Management Team

Southend Hospital Radio is run totally by volunteers. The committee is elected at each year’s AGM and meets once a month to discuss station business

The Current Committee


Secretary & Acting Treasurer
Elaine Mullan
Elaine Mullan
Elaine joined the station in 2007. She presents Southend Hospital Tonight on a Friday, plus a show on Sunday afternoon. When she’s not on-air or visiting the wards, Elaine works at a local firm of solicitors.
Programme Controller Joe Smith Joe Smith Joe has been a part of the radio station since 1997, and is responsible for the on-air sound of the radio station. Joe has extensive experience in broadcasting and works for a leading airline.
Ward Liaison Manager & Acting Membership Secretary
Trevor Byford Trevor Byford Trevor presents the station’s Sound of the Pirates show. Trevor’s worked as a redcoat, is a keen musician, and is a certified pilot.
Communications Officer Pete Sipple
Pete Sipple
Pete started with the station at the age of 16, kick-starting a 30-year career in radio. Pete is involved with a number of Internet radio projects, teaches broadcasting at a local college, and is a ‘radio ham’.
Committee Member Alice Ryan
Alice Ryan
Alice joined in 2009, and has presented many shows on Southend Hospital Radio, as well as providing the ‘voiceovers’ for many of the station announcements. She is an actor and can be heard on a number of other UK radio stations.
Committee Member Brenda AustinBrenda Austin Brenda joined Southend Hospital Radio in 2009 and enjoys going round the wards and meeting the patients. She is part of the Wednesday Night team.
Committee Member Charlie Palmer Charlie Palmer Charlie joined the station in 2000, presents a show on Friday evening, and has had a number of roles at the radio station over the years.
Committee Member Charlie PalmerDave Gowland Dave joined us in 2002 and has worked in all aspects of the radio industry for the last 15 years. He has assisted community, internet, hospital & commercial radio stations across the UK, and can be heard on an Essex-based commercial radio station each weekday. 
Committee Member Richard James Richard James As well as helping on the committee, Richard presents a rock show on a Saturday and a chart show on a Sunday. He is active in the community of his home town, Leigh-on-Sea

The station’s IT Manager & Webmaster is Pete Sipple.