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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 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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 [...]

As we all enter lockdown #2 I wanted to put together an hour of music that every listener, old and new, young or old would like something in there, and hopefully I have. There’s a bit of 70’s disco, something from the 80’s, classic 90’s and of course some nice shiny new stuff too, oh […]

By day I’m a business analyst in an IT department.  Of the various aspects of the job, user research is by far my favourite.  Learning to this opened my critical eye to how not to interview people. Now, I’ll never say I’m an expert, but I started to notice how badly many interviews in the […]

Andy, the admin of the station’s site, has given a few of the other admin and a few of the hosts the ability to blog here, on the station’s site. So, in this Blog post I hope to tell you about another community initiative that I, Allan, am involved with. It is called Long Lands […]