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Donate to our Decades fundraising weekend

It’s less than a week away to Bath Hospital Radio’s marathon broadcast weekend, our biggest fundraiser in the calendar.

Join us for two days of great music, news, stories and chat as our volunteer presenters broadcast live for more than 30 hours on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June.

It costs £100 a week to run Bath Hospital Radio which is run by a charity independent of the NHS and reliant on donations.

Support our efforts by texting your donation –  text BATH15 + the donation amount (eg £10) to 70070.

The theme for this year’s marathon broadcast weekend is Decades, marking the start of Bath Hospital Radio’s sixth decade on air.


  • 7am: Tony Johns with Sound of the Sixties, music from the decade when Bath Hospital Radio first went on air
  • 10am: Nigel Smith with Rock to the Seventies, music from the decade of glam rock
  • 1pm: Elaine Miles with Decade to Decade, music and stories from her chosen four decades
  • 3pm: Matthew Weekes with Cover to Cover, playing covers from the last five decades
  • 6pm: Olly Brown with the Saturday Get Together from the 1980s, music and chat
  • 8pm: Nicholas Keyworth with Musicals through the Decades, music from the theatre


  • 7am: Tony Johns with Sound of the Seventies, music from the decade of the flares and funk
  • 10am: Ian Martin with Scores of the Decades, film scores from the 1960s to present day
  • 12pm: Ian Martin & Patricia Spencer-Barclay with Back to Bath, music and news from each of the decades since Bath Hospital Radio went on air in 1964
  • 1pm: Patricia Spencer-Barclay with a Selection of the Sixties, her personal choice of music from the swinging sixties
  • 3pm: Clare Reddaway with Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Dilemmas for divas and advice from agony aunts from the 1950s through to the 1970s
  • 5pm: Olly Brown with the Sunday Get Together from the 1970s, music and chat
  • 7pm: Ollie Lewis with an Evening of the Eighties, his personal selection from the decade which brought us the New Romantics and electronic music.

All text messages are free on all networks. The donation amount will then be charged to your phone bill. To enable us to claim Gift Aid on your donation just follow the instructions in the reply text from us. The minimum amount per donation is £1. The maximum amount per donation is £10.

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