Following on from the success of the first two broadcasts, we are pleased to announce that community radio station, North Herts FM will once again be at Top Field to broadcast commentary of our Southern League Challenge Cup Qualifying Round match at home to Harrow Borough on Wednesday 5th September 2018. Commentary will commence at 7:30pm to build up to kick off at 7:45pm, as Hitchin Town start their defence of the trophy they won last season.
Joining our established commentators Freddie Cardy and Brian Gray will be 16-year-old Patrick Sloan.
The previous two broadcasts brought in listener numbers of 859 and 688.
The aim of the broadcasts has been to allow those who are unable to get to Hitchin Town football matches for various reasons to be able to listen to commentary of the match, feel the atmosphere at Top Field and support Hitchin Town Football Club and North Herts FM.
We hope to be able to reach listeners who cannot travel for a variety of reasons; and for those of you that have a form of disability; be that of a mobile nature or sight impairment. We want to share the excitement of football with you all. Please note that Top Field is very Disabled Friendly, there are accessible entrances for wheelchair users, disabled toilets within The Canary Club and Stewards on hand to assist in any way; carers have free entrance.
After the game against Redditch on Saturday 25th August 2018, North Herts FM received the following e-mail:
“I enjoyed today’s commentary against Redditch, as a carer and not in the best of health myself, I can not often get to see a match. When is the next one on North Herts FM?”
This is exactly the type of audience Hitchin Town Football Club and North Herts FM are trying to appeal to and feedback like this makes all the hard work involved in bringing the commentary to listeners worth while.
North Herts FM is THE local community radio station for North Herts. Run by and for local people. Even though North Herts FM has only been on air 5 months, the station already attracts around 5,000 listeners per month and that is growing daily. North Herts FM mission is to create a valuable and sustainable resource for the community of North Herts, supporting local people, charities and businesses and they are fiercely pro Community. They are developing a mobile studio to take to local events and already work closely with a number of great local initiates such as Herts Pride and ourselves, to help realise their goals.
Download the Android/Apple app (Search for “North Herts FM”) or listen on the website by clicking here.
The Hitchin Town FC twitter team will still bring updates as will the forum; and questions and shout outs will be welcome.
Both Hitchin Town Football Club and North Herts FM are very excited by this joint venture and by the numbers of listeners that have tuned into the previous broadcasts. Thank you to everyone that has listened in to the broadcasts. Also thank you for all the positive tweets and messages of support that North Herts FM and the commentators have received.
Please also support the radio station before, during and after the matches. Their shows cater for every musical taste and fully support local events and unsigned artists. To get involved with them listen in by clicking here. Please also make contact with North Herts FM via firstname.lastname@example.org Becky will welcome your community based enquires.