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Active Harrow – St Ann’s Road 22nd Mrach 2014

Join us on St Ann’s Road in Harrow Town Centre on Saturday 22nd March with a series of demonstrations from local dance and activity groups, compered throughout the day by Harrow Community Radio.
11am: Official opening of Active Harrow by special guest (to be announced)
11.10am: Irish dancing by Rochford Irish Dance
11.50am: Zumba dance
12.30pm: Thai Chi
1.10pm: Bollywood dance by Karan’s Bollywood Masterclass
1.50pm: Karate demonstration by Harrow Karate Club
2.30pm: Modern dance display by Kidology Dance Company, Harrow
3.20pm: Bollywood dance for children and teenagers
4pm: Rhyme Time sessions by Harrow Libraries (for children up to 3 years old and their parents / carers)
4.45pm: Irish dancing (Rochford Irish Dance)

Harrow Council is calling on residents to limber up and get in shape ahead of a dedicated fitness weekend in March. The Council’s Active Harrow weekend will see a range of activities on offer designed to get the borough’s residents fit and healthy, ranging from karate and dance demonstrations to a swimathon, and a one, three and six mile run.

Residents can get themselves ready for the challenges by taking up the Couch 2 5K Challenge – a project designed to turn even the most committed couch potato into a fully-fledged runner.

The nine-week beginners’ running plan involves three runs per week, with a day of rest in between, and starts with a gradual build up of running and walking, leading to the full 5k run.

It is being supported by the NHS as an ideal way for beginners to get fit and healthy.

The weekend is designed to show residents the health benefits of exercise, which include:

helping to control your weight
improving your mental health and mood
strengthening your bones
reducing your risk of developing certain diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and some types of cancer
improving your co-ordination and preventing your chance of falling if you’re an older person
For more information about the Active Harrow Weekend visit our website:


The REACH RADIO PLAYER – community radio on the move

reach_icon-128The REACH radio player launched in December last year by the Community Media Association in partnership with Exaget Ltd to serve the community radio sector with its very own mobile radio player, helping listeners to stay tuned in to their favourite community radio station wherever they are. Listeners are also able to connect, engage and share through Facebook, Twitter, SMS and email. You can listen to “Harrow Community Radio” Live on your smartphone via the “REACH RADIO PLAYER” app available on IOS and Android for free. Don’t forget to favourite us by clicking on the “Star” icon.

As listening via a mobile device continues to grow the community radio sector is able to take control of their mobile listening experience without each station having to go it alone. Community radio stations have always been a means of strong engagement and participation for local listeners and REACH aiming to ‘reach’ out to listeners on the move who not only wish to stay tuned in but also stay in touch. The continued development of REACH will be led by the CMA and the broadcasters to serve the needs of the community radio audience

REACH is available in the app stores now: IOS and Android



The Rubbish Diet Week 2

Introducing your local Bin Doctor: Neighbourhood Champion, Debra Alexis.

I’ll be out and about in the community, meeting groups and chatting on Harrow Community Radio for the next 5 weeks, so get in touch if you want to talk rubbish.

sarah-thorpIn this weeks addition of the Rubbish Diet we meet Neighbourhood Champion, Sarah Thorp who talks about her first week of the Rubbish Diet Challenge.

You can sign up to The Rubbish Diet and slim your bin by going to

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New iPhone & Android App for Harrow Community Radio

Harrow Community Radio has teamed up with to create a custom streaming iPhone App with our own stations own branding. The new app carries our:

1.Dedicated audio stream, listen wherever you are
2.Access to all our Social media including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
3.Text the studio direct from the App
4.Email the studio direct from the App.

All you need to do is search for Harrow Community Radio in the App Store on your iPhone. It’s completely free to download and install. The App will also run on iPhone 3GS*, iPhone 4* and iPhone 4S models as well as 3rd Gen iPod Touch+* and iPad. Over the next few weeks we’ll be adding our listen again and podcast service so even if you’ve missed a show you can catch up when ever you want too. If you don’t have an iPhone don’t worry.

Our App for Android phones is available now please follow the link below.

*Running iOS 4.3 and above and Wi-Fi connection

Download our iPhone App – Harrow Community Radio

Download Android App – Harrow Community Radio


Listen to HCRfm anywhere

With more and more people now listening to music and radio on their smartphones, tunein streams radio at the click of a button.It doesn’t mater what type of smartphones you have, weathers its and iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Palm or a Samsung Bada its works and more importantly its free!

Download the app and then just search for Harrow Community Radio. From there you can listen all the time, and with the Favorites feature, you can tell TuneIn to remember the stations and songs you love the most. Plus, when you sign up for a free account, TuneIn will show you these Favorites anywhere you use TuneIn – on your phone, on your computer, in your car and beyond.

With TuneIn, you can pause and rewind what you’re listening to. If you missed something, you can quickly skip back to hear it again. TuneIn Radio Pro is a premium mobile version of the service that lets you record any station to your phone or tablet.

So click here and download the app today.

New Text Number for the Studio

We have set up a new text number for the studio. From now on please text to: 07950 081 296

New Saturday Line Up

Starting on the 10th March we have a brand new line for Saturdays. A new hip/hop, RnB, Rap show from 5pm with Princess Chet plus Katherine Romero will be joining Keith Chilvers on the Community Sequence from 11am with all the national and local entertainment news. Plus new on the hour from 11am to 5pm.

Check out the schedule below:



Interview with Poulomi Desai (Usurp gallery)

As Part of the Tuesday Club on the 13th December Julie Vee spoke to Poulomi Desai, director of the Usurp Gallery. You can here the full interview below. If you want to find out more about the Usurp Gallery then please follow the link below.

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Wealdstone FC v Harrow Borough FC

Kids go Free at Boxing Day Derby match!

In a special festive offer, all under 16s will be able to gain free entry to the Wealdstone v Harrow Borough Derby clash at The Vale on
Boxing Day.

The very eagerly anticipated clash between the local rivals will this year take place at The Vale and a big holiday crowd is expected for
this very important Ryman League Premier Division fixture. Kick-off is 3pm and the club house will be fully open to welcome all before,
during and after the game.

So why not bring the whole family to watch the big match on Boxing day!

For more information visit:

Live from the childrens wards

Radio Northwick Park and HCRfm 87.7 have teamed up again to do another live show, this its the big one! On Christmas day morning we will be live from the children’s ward, Jacks Place and the Chaucer unit between the 9am -12 noon.

We’ll be handing out presents as well as visiting the children, parents and staff of both wards.