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K’Town Community Gathering

I went to the first big community gathering since before Lock Down yesterday. It was held in Knaresborough and I was there representing Harrogate Community Radio. Allan S had set up the PA with the help of Scooby and I got the Knaresborough House for 10am – I had a laptop full of tunes and some were better than others. Scooby was playing a lot of good music and we set about making a good…

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Roots Conversation Reaches Episode #100!

I have been a part of Roots Conversation – the roots reggae podcast for a good few years now. We reached Episode #100 tonight. I am currently sat in Creao Studio listening to Scooby and Allan record their show – their show is turning in to a bit of a car crash, really. But, Roots Conversation has reached Episode #100 and I am more than happy with the progress it is making. I hope we…

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Review (Of Sorts)

Sound Of Wonder Is Ace

My mate Scooby hosts the Sound Of Wonder. The Sound Of Wonder is a podcast that gets broadcast on community radio in Harrogate and the USA. If you want to find out more then head to www.soundofwonder.co.uk Stewart admits he butchers the links and he has not a hope of getting them correct – we are past Episode 250, now. But they are amazing. They have a very small and a very small listenership. I…

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#GoTeam

There was an admin meeting for the station tonight. It was the first proper, facilitated meeting I have attended. Karen led it and she. Knows her onions. We covered a lot of ground and we have agreed to try and lessen my load. I have a great team of people supporting me and they are the people keeping me going, along with my family and Kathryn.

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TPN RE

This blog post is about The Parish News and Resonance EXTRA. I have the good fortune to be broadcast on the esteemed Resonance Network – it is a great Network that can be tuned in by 4.1m people. I am unsure how many folk actually listen to my show, The Parish News, but it is a heartening thought that a couple of hundred people may be listening at any given point. The station I am…

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Designing A Flyer

I have turned my hand to design when it is asked for – sometimes when it is not asked for. Alway with mixed vegetables. How ever I am proud of this flyer design I have made up… inordinately proud! Not bad are they…. A good friend of the station, one of the hosts is playing to have them printed up on recycled stock. I think we are getting 25k made up and it’ll be a…

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Procrastination

A New Media

I set myself a challenge last week to try and listen to more radio, specifically Harrogate Community Radio. However, this Blog post references my hero, Don Quixote, the hidalgo from La Mancha. Some would say running an online radio station in a media saturated environment is a bit like Don Quixote’s Quest… but it all loops in to one story. What I have gleaned from the reading Cervantes book, Don Quixote, is that the windmills weren’t…

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Procrastination

Cheers Scooby

Yeah, cheers Scooby – when I next record a show with Guerrilla Dub System and Scooby I will remember to have slept before hand and not fall asleep mid-link, hahaha. What happened was I had a bit of a bad night and I had not slept – so, when I sat down to record Roots Conversation I could hardly keep my eyes open. I was exhausted in every sense of the word. Allan had to…

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Review (Of Sorts)

A Review: #OutThereTogether

Hi, I am Andy & I’d like to talk about Open Country and their show #OutThereTogether. Why? Because it is genius, that is why – but, first I have to state a case for it. I admit I am biased when it comes to ‘this sort of thing’ because I do ‘this sort of thing’ as a hobby. Yes, I stand in fields and woodlands to record the Dawn Chorus. The show in question broadcasts on…

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