Students at Harrow College have relaunched their own radio station, bringing it back to the airwaves following a successful run last year. The station, called HC Radio, is managed and hosted by students and broadcasts once a week.
The first pilot show was broadcast in early Feb playing in the student canteens and around campus via students and staff smart phones, lap tops and desk top computers. Listeners were treated to a full hour of music mix, college news, current affairs and general discussion. Listeners were also able to get involved with the show via an online chat meaning the show had a great interactive element.
Regular weekly shows are due to broadcast when students return from their current half term break. Shows are pre-recorded on a Thursday and then broadcast via the internet on a Friday meaning listeners can log in and listen from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
Shruti Ratna, Science Lecturer at Harrow College, helped to coordinate the station launch and even took to the mic herself during the relaunch pilot broadcast. Speaking about the relaunch of HC Radio, Shruti said:
“HC Radio is a great platform for likeminded students to listen to each other and share common interests. The students have worked really hard to bring the station back and they have lots of exciting plans for the station moving forward”.
Click here to listen to past shows.