“What Is Community Radio?”

“What Is Community Radio?”

I take great pleasure in being an admin, a head-volunteer, of Harrogate Community Radio. And, I hope to share a bit about the essence of community radio – try and answer the question “What is community Radio?”. In short, I like to picture it as the local pub of...
“2024, We Are In You!”

“2024, We Are In You!”

So, it seems right to pen an end of year review where the station can reflect on an incredible year of growth, community engagement, and exciting developments. 2023 has been a year that has truly showcased Harrogate Community Radio’s commitment to diversity,...
Why choose Harrogate Community Radio?

Why choose Harrogate Community Radio?

Have you ever tuned into a radio station and felt like you were hearing the same thing on every station? That’s not the case with Harrogate Community Radio (HCR). Here’s why I genuinely believe we are North Yorkshire’s most diverse radio station. A radio...
🎂 We Turn 4️⃣ Years Old Today! 🎉

🎂 We Turn 4️⃣ Years Old Today! 🎉

Happy 4th Birthday, Harrogate Community Radio! Our station, created by and for the community, celebrates another year of bringing voices from Harrogate to the world. Despite the close calls like broadcasting the wrong show or occasional bouts of dead air, our...
Radio As Rebellion

Radio As Rebellion

Volunteering your time with Harrogate Community Radio might not seem like an act of rebellion at first glance. After all, volunteering is often seen as a noble and altruistic pursuit, a way to give back to your community and make a positive difference in the world....
A Personal History of Internet Radio

A Personal History of Internet Radio

Internet radio has grown exponentially over the past few decades, from its early beginnings in the 1990s to its current status as an indispensable tool for music, information, and entertainment. In this blog post, I will explore the history of internet radio, from its...
HNY From HCR!!!

HNY From HCR!!!

Happy New Year, folks – in my house, we saw in ’23 just the two of us, me and Kathryn. Kathryn is currently watching the TV so I thought I would write a state-of-play for the station, a recap of the time we have been on the air for the past year, to see in...
Now Danielle Has Left, We Need Your Help!

Now Danielle Has Left, We Need Your Help!

Personally, I am gutted that my bad-ass compadré, Danielle T. has left the station to pursue a career in music. She will be missed. It leaves a massive hole in the make up of the station – we now need someone else to manage our Events Board. Do you think you...
5 Ways To Get Involved In Your Local Music Scene

5 Ways To Get Involved In Your Local Music Scene

If you love music, then getting involved in your local music scene is a great way to meet new people and support up-and-coming artists. If I have missed any glaringly obvious points off this list then please leave a comment in the footer of the post. Here are five...
RIP Lou Ottens, An Inspiration

RIP Lou Ottens, An Inspiration

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...
Cultural Shift & Internet Radio

Cultural Shift & Internet Radio

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...

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