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Tune in to your local Community Radio Station, HHCR!

Spring is in the air, summer around the corner, HHCR is your local community radio station playing a whole range of shows and entertainment, something for everyone. HHCR broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from its studio in the heart of Basingstoke. Since 2019 HHCR has been building a station to keep you company, boost local community pride, share local events, help Basingstoke’s charities, amplify local artists, celebrate the diverse communities of Basingstoke on-air & help volunteers find their voice through the power of community radio!

2021 has already been a really busy year for the Radio Station seeing HHCR hosting a dedicated programme for the BDDF Disability Awareness Day, sponsoring the Arts & Entertainment category for Destination Basingstoke’s A Place to Be Proud of Awards and their studio has also benefited from a redesign!

“I am so proud of our amazing station. The schedule of shows is growing all the time, new features, new presenters, new focus therefore the studio refurbishment will enable us to grow and delight our audiences for many years to come.” David Chatten-Smith - Programme Manager, presenter of the Monday Afternoon Show from 2pm.

When you tune in to HHCR, you hear news, weather, coverage of local sports teams, interviews with Basingstoke’s newsmakers and happenings around the town every day, not to mention, some great music. See below a quick snapshot of the Show Schedule, for full details visit the ‘On Air’ tab within the HHCR website (hhcr.org.uk). All the presenters are volunteers from Basingstoke and the surrounding villages, providing their time and love of music and entertaining for their local community.

• Monday Brunch (10am - midday) with Anne Murrill

• Charlotte Rennie (Now That’s What I call The 80’s with Charlotte - Monday nights at 8pm)

• The 60’s mix-up with Adie Barrett (Tuesday’s from 8pm)

• Daren Bavister (DJ - The HHCR Wednesday Soul Show at 8pm)

• The Afternoon Show with The Big Dog - Fridays from 2pm

• The Saturday Social with Stephen & Jayne (2-4pm)

• Poems with Pleasure from Stephen Bibby (Sunday afternoons)

A new show is ‘Hampshire Unsigned’ - if you are a local band or artist and would like some free radio airplay and promotion, drop HHCR an email - unsigned@hhcr.org.uk. Another great feature that HHCR have is the What’s On Guide, promoting local charitable and non-profit-making events. Promotion on air and on the website! There is also the ‘Listen-Again’ option, a chance to revisit some of the past community interviews from over the last month. It could be you, talking on the radio showcasing your fundraising challenge, your local sports group, a school event. Simply email studio@hhcr.org.uk and HHCR will then help promote your community activity on air (via a live interview if you wish!) and by listing it on their website all for FREE!

Tune into HHCR:

• Online hhcr.org.uk - “LISTEN LIVE” button

• Smart speaker - ” Play H H C R “

• Via your Mobile or Tablet - download the FREE Tunein App

Love local, love your local radio HHCR. HHCR, Basingstoke Community Radio, is managed and operated by Helping Hands for the Blind, a local registered charity: 1153159, dedicated to providing a community radio station for the community.

Julia Simpson