Christmas 2020 will be like no other. No matter our age, none of us can recall a time such as now. But crying “Bah! Humbug” and retreating into a bunker will not help. CHBN, Truro’s Community and Hospital Broadcasting Network, is hoping to bring a different kind of Christmas cheer this December, and we need your help.
If you are in the Royal Cornwall Hospital, West Cornwall Hospital or St. Michael's Hospital you can now listen to CHBN Radio through your Smartphone, Tablet or Laptop using the NHS Wi-Fi.
The NHS Wi-Fi is available for free across all three hospital sites and once you've connected to the network you can enjoy CHBN's radio service through our online player.
For a step-by-step guide on how to connect to the Wi-Fi and listen to CHBN, visit www.chbnradio.org/on-air/how-listen/hospital.
In this month's edition of TRURO TALK the subject under discussion will be ECOLOGY. How can we all help to make our city and our county greener? The programme is hostwed by Mike Brown and Dieter Kehler and guests in the studio will be representatives of Transition Truro and Michelle Costello who describes herself as an artist and professional beach cleaner.
This is an issue which affects every single one of us, young and old alike, so it always gets people thinking and talking but does it get enough people sufficiently concerned to be actually doing?
Did you know just 10 minutes of physical activity a day can benefit your physical and mental health?
Starting in May tune in to CHBN and take part in 10 minutes of activity to keep stretching and moving, every day. It’s great fun to do and it will be good for you too.
We want groups to take part too! We're looking for volunteers to organise a weekly get together for a group of older people to enjoy ten minutes of physical activity. You can play the activity on CHBN or online.
CHBN has won the Silver Award for Best Specialist Music Programme at the 2019 National Hospital Radio Awards.
To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the NHS, CHBN broadcast live for 70 Hours from the Trelawny Wing Reception Area, Royal Cornwall Hospital between 19:48 on Thursday 5th July to 18:00 on Sunday 8th July 2018.
This special broadcast was kindly sponsored by Q-Park and Mothercare, Truro.
CHBN has won the Bronze Award for Best Station Promotion at the 2018 National Hospital Radio Awards.
CHBN is delighted to have made the shortlist in three categories of the 2018 National Hospital Radio Awards.
The station is in the top 10 shortlists for the following categories:
Best Station Promotion – for Kath Layte’s 60’s and 70’s Show.
Best Newcomer – Jeff Jacobs.
Station of the Year.
The winners will be announced at the 2018 National Hospital Radio Awards ceremony in Windsor on Saturday 24th March.
Last weekend CHBN covered the 24-hour singathon from Truro Methodist church which raised around £6,500 for the Cornwall Birth and Baby Appeal.
We recorded the entire event and edited highlights will be broadcast on Wednesday 18th October, between 12noon and 2pm, repeated Thursday morning 10am to 12noon.
The programme is also available to play on-demand on Mixcloud at www.mixcloud.com/CHBNRadio
On Thursday 5 October 2017 the day dawn grey – overcast and raining menacingly. Not the ideal day for transporting audio mixers, microphones and other assorted items into a school for a major outside broadcast. Fortunately, by lunchtime, the day had changed completely, and all was set fair for our ‘school trip’.