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The 2014 Pinner Village Show

IMG_0238The annual Pinner Village Show takes place this year on Saturday 13th September 2014 starting at 11:00am. The Show is family friendly and provides an opportunity for local charities and organisations to promote themselves to the local community. HCR will be there on the day making the announcements as well as broadcasting live between 1 – 2pm
The annual Pinner Village Show, held in the Memorial Park, Chapel Lane, Pinner, takes place this year on Saturday 13th September 2014 starting at 11:00am.  The Show was started in the late 1980’s by Pinner Round Table, and has been run by the Rotary Club of Pinner since 2005.The Show is family friendly and provides an opportunity for local charities and organisations to promote themselves to the local community. There will be a wide variety of entertainment including a children’s fair ground with rides  musical performances, morris dancers and lots of other activities to keep youngsters of all ages happy! There will also be a range of refreshments available.

If you are interested in participating the next show on on Saturday 13th September 2014 either by having a stall or providing some entertainment then please email phone 075 8630 5314 for further details.

Any organisation that wishes to take part in the 2014 Pinner Village Show should do so by completing an application form. All completed forms should be returned to Pinner Village Show, 622 Rayners Lane, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 5HT

Interview with David Perry – 9am this Saturday

Perry(2)The Leader of the local Labour Group gets the Saturday Breakfast treatment tomorrow from 9am.

Following the recent upheaval and rifts in Harrow Council and the forth coming election Councillor David Perry, Labour Group Leader has kindly agreed to come in to HCR for a chat with Gary Walker on Saturday Breakfast. Join them at 9am for what promises to be an insightful and entertaining interview. David will of course be talking about the current situation within the council, what matters to Harrow residents and what drives him and his party to do what they do for the borough.

If you want to get involved with the show you can text in on 07950 08 12 96 or email:


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



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.

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.

Kieran McKenna’s 48 hour Radio Challenege

I’m Kieran and I’m going to be on the radio for 48 hours. Starting at  7am on the 21st December and finishing on the 23rd December at 7am, I’ll be on Harrow Community Radio HCRfm 87.7 and online at

I’m only allowed 5 minutes of sleep every hour which I can “bank” and take a bit of a nap when I choose, this mean I can only take 4 hours sleep in 48 hours.

All the money rasied will be shared with both HCRfm 87.7 and Teenage Cancer Trust

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

HCRfm 87.7 Lauch Party 5th December

Harrow Community Radio (HCR) launched this week on the evening of the 5th December in front of the Mayor of Harrow Cllr Mrinal Choudhury and the Mayoress is Mrs Rama Choudhury as well our volunteers presenters and invited guests.

The opening speech was given by HCR Director Keith Chilvers about HCR’s aim and oblectives and its furture plans to be come a full Ofcom licenced community radio station

Fellow Director Jean Lammiman spoke about HCR role in the community and how it will support local community groups and local business through its 28 day FM licence up until the 31st December 2011.

There was also live music from two of the music tutors from the Wealdstone Youth Centre, Louis Green and Kathy Edgar as well as one of their students Aiesha who showcased her new single. HCRfm 87.7 runs 24 hours a day with love shows from 7am – 9pm daily from the 4th – 31st December 2011