A new radio station has been launched by students at Harrow College.

The station, named HC Radio, went live on air on Monday with the first show hosted by members of the college’s student union.

The student union office, based at the Harrow-on-the-Hill campus, was converted into a studio for HC Radio’s first foray into the airwaves.

Broadcast online, listeners can tune in from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

Hosting the first show were student union president Trust Olamona, 18, and 19-year-old communications officer Arjun Kotecha.

With the show playing live in the student canteen, and with fellow students and staff listening around campus via their smart phones, listeners were treated to a full hour of mixed music, college news, current affairs, sports chat and general discussion.

Listeners were also able to get involved with the interactive show through an online chat platform.

The station will initially broadcast live once a week although there are plans to extend the timetable and broadcast additional shows in the near future.

Shruti Ratna, science lecturer at the college, helped to coordinate the station launch and even took to the mic herself during this week’s live broadcast.

Speaking about the launch of HC Radio, Shruti said: “HC Radio is a great platform for likeminded students to listen to each other and share common interests.

“The Student Union has worked really hard to get the station off the ground and they have lots of exciting plans for the station moving forward.”