Regatta Radio is a pop-up radio station for Henley Royal Regatta. Celebrating our eigth year we broadcast for a period of 10 days starting with the Qualifying Races on the Friday prior to the start of the Regatta and finishing after the prize giving the following Sunday.
The broadcast dates for 2014 are Friday 27 June – Sunday 6 July inclusive.
Our listeners can pick up our FM frequency, 87.7FM, within an 8 mile radius of our studio at the Regatta, though often it can be heard further afield. Regatta Radio’s listeners hear us in their cars on the way to Henley, at their homes in and around the town or at the Regatta itself using one of our branded ear-piece radios (incidentally the only electronic device allowed to be used in the Stewards’ Enclosure). Streamed live over the internet on www.regattaradio.co.uk we have thousands of listeners stretching from London to Los Angeles, Sydney to Caracas and beyond.
The Regatta Radio iPhone and Android apps have been updated, so download now to your smart phone.
The station is run by a team of dedicated volunteers and rowing fanatics. Regatta Radio is funded by sponsorship and advertising with a small contribution from Henley Royal Regatta. We are particularly grateful to all of our donors from this years appeal, contributors at our fundraising dinner and of course our sponsors and advertisers, without whom the station wouldn’t exist. If you would like to help Regatta Radio to ensure we continue broadcasting for the next 8 years please get in touch with our Chairman Peter McConnell firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our broadcast output covers all the build-up to the event, including interviews with athletes, crews, coaches, Henley Stewards, rowing journalists and many of the characters associated with the Regatta, including features about the history of Henley Regatta and the various different competitions. This year we will again be providing comprehensive coverage of the Draw held in Henley Town Hall on Saturday 28 June.
Once the racing starts on Wednesday 2nd July we will start each morning with a preview of the days racing by Rachel Quarrell, rowing correspondent of The Telegraph, followed by stroke by stroke coverage of every race with our exclusive team of commentators led by Robert Treharne-Jones, the voice of every world rowing event and one of only two commentators selected to provide on course commentary at the London 2012 Regatta.
During lunch and tea intervals we will be getting to grips with all the movers and shakers at the Regatta with our team of roving reporters, interviewing rowers, spectators and pundits and picking-up on Henley Royal Regatta’s unique atmosphere.
We’re pleased to welcome back Steve Rider one of the best known sports broadcasters in the UK, with a specially commissioned series of interviews.
Rounding out our broadcast output will be Regatta Radio’s usual highlights packages, competitions, weather and traffic reports. Once the Regatta starts we will be keeping music to a minimum in our quest to bring the full flavour of the event to the world.
And then, if you’ve missed anything during the day we repeat highlights and interviews throughout the night, stream them on our website and offer further insight with the daily podcast.
Our history of continuity, expertise and innovation over 8 years means that there has never been a better time to listen to Regatta Radio… with you every stroke of the way!