Category: News

The Business Hour – Starts 16th May

Harrow Community Radio (HCR) is once again reaching out to Harrow and beyond.  HCR is introducing a weekly business show launching Friday 16th May 2014 at 10:00.  The show is being primed to reach out to all businesses, small and large, from start-ups to mature companies and more.   The Business Hour will bring experts from in and around Harrow as well as from outside who will be discussing and giving advice on matters such as Social Media, Marketing, Accountancy, Legal,  Legislation, Sales and so much more.  We will cover local issues as well as general topics of interest to businesses. The host of “The Business Hour” Margo Manning will ensure there is opportunity for you to interact by Text, Phone, Twitter and Facebook.

Please get in touch if you would like to contribute to the programme – if you have a  great story to tell we want to hear it!

Margo has worked and lived in Harrow for 14 years.  She currently manages two Harrow based businesses, Bute Learning and Development and Margo Manning – Professional Speaker and Coach.  An entrepreneur and development specialist with over 20 years’ experience, Margo has  worked within the different sectors, different industries and different roles, working with major brands and companies such as Goldman Sachs, Brunswick Group, HSBC, Aon, Tower Hamlets Homes, Lovells, BBMV and more. Listen in, take part and grow with the ‘The Business Hour’.

Infinite – Luke Gomm live 26th April

TBO2 FRONTIs a 17 year old producer, song writer and performing artist under the name of Infinite. Infinite started making music when his lessons involved creating your own songs. Coincidently during the same time a close relative of his passed away leaving him his first keyboard. He wrote his first ever song ‘Glowing’ on this keyboard. He took to this greatly and started a weekend job to save up for the equipment he would need to create good quality songs. After two years of saving on £10 a week he finally managed to buy his first computer and microphone.

He gained valuable experience when he went to view a family friend’s studio session with a leading UK producer. During his first year he worked on a collection of simple beats and lyrics until he was ready to release his first mixtape (Revolution Mixtape) realest September 2011.

He sold CD’s around his school to try and make money for new and better equipment. This worked successfully and lead to appearances on ’4Stars T.V.’ and requests for him to feature with other artists. February 2013 Infinite’s debut album with Collected Records ‘The Blackout’ was released. This was a great experience for Infinite to develop his skills and learn more as he produced the whole of the album independently apart from one bonus track made by PrimeBeats.

Infinite will be live with Gary walker on Saturday 26th April from 9am




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



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.