12:00am - 1:00am
[Repeated from Thursday 11pm.] Presented and mixed by DJ BPM, showcasing Grime classics, unreleased promos and new releases. This week: we kick off the new season with the tables being turned on host DJ BPM who is interviewed by guest host George Powell who aims to bring the essence of late night phone-ins and grime together. Guests include DJ and MC brother duo Jefe and 140 aka Microphone Man, as well as MCs Miz, Razor, MIC and Karnage Kills. We discuss inclusivity, gatekeeping and platforming, which apply to all industries, as well as the perceived aggression in grime, which is often a preconception that prevents many people from listening to what MCs and producers want to say, and stops people succumbing to the infectious energy and creative storytelling inherent in the genre. Listen to archive shows on Mixcloud. Twitter: @djbpm.
2:30am - 3:30am
[Repeated from Wednesday 11am.] Robin The Fog presents a series of late-night, deep listening soundtracks for our current era of isolation. This week: a special first episode in the new series produced and curated by Robbie Judkins. He describes it as, "A mix collecting instances of non-human animals playing musical instruments. This will include parrots, elephants, dogs, cats, cockatoos, chickens and horses playing drums, pipes, wind instruments, pianos and theremins. Featuring Thai Elephant Orchestra, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, viral YouTube sensations, and Metamusic". It promises to be quite a trip! Further details at: robinthefog.com.
4:30am - 5:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 9pm.] A weekly show dedicated to the phenomenon that is K-pop! Korean presenter Keissi takes you on a journey through Korean pop music from the 1990s to the present day. For more information visit K-Pop Journey on Facebook. For archive shows visit keissi.com/radioarchive.
5:00am - 6:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 9pm.] Artworld shenanigans with Bob and Roberta Smith OBE. This week's show features a diaristic recording from Bob and Roberta Smith's studio including further efforts by Bob and Richard Little to build a sculpture of JMW Turner. We also hear speech from The Thamesmead Codex project and Silver Apples on the Moon by electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnik.
6:00am - 7:00am
[Repeated from Monday 10pm.] Gwaith Sŵn's Sonic Darts. Sound-art and transmission-art delivered monthly by London sound art collective Gwaith Sŵn. This month: Sonic Darts returns with a show dedicated to the theme of Escapism and Fantasy. In response to an open call, the show consists of varying approaches to the theme; music, poems as well as vocal and synthetic plunderphonics, self made instruments and software, audio miniatures and sonnets recorded via mobile phone. Featuring work by Francis Patrick Brady, Anne Meiselbach, Græd, Timo Kahlen, Lauren Sarah Hayes, Beam the Bomb, Theo Holloway, L’Amicale du Grand Hotel Abgrund,Domo Dodge and MK Lord,Monogong Betenzwar, Peterson Field Guide and Private Plebs. For detailed information visit sonicdartsshow.medium.com.
7:00am - 8:00am
[Repeated from Friday 12pm.] Presented by Nick Brown of Intoxica Record Shop and dedicated to the dignity of vinyl, giving centre stage to new vinyl reissue releases, spotlighting Content Themes and specific artists' careers - and generally playing the gloriously unheralded low-brow rock and soul of the 20th Century, all rendered on little slabs of black plastic. For further information and general waffle, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:00am - 9:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 12pm.] Music from the catalogues of Far Side Music, the world's primary source for East Asian sounds, presented by Paul Fisher. This week: a summer catch up with Japanese songs played on the Afghan rubab, a Lee 'Scratch' Perry song about Japan, a Lee Perry collaboration with Mute Beat and Oki Dub Ainu Band dub remix. Covers of Rolling Stones tunes in tribute to Charlie Watts, the 'Japanese Rolling Stones' RC Succession, and Tomita, Claire de Lune, as played at the Olympics closing ceremony. Visit farsidemusic.com for more information.
9:00am - 10:00am
[Repeated from Friday 4pm.] Tim McArthur, Nathan Matthews and guests discuss London's vibrant theatre scene. Today's guest: Craig Gallivan chats about playing Olaf in 'Frozen' at the newly-refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Visit thecurtainupshow.com for more information. In association with TodayTix.
10:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 5.30pm.] A monthly exploration of current affairs and new technology with Peter Warren. This month: Should we give data like blood to the NHS? The debate that has to be had if the NHS is to become fit for the 21st century. We look into the revolt dubbed 'the NHS data grab' and the Government’s sudden decision to back pedal on its 1st September deadline. Password examines the importance of the data and interview leading big data experts about what it can achieve. Tweet to @PassW0rd_Radio.
11:00am - 12:00pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 6.30pm.] A three part series by Bram Thomas Arnold, made for Exeter Arts & Culture which forms part of the R&D stage of “Field Station” - a mobile field laboratory for transdisciplinary research by Dr Bram Arnold with the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter. Episode 1: “Following Professor Caitlin Desilvey’s presentation of the film Drop City at CAST studios in Helston in February 2020 Caitlin and I discussed a book we had both seen in a second hand shop in Falmouth: the exhibition catalogue of Hippie Modernism at the Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis in 2016, which catalogued the particular cultural moment that Drop City emerged out of - period of experimentalism of the late 1960s and early 1970s. This book and the ideas of Ant Farm, an arts collective exploring mobile forms of creative production, are examined as a critical reference point for the development of Field Station.”
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Freewheeling music series with Ivor Kallin. This week's show features a pibroch on the train, a very quick goal, a sand mine, a wee word from Martin Creed and some new music from Jackie Walduck, Shiver, Mzylky, James Mainwaring and a wee bite of Chocolate Monk. [Repeats Friday 1am.]
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Arty Facts with Master J is a show about working in the arts. Today: Master J is joined by Alabama 3's Orlando Harrison, big band singer John Carroll, and West End musical performer Karen Holmes. In this fun show they decide, "What are the worst things to have happened to the arts?" Topics include: Facebook, backing tracks, the BRIT School, stunt casting, and arts-based talk shows. For more information visit Master J on Facebook. [Repeats Thursday 3.30am.]
2:00pm - 3:00pm
[Repeated from Monday 1pm.] Magazine programme with Tim Hamilton, addressing issues which affect pensioners across London. This week: the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) reports concerns that a move to 'water down’ the pensions triple lock is the Chancellor's first step to axing it. They urge him not to abandon the Government's pledge. Plus, the NPC details that the end of the TV Licence grace period for non-payment sparks fears of visits from collection agents, and invites you to join them for their Digital Exclusion webinar on 1 October. Age UK’s campaigns officer, Rosie, reports: "I'm fighting to save free prescriptions for 60 to 65 year-olds in England and need your help". Produced by Deptford Action Group for the Elderly.
3:00pm - 4:00pm
[Repeated from Wednesday 3.30pm.] An oral history of UK Reggae sound system culture. Interviews with sound men and women from the UK scene. Presented and produced by Zoë Baxter. Episode 1: The return of Ras Digby. The gracious elder statesman of Roots Revival, Ras Digby was part of Shepherds Bush sound system Sir Jessus from the 1970s. Having being schooled in sound system duties from childhood he has maintained a presence on the scene for the last 50 years.
4:00pm - 5:00pm
[Repeated from Thursday 6.30pm.] Debbie Golt takes African music and wider arts and culture as her starting point. This week: Debbie welcomes the new season with a sparkling mix including Lee Scratch Perry with Mad Professor, Monsieur Doumani, Siti Binti Saad, Miryam Solomon and the world premiere of 'God in Power' from Buzzy Papo. Visit outerglobe.co.uk for more information. Tweet to @outerglobe.
5:00pm - 6:00pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 1.30pm.] Laura Pradelska and Lara Fraser share their international cultural interests, stemming from their respective careers as actor and producer as well as their joint DJ career as The Lallas. Today: The Lallas jump straight into the new season with a show full of fun. Their new music corner features the club banger, 'Boogie' by KingCrowney and Paul Mondot. Plus, health and fitness with resident health specialist Andrew Rose.
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Interviews and informed portraits of contemporary American musicians with our stateside correspondent Gianluca Tramontana. This week: in honour of the 27th anniversary of the death of prolific session pianist Nicky Hopkins (Rolling Stones, Kinks, Jeff Beck, Beatles, Lennon, Marc Bolan), Gianluca celebrates session musicians with deep cuts and interviews with Charlie McCoy (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley) and Norbert Putnam (Muscle Shoals, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, JJ Cale) from a previous visit to RCA Nashville Studio A. [Repeats Thursday 7am.]
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cultural sonic detours with artist Simon Tyszko. This week: Isotopica marks 9/11 1973, the day of the CIA sponsored coup against the democratically elected marxist President of Chile, Salvador Allende, with an electromagnetic meditation mixed with Allende's final radio broadcast from the presidential palace as it was being attacked by British supplied bomber aircraft. Visit theculture.net/ for more information. [Repeats Thursday 5am.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Travel to Japan with Nick Luscombe and James Greer as they explore the sound of Tokyo. This week: returning for the second season with a look back at highlights so far, Nick and James take us on a journey through recordings of sleepy neighbourhoods, busy train stations and more, including a rather special new remix. For more information visit www.mscty.space. [Repeats Wednesday 4am.]
9:00pm - 10:00pm
Marina Organ presents an hour of music that uses unconventional structures and 'other' time signatures – gathered from the worldwide undergrounds of math rock, avant prog, weird electronica and strange pop. This week: previews of forthcoming releases from Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill, Alex Ward, and the new Van Der Graaf Generator box set. Plus music from Michael Woodman, Terms, Mr Sterile Assembly, Plain Cheese Pizza, Vogons, Star Rover, A Formal Horse and Ron Anderson's PAK. Follow the playlist on Twitter @OtherRockShow. Visit otherrockshow.wordpress.com for more information. [Repeats Thursday 8am.]
11:00pm - 12:00am
A programme consecrated to field recording, phonography, and the art of sound-hunting, presented by Patrick Tubin McGinley. This week's regular edition features Byron Westbrook, Liz Helman, Emmanuel Mieville, the Make Noise Myanmar 2 compilation, The Aporee Soundmaps, and an intro by Stephen Bradley. Visit frameworkradio.net for more information. [Repeats Wednesday 5am.]
12:00am - 1:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 9am.] Interviews with a wide range of alternative thinkers by the Los Angeles-based investigator of anomalous phenomena. Today: Rob talks with Col. Ron Garon about military aviation, including his own Gulf War fighter pilot missions and how Russia's space program is inter-linked with NASA and the US Space Force. Visit robsimone.com for more information.