New Forest Hospital Radio
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Hospital Radio members
All our collectors and presenters are volunteers. Both collectors and presenters work on a fortnightly rota although during holiday periods the rota may be adjusted. Collectors tour the wards visiting patients and collecting their requests often making a suggestion for a request to patients. These request sheets are prepared for the presenter and requested CDs and Mini Discs not on our computerised library are extracted from the CD/MD library. The collectors provide a pastoral role to the patients and may be their only visitor apart from the hospital staff.
Presenters prepare an evening request show using the requests obtained by the collectors and including some of their own choices to provide an enjoyable 2 hour show.
Full Training is given to both collectors and presenters. All Hospital Radio staff must attend a Hospital Health and Safety course and also be DBS checked. If you are interested please contact the secretary for more information
Meet our Presenters

David Bennett is The Presenter Manager here at NFHRadio.
David has over 25 years experience in DJing/Presenting and has been an FM Radio Presenter with a local Radio Station here in Lymington.
David showed an interest in Music back in his School Days, he played the Piano reached Grade 8 in the theory of Music , played the Cello and Joined the School Orchestra at Arnewood Comprehensive School. David also attended Speech and Drama Classes with a local group as a youngster and has performed at The New Forest Arts Centre and other Local Venues.
Join David for his alternate Monday evening Request Show and other pre-recorded Shows throughout the week.

Mick and Amy

Mick and Amy present the Tuesday Evening Request Show. Despite being different nationalities and different generations, they have been a solid duo for 10 years because of their shared love for music. They love sharing and celebrating old favourites like Roberta Flack, Dolly Parton and Joni Mitchell along with learning a bit about new new music, a little outside of their listening comfort zone, like Chris Stapleton, The Staves and John Legend. Come join them on their musical journey….

Penelope Wright

Penelope joined NFHR in 2015, training as both a Request Collector and a Presenter. She currently presents alternate Friday night Request Shows with Paul Speller and, in addition, is Committee Secretary and keeps an eye on our podcast service for local Care Homes. Her musical tastes are mainly for 60s and 70s pop, with a penchant for Tamla Motown and the odd ‘one-hit wonder’ (remember Barry Blue, Kelly Marie and Aneka?)!
Penelope lives in Lymington near the Community Centre, where she helps serve behind the Bar on Film Nights and – as a member of Lymington Players – occasionally treads the boards at the Malt Theatre. When she’s not busy doing all this, plus Italian lessons and Pilates, Penelope enjoys travelling - mainly to southern Italy to practise the language, eat gelato and sip an occasional Negroni!


Chris joined NFHR six years ago and is now present Chairman , presenter and collector.
An avid music fan with an eclectic taste(he thinks).An eternal teenager.
Lives in Blackfield and is originally from Surbiton Surrey, educated in Epsom and then studied dentistry at Guys Hospital,now retired.
At present helping renovate a dilapidated bungalow .


Jim Brenan

Jim Brenan joined NFHR in June 2008. He ran New Forest PA for a number of years and ran a mobile disco in the sixties. A past chairman of NFHR Jim enjoys all genres of music and the opportunity to share them with our listerners. Jim also presents a monthly show for Gracewell Care home in Sway.
Jim is a member of Lymington Rotary enjoys gardening and Tai Chi. He used to run a PA company in Lymington and also used to sail in Lymington and Keyhaven.

Frank Hobley

Frank Hobley has an eclectic taste for music, and enjoys music trivia. His ideal musical evening would be at a Mark Knopfler concert, or watching Les Miserable – again. Alternatively, away from music, Frank is a big rugby fan. He also enjoys driving his convertible car around the beautiful New Forest. Frank doesn’t take himself too seriously, and will always try to bring a smile to the listeners, even if it is at his own misfortune. Frank presents the Saturday evening request show every fortnight with Julian Rickman, and hosts the Tuesday Live at 5 show once a fortnight with a different theme every time.

Marea is one of our longest running members having been a presenter here at New Forest Hospital Radio for nearly 24 years.
She supports and has an avid interest in local bands and has a wide taste in Music.
A lot of Marea’s Free time is spent Volunteering, mainly in the Community Centre in lymington
You can tune into Mareas show on Alternate Wednesdays from 7pm

Ian Bradbury

Ian Bradbury has been a presenter for NFHR since 2011. Currently Ian presents the Thursday night request show with Les Clements every other week. One of Ian’s favourite music genres is country and he has recorded several hour long shows ‘A Taste of Country’ with an emphasis on the new music artists currently recording. When not at Hospital Radio, Ian spends his time supporting Southampton Football Club, walking the dog and squeezing in the day-job, as a Director for a manufacturing company.

Phil Hill Phil Hill has spent most of his life teaching French, German & Spanish, but music has always been his great love. In the early days he used to run the school discos and host a regular lunchtime music club, playing current chart hits and requests for the students. He has always played in bands and is currently the keyboard player for local band Dorsal Fin. He presents alternate Wednesday night request shows and then invites you to join him on a musical “Journey Through the Decades.”
Gary Murphy Gary Murphy has been interested in music since his early teens, playing drums in various bands since the age of 18. He has also written a selection of song lyrics & recorded in some of the top studios including Abbey Road and has appeared on TV & radio (UK & Europe) played in many top London clubs including Marquee, Saville Theatre & the Bunny Club. Gary has supported many major artistes – Pink Floyd, Scott Walker, Cream, Marmalade, Troggs, Tremeloes Paul Jones, the Move & many more. Now plays in local pop/rock band “MAGIKHAT”. Gary has been with NFHR since 2006, & produce a weekly 2 hour show for Solent Mead Care Home.
He has recorded a series of 1 hour themed shows called the “Sixties Revolution”

Graham Clark Graham Clarke has worked with NFHR for over two years as a presenter and also sits on the committee as the Software Manager. He presents a live request show every other Friday and does a Live at 5 show every other Thursday as well as pre-recorded Jazz shows, The Joy of Jazz. Graham’s early broadcasting career started as a participant on a school’s quiz show on BBC Radio Leicester in 1972 before moving on to DJ’ing at Bailey’s Night Club in Leicester where, even at the age of 18, he was known as “Daddy Cool” – but only so that he could use BoneyM’s Daddy Cool hit from 1976 as his intro music !
He’s previously been a guest presenter on County Sound Radio in Guildford and for a couple of years was Julian Clegg’s “ Global Stringer “ in Singapore doing regular weather and news updates on BBC Radio Solent. Graham has also been the face and voice of a number of charities such as the Gulf Support Group during the Iraq war and SERV Hampshire, a motorbike charity supporting the Blood Transfusion Service - although as his wife reminds him, he definitely has the face for radio !

Rachel Conway

Rachel Conway joined NFHR in 2018 having rediscovered her love of music after a long absence.  She has worked as a disco DJ on cruise ships, briefly in Jakarta, and opened what was only the second ever disco in Hong Kong as resident DJ.  Orginally a Welsh girl, Rachel has lived in London, Washington DC, Northumberland, and moved to the New Forest 14 years ago because of a boat! Rachel presents the request show on alternate Wednesdays and although her love is primarily disco she tries to moderate her choices to suit everybody.



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