How To Listen to Harrogate Community Radio

Imagine this – you switch on your radio, and there are no adverts. You listen to music you have never heard before, presented by people who love their music as much as you do. That’s what Harrogate Community Radio is all about! On this helpful page you can read all of the different ways that you can tune in; how to listen to Harrogate Community Radio. Because some people are still unsure how to listen to Harrogate Community Radio…

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How To Listen To Harrogate Community Radio On An Alexa Device...

What is Alexa?

Alexa is Amazon’s virtual personal assistant. It lives within the Echo series of Smart Speakers that are in circulation – it is voice controlled and you will need the ‘Skill’ ‘Harrogate Community Radio’ within Alexa to stream the station.

‘Harrogate Community Radio’ is the name of a ‘Skill’ on the Amazon Marketplace – you will need to use this ‘Skill’ to stream Harrogate Community Radio on your Alexa device.

There are three ways to install a ‘Skill’ on your Alexa Device: you can read how to install a skill HERE. But, I will explain the easiest…

The easiest way is to request Alexa to install it with you voice – just say to it

Alexa, enable Harrogate Community Radio.

Once you have Harrogate Community Radio enabled as a Skill (it is HERE on Amazon dot co dot uk) – just ask Alexa…

Alexa, start Harrogate Community Radio.

… then, you will be able to listen to radio by the community of Harrogate, for the community of Harrogate.

How To Listen To Harrogate Community Radio On A SONOS Device...

Sonos is a what-you-see-what-you-get Smart Speaker. It works in tandem with Alexa and Google Assistant (if you want it to) or, as we do at Backhouse HQ, it can be used just from the Sonos App. In this explanation I will try and tell you how to play Harrogate Community Radio through the SONOS app.

I gave my wife a Sonos for her Birthday a few years ago – it is still going strong. Within the Sonos app, you will need the add-on plugin ‘Radio.Net’ to stream the station. Here is how to install it; on iOS or Android, within the Sonos App you will need to go to the Settings pane…

  1. Open the Sonos app.
  2. From the Settings tab, tap Services.
  3. Under Music & Content, tap Add a Service.
  4. Tap the service you would like to add – in this case it is myTuner Radio.
  5. Tap Add to Sonos.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to add the music service account.
  7. Search for “Harrogate Community Radio” in the search Bar for SONOS and head to ‘Stations’.
  8. Play radio by the community for the community.

You will now be able to search for the station Harrogate Community Radio from within the Sonos App and from within the myTuner Radio plugin within the Sonos App. You do not need to create an account with myTuner Radio – it just does it automatically.

How To Listen To Harrogate Community Radio On A Smart Phone...

We do to have an App for the station – for Apple Devices head HERE and for Google / Android head HERE.

We have also improved our website for mobile devices and I will now tell you now how to store the site as a Shortcut on your phone –

Use the following instructions to save links to locations that you can easily access on your devices:


  1. On your iPhone, launch “Safari” web browser app. This does not work from the “Chrome” app.
  2. Enter into the address field the URL of the station ( Tap “Go.”
  3. Tap the icon featuring an up-pointing arrow coming out of a box along the bottom of the Safari window to open a little menu.
  4. Tap “Add to Home Screen.” The Add to Home dialog box will appear, with the icon that will be used for this website on the left side of the dialog box.
  5. Enter the name for the shortcut using the on-screen keyboard and tap “Add.” I use “HCR” – Safari will close automatically, and you will be taken to where the icon is located on your iPhone/iPad’s desktop.


  1. Launch “Chrome” app.
  2. Open the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen.
  3. Tap the menu icon (3 dots in upper right-hand corner) and tap Add to home screen.
  4. You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen
How To Listen To Harrogate Community Radio On A Computer...

If you are connected to the internet, head to the Harrogate Community Radio website, and look in the menu of the site, it is at the top of your page. Do you see the rounded, highlighted button saying LISTEN NOW! in the top of your window?

Click on the ‘LISTEN NOW!’ button and a pop-up will appear in the bottom left of your screen.

Press Play and admire the audio goodies we have lined up for you…

So, to listen to the live shows, click the ‘Play’ Button in the footer – to listen to a past broadcast, head to the Listen Again page.

How To 'Listen Again'?

So, we have a Listen Again function on our website.

You can navigate this option in a couple of ways – but, most of the past broadcasts are up there for you to listen to again, digitally.

Method #1: Listen Again Page

If you head to our Listen Again page, on our site, you will be able to stream the most recent shows once again.

This is just in case you missed their original broadcast or a recent show really, really peaked your curiosity.

However, we realise this is not the most practical method – so there is another way…

Method #2: Per Show

If you navigate to a show’s page you should see the option to visit the individual episode’s page at the bottom of the page, after the text.

This is true of most shows – click on the individual episode and there will be an embedded player. It’s good.

Method #3: Ol’ Fashioned Search

There is a Search Function within the website that enables people to search out their favourite episode. We currently have around 1000 shows up on our site, so it is a lot to scroll through.

If you need to get specific then this is probably the best option.

Summing Up

If we have missed a show off from the listen again then please let us know – we are just volunteering humans at the end of the day and mistakes do happen. Raise a ticket by clicking to get to the Feedback Page, in the top-right of your menu and one of the Admin will get back to you.

How Do I Listen To Harrogate Community Radio On A Smart Speaker That Isn't SONOS or Alexa...

Well, there is always the Bluetooth, Airplay or other forms of Casting – We are now on the Ruark system too, if you are lucky enough to have a Ruark System, just search for Harrogate Community Radio.

However, most Smart Speakers have the ability to host the myTuner Radio app. It is a lightweight app that has a range of stations on (50k+). It is a great way of finding new content – although, I hope you will stay with HCR!

If, at worst, you can always cast using Bluetooth to the speaker. You would just need to access the station’s site from the website and stream from there.

How To Listen To Harrogate Community Radio In My Car...

An Article Explaining How To Listen To Harrogate Community Radio In Your Car

It is possible. But, you will need an internet connection.

You will need a Mobile phone or a car with an internet connection.

If you have a modern car then you will be able to stream the station using your phone and cast it to your car’s audio using Bluetooth Connectivity.

Just visit the station’s site HERE on your smart phone and then link your phone up to your car’s audio – this will mean the station will be keeping you company through your journey.


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How To Listen To Harrogate Community Radio

It may be unrelated to our residency here but in 2013, the town was declared as “the third most romantic place in the world.” It fended off the likes of Paris, Rome, London and Vienna.

However you want to listen to the station, we have you covered – all of the common methods are explained above. All you need to do is click on the red “+” and the text will open.

We are based in the heart of Yorkshire, this is your perfect base for a day, a weekend or a week. Indulge your passions and your senses and visit the Harrogate area for a memorable break. With such a varied range of events in Harrogate, you will find there is always something taking place to capture your interest.

We hope we can keep you entertained.

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