Radio Harrow names studio on 1st anniversary

Radio Harrow has named a studio in memory of one of its original founders, Keith Chilvers.

The station celebrated its first anniversary as a community radio station over the weekend, and unveiled a new plaque for The Keith Chilvers Studio.

Radio Harrow formed a year ago, when Radio Northwick Park and Harrow Community Radio merged to create a new community radio station. The charity, which has more than 100 volunteers, serves to promote health and wellbeing in the Harrow community and continues to run a daily befriending service in Northwick Park Hospital.

Keith Chilvers, one of the co-founders of Radio Harrow, lost his battle to bowel cancer in November 2015.

That studio now forms part of the Radio Harrow premises. Trustee Claire Knight, introduced the renaming ceremony and spoke of Keith Chilvers’ influence at the charity, “It is without question, that none of us would be standing here at Radio Harrow today had it not been for Keith. He was a great inspiration to all of us and we hope by naming the studio after him, his story will continue to inspire current and future volunteers at the station.”

Keith’s wife and daughters unveiled the new plaque renaming the studio. Upon seeing the plaque Keith’s wife, Kim Chilvers said: “Keith would have been proud as punch to receive this honour at the station. He truly loved Radio Harrow and he would have been so excited and honoured to receive this”.

The ceremony was attended by current members of the station, as well as alumni members of Radio Northwick Park and Harrow Community Radio.

The photo shows Radio Harrow volunteers with Keith’s family.

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