Local Radio Day – May 27th
Tuesday, 24th May 2016
Ahead of the Bank Holiday Weekend, Radio Harrow will be participating in Local Radio Day, broadcasting a special set of programmes during the day on Friday 27th May.
Local Radio Day, founded by UK Radio Developments (UKRD) will see radio stations up and down the country participate by hosting a wide array of special programming.
On their official website, UKRD said: “Local Radio Day (27th May) celebrates the partnership that exists between radio stations and their listeners and sets out to demonstrate the difference that local really makes. Local Radio can help local businesses prosper and thrive, making a real impact on the economy of the areas where it still exists and it can provide skills and training to local people.”
Since it’s inception and launch in April 2015, Radio Harrow has been at the heart of activity in Harrow, with live outside broadcasts, specialist programming, in-studio guests, as well as being a constant presence in the community. Run and led by volunteers, the radio station also runs its own befriending service, with volunteers co-ordinating daily visits to the wards of Northwick Park Hospital, and discussing health and well-being issues on the radio.
Local businesses, organisations and societies are regularly featured on the Radio Harrow schedule. The station also keeps programming available to listeners for an additional 30 days after the initial broadcast on our Listen Again service. The ex-Mayor of Harrow, Krishna Suresh, recently awarded a certificate to the radio station, recognising its services to the people of Harrow.
On Friday, the station will start its celebration of Local Radio Day, with RH Breakfast, hosted by Gary Walker. Following this will be various throwback segments looking back at events that the station has participated in over the last year.
Watch Roger Cutsforth, Managing Director of The Radio Academy share his thoughts on local radio and Radio Harrow with London360: