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SOS Summer Show Back for 2024

The Sound of Sunday Summer Show will be returning for a 2024 series this summer, broadcasting from a variety of local events around Basingstoke.

The show, which replaces the usual live Sunday afternoon show, has already recorded the 3 shows,  at the annual Basingstoke Transport Festival, the Old Basing Carnival and the Alton Lions Safari in the Park.

The show will also promote other things going on in Basingstoke over the summer.  The regular word game Word Whizz will also feature in the show which will air for 90 minutes from Sunday 11 August.

If you have information about an event we can promote on the show this summer, email us with the details summer@soundofsunday.co.uk

Last Day of the Premier League Special is Back

Our annual special covering the final day of the Premier League season is back on Sunday 19 May.

The show will be on air later than normal with reports from all 10 final day games which all kick off at 4pm.

It looks like both the title and the final two relegation places will go down to the last games of the season so itis sure to be an exciting day and a nailbiting one for the fans of those clubs involved.

Join us for the Last Day of the Premier League Season Sunday 19 May from 3.30pm.


No Award for Random Vinyl Promo

The Sound of Sunday was up for an award on 13 April at the National Hospital Radio Awards.  The promo that was produced for the Random Vinyl feature was shortlisted in the Best Station Promotion award.

The feature, which asks someone at random to choose a random number from HRB’s vinyl library, started in 2019, although took an extended break during the pandemic due to the fact that we didn’t have a record player in our remote studio.

The promo may not have won an award, but lots more people were recorded choosing their random vinyl , including Voice of the Balls Alan Dedicoat, and these will be heard in the coming months.



Random Vinyl Promo Nominated for Award

The promo produced to promote our Random Vinyl feature has been nominated for an award.

Random Vinyl asks a different person each week to select a number at random from HRB’s vinyl library and then that track is played – whatever it might be.  Hospital staff and volunteers from other hospital radio stations have chosen numbers as well as people met during HRB’s various outside broadcasts.

The 1 minute long promo is shortlisted for the Best Station Promotion award at the National Hospital Radio Awards and is one of 4 nominations for HRB.  The winners will be announced on Saturday 13 April.


Big Christmas Show Launches Christmas on HRB

Christmas is well and truly under way on HRB with the traditional start a big success.

The HRB team were live around the wards on Sunday afternoon (10 December) pulling crackers with the staff and patients of the hospital.  They even met a patient who was 100 year old on that day and saw her letter from the King.

Meanwhile more staff were entered into the competition to win a family ticket to the Anvil’s Christmas panto.

Over 20 requests were played for those pulling the crackers.  Adrian on CCU won a goody bag courtesy of Morrisons in Basingstoke in the weekend prize draw and it was Alex who works at the hospital in Winchester who will be taking her family to see the panto next weekend.

Alan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy in Neighbours) and soul singer Alexander O’Neal also joined in the fun as special guests.

The show starts 3 weeks of festive shows on HRB.


FIVE Christmas Specials

We’ll be on the air with FIVE Christmas special shows during Christmas weekend this year.



We’ll be out and about pulling crackers in two special shows.   On Friday it’s Cherry Blossom M<anor while on Saturday we will be at Bishopswood Court in Tadley.


We’ll be live on Chrustmas Eve with all the regular fun and features plus a Weekend Prize Draw and Memory Makers goes back to Christmas Eve 1992 when we were singing along with everyone on D4.


Our now traditional Christmas Day show featuring another chance to hear Alexander O’Neal and Alan Fletcher from our Christmas show plus some cracker pulls from the past.


Once again we play some of the Milestone requests from the last 40 years starting with request number 1 and finishing with number 121,000 played a few weeks ago.

As well ass those shows, we’ll also be back on New Year’s Eve with some of the best bits of The BIG Broadcast and a new year message from the hospital Chaplaincy team.



BIG Christmas Show is Back to being BIG

After 3 years of not being able to be on the wards and presenting the show remotely, The Sound of Sunday BIG Christmas Show is back to it’s traditional format when it returns this year.

The show is a stand alone show, like no other in The Sound of Sunday’s run with special guests, competitions and lots of Christmas Crackers.

This year the show returns on Sunday 10 December at 12pm with special guests including the casts of the local pantos in Basingstoke and Newbury, Richard Smith talking about The A to Z of Pop going Live plys soul singing legend Alexander O’Neal and Neighbours legend Alan Fletcher AKA Doctor Karl Kennedy wil be joining in too.

The Great Christmas Cracker Dash will be back round the wards live plus at Bishopswood Court and Cherry Blossom Manor.

The Sound of Sunday Big Christmas Show live from 12pm on Sunday 10 December.

Series 33 Start Date Confirmed

The start date of series 33 can now be confirmed – Sunday 10 September 2023 at 1.30pm.

The Sound of Sunday returns with all the regular Sunday afternoon fun and features plus some new ideas.

Soap Update, 60 Second Show Biz, Memory Makers and the Quiet Quarter of An Hour are all back along with the weekend’s Basingstoke Community Lottery results.  Hopefully there will be the return of the weekend prize draw too.

Huntsford continues and there’ll be more chances to win with the return of the Tell Me When Brain Teaser.

Plus Spot the Ball is coming to the radio!

The latest lcoal news and sport plus of course Music on Demand requests from around the hospital, and Residents’ Requests too.

And finally, The Sound of Sunday BIG Christmas Show returns hopefully with the return of a live Christmas Cracker Dash around the awards plus cracker pulls with all the local care homes that are part of Residents’ Requests.

The Sound of Sunday Series 33 startsat 1.30 on 10 September.

Rain Won’t Stop The Sound of Sunday Summer Show

The final edition of the 2023 srries of The Sound of Sunday Summer Show is scheduled for Sunday 27 August, but unfortunately the great British summer weather intervened in the original plan.

It was due to be recorded at the Alton Village Fete event in Alton in July, but the weather was so bad that day that the event was postponed until August.  However, on the rearranged date, the weather also intervened and the event was cancelled.

So instead, the show went to Bishopswood Court in Tadley to talk to the residents and play their favourite music.

Hear the show on 27 August from 1.30pm.



Summer Show Locations Confirmed

The locations for this year’s 3 week series of The Sound of Sunday Summer Show have been confirmed.

The show wil aim to promote what’s going on in Basingstoke during August and will be recorded at a different event each week.

The series will start on 13 August with a show recorded at Cherry Blossom Manor’s sumer fete.

On 20 August, it will move on to the Old Basing Carnival and Show and then on 27 August the show will come from the Alton Village Fete.

Each show will be 90 minutes this year and will also include the day’s local news and 2 episodes of the Sunday afternoon soap opera Huntsford which usually features during the regular edition of The Sound of Sunday.

This will be the first year since the return of the Summer Show that all 3 editions will be recorded on location.

The Sound of Sunday Summer Show, 1.30pm 13/20/27 August.



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