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We have 39 members of Inverness Hospital Radio.
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Inverness Hospital Radio Executive Committee

Honorary President
Donnie Aird
Donnie Aird
Chairman
David Robertson
Presents Saturday Showcase


David shares the Saturday slot with George MacKenzie presenting “Saturday Showcase”. He has been with Hospital Radio for over 20 years. He is a retired nurse and works as Benefits Advisor for "Maggie's" Highlands, a cancer support charity. He is interested in all types of music and has a large (his wife would say too large) personal music collection covering all eras and genres; and as the name of their show implies, he likes to showcase new tracks & new artistes as well as featuring all the usual hospital radio standards.
David Robertson
David Robertson
Vice Chairman
Gerald Holdsworth
Presents Gerald & Graham Christmas Show and Most Requested at Christmas

Gerald has been presenting on hospital radio since he was 15 years old, and Inverness Hospital Radio is now the fourth station he has been involved in (the previous being Dart Radio, Bromley Network Radio, and Valley Park Radio).

He hails from Kent, but moved up to the Highlands when he was made redundant from the ITV police drama "The Bill", were he worked as an engineer, prior to it being cancelled. He now works for the Glaswegian company Mediascape as an Audio Visual Field Engineer supporting most of the National Trust for Scotland sites.

He is also a current member of Valley Park Radio, the hospital radio service for Darenth Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent, near the Bluewater Shopping Centre.
Gerald Holdsworth
Gerald Holdsworth
Treasurer
Duncan Fraser
Duncan started in hospital radio, here in Inverness at the Royal Northern Infirmary, in 1976 as a technical operator on a show called "Anything Goes" with Jenny Drummond. He eventually became good enough and "Bedrock" was born in 1981. Along with Iain MacKintosh, he has presented a show every Monday evening between 7 and 9pm since. In 1998, until 2001, he became Chairman of IHR. He is currently the station's Treasurer.
Duncan runs the family butcher business in Inverness - no prizes for guessing the name!!!
In his spare time, Duncan enjoys walking his dogs (two black labs), driving his lovely MGB (boys and their toys), having quality time with his wife & two daughters, and clay pigeon shooting.
Duncan Fraser
Duncan Fraser
Secretary
Christine MacKenzie
I joined Inverness Hospital Radio in 1981 as a Ward Visitor and was presented with a 30 year certificate from the National Association of Hospital Broadcasting in November. This is a post I still hold with them and visit wards in Raigmore Hospital every week helping patients to choose their favourite piece of music to be played for them by my Presenter colleagues. During that time I have probably collected around 60-70,000 requests. We are all volunteers who give up about 2 hrs each week to make a hospital stay just that little bit brighter. I am inspired by the courage ordinary people have when facing serious/terminal illness.
Outwith Hospital Radio I work with Highlands & Islands Airports in their Infrastructure Services Department within the Head Office at Inverness Airport. HAL are responsible for 11 airports in the Highlands & Islands.
Christine MacKenzie
Christine MacKenzie
Programme Controller
Terry Henderson
Presents Golden Oldies 12 Days of Christmas, Golden Oldies 12 days at Christmas Show, Golden Oldies 12 days of Christmas Show, Golden Oldies Christmas Show and Wednesday Ward Call

Terry is is the former Chairman of Inverness Hospital Radio.

He is a North East of Scotland ‘loon’ and has moved around the country including Edinburgh , West Sussex and Hampshire (where he first started in Hospital Radio) before moving to Inverness in 1988. Has now been involved in Hospital Radio for more than 25 years.

Along with Duncan Hendry – a real couple of Golden Oldies – they present their show – ‘Golden Oldies Show’ each Monday night. Be my Guest is the other show he’s involved with on a Thursday night with Atholl Menzies and Marian Wilson - a lot of chat, a carry on and good music.

He’s also been involved with MFR for many years – namely -MFR Cash for Kids where he is the Treasurer. -MFR Media Trust which helps people get into the world of Radio. -Deputises for Jonesey on the 60s Rewind and 70s Rewind shows and he’s got the badge to prove it!
Terry Henderson
Terry Henderson
Specialist Programmer
Atholl Menzies
Presents Wednesday Ward Call

Atholl became involved with Inverness Hospital Radio in 1996. He joined the fund raising team and achieved their target figure of Ł150,000, the cost of building and furnishing the new studios at Raigmore Hospital. It was an exciting and challenging time which he really enjoyed.

Atholl joined forces with Terry Henderson to form “Be My Guest” on a Thursday evening, and he has enjoyed talking to the many interesting persons they have met, and the numerous topical and humorous stories which have emerged.

Atholl was elected Chairman in 2003 and continued in that role until 2008 when he was elected Vice Chairman, a role he held until 2012.
Atholl Menzies
Atholl Menzies
Librarian
George MacKenzie
Presents Saturday Showcase

George presents the Saturday Showcase between 8pm and 9pm every Saturday evening along with David Robertson who does the 9 til 10 slot. playing requests and showcasing new albums and a mixture of music from all era's
Being involved in Radio for 20 years. He Joined Hospital Radio in 1998 before that he was involved in Community radio in Ross-Shire with Ross FM.
His day job is a School Janitor. He is also a Disco DJ which he has been doing for 30 years or so throughout the Highlands.
George MacKenzie
George MacKenzie
Committee Member
Iain MacKintosh
Iain joined the service 12 years ago after winning the annual hospital radio quiz for three years on the spin! He has presented Bedrock ever since.

As well as music, he describes himself as a bit of a film buff, and also enjoys theatre, walking and he supports Aberdeen F.C. (someone has to!!).

His claim to fame is to have jointly presented with Lorraine Kelly on one of our open days. Did we mention that he won the quiz three times (along with others who made up the numbers)?
Iain MacKintosh
Iain MacKintosh
Station Imaging
Graham Wilson
Presents Country Ceildh, Country Ceilidh, Gerald & Graham Christmas Show and Most Requested at Christmas

Over 30 years ago Graham's wife spotted an ad in the paper for hospital radio presenters. She suggested that he give it a go. So off down to the infirmary he toddled and had a natter with Malcolm MacLeod, who was chairman at the time. Graham was given the chance of training with John The Prof Matheson and he has never looked back.

His first programme went on on Monday mornings and in those days they all were required to have a co-host in case they couldn't manage in. Graham asked his old friend, Andy Ross of MFR, who came in and stayed with him for 3 years before joining Wave Radio in Elgin. Loads of laughs doing the shows and Graham is still friends with Malcolm, Andy and of course John the Prof.

During the last 30 years Graham had a 15 year spell with Twangtown USA in Nashville doing country music. Sadly they went off air due to royalty costs. He also did a show with Community Radio Hamilton in New Zealand, which lasted about three years. He was delighted that he was going out on one of their prime time spots, Saturday afternoons at 5pm. Programmes were sent by CD then which, sadly, was not always reliable as they sometimes arrived broken. He has also done shows for Bluewater Radio in Ontario Canada, and at the moment his second programme is called the Stramash, which is hosted by the Sounds of Scotland Show, also based in Ontario

Graham is looking forward to the next 30 years and can't help wondering how much things will change before the end of that period.
Graham Wilson
Graham Wilson
Membership Secretary
Philip Walker
Presents Makin Tracks

Philip Walker is one third of the Makin Trax Team that presents the Tuesday evening request show from 8-10pm.

He has been a member of IHR for 23 Years and believes this to be responsible for his loss of hair or possibly the fact that he has been employed by NHS Highland since 1988.

Philip is an ICT fan and enjoys football. His other sporting interest is golf and he describes himself as a 'recreational' golfer. (In other words hopeless!)
Philip Walker
Philip Walker
Fundraiser
Helen MacPherson
Helen MacPherson
Committee Member
Linda Brown
Linda has been a member of IHR since 1985 when it was broadcast from the Royal Northern Infirmary. She presented Children's Requests with Vi Murray and Maureen Maxwell on a Saturday morning. On the Friday evening they would collect the requests from the then wards known as Rainbow and Rowan at Raigmore.
Retired, she used to work for the National Health Service as a secretary.
She enjoys walking in this beautiful place we live, going on outings to Eden Court, and travelling near and far. Her most exciting trip to date was in 2016 when she visited New Zealand. Spending time with her family and friends is also high on the list of things she enjoys doing.
Linda Brown
Linda Brown


Inverness Hospital Radio Membership

Lena Aird
Lena Aird
Ian Boyce
Ian Boyce
John Brodie
John Brodie
Trevor Chisholm
Presents Trev, Kev & Mad Mikey

Trevor Chisholm presents Sunday�s TC Grooves and co hosts the 12 Bar Boogie show on Thursday nights.

Trevor is a true Invernesian spending his whole life in his much loved Town and still can�t get used to calling it a City. He�s had a passion for music for long as he can remember and worked in many establishments in the local area as a DJ for many years prior to joining Hospital Radio in 2003.

Trevor has wide knowledge of music but personally favours the 70/80�s. He focuses his TC Grooves show on playing music for patients which he hopes will stir up some pleasant memories and make their stay in hospital more relaxed.
Trevor Chisholm
Trevor Chisholm
Murray Cochrane
Murray Cochrane
Mike Darge
Presents Trev, Kev & Mad Mikey

After leaving school Mike entered employment with a local engineering firm specializing in heavy industry. After the down turn in the engineering sector Mike moved on and is now working with a local medical device company.
Mike became involved in the leisure / entertainment industry to supplement his income in the dim old distant days when he was a poor student studying at college. Being a typical student he started work in a bar which eventually led him down the disco / live music road. It was through my disco contacts that he was persuaded to share his passion for music and join the ranks of Inverness hospital radio.
He was introduced to various styles of music in the late seventies by his dad who played in a local band, it was around this time that he started his music collection. Although he has a large eclectic collection he always tends to favour a good rock album.
He was always told “there is no bad music, only some that is better than others”
Finally a few quotes
“It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll”
“Rock n roll all nite, party ev’ry day”
“Party on dude”
Mike Darge
Mike Darge
Dave Denoon
Dave Denoon studied Marine Biology at the University of Aberdeen and was disappointed that there was no uni radio station. He even tried starting one, but ended up joining the film making society. Dave’s interest in radio started with an interest in editing.

He has been a fan of radio for a number of years. He asked a local radio station if he could come along and have a look around, see how things work……. now he has a VQ in Radio Production from Moray Firth Media Trust. Has presented shows for Monster FM 4 years in a row, helped out on 80's Rewind Again podcast at MFR and best of all has a weekly show on Inverness Hospital Radio.

from 2011 - 2014 he co-hosted the Dave & Joey Show which was nominated for a national Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA) award in 2012

He now presents The Breakfast Club on Saturday mornings, its an eclectic mix of music, random chat and banter to brighten up hospital detention for our patients

Dave lists his radio influences as Chris Moyles, Howard Stern, Dave Gorman, Ray Atkinson and Ginno Conti. And his greatest ambition on radio is to have fun presenting a show that he would listen to himself, he hopes you enjoy the Breakfast Club as much as he does making it.
Dave Denoon
Dave Denoon
Gregor Forbes
Gregor Forbes
David Fraser
David Fraser
Margaret Fraser
Margaret Fraser
Michael Goodbrand
Michael Goodbrand
Duncan Hendry
Duncan Hendry
Jennfier Holdsworth
Jennfier Holdsworth
Carol Hutchison
Carol Hutchison
Meg Johnstone
Meg Johnstone
Jamie MacDonald
Presents Netsounds Unsigned and Netsounds Unsigned at Christmas

Jamie Macdonald joined Inverness Hospital Radio in the mid 90s sometime, can't remember when!

Jamie originally hosted the Bedrock show with Iain MacKintosh and Duncan Fraser but now hosts his own show, Netsounds Unsigned which showcases unsigned,emerging and under the radar new music from Scotland and beyond.

Jamie runs his own new music site and podcast outside Hospital Radio (also called Netsounds Unsigned). Through this Jamie has been covered an array of new music events and festivals in Scotland and was involved in curating the new music stage at RockNess for two consecutive years. Jamie has also worked with goNORTH in Inverness hosting the Netsounds Unsigned stages at the event and recording a series of sessions that have proved hugely popular on their own podcasts and YouTube. Jamie has also been a judge for the popular Scottish Alternative Music Awards and a nominator for the prestigious Scottish Album of the Year Awards in 2014.
Jamie MacDonald
Jamie MacDonald
Mark MacDonald
Mark MacDonald
Pat MacDonald
Presents After Eight

I think it’s fair to say that music and entertainment is Pat’s life. Over the years she has been; a member of the Inverness Opera Company, a highland dance teacher and having taken part in many musicals.

Her outgoing nature and love of music is reflected in the show.
If you want a blend of music from show tunes to Scottish country that are always guaranteed to cheer you up then this is the place for you. Pats enthusiasm, love of life and sunny outlook shine through on her show where you can here the best in music and song from Pat’s personal selection and patient requests.
Pat MacDonald
Pat MacDonald
Alexander MacKenzie
Alex presents 'Classics with Alex' on Friday nights 7-8pm and he works as a Domestic Assistant in Raigmore Hospital.

Before taking up the radio in Raigmore Hospital he had very little experience in this field, although he made a brief appearance on a friend's show on Cuillin FM in Skye!

His interests, apart from Classical music, include reading, chess, and walking. He is also a Street Pastor which also keeps him busy!
Alexander MacKenzie
Alexander MacKenzie
Maureen Maxwell
Maureen Maxwell
Alastair McLoughlin
Alastair McLoughlin
Kevin McLoughlin
Presents Trev, Kev & Mad Mikey

Kevin Mcloughlin joined Inverness Hospital Radio in 1998 when he co-presented the Rock & Blues show with Dougie Burns. Kevin now co-presents the 12 Bar Boogie show with Mike Darge and Trevor Chisholm on Thursday nights from 10.00pm -11.00pm. Originally the show concentrated mainly on Blues music but is now a more general mix of music. There is a good rapport between the presenters providing entertaining chat and occasionally they invite guests to join them.

Kevin has a long history in the local music entertainment business playing drums in various successful bands such as Satisfaction and The Kut to name a few, travelling widely in the local area and further afield and latterly as a DJ in many local venues. Kevin now mainly concentrates his time on his Financial Services business and is currently a Director for the Highlands & Islands Society for Blind People, promoting the charity and being involved in many fund raising events.

Kevin would ideally like to see Inverness Hospital Radio broadcast to a wider range of NHS Highland hospitals to keep patients entertained during their hospital stay.
Kevin McLoughlin
Kevin McLoughlin
Vi Murray
Vi Murray
Liz Nicol
Presents Musings with Liz

Liz has broadcast on hospital radio in the Glasgow area, and delivered road traffic reports on AA Roadwatch from the old HQ in Erskine.
Liz hails from Tain, but was born and brought up in Inchinnan in Renfrewshire - also famous for building the R34 airship.
Liz has a huge passion for all music and has a large eclectic record collection ranging from musicals, opera, pop and country & western.
Liz Nicol
Liz Nicol
Rob Polson
Presents World Live & early and World, Live & Early

The programme World Live and Early as its name suggests consists of a mix of music from around the world, live music and music which predates 1800. There are also elements of ambient and minimalist music in the mix.

The programme began broadcasting in May 2005 and owes a heavy debt to John Peel, Andy Kershaw and Jan Fairley who introduced me to all the above types of music. Many thanks are also due to Mary Ann Kennedy (BBC Radio 3/Radio Scotland) for ongoing support.

Rob has been presenting at Hospital Radio for a number of years - starting at the old studio at the RNI. (grateful thanks are due to Pat Ralph who taught him how to use the system). He started doing a request programme and as his experience and confidence grew moved on the presenting a programme in the Music Box strand which developed into the current programme.
Rob Polson
Rob Polson
Pat Ralph
Presents Souled On Blues

From the early days of Inverness Hospital Radio at our little studio next to the kitchens at Inverness Royal Infirmary, I’ve very much enjoyed being part of our organisation for over 25 years.
Initially I co-presented a request programme “After Eight” on Thursday evenings with Jim Melville and later with Rob Polson, trying to make their time in hospital as pleasant as possible for our listeners. We shared their favourite music with them and what was news locally and in the big wide world outside.
I worked as a Part-Time Secretary at Raigmore for nearly 30 years so when we moved to our lovely new studios at Raigmore in 1998 I took up the 2-4pm slot on Thursdays with “Souled on Blues”. Not everyone has visitors at that time of day so you are very welcome to join me and spend some time with many of my old friends – Otis, Aretha, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and many more, so do not be a stranger.
Sometimes music is the only medicine the heart and soul needs.
Pat Ralph
Pat Ralph