Rhodri Buttrick

Rhodri Buttrick known to everyone as Rhodders, joined HRR’s Saturday Lunchtime Requests team in 2007 where he still pops up from time to time, as well as co-presenting on Saturday mornings with Stuart Holden. In “Rhodders’ Rejects” he focuses on songs that didn’t enjoy the chart success he thinks they deserved but he insists that working on a request show is the best possible programme he could have on the station : “Getting onto the wards and meeting the people the show is for is part of what makes hospital radio fun and unique. I meet all sorts of interesting people, I’ve met an 88-year-old paratrooper and been taught how to make loom bands by an 8 year old”. Rhodders was bitten by the radio bug at a very early age, when at nine he was lucky enough to be shown around the studios of 2-Ten FM by the then breakfast presenter Guy Harris. He then started messing around with tape recorders to make “radio shows” in his bedroom at the age of 9 and began volunteering with HRR as soon as he was old enough. After 8 years on the Saturday lunchtime team Rhodders was finally rewarded with a gold award and officially announced as the Male Presenter of the Year at the Hospital Broadcasting Association’s annual awards ceremony at Newcastle in March 2015.  When not on HRR Rhodders works in IT support at Reading University and is also a stand-up comedian, running a regular comedy night in Reading, and he has even performed at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. And in his spare time he can often be found hanging on for dear life to sheer cliffs and steep mountainsides as he’s also a keen rock climber.

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