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I have some mixed news to tell you; we are upgrading the server for a better listening experience, but there will be a bit of downtime in the interim. It will be worth this short hiccup in the short term and you will have a better listening experience moving forward. The HCR App for iOS […]

“In-between” technology; Mini Discs. DVDs. DAB. With Harrogate & District being awarded a SS-DAB ability, Admin have been toying with the idea of Harrogate Community Radio broadcasting on DAB, regionally. But, would it be worth the expense of getting our station on an ageing platform? When was the last time that any of our target […]

We have had a couple of well received events held at Major Tom’s for Halloween. This is Andrew writing this – I admit I am unsure if it was HCR’s own DJ Scooby or MT’s who instigated the events, but damn they were good fun! And, we are very grateful for Major Tom’s letting us […]

Girlguiding North Yorkshire West has been working on building a new Training, Activity and Residential Centre at Birk Crag on Cornwall Road in Harrogate for the last three years, and is hoping to be able to open the first floor of the building later this year for use by both its members and people living […]

The Dutch inventor of the cassette tape, Lou Ottens, has passed away at the age of 94. The designer died on March 6th 2021. It is thanks to the humble cassette that I fell in love with Radio. So, I would like to remember Ottens and I would like to share my story of how […]

I set myself a challenge last week to try and listen to more radio, specifically Harrogate Community Radio. However, this Blog post references my hero, Don Quixote, the hidalgo from La Mancha. Some would say running an online radio station in a media saturated environment is a bit like Don Quixote’s Quest… but it all […]

Hi, I am Andrew Backhouse and I am responsible for the technical side of the station. My day job is as a Web Designer, so it seems quite fitting for me to take up that mantle. I am writing this post in the first person so that you know what I have been up to. […]

Hi, I am Andy & I’d like to talk about Open Country and their show #OutThereTogether. Why? Because it is genius, that is why – but, first I have to state a case for it. I admit I am biased when it comes to ‘this sort of thing’ because I do ‘this sort of thing’ […]