12:00am - 1:00am
The world's first and longest running alternative Black music radio show, hosted by Art Terry and Jean Genie. Tonight: Is Black Music 2020 Top 30 Part 1 – the first in a three-part series. Featured artists this week include Skinny Pelembe, Lady Nade, and Mourning [A] BLKStar. For more information visit isblackmusic.com. [Repeated Saturday 2.30am.]
1:00am - 2:30am
[Repeated from Friday 5.30pm.] A showcase for records of contemporary experimental and underground music, hosted by Ed Pinsent. Tonight: French jazz and jazz-rock of the 1970s (and some 1980s also). Hear album tracks by Jean Cohen-Solal, Dharma Quintet, Dharma Trio, François Couturier, Colette Magny, Perception, Full Moon Ensemble, François Tusques, Michel Portal, Patrick Gauthier, Cohelmec Ensemble, and Abus Dangereux. Visit thesoundprojector.com/radio-show/ for more information.
5:00am - 6:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 11pm.] A programme consecrated to field recording, phonography, and the art of sound-hunting, presented by Patrick Tubin McGinley. This week's edition entitled Dominion of Din, has been produced in Scotland by Mark Vernon. Visit frameworkradio.net for more information.
6:00am - 7:00am
[Repeated from Friday 7pm.] A talk show dedicated to films and television shows, presented by Marcus Ako, Laura Sampson and David Campbell. Today's guest is friend of the show and “the hardest working Head of Production in the business”, Ariana Ryan. Marcus and Dave catch up with her on what she has been doing during the lockdown, including the screenplay she is currently working on. Plus, filmmakers Alida Pantone and Rachele Fregonese stop by to talk about their new webseries Riddles of D-Zoom. #Top5Favourites this week: romantic couples who are struggling to stay together. R.I.P. Jim Peoples. Visit STB's Facebook page for more information. Tweet to @STB_ResonanceFM. Instagram @ShootTheBreezeShow.
7:00am - 8:00am
[Repeated from Friday 11am.] A weekly show hosted by urbanist Donald Hyslop. Today, he continues his conversation with New York-based musician and artist Ted Riederer. They discuss the vibrant cultural world of the City’s East Village including the work of artist and designer Arturo Vega (the Fifth Ramone), Howl Arts through to living in the time of Trump and Covid.
8:00am - 9:00am
[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.
9:00am - 10:00am
Interviews with a wide range of alternative thinkers by the Los Angeles-based investigator of anomalous phenomena. This week: the first three Star Wars films achieved global fame. Rob talks with insiders who share the behind-the-scenes stories that give deeper meaning to the story lines and the origins of the Force. Visit robsimone.com for more information. [Repeated Sunday 12am.]
10:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 8pm.] Composer Jo Thomas presents Soft Sound, featuring sound-walking, music and conversation from around the UK. This month: outtakes and offcuts from the year, Jo shares electronic, soundscape and improvisation, including from Angharad Davies, John Wall, Lorraine James, Charlotte Keeffe, Lucy Johnson, Tanks, Ellie Wilson, Die Hexen and Paddy Steer.
11:00am - 12:00pm
Immediate Theatre’s weekly show for the young at heart. This week: we chat to Zoe Horton, a Wellbeing Practitioner from Hoxton Surgery and learn about Lockdown Lunch, an online creative group from Jackson’s Lane Theatre. Plus, Janet finds out about Santa Seniors, an initiative to get gifts to older people created by Home Instead, and we hear from listener Vicki in our 'I Love Hackney' segment. Host Sue-Elliott-Nichols is joined by Janet, Sharon and Steve, with music from our resident DJ Frank Kaos and a visit from Producer Jo. For more info visit immediate-theatre.com/work/hackney-social-radio. [Repeated Saturday 5am.]
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: new releases and new compilations from Japan, joining the dots between electro pop, city pop, Shibuya-kei and avant-garde, from the 1980s to the present. Featuring new tracks by Logic System, Ryusenkei, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Mukaju Dan, Tomoyo Harada and Vegpher featuring Haco, and old tracks by Mariah, Akira Sakata and Rie Miyazawa. Visit farsidemusic.com for more information. [Repeated Sunday 7am.]
1:00pm - 1:30pm
[Repeated from Monday 6pm.] Journey around the world with travel hungry record collector Jamal and experience ethereal music spanning cosmic soul, global funk and spiritual jazz. This week marks the beginning of an epic journey along the Pan-American Highway - starting in Argentina! Expect to hear folk, jazz, rock, new wave and digital cumbia. You'll explore far off and far out places all from the comfort of your own sanctuary. Find Jamal on Mixcloud, Instagram and Facebook.
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. [Repeated Friday 3.30am.]
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Polemic, politics, mouth jazz and spontaneous music with Ben Watson. This week: Ben's merry crew of superb musicians (Paul Shearsmith - trumpet; Eleanor Crook - electric guitar, violin; Graham Davis - synth; Out To Lunch - piano, splash 'n' klang, Yamaha strings emulator; Mike Watt and Jair-Rohm Parker Wells - electric bass; Guy Evans - drums) continue to contribute playing to have their work "xenochronically" combined into New Grooves unheralded in rock and EDM's trick tapestry. [Repeated Saturday 3.30am.]
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Recorded by Heiko Khoo, the Speakers’ Corner show goes to the heart of political, social and cultural issues of the day. It features Speakers’ Corner regulars, special reports and interviews, and observes at the life and times of the world’s oldest and most famous platform for free speech. [Repeats Friday 4am.]
4:30pm - 5:30pm
An on-going audio autobiography from the punk and post-punk legend that is Spizz. This week: an archive interview discovered from 1980. The voice of a 21-year-old Spizz and the auditioning story for Breaking Glass, the movie vehicle for Hazel O’Connor, and meeting Heavy Metal Kid Gary Holton 40 years ago. For more information visit the Spizzenergi Facebook page. Tweet to @spizzenergi. [Repeated Saturday 8am.]
5:30pm - 6:30pm
The art of the contemporary graphic novel and strip cartoon, with Alex Fitch. This month: Dramatising the Real. Alex talks to Bryan and Mary Talbot regarding their graphic novels, 'Sally Heathcote: Suffragette' and 'The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia' about French revolutionary Louise Michel, and to David Ziggy Greene about his fortnightly reportage strip in Private Eye – Scene and Heard. Visit panelborders.wordpress.com for more information. [Repeated Friday 2.30am.]
6:30pm - 7:30pm
DJ Ritu presents the UK’s definitive global music show from London. This week: DJ Ritu turns up the heat for her hot December global mix. Hear East/West blues by Ajay Srivastav, jazzy Afrobeats by Seun Kuti and Tony Allen, Egyptian delta rhythms from Ali Hassan Kuban, Mediterranean sea breezes by Quadro Nuevo, an exclusive diasporic Mexican number by Mariachi Las Adelitas, and sublime slow grooves from Elizabeth Nott and Sierra Leone’s Bai Kamara Jnr. [Repeated Monday 8am.]
7:30pm - 8:00pm
Eleonore Desnos explores French audio oddities and delights "a la carte". [Repeated Thursday 7am.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
An in-depth interview based programme presented by Morgan Quaintance, featuring international contemporary artists, writers and theorists as guests. This month: Morgan talks to innovative literary theorist Sianne Ngai about her new book, Theory of the Gimmick. The last in her landmark and essential trilogy on affect and new aesthetic categories under late capitalism, Ngai discusses why gimmicks are both comedic and terrifying, and how the teen horror film, It Follows could really be an allegory about student loans. For more information visit studiovisitshow.com. [Repeated 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. [Repeated Saturday 10.30pm.]
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 (but currently suspended) concert series in London. [Repeated Friday 12am.]
10:30pm - 11:00pm
Extraordinary radiophonic probes with Orlando Harrison. This week: Coma Kultur Special. With sound from Chandor Gloomy, Chromlech Shadow, The MK Ultraterrestials, Hairs Abyss and Nostril Flare. For more information visit soundcloud.com/orlando-harrison. [Repeated Saturday 4.30am.]
11:00pm - 12:00am
Robin The Fog presents a series of late-night, deep listening soundtracks for our current era of isolation. This week: we explore new albums from Philadelphia harpist Mary Lattimore on Kit Records, Venoztks on The Tapeworm; plus there's a track from Howlround's new limited edition EP (due this Friday), and an exclusive unreleased new synth work from Mark Parsons. Further details at: robinthefog.com. [Repeated Sunday 2.30am.]
12:00am - 1:00am
Contemporary Native American and First Nations music from a wide range of indigenous musicians in North America, selected by multi-disciplinary sculptor Andrew Graves-Johnston (aka DJ Droid), who first came across it when researching the Standing Rock protests of 2016/17. Visit facebook.com/turtleislandradio for more information. [Repeated Saturday 12.30am.]