Harrogate Hospital Radio has been shortlisted for a top broadcasting award for the first time in its 28 years.

The charity, which is based in Harrogate District Hospital, is vying for the coveted Station of the Year title, to be announced at this year's national Hospital Radio Awards, in Belfast, on April 2.

Presenter Mark Bexley, who joined the society last June, is shortlisted for best newcomer.

Harrogate Hospital Radio chairman David Simister said: "Being shortlisted for the title of station of the year is tremendously exciting and a tribute to all the members who have helped make 2004 a very memorable year for Harrogate Hospital Radio."