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All ages celebrate 45 years of Wycombe Hospital radio
A 75-year-old who has presented his own show for 21 years helped celebrate Wycombe Hospital Radio's 45th anniversary at the weekend.
Brian Sharman has been presenting on the radio since May 1, 1991.
He presented a slot during the 24 hour marathon at the weekend to celebrate the anniversary.
It started from 6pm on Friday, with High Wycombe mayor Chauhdry Shafique also calling in for a chat near the start of the broadcast.
Then throughout the night and on Saturday there was consecutive live shows from each of its 16 presenters.
Mr Sharman, who lives in Abercrombie Avenue, said he got involved through his wife, Sheila. He said: "She was in here [hospital] and requested one of the country songs. The only one they had was Crystal Gayle at the time."
So he started his own country show each week, which is now on a Saturday. And he also has a show 12-2pm Monday to Friday. He said he enjoys it. "It is helping people out and providing music in the hospital for the patients."
There was a stand in the Eden Centre on Saturday, with volunteers collecting donations and taking track requests.
Patients can press *800 on their TV sets to request a song.
The station has been bringing music, news and sports commentaries to patients at Wycombe and Amersham hospitals since 1967, but has to raise about £1,000 each year to cover its costs.
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