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  Folk Music Programmes on the Radio

 

Table compiled by Rob Dunford with additions by Bernard Cromarty
Last updated 6 June 2020
 

The Folk on radio programmes as listed by Rob Dunford FNW summer 2020 are the pre-covid 19 restricted schedules. It is understood many current changes include repeated shows and re-scheduling , eg radio 2 Folk Hour Wed goes out at 11pm. Eventually we will see what survives , how and when. RD

 
 
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
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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