Category Archives: Croydon Radio

Digital radio station decides to pull the plug one last time

Croydon Radio is to close this Friday. Having been shunted out of its original town centre home, Matthew’s Yard, when its rents were hiked by 150 per cent last year, the digital radio station run by volunteers has spent the … Continue reading

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Digital radio station in crisis as it declares itself homeless again

Croydon Radio’s “live programming” is set to go off-air for the second time in six months. The community-run digital station was forced out of its original studios off Surrey Street by a 150 per cent hike in rents by landlords … Continue reading

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Off-air radio station still without new studio or broadcast date

Croydon Radio say that they “have made the decision to seek new premises with room for development, rather than continue to invest in our current modest space”, as they prepare to leave Matthew’s Yard, off Surrey Street, the home for … Continue reading

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150% rent hike forces Croydon Radio to stop programming

Croydon Radio has gone off-air, the community-run digital station having decided to leave its studio in Matthew’s Yard, off Surrey Street, after a demand for a 150 per cent rent increase. There has been no new or live programming from … Continue reading

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Bonar back-tracks over closure after latest fire safety visit

Saif Bonar, the “founder” of Matthew’s Yard coffee shop off Surrey Street, has backed down from his public threat to close up the property’s workspace and end his work on that part of the building. Bonar had made his threat … Continue reading

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Dekker features in Norwood and Thornton Heath film festival

JANET SMITH, from the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign, is looking forward to next week’s South Norwood and Thornton Heath Free Film Festival The inaugural South Norwood and Thornton Heath Free Film Festival begins on Saturday. This is part … Continue reading

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Does Croydon’s new council have much to rave about?

One month on, WALTER CRONXITE, our local elections pollster who was first to call correctly the result of the Croydon Town Hall vote, takes a look behind the scenes in Fisher’s Folly to see what changes might be in store … Continue reading

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Radio station accused of deceit over inclusion of NF guest

Figures from a range of political parties are accusing Croydon Radio of deceiving them over the inclusion of local fascist Tony Martin in an “election special” aired last night. Andrew Pelling, the former Croydon MP who presented a midweek show … Continue reading

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Croham NF candidate dropped from election broadcast

Croydon Radio was forced into an embarrassing U-turn yesterday, as it withdrew its invitation to Tony Martin, Croydon’s representative of the fascist far-right, to appear on its endurance test of a four-hour “election special” planned for Sunday. Tony Martin – … Continue reading

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Spendthrift council forks out £176,000 on sound system

Next week, thousands of Croydon children will make their ways to their schools at the start of the new term without the reassuring assistance of a “school crossing patrol officer” – a lollipop lady or man in old-fashioned, ordinary English … Continue reading

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Radio station’s first birthday arrives with some growing pains

Happy birthday, Croydon Radio. The borough’s digital radio station is back on air with live programmes just in time to celebrate its first anniversary. Tim Longhurst and Tracey Rabbetts are the co-founders of the Croydon internet-based station, which uses more … Continue reading

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Steaming from the Junction with more hurry than Andy Murray

Summer fairs, festivals and community events provide for busy weekends for Croydon North‘s MP, as STEVE REED writes One of the great pleasures of representing a place as gloriously diverse as Croydon North is the number of cultural festivals on … Continue reading

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Bishop says he will always defend the poorest in society

Jonathan Clark, the Bishop of Croydon, says that the government is “placing an additional and unfair burden on the poorest members of our society”. In an interview to be aired on local radio this weekend, Bishop Clark explains why he … Continue reading

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Laings quit £30m Croydon libraries privatisation deal

Croydon Council’s plan to privatise our public libraries was in ruins tonight, as its hand-picked partners were revealed to have walked away from the £30 million, eight-year deal. And Eddy Arram, the Tory mayor in charge of tonight’s meeting at … Continue reading

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Fisher goes radio ga-ga over council’s broadcast promises

Croydon’s secretive Conservative-run council scrapped the broadcasting of official meetings in 2009, on the pretext of saving money. Last week, more than a year after Croydon Radio offered to record and podcast council meetings for no charge, council leader Mike … Continue reading

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Newman will “blow open the books” on £140m council HQ

Tony Newman, the leader of the opposition group on Croydon Council, has pledged that if Labour wins control of the Town Hall in the 2014 local elections, he “will blow open the books” to expose the hundreds of million pounds … Continue reading

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By-election candidate relying on Twitter to reach voters

In an exclusive interview for Croydon Radio to be broadcast on Sunday, one of the candidates for the Croydon North by-election admits that his campaign is relying on social media – Twitter and Facebook primarily – to get his message … Continue reading

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Tune-in for business advice in Global Enterprise Week

You might not have noticed, but it is Global Entrepreneurship Week, this year with a focus on passing on practical help for start-ups and those thinking about launching into business. Croydon Radio is playing its part on Sunday with a … Continue reading

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Croydon goes ga-ga for a radio channel of its own

The man behind Croydon Radio, TIM LONGHURST, says that the new internet station’s Try Out days were such a success, budding broadcasters can expect more to come very soon Croydon Radio’s Try Out Days saw more than 20 potential new … Continue reading

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