Jan 12 2014

Hospital Radio Station Volunteer Shortlisted for National Awards

radio_northwick_parkA hospital radio station volunteer has been nominated for an award at this year’s National Hospital Radio Awards.

Volunteer Omar Sattuar, 27 – pictured below – is up for Best Newcomer at the award ceremony, hosted by Hospital Broadcasting Association. Radio Northwick Park, a hospital radio station at Northwick Park Hospital, has over 150 volunteers and broadcasts around the wards.

Omar, who has been volunteering at the station since February 2013, began his show ‘Press Start’ in June. He said: “I feel really surprised, pleased and a little excited – I’ve never been nominated for anything before!”

The ceremony will bring together hospital radio stations form across the country at a gala dinner in March.

On Omar’s weekly show every Saturday morning, Omar share words about video games, his passion. He said: “I love being able to talk about the odd-ball games that never make the gaming charts. It’s also really fun co-hosting with Ladan Sadjadi as she knows nothing about games, nor does she really care about them. We have a feature called ‘Super Apprentice’ where Ladan plays a game for the first time and shares her thoughts.”

nwp_omarProgramme Controller Tessa Randell was “thrilled” to be shortlisted. She said: “I’m absolutely thrilled as Programme Controller about having Omar nominated for a HBA Award. The Best Newcomer category is so competitive and to have reached the short-list for this award is a real privilege. Omar has been with us at Radio Northwick Park for less then a year and this really shows that quality broadcasting is worth recognising.”

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1 comment

  1. sonoo malkani

    Simply terrific!Best of luck.Radio Northwick Park always comes up trumps.

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