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!"

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

Trustee

Ian has been volunteering with Bath Hospital Radio for several years.

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.