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The only radio show in the world dedicated to the talents of musicians, writers, bands and entertainers from the North East of England past and present. Produced by Karis Jones and presented by Gary Hogg, The Geordie Hour goes out at 5pm on Sundays on Radio Tyneside worldwide via the internet and free around all our local hospitals.
We play all types of music as long as it's suitable for people listening on the wards and a Sunday afternoon audience!
Pop, Blues, Folk, Jazz, Country, Choirs, Traditional, Classical, Brass, 20s, 30s Swing, Rockabilly, Americana, Bluegrass - all of which we have in abundance here in the North East!
We always want to hear from local singers and musicians who can provide us with good quality recordings to play on the show. Originals or covers. Please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to be part of the HBA Station of the Year at Radio Tyneside.
Free on Hospedia, the hospital ward entertainment system in every hospital
in the North East area. Including:
The Freeman, NGH, RVI, Rake Lane, Wansbeck General, Hexham, General, Morpeth and Blyth Community Hospital, Hospitals in Gateshead & South Tyneside and Durham.
Gold Award Winner 2018
Gold Award Winner 2017
Gold Award Winner 2016
Gold Award winner 2015
Gold Award Winner 2014
Silver Award Winner 2013
Specialist Music Category
After six years of broadcasting, the Geordie Hour has now won EIGHT National Hospital Radio Awards! In 2017 we won Gold in the Best Specialist Music Show. In 2016 we won Gold in the following categories:
Best Specialist Music Show
Best Speech Package
Best Station Promo
The Judges said:
"Great presentation style and content. Outstanding. Local radio could learn a lot from this show. Wonderful idea, executed with warmth and humour. Entertaining, engaging, and a joy to listen to."
"This entry is a great concept for a show, wonderfully local to Tyneside, a presenter with a great personality, constantly amusing and engaging. Brilliant!"
"Creative and original, with a relaxed, friendly and welcoming style to the presentation. Local and informative too."
The Fairly Truthful
Guide to Geordie
Karis produced and edited a documentary based on Gary’s book of the same name. A lot of research went into writing the book but just as much work went into editing it down and making it into a radio programme. Radio Tyneside entered us for the Best Speech Package category at the National Hospital Broadcasting Awards 2015. And we won Gold!
The Judges said:
"This is simple radio, but beautifully done. Excellently told and good use of sound effects. Outstanding. Very impressive editing, soundscaping and humour. Loved the knowledge, and particularly liked the subversion of Casablanca. Brilliantly executed."
Karis has a love of audio which started back in her days as a volunteer for Radio Lollipop. She studied location and studio sound recording at college and believes audio is every bit as important as the visuals in her video making.
Producing and editing a weekly radio programme keeps her up to date with the music, speech and sound effect skills necessary in professional productions. Recent successes with her radio documentary and drama adds another dimension.
Karis has also produced two comedy dramas for radio:
Dr Kinlay’s Facebook
(HBA Gold Award Winner)
Bedpans & Broomsticks
(To be aired this year)