102.4 Radio Hartlepool won a full-time licence to broadcast to the town back in 2008.  Since then we have entertained the listeners with a mix of chat, local news and some great music with an air of professionalism that matches the 'big name' radio stations.

We use a team of dedicated volunteers to maintain our on-air output and there are always a variety of different personalities used. Many people come to the station having had no training and we carefully guide them to find 'their voice' and make sure they are ready and confident before putting them on-air.

Radio Hartlepool has helped raise thousands of pounds for charity by giving valuable on-air promotion to several charities and local community groups over the last six years and we continue to do so.

We truly are at the heart of the community with our studios in the centre of Hartlepool, amongst a bustling population. With our open-plan view onto York Road, its good to watch the world go by as we bring you more local shows.

 

Hundreds of Hartlepool students receive their A Level results this Thursday.

It can be a nerve racking time, whether they have done brilliantly, or maybe not as well as hoped.

Our local university, Teesside, are offering FREE advice on a wide range of courses, including Fine Art, Design, Journalism, Media Production and much more.

 

Its important to get help and guidance with your future studies, to ensure you are on the right course at the right place.

Teesside University have a 24 hour advice line on 0800 952 0226

There's also help on their website - tees.ac.uk/clearing

Plus they are holding a special clearing opening day THIS SATURDAY on their main campus between 10am and 3pm.

So if you're thinking of going to university, please feel free to speak to Teesside University about YOUR options.

 

 

 

 We've got TWO great giveaways every weekday morning on your local station.

Youngs Fisheries are currently celebrating 25 years in business and we are giving away a fantastic Fish and Chips meal for two, including mushy peas and hot drinks.

Its a txt only competition with one simple question to answer, so make sure you're listening between 10 and 11am.

 

 

We have also teamed up with Cash Generator in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre to giveaway a £10 voucher for use in ther store.

All txt requests for 'Tunes To Chew To' go into a draw and one lucky person is picked by the end of the show.

Lines open around 11.25am every weekday.

 

 

'Tunes To Chew To' certainly gets a fair number of requests every weekday but we've been getting a lot of tweets lately from fans of New Kids On The Block, the former late 80's/early 90's boyband, who have made a comeback in the last year or so.  The lads have toured with Backstreet Boys and as we've found out on 102.4 Radio Hartlepool, NKOTB (as they are now known as) have a strong fanbase.

'Crash' is the comeback single and the 'blockheads' (as we hope they don't mind us calling them) have embarked on a twitter campaign to get the song played on a number of radio stations across the uk - a lot of those stations have ignored the request but we here at 102.4 Radio Hartlepool aim to please and have played it a number of times for the fans.  As a comeback its a very impressive one!

Following the twitter campaign, the ladies have gone one step further and made a video to accompany 'Crash' and it features over 100 fans miming along to the song and it took ages to make so we thought we would include it here for you to watch.  Well done blockheads!

 

NKOTB 'Crash' fan video

 

 

All the fun of the Big Kid Circus is coming to Hartlepool Marina this week!

Its the 10th Anniversary show and Georgie the clown will be there along with some top International acrobats.

It takes place between Wednesday 27th and Sunday 31st August.

(Wednesday 27th. August to Friday 29th. August - 3 pm & 7 pm; Saturday 30th. August - 2 pm & 5 pm ;Sunday 31st. August - 3 pm.)

 For discounts and more information visit www.bigkidcircus.co.uk or you can visit the onsite box office.

 

 

 

 

 We gave away two VIP tickets through our website.
 
Well done to MARK BOOTH and SARAH COULL who will be having a great time at the circus!