About BHR…

Bridgend’s Hospital Radio formally known as Bridgend League of Friends Hospital Radio (BLFR) has been an integral and useful addition to the Princess of Wales for many years, from the days of vinyl 1982 up to today’s digital age.

Our aim is to aid the recovery of and lessen the stresses of being in Hospital, via the power of music.

Being in hospital can be for many reasons :- Happy Events (Births), Sad Events (Illness) or routine events (Tests to check your body is functioning as it should be) BUT all of these events can be eased a little by the medium of music and the messages of support from loved ones that we can broadcast for patients also “Thank you’s” to our Brilliant Staff, be they Dr’s, Nurses, Cleaners, Porters or any multitude of staff that we have here at The Princess of Wales

We can only continue to offer a service because of the generosity of people like you offering their time to carry out the necessary steps. Talking to people, taking requests, checking if we have the music and to play said music and pass along the best wishes and love.

Meet our team of volunteers, who volunteer their time to make sure BHR runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!
Wayne Dunkley

Wayne Dunkley

Station Manager | Trustee

Wayne joined the station 25 years ago, and currently acts as the Station Manager. He is our resident 70's and 80's Guru.. so if you love music from the 70's and 80's Wayne's show is the one for you! You can hear Wayne on your radios every Sunday morning 10am - 12pm!

Julie Ball

Julie Ball

Trustee

Julie is one our Trustees and Request Collectors. Julie is our funding expert and is responsible for applying for funding for the station. And to be fair, she's extremely good at it! You will see Julie around the wards collecting requests. Say Hi! if you see her.

Owain White

Owain White

Trustee

Owain is one of our Trustees and also a presenter here at BHR. Owain takes care of our DBS checks and recruitment at the station. Owain has a big passion for local music and he loves to bring local music to his show. You can catch Owain at various times on your radios!

Luke Phillips

Luke Phillips

Trustee

Luke is one of our Trustees here at BHR. He assists with recruitment and training and looks after the station programming and scheduling. You can catch Luke Saturday mornings here on BHR.

Arthur Thomas

Arthur Thomas

Presenter

Arthur is our longest serving volunteer with close to 30 years under his belt at the station! You can catch Arthur's show every Thursday on BHR.

Haydn Powell

Haydn Powell

Presenter

2017 marks Haydn's 10th year with us here at BHR. You can catch Haydn every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am - 12pm, when he brings you the best hits of all time!

Sheila Hollin

Sheila Hollin

Request Collector

Sheila is not only part of the furniture at BHR, but also at the Princess of Wales in general. You can catch Sheila when she's off on her travels request collecting around the hospital. If you see here track her down and give her your requests!

Wurly

Wurly

Presenter

If there was every anybody you wanted on your team for a music quiz it's Wurly! His knowledge of music knows no bounds! You can catch Wurly on Friday's when he brings you the Golden Hour!

David Ambrose

David Ambrose

Presenter

David plays such a wide variety of music on his Monday evening show that he covers every base in a 2 hour period. You can catch him Mondays 7PM - 9PM on Channel 1!

Alys Masters

Alys Masters

Presenter | News

Even though she is off at Uni we still class her as part of the family. Alys is our news and current affairs expert. She loves all things news and hopes to one day be a Foreign Correspondent for a major news company. We have every faith that she'll get there!

Louisa Sham

Louisa Sham

Presenter

Louisa is fairly new here at BHR, but has taken to the airwaves like a duck to water! You can catch Louisa Saturday's on BHR!

Rachael Marson

Rachael Marson

Fundraiser

Rachael's official title is Fundraiser, but we feel she does much more than that! Rachael does a lot of work behind the scenes at BHR, but you may see her when she's around and about the hospital request collecting!

Christian Heathcote-Elliott

Christian Heathcote-Elliott

Presenter

Christian joined us in 2017 as an on-air presenter. You can catch him on your radio's every Wednesday evening 19:00 - 20:00!

Dayle Ashford

Dayle Ashford

Presenter

Dayle joined us in 2017. You can catch him on air every Friday 18:30 - 20:00

Neil Poulton

Neil Poulton

Presenter

Neil is new to the station and currently undergoing training. But check back soon for more details about Neil's show!

Charlotte Pearson

Charlotte Pearson

Presenter

Charlotte is new to the station and currently undergoing training. But check back soon for more details about Charlotte's show!

Alys Clark

Alys Clark

Presenter

Alys is new to the station and currently undergoing training. But check back soon for more details about Alys's show!

Daniel Williams

Daniel Williams

Presenter

Daniel is new to the station and currently undergoing training. But check back soon for more details about Daniel's show!

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Presenter

Emma is new to the station and currently undergoing training. But check back soon for more details about Emma's show!

Charlotte McNab

Charlotte McNab

Teen Voice

Charlotte has joined us as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award. She presents the Teen Voice show Sunday's at 12PM along side Amber.

Amber Gulsen

Amber Gulsen

Teen Voice

Amber has joined us as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award. She presents the Teen Voice show Sunday's at 12PM along side Charlotte.

Latest News

On Air

Sainsbury’s Present Appeal

We would like to say a massive thank you to all shoppers at Sainsbury’s Bridgend who have donated presents to the store. All gifts have now been wrapped by Jackie and her elves at the Bridgend store Read more…

On Air

Welcome TeenVoice!

We are pleased to welcome a brand new show to Sunday afternoons! Starting on Sunday 3rd December 2017 will be TeenVoice. TeenVoice will be an hour discussion show with music hosted by Amber Gulsen and Charlotte McNab. Both Amber Read more…

Funding

Ford Funding Approved!

We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded some funding from Ford. A huge thank you and well done to BHR Trustee Julie Ball for submitting the winning bid. The funding will be used Read more…

Alys C

Welcome to the team!

After a busy couple of months on the recruitment front, we are pleased to welcome our newest volunteers to the team! Gemma Sandham Dayle Ashford Neil Poulton Christian Heathcote-Elliott Charlotte Pearson Alys Clark Keep a Read more…

Charity

Louisa Meets Wings!

We were pleased to welcome Gemma and Irene from WINGS Cymru into the studio to talk about their new volunteer group set up to tackle “Period Poverty” in Bridgend. We look forward to welcoming the Read more…

Luke

BHR’s Eurovison Party

On May 13th 2017 Luke and Owain took to the airwaves to bring you our first, hopefully annual, Eurovision Song Contest Party! The party was a 6 hour interactive show with Sheila and Haydn providing Read more…

Haydn

BHR’s Ward Sing-a-long

The new and exciting Bridgend’s Hospital Radio station have been out and about within the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend. Long term volunteers Sheila Hollin and Haydn Powell took their radio show to Ward Read more…

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