How To Listen:

There's now more ways that you can listen to BHR!

At Your Bedside

We are on Channel 1 of the bedside radio units.
(Please note that this service is only available on a limited number of wards)

On Your Laptop

Click "Listen Live" at the top of this page to listen to us on your laptop.

On Your Smartphone or Tablet

Download the "MyTuner" app from your app store on your internet enabled smartphone or tablet.

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.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for stopping by and welcome you to our site.

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 | Sunday 10:00 - 12:00

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 | Friday 21:00 - 22:00

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 | Monday 19:00 - 21:00

Luke is one of our Trustees and also a presenter here at BHR. Luke looks after the station programming and recruitment here at the station. He also presents Wednesday Night Live every Wednesday evening 9pm - 11pm!

Arthur Thomas

Arthur Thomas

Presenter | Thursday 19:30 - 21:30

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.

Sheila Hollin

Sheila Hollin

Request Collector & Presenter | Monday 19:00 - 21:00

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 her track her down and give her your requests!

Louisa Sham

Louisa Sham

Presenter | Wednesday 17:30 - 19:00

Louisa is fairly new here at BHR, but has taken to the airwaves like a duck to water! You can catch Louisa every Wednesday 17:30 - 19:00 for some chat and the best variety of tunes.

Rachael Marson

Rachael Marson

Fundraiser & Presenter | Friday 21:00 - 22:00

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!

Dayle Ashford

Dayle Ashford

Presenter | Friday 18:30 - 20:00

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

Neil Poulton

Neil Poulton

Presenter | Thursday 18:00 - 19:00

Neil joined us in 2017 as an on-air presenter. You can catch him on your radios every Thursday 18:00 - 19:00!

Charlotte Pearson

Charlotte Pearson

Presenter | Sunday 15:30 - 17:30

Charlotte joined us in 2017 as an on-air presenter. You can catch Charlotte every Sunday on your radio's 15:30 - 17:30 where she brings you This Week In History and some great music to get you through your Sunday!

Alys Clark

Alys Clark

Presenter |

Alys joined us in 2017 as an on-air presenter. She is currently off exploring South East Asia, but she will be checking in with some updates of her travels, so keep your ears with BHR to hear what she's getting up to!

Connor Morgans

Connor Morgans

Presenter | Monday 17:00 - 19:00

Connor joined us in 2018 as part of our on air team, You can catch Connor every Monday from 5pm, when he brings you all the latest music from indie start ups to chart toppers with humour throughout, probably...!

Amber Gulsen

Amber Gulsen

Presenter | Saturday 18:00 - 19:00

Amber joined the station in 2017. She currently presents a show every Saturday evening 18:00 - 19:00 with Charlotte McNab.

Charlotte McNab

Charlotte McNab

Presenter | Saturday 18:00 - 19:00

Charlotte joined the station in 2017. She currently presents a show every Saturday evening 18:00 - 19:00 with Amber Gulsen.

Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker

Presenter

Charlie joined us in April 2018. He is currently undergoing some training for his new show starting soon!

Alan Butler

Alan Butler

Presenter | Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00

Alan joined the station in 2018 and can currently be found on air every Wednesday 10:00 til 12:00.

Darren Jenkins

Darren Jenkins

Presenter |

Darren is new to the station joining us in 2018. He is currently undergoing training, but should be on your airwaves shortly!

Gemma Hartnoll

Gemma Hartnoll

Presenter |

Gemma is new to the station joining us in 2018. She is currently undergoing training, but should be on your airwaves shortly!

Carol Davies

Carol Davies

Request Collector

Carol is new to the station joining us in 2019. She is currently undergoing training, but should be out on the wards shortly!

Sarah Bowdidge

Sarah Bowdidge

Presenter |

Sarah is new to the station joining us in 2019. She is currently undergoing training, but should be on your airwaves shortly!

Charlie Nicholls

Charlie Nicholls

Presenter |

Charlie is new to the station joining us in 2019. He is currently undergoing training, but should be on your airwaves shortly!

Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Presenter | Daily 08:00 - 09:00

Hello there I’m Richard Smith.
Since the summer of 2004, I’ve been producing programmes, mainly for Hospital Radio listeners’ enjoyment from a purpose-built studio at home with an ever-growing library of 36,000+ pieces of music from all genres ranging from the 1920’s to the charts of today.

Ray Cook

Ray Cook

Presenter | Various

Ray Cook presents Laid Back Soul Connections every Saturday 20:00 - 21:00, Soul Connections every Sunday 12:00 - 13:00 and The Decades Show every Sunday 13:00 - 14:00.

Peter Grogan

Peter Grogan

Presenter | Daily 22:00 - 23:00

Peter Grogan presents the Best of British Classical Music show, every evening between 22:00 and 23:00.

Ioan Dyer

Ioan Dyer

Presenter | Saturday 21:00 - 22:00

Ioan presents the Film Show for GTFM which is simulcast on BHR.

Tim Cooper

Tim Cooper

Presenter | Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00

Tim presents ‘The Red Thread’, Tuesday's at 2pm. The show is called ‘The Red Thread’ because every song somehow connects to the next. Any possible way it can be connected he will use- artist, title, however he can.

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Latest News

BHR AGM 2019

We are pleased to announce that this years Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 13th May 2019 at The Boardroom in the Princess of Wales Hospital. All are welcome to attend. Should you wish Read more…

BHR Online Launch

We are pleased to announce that we are launching a brand new way to listen to BHR! As you may or may not know we are currently only broadcasting within the hospital on Channel 1. Read more…

Eurovision 2018 Special!

Saturday 12th May 2018 saw the return of our Eurovision Song Contest Party. Owain took to the airwaves to entertain the staff and patients at the Princess of Wales Hospital with his unique take on Read more…

Sainsbury’s Easter Egg Appeal

On Tuesday 10th April 2018, our Owain and Sheila joined Sainsbury’s Community Champion, Jackie Thomas, on the distribution trail of the Easter Eggs that we very generously donated to Sainsbury’s Bridgend, by their fantastic customers! Read more…

Bridgend Mayor visits BHR

We were honored to welcome Mayor of Bridgend County Borough, Cllr. Pam Davies, and the Mayor’s Consort, Tudor Davies, to BHR on Monday 12th February 2018. After a quick tour of studios we were proud Read more…

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…

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