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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.
Blockheads are the best!
'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!
Pop Stars in My Pantry by Paul Simper (Review)
Pop Stars in My Pantry
A Review by Lee Theasby
I’ll explain the intriguing title shortly but if you’re a fan of 1980’s pop, you will love this book.
Simper was a journalist for the much missed Number One magazine for five years. Being in the right place at the right time with some great networking skills (before networking was a concept) means that there are tons of anecdotes, whether it’s following the early Spandau Ballet around, becoming friends with Jacqui from the ‘Nanas (a friendship that still endures today).
By the time he left the magazine, the pop world was turning ultra professional and PR lead, so Simper then had a go at being a pop star with Miss O’Sullivan. Without giving too much away, it didn’t really happen, not for a lack of trying.
PSIMP (understand the title now?) is a worthwhile purchase and I sat and read it from start to finish in two sessions. To cut a long story short BUY IT!
Roll Up! Roll Up!
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.)
Win a Wedding!
Your local station, Radio Hartlepool have teamed up with A Bit Of A Do (Avenue Road) to give you the chance to win a fantastic wedding package for June 2016 that is worth almost £6000.
Included in the wedding package is Room hire, disco, 3 course meal and evening platters at AVenue. Five fully dressed tables and matching chairs from Wedded Bliss Events. A Floral package from Bridal Bouquets. A balloon package from AVenue Balloons. Two childrens wedding outfits from Little Darlings. A photography package from Kane Young Photography. Plus a sweet shop, photo booth, starlit dancefloor and letters and one bridal car.
All you have to do is visit A Bit Of A Do in Avenue Road and fill out an entry form. The entry form is avaliable for a donation of £10 to Butterwick Children's Hospice. Forms can be purchased until 28th June 2015.