Elaine Miles

Elaine Miles

Trustee

Elaine has been a presenter at Bath Hospital Radio since 2014. She regularly presents a request show, and also enjoys mining her own music collection to bring World Music, Jazz, Blues and Soul to the airwaves.

Elaine particularly enjoys discovering new musical delights from patients. "I love it when a patient tells me about someone I’ve never heard of," she says. "I can’t wait to get back to the studio to track them down!"

Elaine is a team manager at an investment company in Bristol by day, and a playwright and performance storyteller by night. She is planning to record some of her short stories for broadcast. Watch this space!

Ollie Lewis

Ollie Lewis

Trustee

Ollie has been a volunteer for 5.5 years. He says: "It‘s something I’ve always wanted to do and I absolutely love presenting live shows."

Music is his passion and he has a diverse musical taste, making it a real pleasure to play a collective mix of music to the patients.

He adds: "It’s so rewarding visiting the patients each week to see what they would like to hear on our request show. They love tuning in to hear their songs being played.

"I really recommend becoming a volunteer at bath hospital radio it really is great fun!"

Clare Reddaway

Clare Reddaway

Clare Reddaway joined Bath Hospital Radio in 2013. One of her main interests at the station is spoken word. She writes scripts and short stories, and runs a popular story night in Bath called Story Fridays.

Clare believes that stories can provide wonderful entertainment for patients. She looks forward to recording more of her own and her fellow writers’ work and building a regular local story slot in the schedule.

Clare also enjoys recording live performances, from the RUH and around Bath. She has also recorded recitals in the RUH foyer, and choirs singing in local schools.

Nigel Smith

Nigel Smith

Trustee

Nigel has been with Bath Hospital radio a few years now. He says the most enjoyable part of it is going round the wards, getting requests from the patients and chatting to them about their favourite songs and the memories they bring.

He adds: "I have always loved music and being part of hospital radio has helped me widen my knowledge of all styles of music. It has also helped me appreciate music I would not normally listen to. We have even had patients who have requested songs they have written themselves!"

My aim is to help the radio station to continue to grow and flourish in the years ahead and to keep getting requests from the patients. Music makes you better.

Andrew Howard-Lewis

Andrew Howard-Lewis

Andrew has been a volunteer with Bath Hospital Radio for 10 years. Music is a very important part of his life, particularly from the 1970s when he first started buying records. He has a very diverse taste in music, from new bands and artists to 1950s rock ‘n’ roll. He also enjoys going to live concerts regularly.
He loves visiting the wards at the Royal United Hospital, meeting patients, collecting requests and talking about music, old and new.
Born and bred in Bath, he has worked as a chef since leaving school. He enjoys swimming, natural history, music documentaries and watching his football team, West Ham United.

Ian Martin

Ian Martin

Chair of trustees

Ian has been volunteering with Bath Hospital Radio for nearly three years and is the chair of Bath Hospital Broadcasts Society, the charity which runs the station.

Formerly director of The Pound Arts Trust and now a freelance writer, Ian presents a live two hour show, Sunday Brunch, every weekend and leads the Tuesday night team at Bath Hospital Radio.

Ian enjoys meeting patients and staff and playing their favourite music as well as working with his fellow volunteers to develop the radio station for the future.

"Hospital radio is the friend at the patient‘s bedside 24 hours a day - it’s both great fun and a privilege to be involved in such a valued and vital service."

Howard C

Howard C

Treasurer, trustee

Howard recently retired from the Finance Office at the University of Bath, to spend more time learning to play the guitar (a diverse musical range from Paul Simon and Elton John to Creedence Clearwater Revival) and maybe improve his skiing.

Earliest musical influences were from my mother’s collection of World Record Club classical records and music lessons at Brentwood School, of particular note being Mahler’s second symphony heard from the school library one hot summer day.

Live music experiences range from school trips to the opera in London. Proms at the Albert Hall, Rick Wakeman and Bath Festival concerts.

Howard is treasurer of Bath Hospital Radio.