Ham Radio and The Big Broadcast

Over 35 of the UK’s network of Hospital Radio stations linked together between the 30th of December 2018 and the 1st of January 2019 for “The Big Broadcast 2018” – a 42-hour marathon broadcast.

Some of the hospital radio stations here in Essex took the live feed of the national show – and one of the show’s presenters just happened to be a familiar voice and face… Jonathan M0JSX – one of the team at Martin Lynch & Sons

Jonathan M0JSX reading the news on 31 December 2018, for "The Big Broadcast"
Jonathan M0JSX reading the news on 31 December 2018, for “The Big Broadcast”

We thought we’d shine a light on him, and the rest of the presenters of this special broadcast, by posting up a clip of Jonathan and the others in action…

The Big Broadcast 2018 Extract (2 mins 30 secs)

… Unless you know differently, this might be the first mention of “amateur radio” on a UK broadcast radio station in 2019!

It does raise the interesting question of how many broadcast radio people are also licensed radio hams… If you broadcast on UK radio – add your name, callsign and radio station as a comment below, and we’ll see how many broadcasters there are out there who transmit on the ham bands…

The Big Broadcast webcams - 31st December 2018
The Big Broadcast webcams – 31st December 2018

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