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For Birmingham Hospitals and the Community


Requests & Dedication on 0121 471 4774 or text 07519 694 698


We currently have a vacancy for a presenter for our Saturday Disco Show. We are looking for someone who has been operating a mobile disco for over 30years that can give a illusion of a Saturday Night in the local village hall dancing around handbags to tracks from the 60’s to the present day, primarily for patients in hospital.   The successful candidate must be available on Saturday evenings to present the show between 6pm & 8pm.  Email

BHBNradio’s Vice Chairman is also looking for an Assistant 1 to 2 days per week.
This position is also a voluntary position, having Windows Office experience would be an advantage.

 Wriggly Worm Comes to BHBN RADIO

as part of the BHBN Morning show Broadcast every weekday at 10pm & features on Kids Time on Sundays

The late Eugenie Summerfield began her writing career creating stories for BBC Radio Four’s children’s programmes. These included the national favourites, Listen With Mother, Let’s Join In and Listening Corner.  More than 100 of her stories were broadcasted on these programmes, and it was on Listen With Mother that Wriggly Worm made his first appearance, winning the hearts of listeners, young and old.  Over a number of years,  Eugenie also wrote for Yorkshire TV’s programme My World, as well as a number of children’s books, including Nelson’s Story Chest series – and of course the published collections of the Wonderful Wriggly Worm stories: Wonderful Wriggly Worm and Wonderful Wriggly Worm Rides Again.

Eugenie died in February 2016, in Gloucestershire. Her funeral service was held at Gloucester Cathedral and her obituary appeared in The Guardian
Eugenie’s literary archive is held by Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books –
See more about the Natura Theatre’s production here:-


BHBN Radio’s 70th Anniversary Marks Another Platinum Jubilee for 2022

It’s not only Her Majesty the Queen marking a 70-year Jubilee in 2022. BHBN Radio is also marking its 70th anniversary of broadcasting to Birmingham’s Hospitals.

Rewind the clock seven decades, to a pub in Moseley in 1952, and what became BHBN was formed to keep patients at the Yardley Green Sanatorium, (now part of Heartlands Hospital), satisfied with live football and cricket commentaries, which is something the Network continues to this day!

BHBN President Robert Bartlett said, “BHBN is built on community and providing comfort and a friend for everyone from patients, to the everyday person sitting at home and looking for something more personal and familiar than commercial radio. So, we’re inviting the community to get involved and share their stories, because what we do is all about them, and it’s a community celebration as much as a celebration for BHBN Radio.”

Come along and help us celebrate this special year

See more about BHBN’s Anniversary and how you can contribute below


Great news! We’ve registered with #easyfundraising so you can help us raise money, just by shopping online! Simply use the easyfundraising website or App to shop with 4,000 well-known retailers like John Lewis & Partners, eBay,

Just Eat, Argos and M&S. When you buy something, the retailer sends us a free donation! If you’re buying anything from Amazon, things are a little different – you can raise donations for us by using AmazonSmile. This works in a similar way to easyfundraising but will give us free donations on your Amazon purchases!  Visit:

BHBN Radio’s 70th Anniversary Marks Another Platinum Jubilee for 2022

It’s not only Her Majesty the Queen marking a 70-year Jubilee in 2022. To mark its 70th Year Jubilee, BHBN Radio is embarking on its biggest ever quest to commemorate the legacy of the Second City’s hospitals and their importance in the community across the West Midlands. We are asking patients, hospital staff and the general public to help us construct an oral history of the six hospitals BHBN Radio reaches! 


Do you have a story about the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Women’s Hospital, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Heartlands, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield or Solihull Hospital? We want to hear it! 

Simply record a voice note on WhatsApp to be sent to 07981 026836 (add this number to your contacts before sending it via WhatsApp). Or alternatively, you can write your memories in an email to and we at BHBN Radio will voice it for you. We need your submissions by 30th September 2022, but the sooner, the better. Audio submissions should be no longer than 5 minutes in length.


The on-air celebrations start now, building up to a whole month’s worth of celebrations in November 2022 – which will include a 36-hour live broadcast, programmes from famous former broadcasters and community events, including a live music event at Herbert’s Yard, Longbridge Town Centre. Keep informed via our Facebook @BHBN and Twitter @BHBNradio accounts.


By sending in and sharing your stories you agree and consent for your details and your story to be shared, edited, and stored in the BHBN Radio Oral History Archive. You also agree and consent for it to be shared via BHBN Radio Network and broadcast.

If you would like your submission to be anonymous, it is imperative that you email and inform us of your story, the time and date you sent it in to BHBN Radio so we can edit this for you.


BHBNradio support the UHB & Royal Orthopaedic charities.  More information can be found via the News & Sport tab

The latest edition of BHBN RADIO’S
NEWS Magazine is out now!

Distributed and in stands at:
The Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope & Solihull Hospitals
And also at
– Waitrose in Harborne- Sainsbury’s in Selly Oak
– And other retail outlets
Door to Door to Homes around Birmingham
Click on Image to read the current edition
Click here for previous issue

Good Company and Great Tunes Wherever You Are,

Around the Wards On our Radio App 

Requests & Dedications on 0121 471 4774 or text 07519694698


BHBNradio  Music Selection runs 24 Hours 7 days a week
where we try to mirror our specialist music shows on the days
and times where they are usually broadcast


Midday The Golden Hour Hits from 50’s-80’s
Sponsored by Caremark Solihull

1pm Light Lunch, Big Band Classic Standards, and Radio Days Music
Sponsored by Western Power Distribution
10pm The Soul Train by Peter Bayliss
11pm Late Night Love Songs
and the BHBN Music Selection throughout the day between live shows

10am The Morning Show – Joy Bourne
Sponsored by Blackhams Solicitors 
4pm Good Vibrations – Jo Connop
8pm Evening Show – Dale Hobson

10am The Morning Show – Anya McCutcheon-Wells
Sponsored by Blackhams Solicitors  
2pm Music from Stage & Screen
4pm Sounds of The 80’s – Rich Pemberton
8pm Evening Show – Paul Millington 

10am The Morning Show – Rich Pemberton
Sponsored by Blackhams Solicitors 
2pm BHBNcountry – Kira Hughes & Dave Horton
6pm Words & Music Extra –  Ella Iggulden /Brian Henderson 
8pm Evening Show – Doug Jackson

10am The Morning Show – Dave Horton
Sponsored by Blackhams Solicitors  
2pm Playing It cool – Pete Bayliss
6pm Tea Time Show – Chris Friday
8pm Evening Show – Leon Lewis 

10am The Morning Show – Paul Stanley
Sponsored by Blackhams Solicitors
4pm The Weekender – Bill Waldron
6pm Thank BHBN it’s Friday – David Elliott
Sponsored by The Severn Trent Trust Fund ‘Big Difference’
8pm Evening Show – Andy Swaby

9am BHBNgold – Colin Monnaf
Sponsored by Caremark Solihull 
11am Pete Bayliss -Music Box
2pm BHBNsport (Hospitals with Hospedia Units Only)
2pm Stephanie Flynn on Saturday (on the BHBNradio App & Online)
6pmSaturday Disco – Dale Hobson
10pm Reggae Selection

11am The Sunday Supplement – David Moore
1pm The American Country Countdown Top 12
2pm Kids Time with Kira Hughes
4pm Care Home Requests & Duets – Sharon Hill
6pm Asian Selection
8pm Evening Show – Paul Stanley 
10pm The BHBNclassics Collection.

All other times – The BHBNradio Music Selection
The programme situation is ongoing and  so keep checking our Facebook & Twitter Pages to find out details of our live broadcasting

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The best way to get a request or dedication played on BHBNradio is to call
0121 471 4774 during our live broadcasting between 4pm & 10pm on weekdays and 7am – 8pm Saturdays and 12 Noon – 10pm Sundays. If calling in at any other time please leave a clear message on our answering machine. It is also possible to text a requested or dedication to 07519 694 698 or use the form opposite and we will endeavour to play your choice of song on our live programming as soon as possible.