Category: News

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

Premier House Banqueting

Premier House Banqueting have kindly agreed to allow Harrow Community Radio to site their aerial on the roof of their building to enable us to maximise the covers for our FM period. You can find out more about Premier House Banqueting below or visit there website at

Here at Premier House Banqueting we have the perfect setting to complete your beautiful day. We have professional event planners that can help your plan your dream wedding, in the perfect location, from music to dining arrangements because we realise that your wedding is unique. We have perfected this special event by providing a beautiful setting and professional catering team to assist you in this exciting stage of your lives. We can prepare everything, from the ceremony and registrar to the reception. Beautiful Memories begin with detailed arrangements. Plan your dream wedding at the perfect location.

The importance of corporate hospitality is no longer just on entertaining clients, it’s about maximising your return on your investment – it can cost five times as much to acquire a new client as it does to keep an existing one. Our current clients love our hassle-free corporate hospitality management services – we supply a variety of services depending on your needs, from function meetings to special events party entertainment. Our Function room is also available for, Birthday celebrations, Christmas & New Year parties, Christenings, Team Building Events, Corporate Events and Dinner & Dances

Call Us Today 0208 427 4237, Premier House, 1 Canning Road, Harrow Wealdstone, Middlesex, HA3 7TS


HCR Live

Ben, Jack & Zara bring their own take on Sunday afternoon radio to your ears. Digesting the past 7 days of news, music and other general stuff.

Regular features include our twisted quiz; ‘Phrase & Confused’, Classic tunes are dug out in ‘Jack to the Future’, We discover some new words to add to our fictional dictionary in
‘Fictionary’ and pair up a news story with a song in ‘V-i-Three’

Every Sunday From 1 -3pm

Gina Yashere returns to crowds of laughter!

One of this country’s most sought after comediennes returns to the Harrow Arts Centre for a sell out gig. Keeping her audience in stitches, Gina recalls her many mishaps during an array of thrill-seeking holidays. But despite the spills, she keeps on travelling – and Friday saw her filling the Grade II listed “Elliot Hall”, part of the former Royal Commercial Travellers’ School in Hatch End.

Gina decided 3 years ago to up sticks and move to Hollywood, and she’s not done too bad with regular appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and now her own 1 hour stand up special airing on Showtime. Gina flew over on Thursday from the sunshine of LA to attend the show in Harrow on Friday (28th) for the second date of her “Gina Yashere Live in Colour” tour.

Keith Chilvers spoke to Gina on the Community Sequence last Saturday, you can listen to the interview below

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Listen again to Michele Monro

On Sunday the 28th August Michele Monro, daughter of the  legendary British Singer Matt Monro will was in conversation with Vic Moont. Michele was  discussing her recently written biography, Matt Monro: The Singer’s Singer as well as reflecting on her childhood memories of one of Britain best loved and most successful singer

He also spoke about Matt being the favorite of other well none singers including Sammy Davis Jr and Frank Sintra. To listen to the show again just click on the link below.

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Under One Sky 2011

Coming together Under One Sky

Under One Sky Festival 2011

When – Sunday 26 June 2011, 12pm – 8pm,

Where – Kodak Sports Ground, Zoom Leisure, Harrow View, HA2 6QQ

Under One Sky – Harrow’s largest festival of celebration and your chance to see the combined communities of Harrow at their best. With a overflowing programme of dance, world music, a large Championing Harrow, ‘One Year to Go’ themed Sports Zone, youth music,  free children’s activities, a huge parade, information and stalls, health promotion, a world food zone, outside television broadcast and much more. We have something for everyone!

Ticket Prices:
Just £3 with children under 12 free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For latest news and updates about Under One Sky visit our Facebook page.


The Rob Show-today between 1 – 2.30pm showcasing the Your Voice Your Potential music project

If you have never tuned into TRS (The Rob Show) on, I urge you to do so this week.  In the studio with Rob this week, is a collective of young people from Harrow, showcasing an album they have been working on over the last 12 weeks. The project is called Your Voice Your Potential and will be showcasing all of the 10 track from the album exclusively on HCR. Rob will also be talking with the Artists & their Producer Antoine Stone as well as having live performance in the studio

The album, which is a mixture of  Hip Hop, Grime and R & B plus the interviews will also be available on our listen again service after the show.

So please tune in to The Rob Show from 1pm tomorrow.

Listening to HCRfm has just got easier.

Go to and download the app for the iphone, Android and BlackBerry, its only 59p, then search for Harrow Community Radio or HCRfm and you’ll be able to listen to us anywhere

St Luke’s Hospice – Northwick Park Abseil 19th February

Northwick Park Abseil 19th February
Dare to descend the 100ft wall at Northwick Park Hospital in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.

From 10:00 to 17:00
@ Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, HA1 3UJ

Once again daring St Luke’s supporters will be descending the 100ft wall of Northwick Park Hospital to raise money for the hospice.

If you would like to take on the challenge and see amazing views of Harrow and Wembley sign up for the abseil today. Entry is £20 per person plus sponsorship. Your entry fee only covers the cost of the abseil which is why we urge everyone taking part to aim to raise as much sponsorship as possible.

Invite all your friends and family to come and watch you on the day as you take on the challenge. We’ll have hot drinks available to keep you all warm.

We only use professional and qualified abseil instructors, Rock and Ice are full members of AMI (the Association of Mountaineering Instructors) and are AALA registered (Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority).

Places are limited so sign up quickly to ensure you don’t miss out. If you would like any more information please contact Jemini on 020 8382 8018. or visit the St Lukes website.