Search

Harold Hill radio stars want to talk to you

12:00 18 January 2014

New community radio Station in Harold Hill.  Presenters (left to right) Darryll Jones,  Wayne Bowen, Teju Chosen.

New community radio Station in Harold Hill. Presenters (left to right) Darryll Jones, Wayne Bowen, Teju Chosen.

Archant

Listeners in Hong Kong, Russia and Canada are tuning in to hear a new team of community radio stars, as Sam Gelder reports

The team in the studio.The team in the studio.

Radio Harold Hill is reaching all corners of the earth from its modest studio set up in St. George’s Church Centre, Chippenham Road.

The 24-hour internet station went live in December, after receiving funding from the church.

And Oyin Oladipo, station manager, says the project is already expanding.

He said: “We have 200 listeners who text in from all around the world and we have more shows starting in February.”

Presenters Teju Chosen, Darryll Jones and Wayne Bowen during their Up Close and Inspirational show.Presenters Teju Chosen, Darryll Jones and Wayne Bowen during their Up Close and Inspirational show.

The station was born out of a need to fill the gap created by the closure of Link FM, which also broadcast from the church, and as part of the regeneration of the area.

“We also want to create an opportunity for local young people to gain media experience and volunteer,” said Oyin,

“We are committed to training interested local residents in radio and other skills such as editing, marketing and IT.”

Currently there are two regular shows broadcast - with the rest of the time dedicated to music.

What is community radio?

Factfile

Community Radio refers to a system of licensing small, micro-local, non-profit radio stations, which started in 2002.

It was originally called Access Radio.

To gain a licence, applicants must demonstrate the proposed station will meet the needs of a specified target community, and meet social gain objectives.

No community radio station is permitted to raise more than 50 per cent of its operating costs from a single source and must raise the rest via outside funding.

There are more than 200 community radio stations in the UK.

Up Close and Inspirational airs every Saturday from 12-2pm.

Produced by Teju Chosen, who co-presents alongside Darryl Jones, the show discusses current affairs and brings an eclectic mix of music genres.

Sunday’s on the station are dedicated to Christianity and Stay Free is broadcast from 8am as part of the service.

Essex born pastor, Michael Bassett, delivers his sermons from France, while gospel music is also played throughout the day.

The station is also keen to promote local singers and musicians, and anyone with a demo they would like played is encouraged to send it in.

For more information, or to enquire about volunteering with the team, call 01708 340195.

Listen live at radioharoldhill.co.uk

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

Craig Keane, pleaded guilty to his crimes at Snaresbrook Crown Court. Pic: John Stillwell/PA

A special constable whose job was to grade indecent images of children, has admitted molesting a sleeping six-year-old.

33 minutes ago
Romford MP Andrew Rosindell.

Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell has welcomed the latest figures showing employment across the UK reaching its highest rate since records began.

11:09
The Brickyard Bar and Grill

A 28-year-old man is believed to have been bottled after a fight broke out at a Romford club.

07:00
Police outside the house in Laburnum Avenue, Hornchurch, where three people died. Photo: Ann-Marie Abbasah

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has urged people to check their smoke alarms after it revealed five out of seven fatal fires since the turn of the year had no working smoke alarms fitted in their homes.

Yesterday, 17:30
Stock picture of a kitten

An animal welfare campaigner has issued a warning after a cat was decapitated in Barkingside this weekend, following a similar attack on a cat in Romford last year.

Yesterday, 16:14
Cllr Rob Benham standing next to heaps of rubbish left in Upminster last year.

In a year that has seen the borough plagued with fly-tip after fly-tip, residents now get the chance to have their questions answered.

Yesterday, 15:37
Proposed location for zebra crossing in Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill. Picture: Google Maps.

Council officers have targeted a busy stretch of road in a bid to reduce the number of incidents at an accident blackspot.

Yesterday, 15:10
MC Flamezee writes and performs gritty, political songs about east London. PICTURE: Moss Media

A grime artist has put a call out for people to star in his latest music video this weekend.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Are you in need of a new kitchen? Try our competition and you could win a brand new one!

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

MyOffers H&M Competition

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now