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We Are Broadcasting!

Written by on August 4, 2019

We are broadcasting! Harrogate Community Radio started broadcasting at midnight on the first of August 2019 – Yorkshire Day. Two of the admin were there to crack a beer on the bow of the broadcast and it was wholesome fun – I even did a special dance!

Allan & myself, Andy, met up at Creao Studio to see everything was going smoothly – it did!

The first show broadcast on Harrogate Community Radio was the Pilot for The Galaxy Wolf In Space show – an effortlessly cool exploration of electronic music hosted by Galaxy Wolf In Space.

The show lasted two hours and me and Allan were in our element, grinning from ear to ear – it was magical. Scooby was having an early night due to all of the effort he had put in on previous nights and was there is spirit.

So then, Harrogate Community Radio is “Go!

People can listen to the show by visiting www.harrogatecommunityradio.online and clicking on the LISTEN Button in the header (if you are on a laptop/desktop or a tablet). If you are accessing the website from a phone then there is a PLAY Button in the bottom right hand corner of your window on what ever page you are on.

Quite a neat piece of code that has been written for the site in the PLAYER Pop-Up. It is located in the header, next to the LISTEN Button in the top right. If you wanted to navigate away from the page that you landed on but continue to listen to the broadcast, this pop-up stays in the background as you move around the web. Neat, huh!

So, we have loads of cool shows lined up for you; spoken word shows about literature, interviews with local folk, the coolest music and the best local DJs. If you want to have a go at making a radio show then the Open Call for artists is still up on the Home Page – or you can just click HERE.

We are still looking for shows and local hosts – so, if you want a go at making a radio show then full training can be given. We will never ask you to go Live as all of the shows are pre-recorded. The software can be supplied and it is up to you to get the hardware – but, thankfully, we have a deal with local supplier ASAV.

So then, Harrogate has a new radio station – a radio station that is by the community of Harrogate for the community of Harrogate. We are sourcing local talent to get their own show; if you are a DJ or if you have a passion that you want to share with a greater audience then get in contact. We can be emailed HERE and we just need you pitch for your show. The rest will fall into place. Get in, we are broadcasting right now!


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