Radio Northwick Park

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"Ronnie The Radio"
Official logo for Radio Northwick Park

Radio Northwick Park (RNP) is a free hospital broadcasting service based inside Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, Middlesex, England.

The radio station was founded in 1971 and is run by volunteers to provide a broadcast entertainment service to patients. They are a registered charity in the United Kingdom (charity number 274806), and a member of the Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA). RNP became one of the first hospital radio stations in the United Kingdom to become 24 hours, in 2000, when they received a Lottery Grant which enabled them to install a computer system. Their mascot is called Ronnie the Radio. The station has won several awards from the Hospital Broadcasting Association.

In 2006, Radio Northwick Park was able to broadcast online through their website, enabling listeners to tune in outside Northwick Park Hospital. The internet broadcasting was set up primarily to offer a service to retirement homes and similar places around the local area, as a replacement to the Mediumwave service that the station had to discontinue in 2005.[1]

In 2011 Radio Northwick Park were presented with an award for being the second best Hospital Radio Station in the UK, making them number one in the London. They received the award at the National Hospital Radio Awards, conducted by the Hospital Broadcasting Association, in Maidstone, Kent.

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  • Best Newcomer – Nominated (2014)
  • Best Newcomer – Bronze (2013)
  • Best Male Presenter – Nominated (2013)
  • Best Female Presenter – Nominated (2013)
  • Specialist Music – Nominated (2013)
  • Station Promotion – Nominated (2013)
  • Best Station Promotion – Bronze (2012)
  • Station Of The Year – Silver (2011)
  • Best Male Presenter – Nominated (2011)
  • Best Female Presenter – Nominated (2011)
  • Best Newcomer – Nominated (2011)
  • Station Promotion – Nominated (2011)
  • Specialist Music Show – Nominated (2011)
  • Best Male Presenter – Gold (2010)
  • Special Event – Gold (2010)
  • Station Of The Year – Nominated (2010)
  • Best Female Presenter (x2) - Nominated (2010)
  • Best Male Presenter - Silver (2009)
  • Best Female Presenter (x2) - Silver and Bronze (2009)
  • Station Promotion - Silver (2009)
  • Special Event - Highly Commended (2009)
  • Best Female Presenter - Silver Award (2008)
  • Best Male Presenter - Highly Commended (2008)
  • Station Of The Year - Highly Commended (2008)
  • Best Female Presenter - Silver Award (2007)
  • Best Male Presenter - Gold Award (2006)
  • Best Sports Output - Highly Commended (2006)
  • Best Children's Show - Silver Award (2005)
  • Best Speech Package - Highly Commended (2005)
  • Best Audio Promotion - Gold Award (2002)

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