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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. […]

When I last heard from Nidderdale Community Welcome back in November 2020, they were at the start of their journey to welcome a vulnerable family to Nidderdale. Well, they’ve been busy since then getting their application drafted, getting their excellent website up and running, and other administrative chores like a bank account. The group are […]

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), is conducting a review of the radio industry. They are very interested in learning more about who tunes in to community radio stations like ours, and about when and why they listen. We want as many of our listeners as possible to be represented in the [...]
Have you thought about the offer to advertise on local radio if you live in Harrogate & district? Well, maybe we can help? See Harrogate Community Radio is offering advertisement spots on our website - you just need to contact Andrew with a PNG copy of your logo and a link to your webpage, eCommerce [...]

Hi, I am Dj Trev and I will be joining you for another monthly mixture of mixed tunes, mixed messages, mixed up emotions and mixed results. On side one of his cassette this month I’ll play Soul, Rare Groove, Funk and 80s big beats. On the flip side it’s pure 90s Speed Garage. So whilst […]

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 […]