We truly believe that radio can really be for everyone, no exception.
HHCR is radio made for the community, by the community – pure and simple.
Local people steer everything we do, and are involved in every possible role at the station; from technical support & audio production to scheduling & programming and everything in between.
Our volunteer pool consists of a healthy mix of experienced radio presenters & volunteers with local people just starting out.
Check out our amazing Presenters and Meet the Faces behind the Microphone!
Adrian barett. – Volunteer Presenter.
Adie works a long week in a buzzing office environment, and so lets off steam by playing music from the Swinging Sixties – his favourite era – while commuting.
It isn’t nostalgia, for he was born during that crazy decade and discovered it as new while everyone else went crazy for Glam and Disco, through New Wave and Punk to Electronic and Metal crazy, though he has been known to indulge in something a little more modern now and again. He joined HHCR with a track record of five years at Basingstoke & North Hants’ Hospital Radio, both flying solo and co-hosting shows before work necessarily took precedence, but now he’s back on the scene, inflicting his hopefully pleasurable music choices onto the ears of HHCR listeners.
We don’t know how he gets away with it.
Alex soto [The big dog]. – Charity secretary, social media co coordinator and Volunteer Presenter.
Howdy! My name is Alex Soto and I’m originally from Dallas, Texas.
I present my Big Dog show every Friday afternoon at 1 PM UK GMT. If you miss all or part of the show, it will be reloaded on Sunday evening at 7 PM UK GMT.
I wish everyone love, peace, and chicken grease!??
Claire Homes. – Volunteer Presenter
I present Rock & Pop showcase every Monday Morning 10am till 12pm.
Christine Rowley. – Charity Trustee, Station Manager and Volunteer Presenter.
13 years ago I trained with Hope FM in Bournemouth and never looked back. I have always loved radio and wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps who was a Dubbing Mixer for Anglia TV, who showed me the ropes and got me off to a great start with tips from News Broadcasters on ITN News. Since then I have volunteered with a number of Community Based Stations across the country and enjoyed every minute. I really like interviewing guests and having a chat but most of all making my shows fun. I currently present a show with Dave Chatten-Smith Every Tuesday from 1pm till 3pm. We play some great music, chat about anything and invite local guests on to chat to them. I also present with my husband James the Motown & Soul Show on Wednesday Evenings from 6pm till 8pm. James and I collect Motown & Soul Music and play a handpicked selection from the 60’s 70’s 80’s each week.
David Chatten-Smith. – Chair, Founder, Program Controller and Presenter.
I started my journey in to entertainment when i was just 15, running my own mobile disco with the help of my dad to drive me to gigs.
I have worked on a number of holiday parks, Cruise ships, been a sound engineer for Walt Disney World, and been an entertainments manager in the Middle East forThe Marot group.
I’ve been interested in radio for as long as I can remember, Even recording pretend radio shows onto cassette tapes when I was younger.
I became blind in 2005 after being struck down with meningitis.
I love the power that music has to evoke memories, lift our mood on a difficult day and make us feel good instantly.
I currently present with Christine Rowley the Community Corner Show every Tuesday from 1pm till 3pm, we have a great laugh talking about local news and events. Each week we invite guests on our show to talk to us about what they do.
James Rowley. – Volunteer Presenter
I present with my wife Christine the Vintage Soul Sounds show every Wednesday from 6pm till 8pm playing handpicked Motown & Soul from the 60’s 70’s & 80’s. I have been collecting vinyl from the age of 18 and really got into the Northern Soul scene when I attended Uni in Sheffield. I enjoy looking through a wide range of music from Club Classics, Motown & Soul, Crossover Northern Soul so I can make the show interesting each week and use my own expertise to talk about the artists. We also feature an Artist each week, telling their story as well as promoting Motown & Soul Events.
Jayne summers. – Volunteer coffee morning helper and Volunteer Presenter.
Hi, I’m Jayne Summers. I’m relatively new to radio presenting, I’ve been trying my hand at presenting for HHCR for the past year and love to share all my favourite songs over the radio. I’ve been a volunteer with helping Hands For The Blind for about six years. I’m a mother of one son, James, and we share our home with one little dog called Bertie, Sewing, gardening and woodwork are my favourite hobbies.
My hopes and aspirations are for world peace and to continue to be happy.
John Austin. – Volunteer Presenter.
John is a newcomer to the world of community radio, but has been a presenter on HHCR since its launch. John’s favourite music is that of the 1930s and 1940s, along with old movies and radio drama shows from these times. John presents ‘Dr John’s Old Time Radio Show’ every Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Julian Thomas. – Volunteer Presenter.
Lee Williams. – Volunteer Presenter
Lee started in Country Music as a singer back in the 60s/70s fronting various bands and touring Europe especially the US Military bases where his band would support many of the Country Greats who toured at that time including Johnny Cash, Merle Travis, The Glaser Brothers, Bobby Bare etc etc In the mid 70s Lee moved into agency and management, and toured at least 8 US acts a year including major names like Dan Seals, David Allan Coe, and many new regional bands and artists. Lee also introduced the singer/songwriters for the first time in Europe with names like Steve Young, Rattlesnake Annie, John Hartford and a host of others.
In 2003 Lee decided to Launch CMR Nashville on the Internet and now it is recognised as the number one station in Europe with the best mix of all styles of country music with leading Djs from both the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, and Australia. Lee Williams was just recently honoured with the CMA International Broadcaster of the year 2013 in a ceremony at Disneyland Paris as part of this year’s CMA International Marketing Summit.
You can listen to Lee’s Country Music Show Every Sunday from 7pm till 9pm.
Lucy Lincoln. Publicity Officer, What’s On Guide Co-ordinator and Volunteer Presenter.
I love music and on my show I play a variety of genres from folk, rock, pop and 80’s. During my show I also inform listeners about local events and news happening in Basingstoke. You can expect me to play music from The Beatles, Rick Astley, Mumford and Sons and The Beach Boys. I currently present The Saturday Brunch show every Saturday at 10am to 12pm
Nick Burnett. – Charity Trustee and Volunteer Presenter.
Tony Ridges. AKA DJ Tijeras. – Volunteer Presenter.
Hello, I’ve been Djing Latin and Salsa music for about 15 years. Got into it by accident. Nobody else wanted to be my salsa club DJ so I gave it a go.
Have been doing radio work since 2013.I have travelled the country and slightly beyond working on salsa weekends and congresses for about 12 years.
I now present The Latin Muddle on HHCR, you can catch my show at 8 pm on Wednesday evenings.
Become a Presentre.
If you are aged 14 and above, willing to spend a few hours a week with us, and interested in volunteering either on air or behind the scenes Please get in touch and send us an email *