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I (justifiably) reckon we are the best radio station in North Yorkshire. But, why the hell would I say that? Why should you listen to HCR? Because there is no other station like us in the area, that is why. We broadcast to everyone but especially we broadcast to the people who do not normally [...]
In my last blog, I wrote about starting my new storytelling show, Sunday Shorts. To be frank, I wasn't 100% overjoyed with this name, but had a bit of a creative block to think of anything better that hadn't already been used. Then, I was struck by genius - or rather - a genius! I [...]

At the end of last year, the Guild of British Beer Writers announced its annual awards, among them the award for Brewer of the Year, sponsored by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). That award went to Harrogate’s own Oliver Fozard from the Rooster’s Brewery. I’d interviewed Ol last year about his work to raise […]

Drop some coins in the cup in the footer of the site. See the cup in the bottom right of the window you are looking at now? It sort of floats there, regardless of how you scroll... well, if you drop some coins in the cup then you will be supporting independent, advert-free radio here [...]

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’ […]

The 1st Newsletter of the year, it was mailed out New Year’s Day 2021: We would say that we are glad to see the back of 2020. It was a terrible year for many – not one to remember fondly. But, there were some good points to the year; babies were born, people got married […]

When I had the idea for Open Aspect, I envisaged chatting with interesting folk from the Harrogate District. I thought it would bring something a bit different to the station, with an open minded and specifically local flavour. It started out strongly enough, but as the pandemic took hold of the way we live I […]

Harrogate Community Radio has a new way fo helping its financial backers - we rely on the good will of the people of Harrogate and our listenership at large. We need donations to survive. Part of this is a Membership plan for people who want to commit to helping the station out for the long [...]

That was Sunday – and, soon it’ll be Christmas; Friday to be exact. This blog post is scheduled to go out on Monday. So, we will see how the country is fairing in the wake of the Lock Down 3.0 that was recently announced. We had the excellent To Etherea and Beyond opening the day […]

As we all settle down for a VERY different Xmas, I wanted to try to start the festivities off with a BANG!!! So here goes. This week’s show, Episode 73, is all about PARTY!!! Now I didn’t to go down the road of full-on cheese, as that’s not what Four on the Floor is about, […]

So, are you feeling festive yet? No? Well… we’ve got something to cheer you into the Christmas mood. Harrogate Community Radio has teamed up with Harrogate Virtual Christmas Market 2020 and a range of Independent businesses to give away some fantastic gifts! Starting on Sunday, across our social media,  there will be daily different prizes for 12 […]


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