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05 Jan 2016The Power of Community Radio

2015 was a fantastic year for Hermitage FM - a few of the highlights from the year include:   March We were invited to cover the reinternment of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral.   May We held a Street Party to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of VE Day with food, live entertainment and 40s ... (click to read more)

08 Aug 2015Freewheelin' with Hermitage FM

'It's a state of mind, it's a way of life, it's the only way to be because the bicycle is the only machine with a chain that sets you free' Like our cyclists, the sun really put a shift in on 8th August 2015 and as it rose early to light up the greenwood-neighbourhood of ... (click to read more)

30 Jun 2015Download!

They come from all corners of the globe. Some get buses, some get trains, some fly into East Midlands Airport and some drive down the motorway.  But for one weekend of the year, thousands of like-minded rockers and metal heads gather in one park in North West Leicestershire for ... (click to read more)

18 Jun 2015APPsolutely Essential

Tired of losing Hermitage FM every time you drive out of North West Leicestershire? Sad that you can’t get The Morning Show on a beach in Cornwall? Pining for Jon Sketchley’s Afternoon Show on your way to Scotland? Or just frustrated at missing out on your favourite radio station ... (click to read more)

26 May 2015A Night of Glitz, Glamour & Very Adult Laughter

Well you can’t say you weren’t warned. We did advise you that the show was adults only and it really was, but the very adult audience at the Century Theatre lapped up every second of a tremendous one man show from Ceri Dupree or rather, to give him his ... (click to read more)

22 May 2015A Question of Sport (in North West Leicestershire)

Hello and welcome to the very first Hermitage FM Sport blog. On Hermitage FM we have covered a wide variety of sports over the years focusing on the grass roots clubs in our community. We provide two live sporting shows: Saturday afternoons with Al Whiteland from 2pm and then on ... (click to read more)

11 May 2015VE DAY

Saturday 9th May saw the 70th anniversary of VE Day. To commemorate the sacrifices made during the war and to celebrate 70 years since the end of Europe's bloodiest conflict, the people of Coalville gathered at the Coffee Lounge and Clock Tower, decked Memorial Square with Union Jacks and ... (click to read more)

05 May 2015Wheels, Wings and Guitar Strings: East Midlands Airport & Donington Park

In North West Leicestershire we are in the unique position of having both an international airport and world famous motor sport race track right on our doorstep! For decades, both these facilities have not only contributed to transport and leisure in the area but also acted as employment hubs ... (click to read more)