A special celebration took place at Radio Mount Vernon last month as it was awarded with a long service award for 50 years of broadcasting.
June Snowdon, president of the Hospital Broadcasting Association, visited the station to present the award. She also gave long service awards to some of the stations volunteers.
Christine Haines and Martin Hill each received a special certificate celebrating 25 years of presenting live shows from the studio.
Certificates were also given to John Thompson for 20 years of involvement and leadership, and to Steve Parker for 15 years as engineer for the radio station. There were also for certificates for Andy Stroud for 40 years combined volunteering with Watford Hospital Radio and Mount Vernon, and to Deryk Nicholson for 25 years combined volunteering with Watford and Mount Vernon.
There was recognition of other volunteers with five or more years volunteering. These were Bob Ottewill, Christine Robinson and Jean Gillen.
June said: “This is a great opportunity to congratulate everyone involved with Radio Mount Vernon on their dedication and hard work. Many thanks for all you do for your hospital community.”
The station, to celebrate its 50 years of broadcasting, is hosting a special weekend on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30.