Awards for hospital radio trio after 80 years service

Three members of Radio Craigavon have been presented with long service certificates from the Hospital Broadcasting Association.

Gladys Kerr, Rowena Cairns and Anne Angell have collectively chalked up 80 years service in Hospital broadcasting.

Gladys joined Radio Craigavon in 1981 as a volunteer ward visitor. She is also a long serving Secretary on the Executive committee.

Rowena joined back in 1988 as volunteer presenter and also happens to be the Station Manager. Anne also joined in 1988 as a presenter and has in the past served on the executive committee.

The certificates are for services to Hospital Radio rather than to a specific station although all three spent their time at Craigavon.

The certificates were presented by Davey Downes, the NI Hospital Broadcasting Association representative who is also chairman of Mater Hospital Radio in Belfast.

Also present was Jenette Robinson, the HBA regional Secretary.

The presentation took place at a special supper held in Chimes Restaurant in Portadown.