Whipps Cross Hospital Radio plays a wide range of music, from the 40s to classical, country and jazz, to the latest chart records and all genres in between. But most importantly, we always try to play what patients want to hear.
We run request shows on most nights of the week and we keep a note of what patients ask for. Sunday presenter Terry Warren compiles that raw information into a monthly leader board. It takes into account all types of music and generally provides a list of titles or artists which can be ranked into our Top 10. Then every Sunday at 6pm Ian Parker presents The Whipps Cross Chart Show which plays that Top 10 sequence of the month’s most popular records requested by patients here in the hospital.
Some records pop up regularly while others come and go. Frank Sinatra, for instance has been almost a fixed part of our chart since it started 25 years ago.
Ian supplements the chart with some of the UK Number 1 singles that topped the charts in that particular month from years gone by. So join us every Sunday from 6-7pm with The Whipps Cross Chart Show on channel 1 of your bedside unit and find out what your fellow patients have been requesting.
To get a request on air is easy – simply call *800 from a Hospedia bedside unit phone in the wards – the call is completely free.
Or call 0208 535 6997 from a mobile or outside line (24hrs), or catch one of our ward visitors.
In December we calculate the most requested records of the past 12 months and produce that year’s list of the most popular records.
WXHR Top 20 Requests of the Decade
|1. Frank Sinatra – My Way
2. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
3. Bette Midler – The Wind Beneath My Wings
4. Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You
5. Nat King Cole – Unforgettable
6. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
7. Chris De Burgh – Lady In Red
8. Patsy Cline – Crazy
9. Tom Jones – The Green Green Grass Of Home
10. Luciano Pavarotti – Nessun Dorma
11. Release Me – Englebert Humperdinck
12. Matt Monro – Born Free
13. Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love
14. Daniel O’Donnell – Danny Boy
15. Robbie Williams – Angels
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers – No Woman No Cry
17. Luther Vandross – Dance With My Father
18. Frank Sinatra – New York New York
19. Elaine Paige – Memory
20. Nat King Cole – When I Fall In Love
The Whipps Cross Request Chart is presented by Ian Parker and compiled by Terry Warren.