Broadcast Schedule

12th – 14th April 2024

FRIDAY 12th APR

7pm – 9pm
NORTHERN LIGHTS — with Ste Wood

Ste returns to bring you more guitar and dance music from the 60s to 2000s with a slant on Madchester, Britpop, 80s Indie, Hacienda classics and everything in between. Features include ‘Undercover’, ‘the ‘2 from 1’ slot, ‘Northern Lights goes POP!’ and tracks from his Album of the Week.

9pm – 10pm
THE 80s CHAIN REACTION — with Derek B

What we’re proposing on this week’s eighties chain reaction with Derek B is an invite to a world party, a visit to Europe, a journey the wrong way up a hill, and a trip to the whole of the moon……all whilst maintaining the Status Quo!

SATURDAY 13th APR

8am – 11am
THE BREAKFAST BUFFET — with Bevan Thompson & Friends
It’s another “Madi-less” show for Bev on the buffet this week, but fear not, just like superheroes in times of crisis friends of the show Sky Dive Vikki and Firewalk Darci are swooping in to save the day! … With their incredible history of raising money for charity they would love to know the whacky things you have done to raise money, either for charity or otherwise, and also if you had a million pounds… what would you do with it??? They will of course intertwine this with the usual Breakfast Buffet of bangers and banter for 3 hours, featuring The One and Only verdict from the VAR room King, Under The Covers, Shatner Sings, “a sample from the buffet”, The Silly Sausage, Thought for the Day “Weekly Weezer”, “Darci’s Daybreak Dancer” and a sideways look at the world’s news.

11am – 1pm
COOKE & GREENAWAY: THE BRISTOLIAN BACHARACHS – with The Big E
Chill out to some classic tunes written by Cook and Greenaway… the Bristolian Bacharachs. Never heard of them? Well, these two Rogers were writing (and often performing) songs from 1963 to the mid-90s. They wrote for The Fortunes, Cliff Richard,  The Hollies, Andy Williams and even Deep Purple. Their work has been covered by Marc Almond and Paul Young, and they wrote such nostalgic classics as I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing and You’re More Than a Number in My Little Red Book.

1pm – 3pm
THE SHAR-ROCK & ROLL SHOW — with Lee Sharrock

Lee is flying solo this week but he’ll still bring you 2 hours of fretboard-filled action from the likes of T. Rex, The Coral, Eades, The Georgia Satellites and Kasabian as well as a special close-up look at Bo Diddley during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Slot. The Alan Parsons Project strut their stuff during the Instrumental Incident segment and The Wannadies feature in the Retro Record Rewind. Plus, The Hero of the Week segment discusses the successes of Nick Peers from Hindley Green and his exceptional charity work. So turn the amps up and embrace the Rock and Roll.

3pm – 5pm
FOLDING BACK THE YEARS — with Derek B & Joan

Joan is back in her natural habitat this week as she and Derek bring you the music, news, views and historical events from a chosen year. This time round it’s a year that was big on Health & Safety, big on dancing tigers, and fighting martial arts style……and if there’s a ghost in your house who ya gonna call in the days before the Ghostbusters? Still haven’t got the year? Tune in to find out!

5pm – 5.30pm
‘ARRY’S ANTHEMS — with ‘Arry No H
Whilst DJ Paula is away, ‘Arry no H will play his anthems to get you into your Saturday night groove. ‘Arry is the son of our station’s Schedule & Content Manager, Tony King. Nepotism? You bet, but the boy certainly knows how to pick a Bop!

SUNDAY 14th APR

10am – 12 noon
THE HAPPY JO BREAKFAST SHOW — with Jo & Sadie

Join the mother & daughter duo for the usual fun & giggles with uplifting tracks and ideas to boost your mood on a Sunday morning.

12 noon – 2pm
THE SHAR-ROCK & ROLL SHOW — with Lee Sharrock

Another chance to hear 2 hours of quality fretboard action first broadcast yesterday. Expect tracks from T. Rex, The Coral, Eades, The Georgia Satellites and Kasabian as well as a special close-up look at Bo Diddley during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Slot. The Alan Parsons Project strut their stuff during the Instrumental Incident segment and The Wannadies feature in the Retro Record Rewind. Plus, The Hero of the Week segment discusses the successes of Nick Peers from Hindley Green and his exceptional charity work. So turn the amps up and embrace the Rock and Roll.

2pm – 4pm
THE SOUNDS FROM THE STREETS – with The Big E
This week’s show boasts Punk from Stiff Little Fingers and The Damned, Mod from The Gents and The Clique, Reggae from Gregory Isaacs, Indie from Travis and Oasis and a brace of tunes from a Quentin Tarantino film soundtrack. Plus, Big E introduces a new feature for the show: the Ska-lphabet! This week there are Ska tracks from bands beginning with the letters A,B,C and D.

4pm – 5pm
THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE 60s – with Derek B
There’s only one thing worse than being a one hit wonder …..and that’s being a one and a half hit wonder! Just when you think fame and fortune is around the corner you discover nobody actually wants to buy your follow up single ……Derek B therefore presents an hour of one big and one small hit artists from the sixties….rounded up to two Hit Wonders to avoid unnecessary debate!

5pm – 6pm
ON THIS VERY DAY IN THE 70s: THE UK CHART OF THE 14TH APRIL 1970 — with Tony King 
This week Tony takes us way back to count down a chart that included Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, all-time classics from The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel as well as a first Eurovision win for Ireland at No.1.

6pm – 8pm
MAKE IT FUNKY – with Winston O’Boogie

Get ready for two hours of pure soul and funk bliss with Winston spinning only the best in sensational soul and fabulous funk, straight to your ears! From the fiery rhythms of Latin beats to the laid-back vibes of chilled reggae, Make It Funky is your ultimate destination for a musical journey. Winston curates every track with care, ensuring that each moment is filled with nothing but the finest grooves and melodies. See you there!

8pm – 9pm
THE FOREVER MANCHESTER AUDIO SHOW – with Terry Snowden
Our monthly programme focusing on the great work done by community groups throughout the Greater Manchester area. This time Terry shines the spotlight on Shaun and Jenny from Theatre of the Senses based in Trafford.