Rock ‘N’ Rodeo Jukebox

Playing all your favourite hits of Rock ‘n’ Roll from the 1950′s onwards, and bringing you right up to date with today’s biggest Country tracks every Sunday afternoon between 5 – 7pm.

The show covering your favourite genres of music, possibly under-represented on radio, because sometimes we no longer appreciate the Rock ‘n’ Roll music which the past decades since the 1950’s have produced in shaping all the music styles of today.

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The Tuesday Club

Every Tuesday evening from 7 till 9,Julie Vee brings you a fitting alternative to the soaps and American crime scenes on your television.Tune in for a mix of tunes – indie, alternative, northern soul, reggae and more.

Also featured: new music, indie rare groove, themes, gig guides. what’s on locally, live interviews and more.Regular features include Local Indie top 10 – where the great and good of Harrow are invited in to the studio and take us through their choices and how they see their place in the community.

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Things you should know about Community Radio

Community Radio

The idea of radio being a platform for sharing message is still in trend, though the concept of radio is quite old-school. Today we have a lot of other options to share our thoughts, talents and message. So there must be something really emotional when it comes to radios, that is probably the reason behind how radios still stand the growth and evolution of technology and escape from going obsolete. Trying to know something about radios, one of the important things we must know is community radio.

Community radio is one of the interesting things carried out by radio stations. Before we go any further, let’s start by knowing what a community radio is.

 Community Radio

What Is Community Radio?

Just like people of similar talents form social groups on other media platforms from online to live shows, community radio is one such platform that radio stations offer budding talents and others alike. In community radio, a group of people with similar interests join together and promote and gather ideas. They share stories and expose their talents as well. These shows also go on air just like the other commercial shows that are broadcasted.

So here are some of the things that you have to know about community radio

Community radio is not fun:

It is a common misconception that community radio is fun and people outside take it for granted. Most community radios that function in a country go on the national forum, and most of us do not realize that. Community radio might seem like a platform that is existing in small scale, but the truth seems a little different. The artists who are performing here have great scope of switching to better places sooner or later.

No profit motive:

Community radios do not function with a profit motive. It is, in fact, a non-profit community. They neither charge the artists nor sell their talents. Community radios provide artists with a platform and let them perform the way they long. All you need is talent and the ability to stand out from the crowd and prove yourself unique.

Nurturing talents:

Community radios where started with the motive of finding and nurturing fresh and young talents. As a result community radios, in fact, succeeded in their aim and were able to produce better people to media. Staying connected with only voice as the medium is pretty difficult than you think. That is the reason as to why people working in radio station have better scope outside as well.

They differ with countries:

Community radio is a global concept. They are found in almost all countries, and the rules keep changing. Most community radios are governed on the national basis, and they go with such rules and because of the same community radios differ from one country to the other. In more than 20 major countries across the globe, community radios are seen as a major media platform for fresh talents.

Major Career Options in Radio Broadcasting

Radio Broadcasting

Radio, despite being overtaken by technology a long time back, still has lost its popularity. A lot of people out there love listening to radios even today, and for the same reason, we believe that a large range of career options are still available across the globe. In this article, we will see in detail about various career options that are available in radio broadcasting. But before we get any further, the career options in radio can be classified broadly as the technical ones and the management ones, and in each head, you have a list of jobs. Having this in mind we will go further.

Radio Broadcasting

Various career options in Radio:

General Manager:

Irrespective of whether it is radio or a supermarket, the role of the general manager doesn’t differ. A general manager is expected to take care of the affairs of the station and make sure that the different departments work in unison. He or she, in most cases, is expected to be a management graduate, either masters or bachelors, depending on the job requirement. This person is responsible for taking all the decisions and thereby it is important that you have some management skills as well.

Programming Director:

Behind every show that goes on-air, there are a lot of things that go behind the screen. Before the presenter takes it to the mic, the event or the show has to be processed according to the interests of the listeners. It has to be processed both in the technical and commercial perspective. This is where the programming director plays a major role. It is the responsibility of the programming director to ensure that a show and its presenter are ready to go on-air.

Radio Engineer:

A radio engineer is a person who is completely held up with the technical aspect of every show that goes on air. He has to be aware of both sound engineering and at the same time take care of the operating sector as well. A radio engineer is expected to hold a certificate of completion of the relevant course in case if he is going in the technician category and a relevant engineering degree if otherwise.

Radio presenter:

Under this head, you will have all the other things such as a radio jockey, radio announcer, and every other person who get to present himself on-air. Though it all depends on the skills that you possess, it will be more favourable if you hold a degree in mass media an communication or any other degrees similar to this. Communication is the most important tool when it comes to presenting in radio. This is one of the common placements that most people know and look for as far as radio careers are concerned.

Norbury School celebrate ‘Norbury Day’

Every year on the second Monday in March, 54 countries join together in celebration of the links they share as members of one diverse and dynamic global family – the modern Commonwealth.

In the UK, one way in which this special day is celebrated is with a unique event in London’s Westminster Abbey coordinated by the Royal Commonwealth Society.  The UK’s largest multi-faith celebration, the Commonwealth Day Observance, is attended by a representative of Her Majesty The Queen along with the Prime Minister of Great Britain, up to 200 other VIPs and more than 1,000 schoolchildren.

Norbury School in Harrow, Middlesex, has children from an astounding 52 of the 54 Commonwealth Countries amongst it’s pupils and so it’s staff and pupils brokered it’s own special day; ‘Norbury Day’ to celebrate our commonwealth heritage.

A selected few of the school’s pupils were invited to attend Westminster Abbey in celebration, and the rest joined together to commemorate this special day with events and projects throughout the school.

Harrow Community Radio came along to record an audio  history of the school in it’s celebration.  Of 2 hours of recordings, HCR have posted around 18 minutes of the event and we hope that you enjoy listening to the audio as much as we enjoyed recording it.

Relay for Life – Marathon Broadcast

ORGANISERS of an exciting fundraising event in Harrow are urging local people to get involved.Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life is a unique celebration of life and hope which unites communities to help beat cancer and culminates in a fantastic family and team event.Teams of between eight to 15 people – of all ages, levels of fitness and from all walks of life – are needed to take part in the overnight fundraising festival at the Bannister Stadium over the weekend of 7th-8th September 2013.  During the Relay itself, team members take it in turns to walk round a track while everyone else enjoys a wide range of fun activities on offer.As dusk falls, the atmosphere quietens as the Candle of Hope ceremony begins. The event is the most poignant part of Relay For Life when specially made Candle of Hope bags – decorated with touching messages in memory or in celebration of loved ones – are filled with sand and lit up with candles around the track.This is the seventh time Relay For Life has taken place in Harrow. Now the committee of volunteers staging Relay For Life is looking for even more local support to help make it a tremendous success.

HCR is also doing its part by staging a 24 hour Marathon Outside Broadcast. Our Presenters will go on air from 12 noon at Bannister Stadium on the 7th September and finish at 12 noon on the 8th September. You can sponsor our team for this event of which 50% raised go directly to Relay for life and the rest will go to fund our application for a full time FM licence in 2014. You can donate securely by using the donate button above.

Cancer Research UK funds the work of thousands of scientists, doctors and nurses who are dedicated to beating cancer by understanding its causes and investigating how best to prevent, diagnose and treat it.Thanks to Cancer Research UK’s work, more people are surviving cancer than ever before. Survival rates have doubled over the last 40 years and the charity’s work has been at the heart of that progress.But despite improvements in treatment, cancer causes more than one in four of all deaths in the UK. Cancer Research UK wants to change that and needs the help of people in Harrow to help save many more lives.

If you want to get involved with the station or to find out more information click on the Contact Us Page.