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


Chairman & 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’.

Phil Dorking

Phil has been a member of HR since 1982, though mostly non-active for the last 10 years due to work commitments.
During his time with HR, he has mostly been involved on the technical side and as held a number of positions within the committee, including Chairman for 13 years.
Ken Bennett Ken joined in 2009 and is retired having spent his working years mainly in banking. Ken was previously part of the Friday Night team and presenter of It’s Country.
Secretary 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 & 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.
Fundraising Officer 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 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

Ashley Paul

Biog Coming Soon.
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
Committee Member Sean Donnelly PhotoSean Donnelly Sean joined in February 2019 and is currently in his first year at University studying sports broadcasting. He has been studying media at college and at school for the last 6 years.

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