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  Folk Music Programmes on the Radio

 

Table compiled by Rob Dunford with additions by Bernard Cromarty
Last updated 10th August 2014
 
Simon Howarth writes:

"Folk & Local" is a new radio show broadcasting on Preston FM (103.2FM) with the first full show starting on Tuesday 12th August at 7pm. Initially a fortnightly show and moving to weekly later in the year (hopefully) the idea is to play a mix of folk and folky songs coupled with a range of local artists from Preston and the area. There will be traditional folk, modern folk and some more off-beat, but related songs. The local music will be whatever people offer, within reason, and I hope to get a balance between songs well known and new music that may just make people want to find out more about our local talent.

I will be doing a "What's On" slot as time progresses and looking to listeners to suggest, maybe themes or feature albums from artists they like.

My contact details for all show related stuff is music@simonh.me.uk

The Station is 103.2 Preston FM and can be listened to online at www.preston.fm

Preston FMs facebook page is www.facebook.com/prestonfm

 
John MacKenzie writes:

Below are links to my Folk Programme "LOCAL FOLK" that is only broadcast on line at 3.00pm on Sundays on Maghull Community Radio. Unfortunately if people try to log on before 3.00pm, then they get an error message as the station does not broadcast between 2.00 and 3.00. I have asked the producer to always try and put a track on just before 3.00pm so that people can log on and this sometimes happens but not always!

 
Geoff Speed retires from BBC Radio Merseyside after 47 years...
 
SUNDAY
Time Station Programme Presenter Radio Frequencies
1.00 - 3.00 pm (repeat) BBC Radio Scotland Take the Floor Robbie Shepherd FM 92.4 - 94.7 / MW 810
3.00 - 4.00 pm Maghull Community Radio Local Folk John Mackenzie (online only)
4.00 - 5.00 pm BBC Radio Merseyside Folkscene Stan Ambrose
Emily Portman
(Geoff Speed retires)
FM 95.8 / MW 1485
5.00 - 7.00 pm (repeat) BBC Radio Scotland Travelling Folk Bruce MacGregor FM 92.4 / 94.7 / MW 810
5.00 - 6.00 pm FCUMRadio The Rambling Mancunian Bill Mitton (online only)
5.00 - 6.15 pm MHFS The Mike Harding Folk Show Mike Harding (online only)
6.00 - 7.00 pm (repeat) Oldham Community Radio Sounds of Folk Ali O'Brien &
Bernard Cromarty
FM 99.7
6.00 - 7.00 pm Downtown Radio Country Ceilidh Tommy Sands MW 1026
6.00 - 8.00 pm BBC Radio Wales Celtic Heartbeat Frank Hennessy FM 93.9 - 95.9 / 103.7 - 103.9 / MW 882
7.00 - 8.00 pm (repeat) BBC Radio Scotland Pipeline Gary West FM 92.4 - 94.7 / MW 810
7.00 - 9.00 pm BBC Radio Shropshire
& BBC Radio Stoke
Sunday Folk Genevieve Tudor FM 96.0 & 94.6
8.00 - 9.00 pm BBC Radio Lancashire The Drift Phil Brown FM 95.5
8.00 - 9.00 pm BBC Radio Leeds The Durbervilles Dave Crickmore &
Lee Walsh
FM 92.4 & 95.3 & 102.7 & 103.9
7.00 - 10.00 pm Moorlands Radio Moorland Roots Simon Jones FM 103.7
9.00 - 10.00 pm RTE Radio 1 The South Wind Blows Philip King MW 567 / LW 252
9.00 - 11.00 pm All FM 96.9 The A6 Folk & Blues Road Bill Mitton & Shelley Rainey FM 96.9
10.00 - 10.50 pm RTE Radio 1 The Rolling Wave Peter Browne MW 567 / LW 252
 
MONDAY
Time Station Programme Presenter Radio Frequencies
7.00 - 8.00 pm WFM97.2 The Folk, Jazz & Blues Emporium Bill Mitton FM 97.2
7.35 - 9.00 pm Oldham Community Radio Sounds of Folk Ali O'Brien &
Bernard Cromarty
FM 99.7
 
TUESDAY
Time Station Programme Presenter Radio Frequencies
00.00 - 1.00 pm (repeat) Future Radio Acoustic and Eclectic Richard Penguin FM 107.8
4.00 - 5.00 pm ALL FM Hobbits Can't Dance Bill Mitton FM 96.9
8.00 - 10.00 pm Chorley FM Chorley Folk James Blatchley FM 102.8
9.00 - 10.00 pm Manx Radio The Folk Show John Kaneen MW 1368
7.00 - 8.00 pm Preston FM Folk & Local
(fortnightly from 12th August)
Simon Howarth 103.2 FM
 
WEDNESDAY
Time Station Programme Presenter Radio Frequencies
11.00am - 12.00 noon (repeat) FCUMRadio The Rambling Mancunian Bill Mitton (online only)
7.00 - 8.00 pm BBC Radio 2 Folk Roots & Acoustic Music Mark Radcliffe FM 88.0 - 90.2
 
THURSDAY
Time Station Programme Presenter Radio Frequencies
11.00am - 12.00 noon (repeat) FCUMRadio The Rambling Mancunian Bill Mitton (online only)
6.00 - 7.00 pm Salford City Radio Salford Folk Eleanor Walk &
Dave Mather
FM 94.4
8.00 - 10.00 pm BBC Radio Scotland Travelling Folk Bruce MacGregor FM 92.4 - 94.7 / MW 810
 
FRIDAY
Time Station Programme Presenter Radio Frequencies
5.00 - 6.00pm (repeat) FCUMRadio The Rambling Mancunian Bill Mitton (online only)
 
SATURDAY
Time Station Programme Presenter Radio Frequencies
7.00 - 9.00 pm BBC Radio Scotland Take the Floor Robbie Shepherd FM 92.4 - 94.7 / MW 810
8.00 - 10.00 pm BBC Radio Wales Celtic Heartbeat Frank Hennessey MW 882
8.00 - 10.00 pm BBC Radio Ulster Folk Club Colum Sands &
Siobhan Skates
MW 1341
9.00 - 10.00 pm BBC Radio Scotland Pipeline Gary West FM 92.4 - 94.7/MW 810
9.00 - 10.00 pm RTE Ceilidh House Kieran Hanrahan MW 567 / LW 252

 

The frequencies shown above are those forming the basis for reception in the North West.
Expanded station details are shown below:
Station Name Broadcast Frequencies Listen Online @ Telephone
ALL FM FM 96.9 www.allfm.org w.mitton@btopenworld.com
BBC Radio
Lancashire
FM 95.5 / 103.9 / 104.5
MW 885 / 1557
bbc.co.uk/lancashire 01254 262411
BBC Radio
Leeds
FM 92.4 / 95.3
FM 102.7 / 103.9
bbc.co.uk/leeds 0113 244 2131
BBC Radio
Merseyside
FM 95.8
MW 1485
bbc.co.uk/merseyside 0151 708 5500
BBC Radio
Scotland
FM 92.4 - 94.7
MW 810
bbc.co.uk/scotland 0141 422 6000
BBC Radio
Shropshire
FM 96.0 bbc.co.uk/shropshire 01743 248484
BBC Radio
Stoke
FM 94.6 / 104.1
MW 1503
bbc.co.uk/stoke 01782 208080
BBC Radio
Ulster
FM 92.4 - 95.4
MW 873 / 1341
bbc.co.uk/northernireland 02890 338000
BBC Radio 2 FM 88.0 - 90.2 bbc.co.uk/radio2 08700 100222
BBC Radio
Wales
FM 93.9 - 95.9
FM 103.7 - 103.9
MW 882
bbc.co.uk/wales 02920 322000
Salford City Radio FM 94.4 salfordcityradio.org 0161 793 2939
Chorley FM FM 102.8 chorley.fm/listen-live 01257 262661
Downtown Radio MW 1026 downtown.co.uk 02891 815555
FCUMRadio (online only) www.fcumradio.co.uk w.mitton@btopenworld.com
Maghull
Community Radio
(online only)
Tunein: tunein.com/radio/Maghull-Community-Radio-s218723
Audiorealm: audiorealm.com/play/202656/audiorealm%20player
Smart Phones: http://sc5.spacialnet.com:34148/listen.pls
johnmackenzieuk@gmail.com
Manx Radio FM 89.0 / 97.2 / 103.7
MW 1386
manxradio.com 01624 682600
MHFS (online only) www.mikehardingfolkshow.com mike@csvr.co.uk
Moorlands Radio FM 103.7 moorlandsradio.co.uk 01538 383380
Oldham
Community Radio
FM 99.7 oldhamcommunityradio.com 0161 682 5599
Preston FM FM 103.2 www.preston.fm music@simonh.me.uk
RTE via ASTRA Satellite
LW 252 / MW 567
rte.ie/radio 003531 2083111
WFM FM 97.2 www.wfmradio.org w.mitton@btopenworld.com
If there is any inaccurate information, please let us know!

 

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