12:00am - 1:00am
[Repeated from Thursday 11pm.] Presented and mixed by DJ BPM, showcasing Grime classics, unreleased promos and new releases. This week: new releases from Kenny Davis, M4xwell, Mr Skandal x Spleeneye, Big E.D, Dullah Beats, Earthspin Recordings, OS, Grindhouse, Random Dreddy, fresh dubs from Fench, and grime classics from DJ Eastwood, Dexplicit and DJ Garna. 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's programme is a tribute to Ian Rawes, sound recordist, raconteur and founder of the London Sound Survey who died earlier this month after a short illness. All sounds are taken from the albums Thames (Persistence of Sound, 2019), These Are The Good Times (Vitteli, 2013) and an interview with Ian from 2016. All these and more can still be heard at soundsurvey.org.uk. A remarkable man and a fantastic document of a city. 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. Tonight: a musical collage featuring Captain Beefheart and John Lee Hooker mixed live in Bob and Roberta Smith's studio with the sound of PVA discs cast from the surfaces of said record by Rich Little.
6:00am - 7:00am
[Repeated from Monday 10pm.] Nigel Bryant of the South East London based live music night, Sonic Imperfections, plays a selection of experimental and unusual sounds. This month's show includes new music from Lexagon, Graham Dunning and Natalia Beylis. Visit facebook.com/SonicImperfections for more information.
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. 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 guests: Karl James Wilson and Benjamin Yates from 'Jersey Boys' at the Trafalgar Theatre. Visit thecurtainupshow.com for more information. In association with TodayTix.
10:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 6.30pm.] A five-part series exploring historic places and examining artefacts and narratives that have sonorous or musical stories to tell, created by composer Chris Cundy. Today: The Tree. In this episode Chris Cundy looks at an illustration of a speaking tree that changes sex from male to female during the night in the pages of the Shahnameh, the ancient Persian Book of Kings. We also talk to musician, songwriter and former tree surgeon Baby Dee about her relationship to trees and their recurring theme in her own songwriting. Plus, singer and songwriter Ladan Hussein (aka Cold Specks) reads a short text describing the magnetic sound of trees. 2/5. Supported by Help Musicians Fusion Fund and Arts Council England.
11:00am - 12:00pm
[Repeated from Wednesday 5.30pm.] A gem from our archive. Today: "Partial Recall." In June and July 1998, the first manifestation of Resonance FM took place on 107.3FM, broadcasting from the Royal Festival Hall. Instigated and curated by Phil England and Ed Baxter for London Musicians' Collective, this Resonance was a month long “art gallery of the airwaves”. "Partial Recall" is aspecially commissioned feature made by Erik Lintunen in which some of the contributors to the inaugural Resonance 1998 RSL broadcasts recall what it felt like and what perhaps it meant. Featuring Ed Baxter, Peter Blegvad, Viv Corringham, Marion Coutts, Phil England, Ivor Kallin, Caroline Kraabel, Andy Lowe, and David Sefton.
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Freewheeling music series with Ivor Kallin. This week's show features new work from The Geordie Approach, Khabat Abas, Ashley Paul, Kay Grant, Das Rad, Art Terry, Martin Archer & John Jasnoch, finishing with the very wonderful Brighde Chaimbeul. If you've got ears, you gotta listen. [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 K-Pop dancer Raymond Sweetman, singer-songwriter James Leon and comedian/YouTuber Guy Flores. They discuss the best and worst performances, films and art they have experienced. Topics include J Pop’s Perfume, ABBA’s new music, the best comedy MC working in the country, Eddie Izzard, Morris dancers, Avatar, and talent show judges. 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: Age UK reports on progress made in tackling pensioner poverty, when 2.1 million older people are still living in poverty. They call for the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to take note that without decent funding for councils in the October Spending Review, there will not be enough money for older people to get quality care. Look up #DoesRishiReallyCare. Plus, details of the petitions you can sign with Age UK and with the Care & Support Alliance, in calling for better care now. Produced by Deptford Action Group for the Elderly.
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: all new music - bar a couple of key tracks - with Ibibio Sound Machine, Irreversible Entanglements, Kayla Painter and Man Wazimu in the mix. Listen out for news of the Nubian Jak Blue Plaque for Fela Kuti in London. 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. This week: Lara and Laura run through the best things to do around London for Halloween and chat with resident health specialist Andrew Rose for some tips on how to curb the holiday's indulgent side.
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Aleksander Kolkowski and kitt price recreate the experience of ’thinking-in’, when thousands of listeners engaged in radio telepathy experiments during the 1920s and '30s. British and American parapsychologists insisted that broadcasting was simply a means to access minds in the mass, but European investigators claimed they had captured the sound of ‘brain waves’ using radio equipment. 'Mental Radio' reanimates the archived protocols of mass telepathy, mixing the signals received by listeners with the soundscapes of the early twentieth century’s radiating brain. Commissioned as part of The Media of Mediumship, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. ('Isotopica' returns next week.) [Repeats Tuesday 8pm, Wednesday 10am.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Travel to Japan with Nick Luscombe and James Greer as they explore the sound of Tokyo. This week: Nick and James present an ambient montage of field recordings they recorded in a 56 metre deep working stone mine, in Oya, north of Utsunomiya. 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: music from the new album by Deerhoof, plus The Fourth Wall Quartet, The Sea Nymphs, Michael Woodman, Pretend, Wippy Bonstack, The Android Trio, and Koenjihyakkei. 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 edition has been produced by Jilliene Sellner, and features recordings made in Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and the UK by the Heya Collective on World Listening Day 2021. For more on their work see heyacollective.hotglue.me. 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. This week: Rob discusses climate change through man-made geoengineering technology and the systems in place that are already facilitating them. Visit robsimone.com for more information.