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  • The next big technology

    Podcasting. Have you heard of it? You will soon.

  • Huntley Party in the Park

    Known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4 has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. Huntley Community Radio is going to help celebrate this great occasion with commercial-free music from Friday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m., after the HCR Evening News until the end of the Huntley “Party in the Park.”

  • HCR’s close connection with WGN

    Remember when Huntley was a “small town”? Now, we have two members of the prestigious WGN Walk of Fame.

  • People helping people

    One of the top priorities for Huntley Community Radio is to keep the community informed and connected. So far in 2016, it has been easy to see the success of 101.5 FM out in the public as well as on the air.

  • Wisdom and youth create sports radio magic

    I consider myself a sports enthusiast and believe there is nothing more entertaining than sports talk radio. Whether your team is winning or losing, sports always create something to talk about.

  • Get involved; it’s fun and easy!

    2016 was definitely going to be the year of change. Now it is 25% over, but not too late. It’s never too late.

  • Keeping you in the know on the go

    If you are looking for local news on a daily basis, look no further than Huntley Community Radio.

  • A community comes together for a great cause

    More children in the United States die of childhood cancer than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies, and diabetes combined. Also, more than 175,000 kids are diagnosed each year. These numbers are staggering and sad at the same time. In Huntley, a very special young lady’s parents decided to help do something about it.

  • Hashtag One Huntley

    As recently as 1999, Huntley was considered a small town known for an ice cream shop and a Turkey Testicle Festival. Now in 2016, it has become a premier place to live in Illinois. How does this happen in such a relatively short period of time? The answer is what I like to call #onehuntley.

  • How HCR is helping mold the youth of America

    When the original plans were being crafted about creating a radio station in Huntley, most of the benefits to the community were obvious. One was not. The profound impact we would have on college students to help shape their educational experience, and probably ultimately their careers, was not on the list.

  • HCR is here with the latest hospital highlights

    As everyone knows, Huntley is growing by leaps and bounds. A census is currently being conducted where we are expected to go over the 25,000 mark. That is hard to believe when you consider Huntley had just over 5,700 people in 2000. The recent roadway improvements to route 47, including the 90 interchange has opened even more doors to business and additional home construction.

  • Did you know? A closer look at HCR

    How lucky is Huntley to have its own radio station? Thanks to the vision of Sun City residents Allen Pollack, Dorothy Litwin and Jim Carollo, we are all the recipients of a local source that keeps us all informed and connected.

  • The Huntley Community Radio: a year in reflection

    Here we are at the end of the year. Well, almost. But as we say goodbye to 2015, we look forward to the new year and more exciting programs being developed.

  • The Huntley Community Radio holiday playlist

    Hope your Thanksgiving was great. Now we’re looking forward to the holiday season – Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and New Years. It’s a very exciting time with shopping for gifts, baking special treats, and visiting friends and family.

  • HCR gives thanks for success and staff

    Thanksgiving is coming – Thursday, November 26. The fourth Thursday in November, to be exact. It’s defined as a time for giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and the preceding year. Well, most of us don’t have a “harvest,” but we at Huntley Community Radio give thanks for the preceding year and the start-up years.

  • October tricks and treats: website woes and wonderful volunteers

    Do you know what’s happening on Sunday October 24? It’s that time of the year when you load up on candy and other treats. Of course…it’s HALLOWEEN but it’s NOT. Halloween is still going to be October 31, but October 24 is TRICK OR TREAT TIME FOR SUN CITY. So be ready when your doorbell rings and little Munchkins say “trick or treat.” It happens from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday. And then, the best part: after 3 p.m. and it’s done, you eat the leftovers.

  • Fall shows and getting to know you

    Did you come to the Huntley Fall Fest the weekend of September 25 through the 27? It was absolutely terrific – the weather was perfect, the entertainment great; all-in-all a huge success.

  • Live from Huntley High School

    Here’s the latest, most exciting news from Huntley Radio.

  • What radio station? I didn’t know we had one!

    Did you know there are still a lot of folks out there who don’t know we exist?

  • Labor Day defined

    We all think of it as just another holiday – a day off from work and the end of summer. But what is Labor Day really? Why do we celebrate it? How did it become a Federal holiday? Well you can “google” it, as I did, but if you don’t want to bother, here are some facts.

  • Radiothon 2: A huge success

    We made our goal of $10,000! If you were at Huntley Radio’s Radiothon event on Friday and Saturday, July 31 through August 1, you know how great it was.

  • Radiothon: it’s back and better than ever

    What’s “Radiothon” you might ask? It’s Huntley Community Radio’s Second Annual 24 Hour very, very Special Event and the whole community is invited. It starts tomorrow, July 31 at 6 p.m. and will continue straight through the nite, ending at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 1.

  • Why don’t cannibals eat clowns? Because they taste funny

    Hey kids – do you think that’s funny? Do you know any funnier jokes or puns. Great! Nancy and Jim Eggers, the Dining Duo on 101.5, want you to send them in.

  • The faces behind the airwaves

    How does the station get on the air? It isn’t by magic! I’d like to introduce you to our four engineer-volunteers who make it happen.

  • We did it!

    It threatened to rain, but it didn’t, and when the Memorial Day Parade started at 11 a.m., the sky cleared.

  • “I LOVE A PARADE” – hope you do, too

    Huntley’s Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 25 and Huntley Radio is going to be in it. On our float will be some of your favorite radio stars, some of our staff, and some of our dedicated volunteers. What am I saying? We’re all volunteers.

  • Huntley Community Radio update: April 23, 2015

    What? Huntley has a radio station? Are you kidding me? Where? Nobody told me! How can I listen?

  • Help wanted

    Your Community Radio Station has been broadcasting on 101.5 FM for nearly six months, and we’re getting busier and busier. By May, we’ll have 44 shows and more to come. And that’s great…but while there’s a lot to do, we just don’t have enough volunteers to get some of the jobs done.

  • Huntley Community Radio update: March 26, 2015

    Calendars – how could we manage without them? March 20 told us that spring had arrived. April 3 starts the eight days of Passover, and April 5 gives us Easter Sunday. After one of our worst winters ever, we at Huntley Radio wish all of our friends, and especially our listeners, a glorious spring and […]

  • Huntley Community Radio update: March 12, 2015

    Only a little way to go and before you’ll notice it’ll be spring! Yes, we know there’s been snow in April and sometimes May, but it’s almost over.