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Balling the Jack

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 ballingthejack on Facebook. E-mail ballingthejack1@gmail.com. [Repeated Wednesday 8am.]

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11:00am - 12:00pm

Spizz FM

New series of audio autobiography, anecdote and sounds from the horse's mouth of punk and post-punk. This week: The Football Years of Mr. Spizz. His goals at Wembley, Bologna, Luton, the trophies and his footie songs. For more information visit the Spizzenergi Facebook page. [Repeated Wednesday 4pm.]

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2:30pm - 3:30pm


A programme of multiple agendas presented by William English. This week: Clive Graham of paradigm discs discusses pioneering poet and percussionist Z’EV who died recently. He was a strong presence in the New York City downtown music scene in the 1980s and 1990s, performing with Elliott Sharp, Glenn Branca, et al, and doing solo performances at The Kitchen, The Knitting Factory, and Danceteria. [Repeated Monday 3pm.]

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8:00pm - 9:00pm

Clear Spot

Bedtime Monologues: a four-part series of semi-improvised radio performances flowing around a specific theme each time. The first episode is a collaboration with Neanderthalic/ Artur Strekalov and explores anthropocentrism - sharing voices from the non-human world and those who actively defend the rights of its inhabitants. Hosted by Erik Lintunen. [Repeated Monday 10am.]

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