We are Huntingdon Community Radio
We are Huntingdon Community Radio and our mission is to tell the local residents about what’s happening in their town and surrounding villages. How?
As your Huntingdonshire community radio we keep you informed week by week about the events in and around the town with our ‘Take Notice’ feature, and local employment opportunities in our daily ‘Job Spot’ programme. The ‘Over to You’ show demonstrates what local charities & clubs are achieving.
Drive Time keeps you up to date with the latest traffic and travel news and gets you home safely; whilst our Saturday Sports team inform you how our local and national players are doing in all kinds of sports. Spotlight, our specialist arts and music programme, keeps you updated with all the local gigs, introduces new musicians, plays and drama productions.
Our outside broadcast unit brings you action around the town from the Christmas lights switch on to summer musical events, Carnival and Galas.
We do all this while we bring to you the best of music from the 60’s through to the present day – 24 hours a day – and all achieved by dedicated volunteers.
What’s the icing on the cake? The National Community Radio Awards presented two of our programmes, the Saturday Sports programme and 21st Century Women with their prestigious Bronze and Silver Awards in 2016
That’s some achievement and we are proud to be local.
Outside the Saxongate Centre the weather got progressively more grey and dismal whilst inside on Saturday 10th December the studios were bright, cheery and Christmassy. About 150 people came through the doors to enjoy coffee, mince pies and popcorn including Huntingdon’s Mayor Daryl Brown who recorded a Christmas greeting for every citizen of Huntingdonshire.
Our charity stall was expanded in the reception area of the Saxongate Centre, as it is these days on a Saturday, with lots of Christmas stock to choose from. Gallons of tea and coffee, mince pies, cakes and cheese straws were consumed while people were waiting to record their Christmas greetings for family and friends which will be played out several times over the 2 weeks prior and leading up to and including Christmas Day itself. Bob Elliot and Mark Box recorded over 70 messages with perhaps a few more to come.
There was a wonderful festival atmosphere and a terrific time was had by all.
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