Andrew Backhouse is a musician, artist, photographer, and radio presenter from Harrogate. He’s a self-confessed radio geek who hopes to transmit his sense of wonder and enthusiasm to others when he discovers something new and interesting. Henri Chopin, AGF, and RuPaul are some of Andrew’s biggest influences, and his artistic enquiry explores the concept of “the new shiny thing.” By broadcasting his enthusiasm for it, he poses questions about authenticity and worth along the way.

You can keep up to date with Andrew’s eNews HERE or you can visit his website HERE.

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Orbiting a Different Star #021

Orbiting a Different Star #021

 Welcome to ‘Orbiting a Different Star,’ the mesmerising radio show that asks, ‘Want to hear something new?’ Hosted by Andrew Backhouse, a dedicated radio geek, collage artist, and proud co-founder of Harrogate Community Radio, this show is your gateway to the...

The Jazz Show: Episode #49

The Jazz Show: Episode #49

 Journeying from Bebop to Spiritual through Cosmic to Free, and covering all in between; Andy will play the music you need to hear on a Sunday afternoon. Broadcasting every second Sunday of the month at 4pm. Andy had a picture of his ideal radio show in mind. Many...

Roots Conversation #264

Roots Conversation #264

 Guerrilla Dub System's Reggae Podcast We thought it would be a good idea to share with you the music that inspired Guerrilla Dub System to make their music - the podcast is called Roots Conversation. Andy, Scooby and Allan play old Roots Reggae music that has got...

Orbiting a Different Star #020

Orbiting a Different Star #020

 Welcome to ‘Orbiting a Different Star,’ the mesmerising radio show that asks, ‘Want to hear something new?’ Hosted by Andrew Backhouse, a dedicated radio geek, collage artist, and proud co-founder of Harrogate Community Radio, this show is your gateway to the...

Roots Conversation #263

Roots Conversation #263

 Guerrilla Dub System's Reggae Podcast We thought it would be a good idea to share with you the music that inspired Guerrilla Dub System to make their music - the podcast is called Roots Conversation. Andy, Scooby and Allan play old Roots Reggae music that has got...

Orbiting a Different Star #019

Orbiting a Different Star #019

 Welcome to ‘Orbiting a Different Star,’ the mesmerising radio show that asks, ‘Want to hear something new?’ Hosted by Andrew Backhouse, a dedicated radio geek, collage artist, and proud co-founder of Harrogate Community Radio, this show is your gateway to the...

White Lightning #37

White Lightning #37

White Lightning! packs heat on the fifth Saturday of the month at 9pm, only on Harrogate Community Radio. Tired of being sexy, Admin Andrew selects your next favourite seven inches of joy and puts it in your ear. White Lightning takes no prisoners! Do you dare ride...

Roots Conversation #262

Roots Conversation #262

 Guerrilla Dub System's Reggae Podcast We thought it would be a good idea to share with you the music that inspired Guerrilla Dub System to make their music - the podcast is called Roots Conversation. Andy, Scooby and Allan play old Roots Reggae music that has got...

Orbiting a Different Star #018

Orbiting a Different Star #018

 Welcome to ‘Orbiting a Different Star,’ the mesmerising radio show that asks, ‘Want to hear something new?’ Hosted by Andrew Backhouse, a dedicated radio geek, collage artist, and proud co-founder of Harrogate Community Radio, this show is your gateway to the...

Blog Posts By the Host:

“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 the...

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“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,...

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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 for everyone...

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🎂 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...

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