50th Anniversary Marathon Broadcast Weekend programme

Volunteer presenters at Bath Hospital Radio will be on air live for more than 30 hours this weekend (29 May and 1 June) as part of a special marathon broadcast to celebrate the start of the 50th anniversary of the station and the launch of its Golden Jubilee appeal.

During the marathon broadcast listeners will be invited to text donations in support of the Golden Jubilee appeal which aims to raise funds to keep the volunteer-run station on air.

“The weekend of live programmes will include listeners’ favourites from the last 50 years,”said Tony Johns, the station’s programme organiser.

The live programme listed below includes music and news from 1964, the year the station went on air, music from the UK’s greatest albums and the A to Z of the most requested artists.

Listeners can donate to Bath Hospital Radio Golden Jubilee appeal by sending a text to 70070 with the words Bath14 + the donation amount (eg £10). All text messages are free on all networks.


Saturday 31st May
7.00am –10.00am Tony Johns Breakfast Show
10.00am –1.00pm Jon Paget The Best in Music from Yesterday & Today
1.00pm –4.00pm Matthew Weekes Songs with Names in the Title
4.00pm –6.00pm Ian Martin & Elaine The A to Z of Your All Time Most Requested Artists
6.00pm –9.00pm Tony Johns More of Your All Time Most Requested Artists
9.00pm–12.00pm Nicholas Keyworth & Ian Martin Classic Countdown – Your All-Time Favourite Classics
Sunday 1st June
7.00am –10.00am Tony Johns Breakfast Show
10.00am –1.00pm Julie Hazelwood Great Singers, Great Crooners and their songs
1.00pm –4.00pm Nigel Smith Chill, Laid Back and Easy Music
4.00pm –6.00pm Ian Martin & Clare Reddaway 1964 –Those Number One Songs and More Great Music from Bath Hospital Radio’s first year of broadcasting
6.00pm –9.00pm Ollie Lewis The UK Greatest Albums – Countdown
9.00pm–12.00pm Andrew Howard-Lewis More Great Songs from 1964



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