KILLER DILLER SHOW   If you like rock, soul, rhythm & blues, rockabilly, garage and a little exotica, then this definitely has to be part of your weekly listening. Johnny Alpha has built a very considerable reputation over recent years for great playlists, including many rare and hard to find gems. Catch the show at:

WELCOME TO THE SPONGELAB On Wireless fm every Tuesday night from 6:00 – 7:30 pm (GMT) at, presented live from the ocean bed, somewhere off the south coast of England by DJ Spongeman and offering a mind boggling myriad of super absorbent sounds to soak up your spillage…. Psychedelic, Krautrock, Prog, Folk and more!

¡OUT OF SIGHT! Make this a regular listen on Wireless fm every Tuesday night from 7:30 – 9 pm (GMT) for an eclectic mix of excellent music, described by its host, The Shake, as an epic sonic journey in a ramshackle vessel across the tides of the sixties. Northern Soul, garage, R&B, psych and anything else that comes to hand. Catch it live at and, with The Shake at the trusty helm, you can be sure of a regular mix of great toe-tappers, some dance floor fillers and plenty of fun, plus the odd guest thrown-in. You can hear the show at this address:

SATURDAY NIGHT NEW ORLEANS RADIO Broadcasting from the heart of New Orleans French Quarter, this show is hosted by Jamie Dell’Apa on New Orleans’ own WWOZ Radio. The show features “music you’ve never heard by musicians you’ve never heard of”. This includes music from that time when rhythm and blues and rock and roll were emerging, but hadn’t yet become a predictable formula. Jamie’s presenting skills mirror the radio shows of the times, nothing staid or overly serious. Great stuff! Check out WWOZ at

FUNKY 16 CORNERS RADIO SHOW Hosted by Larry Grogan on Viva-Radio, this is a weekly feast of soul, RnB, and funk music every Friday night at 9pm (EST) at Viva Radio. Check it out at:

IRON LEG  A great place for rock, garage rock and 60s music with regular podcasts at:

PAUL JONES SHOW  Each Monday from 7-8 pm (GMT), this is the long-running and celebrated BBC Radio2 weekly dose of Rhythm and Blues tunes from Paul Jones, combining classics, new releases, sessions and occasional interviews. Check it out at:

THE ‘EMPEROR’ ROSKO The legend of rock and soul radio still demonstrating his pacey American style that made him one of UK’s best loved radio DJs of the 60s and 70s. Hear him each Saturday from noon to 2pm (GMT) on Forest FM 92.3 and check out the station details at:

DJ WHEELIEBAG  A crazy mix of rockin’ vinyl, way out competitions and genial chatter. The ‘off the wall’ presentation belies the excellent playlist that includes rare and exotic 45s that are guaranteed to heighten your feel-good-factor to considerable above floor level and possibly causing the re-routing of passing aircraft! Catch him live, wherever you can and check out his gig list at:

MIKE RAVEN He was possibly the most important soul and blues DJ on UK radio in the 60s. Mike’s shows on Radio 390 and BBC Radio 1 established himself as a major influence in bringing R&B, blues and soul music to a British audience and he drew on his knowledge and love of American blues, R&B and soul music, of which he owned a large record collection. With the demise of pirate radio in the UK, Mike moved from the off-shore Radio 390 to join BBC Radio 1. The Mike Raven Blues Show debuted on the first day of Radio 1, and was a regular feature, usually on Sunday evenings, until November 1971, eventually expanding to a two-hour slot. He regularly introduced himself as “the oldest teenager on radio”. In 1971 he decided to leave radio and resume his interest as an actor, an artist and, subsequently, a farmer. He died in 1997, but leaves a worthy legacy of achievement in promoting the music he loved. See this link for more info:

MATT THE CAT   Presents a  wonderful show called ‘Juke in the Back’, or ‘Freight Train Boogie’ and featuring loads of 40s/50s RnB tunes and informative chat. Check out the free app called TuneIn and listen in to this these wonderful weekly Americana Shows as free downloads on TuneIn.

AMERICAN ROUTES is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. The songs and stories on American Routes describe both the community origins of our music, musicians and cultures — the “roots”— and the many directions they take over time — the “routes.”

STRANGE FRUIT  is a unique radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample. The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight and presented by Neil Nixon and Jeremy Smith, at least one of them has been described as “obviously mad as a bagful of cheese, which means he will fit in here just fine!”

UK BLUES TODAY is a weekly radio show hosted by Paul Stiles featuring UK blues artists, their music and their current gigs, along with the IBBA Pick of the Month. The show is broadcast on Sundays at 6pm on Radio Seagull   Check out his website:

A ROCKING GOOD WAY is hosted by ‘Shakin’ Sharon’ and features rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll, doo wop, R&B and more. Sharon’s breezy style and knowledge of the music makes the show two hours of rockin’ joy. Catch the show at 8pm Thursdays on Miskin Radio.





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