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Hospital DJ bids for top national title

PUBLISHED: 16:02 26 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:08 05 October 2010

A VOLUNTEER at the Royal London's own hospital radio station has been nominated as 'top female presenter' in the country. Whitechapel AM's Nabila Pathan has been shortlisted for Saturday's national hospital radio awards.

A VOLUNTEER at the Royal London's own hospital radio station has been nominated for 'top female presenter' in the country.

Whitechapel AM's Nabila Pathan has been shortlisted for Saturday's national hospital radio awards in Leeds.

It is her second national recognition, after last year receiving the silver award in the 'best newcomer' category.

Nabila, who first volunteered at the station more than two years ago, said: "Hospital radio at Whitechapel is an absolute joy.

"You meet your own audience on a one-to-one basis, bring entertainment to them during a time of isolation or illness and can put a smile on their faces."

This year's nomination as one of the country's top 10 female hospital radio presenters is an accolade for the station's national reputation as a 'training ground' for professional broadcasters.

Famous names who have been behind its microphone include BBC newsreader Fiona Bruce.

The awards are run by the Hospital Broadcasting Association to promote the best in hospital radio and be a showcase for technical and artistic standards.

Whitechapel AM, launched back in 1976, is run by 42 volunteers, now the most awarded hospital radio station in Britain. It has been shortlisted three times in the 'top 10' best stations in the last six years and has scooped awards for 'Station of the Year,' 'Best Female Presenter,' 'Best Male Presenter' and 'Best Speech Package.'

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