12:00am - 1:00am
The world's first and longest running alternative Black music radio show, hosted by Art Terry. Tonight's show features some of the wonderful artists featured in the March issue of the Wire magazine. An expansive playlist which includes Jamelia Woods, Ashley Henry and Sassy Black. 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: the music of Einstürzende Neubaten. Hear a selection of album tracks compiled by Jeff Surak of Zeromoon Records. Says Jeff: "I started off by choosing tracks which for me have been earworms over the decades... noisy sagas or metaphysical epics that conjured some sort of bildungsroman, or evolutionary enlightenment, or shamanic sonic exorcism." The playlist includes some subscriber-only releases, such as Alles Wieder Offen and Grundstueck. Visit thesoundprojector.com/radio-show/ for more information.
3:30am - 4:00am
[Repeated from Thursday 10.30pm.] Radia, the international group of independent cultural radio stations, presents a new show realised by one of its members, exploring "new and forgotten ways of making radio. Tonight: show 827: The Midnight Drive by Joe Cimino (Radio Papesse). “Breaking news: a severe snow storm is headed this way. There have been multiple closures on I 76 and if you’re headed that way please be safe...” There’s a snow storm headed your way. From the car speakers, the weather forecast calls for bad weather coming. The driver, whose name we do not know, is returning or heading to or from an undisclosed destination. A night show is aired, it might be a local radio she or he has just tuned in; its show host, while meditatively lingering around big topics like time, nature, human vs nature… acknowledges the driver directly – not to the metaphorical driver out there, the invisible listener – and points out different moments that happen outside of the vehicle for the driver to perceive. During this night drive, the weather begins to pick up and change into a snow storm. With it, strange and anonymous voices are heard in the backdrop, bringing back distant sounds and moments in time that don’t seem to add up. Visit radia.fm for more information.
4:00am - 5:00am
An archival gem. Today an episode of Xi Carnival from 11 June 2018. Caralinda Booth introduces you to the diverse contemporary music scene of mainland China and Taiwan.
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 'Lend an Ear, Leave a Word', has been produced in Scotland by Mark Vernon. Visit frameworkradio.net for more information.
7:00am - 8:00am
[Repeated from Friday 11am.] A weekly show hosted by urbanist Donald Hyslop. Today, Donald talks to Maru Galvez from Panama City. With a background in tourism and education, Maru recently became the National Director of Creative Economy in the first ever stand-alone Ministry of Culture in Panama. She talks about her creative life and some of the challenges she faces today and their innovative approaches to culture and creative industries for local communities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:00am - 10:00am
Interviews with a wide range of alternative thinkers by the Los Angeles-based investigator of anomalous phenomena. This week: Rob talks with Philip Gardiner, author of 'The Ark, the Shroud, and Mary: The Untold Truths about the Relics of the Bible'. Visit robsimone.com for more information. [Repeated Monday 12am.]
10:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 8pm.] Encounter Special: A House in a Japanese Garden. Imagine a mid-century modern house immersed in a Japanese garden, a building that broke all the architectural rules of the day and one that affronted the local planning committee. This is The New House at Shipton-Under-Wychwood, much celebrated in its day for being both exceptionally modern, yet magically not that different from the cow sheds of the surrounding Cotswold countryside where it was built. In 1962 Roy Stout and Patrick Litchfield designed the house for Barrister Milton Grundy, now in his 90s, who still lives there. In this Encounter Special, produced without narration but with natural sound and radiophonic-musical effects, John Escolme meets those who have lived and partied at the house, and the relatives and co-workers of the architects. To see images of the building, listen to the programme again, and hear other programmes in the Encounter series go to: www.monitorproductioninsound.eu.
11:00am - 12:00pm
Immediate Theatre’s weekly show for the young at heart. This week: we chat to local band Walking Wounded and hear one of their tracks, and we find out how to be counted in the upcoming census. Plus, we’re joined by Hackney Libraries’ poet-in-residence Jack Houston, who will be telling us about their poetry groups and running a taster workshop on air. Host Sue Elliott-Nichols is joined by Janet, Sharon, Steve, and Judy, with music from our resident DJ Frank Kaos. For more info visit immediate-theatre.com/work/hackney-social-radio. [Repeated Saturday 5am.]
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. You'll explore far off and far out places all from the comfort of your own sanctuary. Today: another country on the Pan-American adventure. This time we're in El Salvador with all sorts of musical delights, including rock, cumbia and disco. Find Jamal on Mixcloud, Facebook and Instagram.
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 unveils an ambitious piece of music instigated by house drummer Peter Baxter called "Splatter Frame in Thirty Three". It lasts over half an hour, using synthetic piano, tabletop percussion and editing software, and calls upon the services of Eleanor Crook on electric guitar and Out To Lunch on vocals. Points of reference would be Maurice Ravel's Bolero (1928) and "Come Beat the Drums and Sound the Fifes" (1985) from Michael Finnissy's English Country Tunes collection. The programme is completed with xenochronic compositions involving Out To Lunch on acousmatic guitar, Mike Watt on bass and Guy Evans at the traps. [Repeated Saturday 3.30am.]
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Music miscellany assembled by Ed Baxter.
4:30pm - 5:30pm
An on-going audio autobiography from the punk and post-punk legend that is Spizz. This week: more from the archives. Lockdown vaccines, dentist visits and is Spizz the new John Peel with four new band spots? Some sad news of the death of guitarist Tony Morrison who was a band member with Wild Mutation. For more information visit the Spizzenergi Facebook page. Tweet to @spizzenergi. [Repeated Saturday 8am.]
6:30pm - 7:30pm
DJ Ritu presents the UK’s definitive global music show from London. This week: DJ Ritu's mix features Cote D’Ivoire’s Fely Tchako, Finland’s Perttula, kora king Toumani Diabate & the London Symphony Orchestra, Taiwanese opera exponents Fade To Blue, Jazz talents Emily Saunders and Mustafa Kus, Italian Londoners Amaraterra and Ignacio Monteverdi, and French dance duo Daft Punk. [Repeated Monday 8am.]
7:30pm - 8:00pm
Eleonore Desnos explores French audio oddities and delights "a la carte". This week: a look at the work of French saxophonist Barney Wilen with movie soundtracks in the late 50s and 60s. [Repeated Thursday 7am.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
A monthly show about literature in translation, presented by Silvia Rothlisberger. Featuring writers and translators from around the world discussing contemporary translated books. Today: Silvia talks to writer and translator Jessica Sequeira about her translations of poetry and prose by Latin American authors and her latest book, A Luminous History of the Palm.Visit literarysouth.org for more information. [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.]
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. This episode features music by Neon Nativez & Irv Wauneka, Rezcoast Grizz, Jade Turner, Tufawon, Lila Downs, Knuu + DJ Wicked, Larry K, Angel Baribeau, Peacemaker, Brianna Lea Pruett, Shauna Seeteenak & Aasiva, AnTro & DJ Besso ft Kansas Begaye, Xandrah & J.F.P. & Illustrated, and William Parker & Leena Conquest. Visit facebook.com/turtleislandradio for more information. [Repeated Saturday 12.30am.]