106.9FM WHCR

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West Hull Community Radio
Broadcast area West Hull, and surrounding areas
Slogan Your Community, your Station
Frequency 106.9FM and online
First air date 26 March 2007
Format Popular Music and Local Based Speech
Website [1]

106.9 West Hull FM formally known as West Hull Community Radio, WHCR is a local community radio station, which launched in 2007, the first community station in the city.[1] It serves the areas of West Hull, England and surrounding towns and villages of Anlaby, Cottingham, Hessle and Willerby with an adult population of over 90,000.

The station is staffed almost entirely by volunteers supported by a full-time paid station manager.


The station's music policy is the greatest hits from the 1950s to the latest releases of today during daytime hours. It plays a much broader mix of music than any commercial stations in the area during the evening including specialist shows focusing on; Bhangra, Country, Folk & Jazz.

West Hull Community Radio focuses on local news, community events and sports. The station works on an average 60% music - 40% speech principle with each show having slightly different amounts of these.[2]

In December 2009, the station won Radio Station Of The Year in Yorkshire for 2009 with a potential audience of under 300,000 adults at the Sony radio academy awards.[3]

In 2011, the station became referred to as the 'your new favourite WHCR' following a re-brand including a new more contemporary logo. In August 2011, the then drive-time presenter Pete Mills won the Hull Radio Personality of the Year Award in a three-week online poll carried out by the Hull based telecom company Karoo part of the KCom group beating 10 other radio personalities from the other local commercial and BBC stations including Viking FM.[citation needed]

On 19 October 2012, WHCR moved from the Anlaby Road Studio to a new purpose built studio in the Darley's building on Porter Street.[citation needed]


  • Michael Tuton (Station Manager)[1]
  • Mike Woodhouse (Sales Manager and presenter)[1]
  • Sean Bell (Presenter-"Club Classics")[1]
  • James Bowers (Daytime Presenter/Research Assistant)[1]
  • Alex Thomas (Presenter)[1]
  • Mike Andrews (Daytime Presenter)[1]
  • Ripa Moni (Bangla Show presenter)[1]
  • Tom Robinson (Presenter- Wednesday Afternoon Show)
  • Pete Fairhead (Country Show)[1]
  • Andy Fea (Interactive 80s Show)[1]
  • Nigel Roberts (Interactive 80's/Sport)[1]
  • Jon Gibbins (Presenter, Engineering)[1]
  • Max Roberts (Presents 'The Folk Hour')[1]
  • Mandy Whittles (Producer & Tech Support)[1]
  • David G (Presenter The Jazz Show)[1]
  • David Watson (Presenter)[1]
  • Richard Ellarby (Presenter Monday to Friday Rewind & Tuesday Mid Morning)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "106.9FM WHCR – 'At the heart of the community'", Media UK
  2. ^ "WHCR OFCOM Public File". Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "WHCR accepting award". Retrieved 12 December 2009. 

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Coordinates: 53°44′38″N 0°22′40″W / 53.7438°N 0.3777°W / 53.7438; -0.3777