With nearly 20 years experience in radio, Jonathan's shows are full of randomness, unpredictability and with a playlist that may or may not have been planned before hand. Playing tracks that you might not expect to hear on the radio.
MONDAYs 2pm -3pm
Gary presents A Blast from the past. It takes you back to when everybody listened to the charts and could instantly recognize the song and artist played, Blast will also let you enjoy some tracks that possibly you maybe haven't heard for a very long time.
MONDAYS 12pm - 1pm
Music of The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Much More! "The Mop Tops and The King" has been on the air since December 2011! It is currently heard in The USA, The UK, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Kenya, South Africa & The Netherlands on over 60 community radio stations.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAYS MIDNIGHT
His experience is impressive. His presentation is impeccable.
Bob McHone has appeared on the major U.S. Radio and Television networks and in several motion pictures and stage plays. He is a much sought-after narrator, speaker and lecturer. In addition, he is an accomplished writer, having authored many essays, poems and commentaries. His forthcoming book is being viewed with anticipation by his many U.S. fans and admirers.
Bob McHone has a deep knowledge and understanding of American Pop Standards. His extensive record library includes “a great collection of standards from Broadway shows, films, the best of ‘Tin Pan Alley’”.
Bob McHone titled his program after what he believes is better than good.
He says it’s “My Best To You”.
TUESDAYS 10am - 11am
I live in London, UK and am a lifelong musician having picked up the guitar at 12 years old. I love all types of music and have played in many different types of bands from blues to dance to jazz to folk. Still playing in bands and love every minute of it. I have a special love of the Blues and sharing that love with people on the air is a real privilege. However, my love of all music comes across in my show in the ‘Joker in the Pack’ slot where I play a song that is not necessarily Blues but one I really love.
The Blues Café is my venture into Radio …
Member of the IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters Association).
Member of the UK Blues Federation.
WEDNESDAYS 10am and SUNDAYS 6pm
Jerry Clegg brings his half century of radio programming experience to AltUK Radio. As he as done in over 10 U.S. markets in over 50 years, Jerry currently presents this music show titled “Coffee With Clegg”. It originates in the USA, from “his Lanai, just down the road to Treasure Island in Florida, looking out over the beautiful Gulf of Mexico”. Sometimes sweet, sometimes swinging, but always cool. “Coffee With Clegg” features a great combination of the best of Jazz and chilled conversation.
TUESDAYS 12pm - 1pm
A Founder member of Hospital Radio in Glasgow and Paisley in 1969
In 1973 joined the original team at Radio Clyde 261 as a evening producer then as a presenter of the Saturday Breakfast Show and Visiting time on a Sunday with a audience of 360,000 listeners.
In 1985 founded an entertainment Agency and Event company then in 1990 a Wholesale distribution company.
Retiring in 2012 I returned to Hospital Radio and built a home studio to produce and syndicate programmes including “ Lets Get Together” which is a spotlight on an artist or group each week playing 15 of their popular songs and including a biographical look at their career.
In 2018 applied and successfully received a licence from Ofcom to set up a Community Radio station.
I still present a weekly show on Hospital Radio in Glasgow and daily shows on Paisley FM in Paisley.
I also run a Training Academy to provide young people with the SQA level 5 course in Radio broadcasting as part of further achievement courses in schools
THURSDAYS 10am - 12pm
Paul has been creating radio shows since he was old enough to work a tape recorder. Now, some 45 years later, he feels he is dangerously close to actually being good at it.
Paul’s been a voice over artist for 30 years now, and in his new show – Reel Music, he really wants the tunes to do the talking. You’ll hear chart hits made famous by movies, TV themes from shows both new and old, and lots more.
There’ll be brain teasers, random mixes and stuff you’ve never heard before, all blended together in a show so eclectic, you’ll swear he’s making it up as he goes along.
SATURDAY 3pm - 5pm
A few months ago, I decided to try my hand at producing a syndicated radio show from home, to be made freely available, each week, to hospital and community radio stations.
I called it, 50 Years of Pop, and it's easy listening music from 1950 to 2000
THURSDAYS 12pm - 2pm
I am a music lover and enthusiast, living in Little Rock, Arkansas. I got started in radio at the ripe ole age of 15. I stayed on Am & FM radio for around 8 years. I had to get a real job and stayed out of radio for over 20 years. I never loss the fever for being on air, so I returned to radio on internet radio in 2015. I am once again returning to it, cause I just can’t shake It. Looking forward to hearing from y’all, and hope you guys get my message and enjoy the show!!!!! Now Let’s Do This!!
SUNDAYS 10am - 11am
Christian Music Spotlight with Brian David is a Contemporary Christian AC show. I do a verbal top 5 countdown, concert calendar, and I feature two 60-second devotionals to encourage and grow your faith in God. My slogan is “Today’s Hits & Yesterday’s Classics” because I play today’s biggest Christian hits, and the second song of the first and second segments are a classic song that you might have forgotten about. I also play songs that were not necessarily radio singles, but ones that you might enjoy since they fit my format. Sometimes you may hear an independent artist also, which you probably won’t hear anywhere else. I also do my best not to repeat an artist or song in back-to-back weeks. With the great variety of songs that I handpick, you will surely enjoy it. I invite you to listen to Christian Music Spotlight and to tell your friends!
FRIDAYS 10am - 11am
Steve is the host of Just Jazz. He’s a writer, VO artist, and built this website using bits of old code he found in a ZX Spectrum.
He’s a frustrated piano player, former professional club DJ, and radio presenter who managed to entertain UK club-goers with his choice of music and tomfoolery until the corporations took over in the 90s.
If you danced around handbags at top clubs in Essex and Kent in the 80s and early 90s, well… you may have seen Steve on the DJ stand at venues in Southend-on-Sea such as Zhivago’s, The Zero 6, High Society, Electric Blue, and Basildon’s iconic The Sam Lords (now a block of flats).
In Kent he was resident DJ at Neros 2000 (Ramsgate), Woody’s (Isle of Sheppy), and Oceans II (Hythe).
He was a Radio Top Shop presenter in the 80s, volunteered at Southend Hospital Radio, hosted breakfast at Basildon Radio (now Gateway), and enjoyed shifts working in the newsrooms at BBC Essex and Essex Radio in the 90s.
He had a short stint at stand-up (until he was asked to sit down), and you may have seen him on Channel 4 TV (as the interference).
He hosted 80s club music show The Pleasuredome for three years and records his shows in a broom cupboard using an avant garde mixture of wooden boxes, string, bits of wire, and elastic bands.
Steve is currently based in New Zealand and would kill for a pint in an old English pub served with Cumberland sausage and chips. Oh, and a traditional English teacake… and the pecan pie you used to get at Iceland wouldn’t go amiss either.
Has been heard to say: “Is it on?”
Will never say: “Download my app.
SATURDAYS 12pm - 3pm and SUNDAYS 8pm till late
Lee hosts Dance Party Weekly, based in the South Of England he has a true passion for radio, bring this and his love of Dance Music together for Dance Party Weekly. Outside of Radio Lee is a bit of a foodie and has a very sweet tooth, also like fitness as well and computing. Join Lee from 12pm Saturday
SUNDAYS 12pm - 1pm
Dave Edwards has been associated with the world of Radio Broadcasting for over 40 years, having started as many do, in Hospital Radio. He was one of the driving forces behind the formation of The Loughborogh Hospitals Broacasting Service (LHBS) back in 1975.
In fact Dave was the Station Manager for several years.
He was also associated with Radio Fox, in his home city of Leicester, in the early 1990's. He produced and presented the Sunday Breakfast Show.
Over the years, Dave has worked for both Commercial and Publicly funded radio stations both here in the UK, as well world-wide.
He spent some time broadcasting in the USA, Canada, and Indonesia.
He still helps to produce shows in New York and Massachusetts - USA
Dave returned to live in the UK again in 2010. He has spent the past few years providing 'Voice Overs' for several radio Stations, producing them in the Broadcast Studio that he has set up at his home.
He has also been very busy running his own Internet Radio Station, Classic Hits Uk, which showcases the hits of the 60's & 70's.
The station is heard in over 95 countries worldwide.
Having grown up in the Sixties, and having experienced the Seventies, he has a genuine love for the popular music of those two decades.
His special love of the 70's is reflected in his show called
'That Seventies Sound'
which he produces and presents each and every week.
The show is heard on quality radio station's around the globe.
FRIDAYS 1pm - 3pm
The Award Winning 'The Sound Lab' play the best new music around. Playing the best of indie to pop, rock to dance, we play them all. Weekly features include interviews from gigs and festivals from around the world plus a weekly live session. We at The Sound Lab have reported from many festivals and have interviewed some incredible bands, all of which you hear on the show. Tune in every week for more great music and more great interviews and hey, you may find your next favourite song!
WEDNESDAYS 11am - 12pm
With over 3 decades within the entertainment industry, whether that be packing a dancefloor at a nightclub or private function as an accomplished DJ to hosting large sporting events at Wembley or Elite Level Ice Hockey for Team GB throughout the UK.
As a radio presenter offering a lively upbeat show always broadcasting with a smile and with a genuine love of music of every genre with a particular passion for Disco and contemporary Soul old and new hosting two weekly ‘Soul Shows’ as well has having been to lead Emcee and host for artists such as Edwin Starr, Alexander O’Neal, Jocelyn Brown and many others
MONDAYS 3pm - 5pm
Veteran radio presenter of over 30 years, Emma Scott has today revealed details of her new globally syndicated radio show.
The Pluggin Baby Radio Show is being offered as a 2-hour weekly programme to stations all over the world and features the most exciting independent talent from her radio plugging business, Pluggin Baby, which she has been running since 2013.
The show, which will be pre-recorded in her own Cambridgeshire home studio will also play established bands who have fired up Emma’s musical passion since she started her radio career back in 1988.
Acoustic sets and interviews with familiar artists and classic tracks, as well as introductions to fresh new bands should keep ears and the imagination fired up with its weekly offering. The show is currently rattling in the blocks with already over 30 stations worldwide embracing the excitement of hosting its celebration. “The more the merrier” says Emma with a broad mischievous grin.
As Emma shines the spotlight on her favourite artists and encounters from over the years; exhilarating new sounds will lie seamlessly side by side with the likes of “Shinedown, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Paramore, Stereophonics, Jimmy Eat World, Placebo, and of course Muse!”, the latter a band openly beloved by the lady herself.
“So good, I named my company after one of their songs!” she declared.
THE PLUGGIN’ BABY RADIO SHOW is already whipping up excitement in the same way Emma has over the years with the likes of Kerrang! Radio, Metro FM, Hallam FM, Power FM, Chiltern Radio, Heart, Galaxy, Juice and many more.
In the words of Emma, “Having worked in the music industry for over 30 years, I have radio in my blood” and as the show will epitomise and the music industry can attest to over the past couple of decades or so, the supporting and promoting of new bands and great sounds lies deep in her heart, it all brought forth once more with the fun and passion only rock ‘n’ roll can inspire.
A fresh exciting breath in every sense, the Pluggin Baby Radio launches worldwide, from September 1st.
WEDNESDAYS 12pm - 2pm
Jeff started taking a real interest in music from an early age. He developed an interest in DJing when his brother teamed up with a friend and used to do the clubs and pubs in the mid-70s. Fast-forward 40-odd years, and having been an avid listener to an online station for a few years, approached the owner about doing a one-off New Years Day special, for 2019/2020. It was well-received, and as a result he was offered a weekly slot. The rest as they say is history. He now presents for several stations. He really enjoys preparing and recording his show, as it really gets him thinking about what to play, and when. Off-air he enjoys the theatre, both on- and back-stage, and seeing local bands play
Hello my name is Melvin Howard AKA known as Dj Melvin I have been doing radio for over 30 years I can mix all genres i am also on 102.7 KIIS FM and Power 106 FM in Los Angeles California and glad to be back on ALTUK Radio hope everyone enjoys my shows on ALTUK radio.
Fridays 3pm - 5pm
I have been interested in music for as long as I can remember, collecting vinyl over the years to the point that storage became a problem! I ran my own business for 20 years and then moved to live in Lanzarote in 2022. After moving to Lanzarote I volunteered as a presenter on a local community station here in Lanzarote and that is where The Time Of Our Music Life was "born.
Originally from the North East of England I was born and brought up in Stockton on Tees. The radio is always on wherever I am and I love any chart music from 1960 to (almost) the present day.
The first record I ever bought was Esther & Abi Ofarim / Cinderella Rockefella, but please don't hold that against me!
Wednesday 4pm - 5pm
I’m Fi Shoop and I’ve been on the radio off and on for over a decade but no one was ever brave enough to trust me with a playlist before. One of the things I love about this station is that we can choose whatever music we like. There is no set playlist which means I get to showcase new talent or play lesser-known tracks by established musicians.
The way I work is that every track except for the main album, One to Watch spot and my last song are all related to topics. My favourite link was Garth Brooks’ Beer Run when talking about the Lewes Beer Festival – and people think we just choose music because we like it! The last song is always my goodbye for the evening and has that word in the title or lyrics. It’s a good way to end the show and that’s also when the kettle goes on.
I have a set format for the show which varies slightly on busier weeks. One set of five tips has been quietly taken out of the running order for at least five shows so far – great shame as I have the best Stereophonics track to go with it! The tips are a time factor movable feature but the rest stands – news, songs, topics, reviews, drink-album match, big topic of the week, One to Watch and my sign off, followed by a goodbye track. I play 9-10 songs every week and you’re always welcome to get in touch and ask what they are if you missed the title. I make a point of announcing the tracks before and after playing them, just in case you walk into the room halfway through. It’s happened to me enough times when listening to the radio that I’ve made sure always to repeat myself so no one misses out.
I’m a complete newshound and even missed my magazine column deadline this week after being hooked on Brexit (sorry, editor!). I make notes for the show all week so I don’t forget any news stories or topics that I want to raise – whether that’s Twitter trolling (you can speak to me there on @FiShoop but no trolling, please!), knowing when to quit your job or gig etiquette. On a normal week, the news for the week takes about 2 minutes. During Brexit, it took much longer but I try to address it in such a way that anyone not interested in current affairs or politics doesn’t feel left out and so everyone enjoys the show.
It’s not always an easy balance and I turn some stories into topics so they become discussion pieces, not dry rundowns of facts. I still can’t believe people paid £150 for a hamper of M&S snacks and a poncho for the Queen’s 90th birthday soggy picnic – almost but not quite news, better addressed as a discussion topic. I also love Trump Corner which is about the latest ‘I can’t believe he said/did that’ moment from Donald Trump – radio gold but it feels more like a soap opera than real life.
My producer and I both dance to some of the tracks I play. I love guitar bands and driving rhythms so there are rocking moments every show. I mean literally rocking moments as the beat takes over and we can’t resist moving to it. I’ve never actually done that on any other show but the Cocktail Hour is that sort of programme. I hope you enjoy the music as much as I do.
Where do the drinks come in? Every week, when planning the show’s running order, I review drinks, then cocktail match the main album. As well as reviewing the album of choice and playing two tracks from it, I make a drink to enhance the listening process. Every song has to work with the cocktail or I have to start all over again. My record is seven cocktails. I was very relaxed after that! I usually get it right the first or second time – and that’s not nearly so fun but some albums just have obvious matches or a certain spirit works and you go from there. It’s hard work but huge fun.
And that’s what the Cocktail Hour is – no, not hard work but great fun. It’s news, views, reviews, drinks and the best music around.
Fi Shoop, Cocktail Hour presenter
FRIDAYS - 12pm - 1pm
The Deuce Show Featuring Matt Baker is a one hour weekly show featuring the very best in new and independent music from around the world.
Further information can be found at www.deucemusic.com
TUESDAYS 3pm - 5pm
Titus Jennings – a child of the 60s and of suburban London, though now a resident of South Wales - has been involved in radio and the music industry, in one form or another, for most of his working life.
He's been waffling away and playing his always-eclectic blend of music since the late 70s on stations such as London Hospitals Broadcasting, Kingston Hospital Radio and University Radio Bath. In the 90s and 00s he presented the Breakfast Shows on Bath’s Torch FM and Bristol's Caroline Rocks, and has been working as a presenter / producer & programme controller on a number of internet-based stations since 2005.
Titus managed a couple of Bristol record stores in the late 80s, was a Pinnacle Records sales rep for a decade, and has also written CD, DVD and book reviews for Record Collector and other publications. He did ask us to mention that he is available for further voiceover, writing and audio production work; please send offers via his email, twitter or facebook accounts (which he plugs relentlessly).
His Retro Album Chart Show features the charts from 2 years each week, and includes the cream of the crop from each (or at least the cream of the relevant crop of his collection...).
The Titus Jennings Experience is a programme featuring a wide array of styles, some very new and some rather older, but all hand-picked and sorted in order to give your ears a real treat. As someone once put it "Top Tunes Without Boundaries".
SATURDAY 7pm - 9pm
Danny Coleman has said, "My cousin gave me, 'Led Zeppelin IV' for my twelfth birthday and it literally changed my life forever." The receipt of that record was the impetus behind a career in music; eventually leading him to become a published entertainment journalist and radio personality.
Faced with having to re-invent himself after several difficult life events including an unexpected severe back injury, he returned to the one constant in his life: music.
It has been said that, "Necessity is the Mother of Invention" and 'Rock On Radio' is proof positive of that statement. Left unemployed and with his back to the wall he returned to his past after answering an ad which read, "Radio show hosts/ideas wanted" which had been posted by an AM station in South Central NJ. Coleman pitched the idea of giving unsigned indie artists a platform to be heard and "Rock On Radio" was born.
From the program sprung a journalism career and a resurgence in gigs as well as YouTube programs, "One More with Danny Coleman" and "What's Next? w/ Danny Coleman and Maryann Castello."
"Rock On Radio" celebrated its 10th Anniversary on April 26, 2019 and can be found every Sunday evening at 7 p.m. EST on www.COARadio.com and in syndication throughout the week on multiple other outlets.
Danny's "Rock On! this Week's Sound Bites" column is published weekly on www.NewJerseyStage.com and in syndication on several other sites as well. In this you will find an interview piece with a musician, entertainer or artist and event/venue listings for the coming week.
Music makes the world smaller, live, love and as always....ROCK ON!
TUESDAYS 11am - 12pm
FRIDAYS 11am - 12pm
SUNDAYS 11am - 12pm
The Flower Power Hour features music from the Golden Age of Flower Power – the 60’s and 70’s, plus like-minded tunes from the 80’s right up to today. Album rock radio veteran Ken Rundel and his wife MJ host this ode to peace, love, and rock and roll from the George Carlin Memorial Studio in the Bamboo Peace Palace, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. They rekindle your flower power spirit with great album rock, including deep tracks you’ve forgotten or never heard of. Plus they’ll turn you on to the best new music coming out today. Period comedy and interviews with the artists are also part of our Flower Power experience.
Ken Rundel’s extensive radio experience included early stays at WVIC, Lansing, MI, and w-4, Detroit. Next up was the legendary album-rocker, “The Zoo” in Dallas, where he was program director and had the #1 rated midday show. He’s interviewed dozens of musical icons and lists Joan Baez, Steve Miller, Nancy Wilson, Keith Reed, Willie Nelson, Don Mclean, Roger McGuinn, and Michael Brewer as some of his favorites. Other stops included Q-102, KZPS, KOAI, KRBE and KXCC in Texas, and the ABC Radio Classic Rock Network, where he was the top-rated jock. Ken’s also been an attorney, actor, and improv comedian and instructor.
MJ grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, addicted to the heritage album rocker, KSHE-95. Her extensive knowledge of rock and roll as well as her talent as an artist gave her incredible backstage access to all the early icons of album rock, including Cat Stevens, Alvin Lee, Jon Anderson, Donovan, Randy California, Elton John, and Ian Anderson. Her beautiful, mind-blowing posters graced the dressing room doors of all the greats.
The Flower Power Hour: Peace, Love, and Rock and Roll.
TUESDAYS 1pm - 3pm
I bought my first single in 1969....."Sugar Sugar" by The Archies!!! I continued collecting rather a cross section of music until my best friend bought me "Burn" by Deep Purple for my eighteen birthday!! That was it....I became a life long "rocker" from then on!!
So my first love is ROCK, as is my second & third love.....although The Carpenters are my guilty pleasure!!
My love of Radio has been going for more years than I care to remember.....25+ years with Sunshine Radio on the Isle of Wight & a stint on internet radio with Vectis Radio for eight years, then I seemed to get offers to broadcast my shows all over the place!
A final thought....If someone had told me in 1969 not to collect the 6000 plus albums I collected over the decades because you'd be able to access them & more on a mobile phone that fits in the palm of your hand I'd have never have believed it!!! Mind, I did enjoy collecting them!!!
Pulsebeat is a weekly magazine style radio show focusing on punk, alternative, post – punk etc, new releases. It also covers re issues, tour news, bands breaking up or reforming… basically anything interesting in the previous seven days. Now in it’s 7th year it is compiled and presented by former musician Wayne Elliott from his home in Oxfordshire.
THURSDAY 3pm - 5pm
CHRIS PITCHFORD Solid Gold Sounds
About Chris (what he’ll admit to anyway..)
Since inheriting his sister’s records when he was knee-high to a grasshopper in the 70’s, Chris knew broadcasting, music and communications was the life for him, and the more buttons, levers, switches, faders and general gadgets involved the better, with his first “DJ kit” being a Bush Cassette Recorder and a Bontempi Organ, for his 4th Birthday.
Starting with a modest collection of MFP and K-Tel compilations and a few Beatles 45s mostly more battered than your average cod, he’s never looked back. In the early days it was the joy of spending 85p for this week’s hot single from WH Smith, and still having 15p pocket money left for a small scoop of cola cubes.
The 80’s was Chris’s “Golden Age” of music. Chris showcases his perennial penchant for 70’s and 80’s music and it’s modern contemporaries on Solid Gold Sounds, where he is just as happy with forgotten 45’s as their well known air-play and chart counterparts, so expect an eclectic and original mix of both on the programme.
The show has regular features and occasional themed specials, so if you love that wonderful era too (even if you weren’t there..) - there’s a warm welcome for all to enjoy the classics and maybe even a few you missed ! (“Relax” T-Shirt, flairs, platform shoes, space hopper, and rubik's cube all entirely optional !)
Chris has been a Presenter and Audio Engineer with the East Shropshire Talking Newspaper For The Blind, for the last 32 years, and a radio veteran; having started out with involvement in Community Radio in the 90’s - his last station residency being a very happy 11 month stint at Revenge FM.
The show is now available for worldwide syndication.
Chris is married to a published author, and when not busy editing her latest novel, he enjoys landscape photography, and can often be found alongside the dustiest box of vinyl in any remaining record shops, hoping to unearth a hidden gem, or failing that, at the nearest purveyors of unhealthy food !
Chris’s Music Trivia
First Single : Blondie - Heart of Glass
Favourite Single : Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile
Favourite Album : Genesis - Invisible Touch
Favourite 12 Inch : Queen - Breakthru
First CD : Madonna - Like A Prayer
Favourite Music Video : Adam and The Ants - Prince Charming
MONDAY 10am - 12pm
PAUL GRAY Soul Stew
One of the few UK DJs to be on the Motown freebies list, Paul Gray worked in the California Ballroom in Dunstable on Friday and Saturday nights as well as the Devil's Den/Didoz.
He was one the stalwarts of the Cali in the early to mid 70s and helped the place gain the nickname Soul City.
Paul was also a regular DJ at Aquarius Night Club, The Greyhound in Dunstable, Truman Gateway, Disc-a-dine and Drill Hall in Luton. At the Truman Gateway he had to compete with appearances from Radio One DJs, topless dancers and drag acts.
He gave up the DJ scene in 1978, claiming he was becoming dangerous from too many late nights!
In 2002, the website dedicated to The California Ballroom came on-line which brought him and his trusty 45s back to the music business in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. He now is part of The California Ballroom Roadshow team in Bedford and plays many gigs in Northampton for Northern Soul events.
The SOUL STEW radio show is all about the very best in Classic Soul & Motown, Northern Soul and just that touch of Disco and has been successful for a number of years now and it's always great to get feedback from listeners.
So, please do get in touch via the SOUL STEW website, www.soulstew.co.uk
or Tweet @PaulGrayDJ
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