephen "Foz" Foster presents an hour of album music,

09:00 to 10:00

The Library

Presenter

Tim Ward

Looking at the best of our music collection!

10:00 to 11:00

HRI Country

Presenter

Peter Green

A daily dose of country and western with HRI's resident cowboy Peter.

11:00 to midday

Stage and Screen

Presenter

Bob Davis

Mike Bugg

midday to 13:00

Lunchtime Jukebox

Presenter

Chris Thorn

Join Chris as he plugs in the HRI jukebox and plays some great classics from the 50s and 60s

13:00 to 14:00

Classical Favourites

Presenter

John Alderton

14:00 to 15:00

The Time Machine

Presenter

Marty Wilde

15:00 to 16:00

The Gentle Breeze

Presenter

Patrick Eade

16:00 to 17:00

All That Jazz

Presenter

Mike Bugg

17:00 to 18:00

Stu's 80s Hits

Presenter

Stu Chisholm

18:00 to 19:00

Derick Holman's Stretch

Presenter

Derick Holman

19:00 to 20:00

The Alborough Festival

Presenter

John Alborough

Easy listening with smooth jazz, soft country, soul, oldies and most importantly requests of any kind.

20:00 to 22:00

Nightmoods

Our presenters helping you relax with soft music

22:00 to 23:00

Nightmoods

Our presenters helping you relax with soft music

23:00 to midnight

Midnight Classics

Presenter

John Alderton

Midnight to 01:00

Music Through The Night

Non stop music from our library and news on the hour

01:00 to 05:00

Insomniacs' Toolkit

Presenter

Derick Holman

05:00 to 06:00

The Breakfast Show

Presenter

Mark Eley

Waking you up with News on the Hour, music and information.

06:00 to 09:00

Album Tracking

Presenter

Stephen Foster

Stephen "Foz" Foster presents an hour of album music,

09:00 to 10:00

The Library

Presenter

Tim Ward

Looking at the best of our music collection!

10:00 to 11:00

HRI Country

Presenter

Peter Green

A daily dose of country and western with HRI's resident cowboy Peter.

11:00 to midday

Stage and Screen

Presenter

Bob Davis

Mike Bugg

midday to 13:00

Lunchtime Jukebox

Presenter

Chris Thorn

Join Chris as he plugs in the HRI jukebox and plays some great classics from the 50s and 60s

13:00 to 14:00

Classical Favourites

Presenter

John Alderton

14:00 to 15:00

The Time Machine

Presenter

Marty Wilde

15:00 to 16:00

The Gentle Breeze

Presenter

Patrick Eade

16:00 to 17:00

All That Jazz

Presenter

Mike Bugg

17:00 to 18:00

Stu's 80s Hits

Presenter

Stu Chisholm

18:00 to 19:00

Derick Holman's Stretch

Presenter

Derick Holman

19:00 to 20:00

Something for the weekend

Presenter

John Cordell

John Cordell kickstarts your weekend with your requests and a touch of the 60's.

20:00 to 22:00

Nightmoods

Our presenters helping you relax with soft music

22:00 to 23:00

Nightmoods

Our presenters helping you relax with soft music

23:00 to midnight

Midnight Classics

Presenter

John Alderton

Midnight to 01:00

Music Through The Night

Non stop music from our library and news on the hour

01:00 to 05:00

Insomniacs' Toolkit

Presenter

Derick Holman

05:00 to 06:00

The Breakfast Show

Presenter

Mark Eley

Waking you up with News on the Hour, music and information.

06:00 to 09:00

Album Tracking

Presenter

Stephen Foster

Stephen "Foz" Foster presents an hour of album music,

09:00 to 10:00

GOOD TIMES

Presenter

Bryan Davidson

A great mix of music for a Saturday morning, LIVE from our studios at Ipswich Hospital. Call Bryan on 01473 704666 for a request.

10:00 to 12:00

Stage and Screen

Presenter

Bob Davis

Mike Bugg

midday to 13:00

Lunchtime Jukebox

Presenter

Chris Thorn

Join Chris as he plugs in the HRI jukebox and plays some great classics from the 50s and 60s

13:00 to 14:00

ITFC Live or other programming

Presenter

Gemma G

With Gemma G in the studio and Simon Bartlett at Portman Road. Music and requests with match reports on all home Ipswich Town games. In the event of no football normal programming will go out to the wards:
14:00 - Classical Favourites with John Alderton
15:00 - The Time Machine with Marty Wilde
16:00 - The Gentle Breeze with Patrick Eade

14:00 to 17:00

Saturday Requests with Gemma G

Presenter

Gemma G

A mixture of requests and chat with Gemma G to keep you company on your Saturday early evening.

17:00 to 19:00

The Stretch

Presenter

Derick Holman

22:00 to 23:00

SATURDAY NIGHT IN WITH MOIRA

PRESENTER
Moira Birt

Moira keeps you company - so fluff up the pillows and prepare to be entertained.

20.00 to 22.00

NIGHTMOODS

Our presenters helping you relax with soft music

22:00 to 23:00

NIGHTMOODS

Our presenters helping you relax with soft music

23:00 to 00:00

Requests

Remember - even when we are not here you can still leave us a message on *800 or 01473 604222

HRI – Your Bedside Friend

Joining Hospital Radio Ipswich

If you would like to become a volunteer

download our members pack.

or Become a FRIEND

Ways to Listen

From your bedside via the Hospedia unit, you will find us on Channel 1
• From anywhere on a PC, even away from hospital you can continue to enjoy

ITFC Match Commentary

If you’re in hospital you can get full match commentary on the Town Home Matches via Channel 1 on your Hospedia bedside system. As for our online listeners

50 4 50 – Our 50th Birthday

Starting from 8pm on Friday the 1st of October until 10pm on Sunday the 3rd of October Hospital Radio Ipswich did 50 solid hours of back to back live broadcasting to celebrate 50 years of broadcasting to the Patients of Ipswich Hospitals.
50 hour for 50 years hence 50 4 50.