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Around 25 new digital radio stations are coming to south Durham under plans announced today. The channels will be available from Durham Digital who are bidding for an Ofcom licence to provide the channels to an area including Darlington, Aycliffe and Bishop Auckland. The consortium is made up of local broadcasters Bishop FM, Aycliffe Radio, […]

Our live events are back! On 4th October 2021, the Prince Bishops Hospital Radio Team hosted their first quiz night at The Spice Lounge in Bishop Auckland, since the World descended into chaos in 2020. Dennis Duncan took to the floor as quiz master and entertained 75 people at the Spice Lounge while they enjoyed […]

Station chairman Craig Robinson is running the 2021 Great North Run to raise money for the CDDFT Charity. CDDFT Charity raises money to enhance patient care and well being across County Durham and Darlington. The charity has supported Prince Bishops Hospital Radio several times, particularly during the pandemic where they provided vital equipment to allow […]

During lockdown, PBHR adapted to being unable to visit the patients, staff and visitors of Hospitals in South Durham whilst maintaining a 24 hour service with its dedicated volunteers. In June we took the opportunity to apply for funding from HM Government and The National Lottery Community Fund to upgrade aging equipment and allow us […]

Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has helped us to keep Prince Bishops Hospital Radio on the air during Covid-19. Prior to the pandemic, our studios were used 7 days a week by our team of volunteers. With the help of CDDFT Charity and Durham Freemasons we managed to equip […]

Prince Bishops Hospital Radio, which has seen its volunteers broadcasting from makeshift studios in their homes, has been given a £1400 boost from Durham Freemasons.  When the Coronavirus prohibited volunteers from carrying our usual duties within Bishop Auckland, Darlington Memorial and Richardson Hospital in Barnard Castle, it had to move operations offsite into the homes […]

As our colleagues in the National Health Service ramp up efforts to deal with COVID-19, Prince Bishops Hospital Radio has taken the decision to halt all live programming from Bishop Auckland and Darlington.As our colleagues in the National Health Service ramp up efforts to deal with COVID-19, Prince Bishops Hospital Radio has taken the decision [...]

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we took the difficult decision to close our studios to our volunteers. In these uncertain times, we believe hospital radio is more important than ever. With NHS visiting being restricted we were very keen to continue as many live broadcasts as possible. The NHS Trust, through the kindness of donations […]


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