12:00am - 1:00am
The world's first and longest running alternative Black music radio show, hosted by Art Terry. Tonight: we commemorate the 20th anniversary of The Chronic Love Foundation (CLF), featuring artists that are performing this weekend at the CLF 20 Year Anniversary Weekender. For more information visit isblackmusic.com. [Repeats Saturday 11pm.]
1:00am - 2:30am
[Repeated from Friday 5.30pm.] A showcase for records of contemporary experimental and underground music, hosted by Ed Pinsent. Tonight: a chance to revisit some old favourites from around 2020-2022. Artistes include AKI, Dogs Bite Back, Porter Ricks, The Locals, Alex Riva, Arrias/Davies/Ullen, Judith Hamann, NOR_POL, Stare Tasmy, USSY, Okkyung Lee, Schrottersburg, Quentin Rollet/Alexei Borisov/Jerome Lorichon/Olga Nosova, Lucidvox, OXID, Flukten, and John Harvey. Visit thesoundprojector.com/radio-show/ for more information.
2:30am - 8:00am
A selection of recent highlights, archival surprises, programmes that deserve a repeat and those that slipped through the net, taking you through from the wee hours to breakfast. With occasional forays into the Resonance Extra programme of new music and sound art - and further afield.
8:00am - 9:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 8pm.] Interviews and music charting the musical life of artists. Robyn’s Rocket is a semi-regular night of live music and visual art at Café OTO. Robyn Rocket's Zoom Zoom is Robyn’s monthly radio show, offering a mix of chat with artists about their influences and experiences, with a selection of music under discussion. Today: Charles Hayward is Robyn's guest, discussing his new project Abstract Concrete ahead of the release of their first album on State 51. Transcript and track listing at www.robynrocket.com/zoomzoom.
10:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 8pm.] A double bill of new music, comprising Evita Manji live at Skanu Mežs 2023 LYRA event, followed by Jenny Berger Myhre's "The Grinder" live at Insomnia 2022 LYRA event. Each is half an hour long. Part 1: Fragment of a set by Greek vocalist and composer Evita Manji recorded at Skaņu Mežs 2023 LYRA event, which took place in Riga, Latvia on 8 October. Part 2: Jenny Berger Myhre. A recording of Jenny Berger Myhre's piece "The Grinder" which was developed in collaboration with visual artist Annie Bielski, and recorded at the 2022 edition of Norway's Insomnia festival. LYRA is a project for kids and teens that is supported by the EEA Grants and Norway Grants funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
11:00am - 12:00pm
Presented by Nick Brown and the Intoxica Records Radio Hour Choir, direct descendants of the Intoxica Records Shop. The show is dedicated to the dignity of vinyl, spotlighting Content Themes, specific artists' careers and generally playing the gloriously unheralded beat, soul and honkers of the 20th Century, all rendered on little slabs of black plastic. This week, music from the wired and wonderful world of The Unusuals, Shirley Wahls and Ruby Johnson. For further information and general waffle, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. [Repeats Sunday 10pm.]
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Music from the catalogues of Far Side Music, the world's primary source for East Asian sounds, presented by Paul Fisher. This week: tracks from the 2018 Light in the Attic compilation, Kankyo Ongaku, Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990. Featuring among others, Yasuaki Shimizu, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Joe Hisaishi, Inoyama Land, Yellow Magic Orchestra and Haruomi Hosono. Visit farsidemusic.com for more information. [Repeats Saturday 5.30pm.]
1:00pm - 1:30pm
[Repeated from Monday 11.30am.] Kasia Flisiuk challenges the way an all-girls school has taught her to analyze women in literature. In each episode she explores a new book and theme that challenges women’s representation across genres and times. Episode 4: Gothic, Sexuality and Violence - A Male Academic’s Perspective. Kasia is joined by academic Sam Halliday, from Queen Mary University of London. They dissect the representation of violence against women and violence perpetrated by women in 18th-century novels. Their discussions revolve around two texts, both authored by women: Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho and Charlotte Dacre's Zofloya. They explore the themes of violence, sexuality, power, and agency within these Gothic texts. Sam guides us through the compelling depiction of violent, masculine women in the novel, challenging traditional notions of femininity. They discuss the implications of these characters and their impact on our understanding of gender roles and expectations. Find Kasia on Instagram @womengetlit and @apolishgalsthoughts.
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Introduced by DJ Ritchie Rich, multi-instrumentalist Duane aka Mr Amazing, and singer Labake Anisere, and produced by people with learning disabilities at the Gate Arts Centre, Gate Kicks covers art, music, dance, film, theatre and offers a hub where this truly underground art scene is exposed to a larger audience. [Repeats Monday 6pm.]
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Polemic, politics, mouth jazz and spontaneous music with Ben Watson. This week: Ben draws upon recordings from two gigs, one at the Rutland Arms in Sheffield on 14th November, and one at the Betsey Trotwood in Clerkenwell, London on 24th November. The Sheffield music consists of two duets: "Iceberg Up Dentist 3D Version" features Jessie Harper on violin and Adam Wolfe on clarinet; "Round Flame Sip Bog" features Ben Moran-Healy on electric guitar and Richard Jackson on drumset. The London music features Ammas (Out To Lunch - Yamaha electric keyboards, acoustic guitar, wooden spoons, beer glass; Peter Baxter - drumset; Graham Davis - 3-synth set-up; Nick Lubran - vocals, wooden flutes, acoustic guitar; Dave Black - electric guitar; Robert "Sugarlips" Goldsmith - tenor sax, sopranino sax) with special guest Paul Moss on a rare visit from France, playing clarinet, thumb piano and percussion. [Repeats Sunday 6am.]
3:00pm - 3:30pm
[Repeated from Thursday 10.30pm.] New music from the SHAPE+ Platform. This month, we hear a recording by Berlin-based artist Bridget Ferrill whose music oscillates between composition and noise, exploring augmented instruments, handmade electronics, and experimental computer music. SHAPE+ is funded by the European Union. For more info visit shapeplatform.eu.
3:30pm - 4:30pm
[Repeated from Friday 9pm.] Joe Cushley explores 13 Bar Blues and Twisted Roots music from around the globe. From the the 1920s to the present day, from the barrel-house to the arthouse via the bedsit, from Mali to Mississippi to the Mekong via New Malden - every culture has its blues. For more information visit Balling The Jack on Facebook. E-mail email@example.com.
4:30pm - 5:30pm
An on-going audio autobiography from the punk and post-punk legend that is Spizz. This week: another RIP Farewell for Kevin "Geordie" Walker of Killing Joke, Spizzenergi digital news, music from Delta Unit, Marc Almond Lisa Ronson, Cult Figures and Spizzology. For more information visit the Spizzenergi Facebook page. Tweet to @spizzenergi. [Repeats Saturday 8am.]
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Fieldnotes is an hour long programme this month, hence this slot. Broadcasts by the artist-run publishing project edited by Bella Marrin which produces a print journal twice a year and a public programme of workshops, radio broadcasts, screenings and readings. Founded in 2020, Fieldnotes aims to promote and support non-conforming creative practices that pioneer new cultural forms. This month: in episode 3 of the series Sonic Commons, Fieldnotes' James Hendrix Elsey is in conversation with artist and member of Shovel Dance Collective, Mataio Austin Dean. We hear about his research into folk songs 'The Cutty Wren' and 'Bold Captain Avery', plus a surprise accompaniment from Alasdair Roberts. For more information visit fieldnotes.site. [Repeats Sunday 11am.]
6:30pm - 7:30pm
DJ Ritu MBE presents the UK’s definitive global music show from London. This week: DJ Ritu mixes global music by cutting edge French duo Acid Arab, sublime fadista Lina, Kurdish superstar Ibrahim Tatlises, Indian nightingale Lata Mageshkar, Belgian Alpacas Collective, dynamic London talents Fedzilla and Don Kipper, and Portuguese songstress Sara Tavares. [Repeats Saturday 3.30pm.]
7:30pm - 8:00pm
[Repeated from Sunday 1.30pm.] Arty Facts with Master J is a show about working in the arts. Master J presents the fifth of eight different Arts Based Game Shows that Won't Work. Proving this week's format doesn't work, and also proving - by turning up – that there is indeed a thin line between bravery and stupidity are guests: music producer King Ahmed, model Sara Pereiro, screenwriter James Ruzicka, and musical theatre actor Karen Holmes. The rules will be explained and then most likely ignored. You can play along at home, though you will need to build yourself a radio studio first. Today's game show is called, "It’s Not the Singer, It’s the Other Song". Expect singing, confusion, and for points to be given and taken away from the guests, in such a manner you might suspect some of them played for Everton Football Club. For more information visit Master J on Facebook.
8:00pm - 9:00pm
One off, irregular and sometimes surprise broadcasts. [Repeats Thursday 10am.]
9:00pm - 9:30pm
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. [Repeats Sunday 4.30am.]
9:30pm - 10:30pm
The Earl of Killorglin and Andrew Scott-Bolton of Club Integral - London's long-running "home to the uncategorisable" - explore the music that informs its long running concert series in London. [Repeats Friday 12am.]
10:30pm - 11:00pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 7.30pm.] David McKenna presents the best in underground and out of left-field French music. This week: including UTO, Agoro, Philippe Petit, Richie Beats & Kay The Prodigy, Bonne Humeur Provisoire and Halo Maud.
11:00pm - 12:00am
A series of late night deep listening soundtracks presented by Robin The Fog. Tonight: we open with Zachary Paul's 'Premonition (3_30pm Lake Perris) I Rays II Clouds', then continue with tracks from Sunroof!, an unreleased archive track from Howlround and finally an extended track from the new Wolf Eyes 'Drolls' triple album retrospective. Come drift into the noisy night... Further details at: robinthefog.com. [Repeats Sunday 2.30am.]