the world to Bristol!
online from the 1 - 28 November:
to listen live
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is 87.7 Commonwealth FM
The relentless chart music, the important voices that sound more important
than the story... haven't you just had enough of regular radio?
Well, retune that dial to Commonwealth FM on 87.7!! Its the radio station
that challenges every one of the above statements and offers a fabulous
alternative to your daily listening. until the 28th November, Bristol's
airwaves have been reflecting its true multi- dimensional character.
Commonwealth Breakfast: Wake up to the most uplifting
music from South Africa in the mornings with Kyle Hannan. Your daily
news is a perfect combination of stories from around the world. And
weather reports that really take you places- this is the station that
tells you how hot it is in Tahiti and how much colder in Canada!
Commonwealth FM is in the heart of Bristol's community.
Every weekday we give the many local groups in the city a chance to
present their own show. War memories from Bedminster, making ice-cream
and growing vegetables in Brislington (presented by retired BBC canteen
lady Irene), the Dundry Pioneers, the young homeless, the Chinese and
the Somali groups all have a chance to say their piece. Grass roots
radio at its best.
The museum's invaluable archives lends itself to radio in the Vinyl
Archives hour where we hear rare recordings from the 50's and
60's from around the Commonwealth (Tuesday nights). Mondays (repeated
Fridays) feature home grown drama, from local playwrights that have
been produced at the museum.
Music as usual is eclectic- it doesn't have to be well-known to be heard
here- the point is its well-known in some part of the world. And you
name it, we've got it- Sheng Beats from Kenya, Kwaito
music from South Africa, Bhangra music from Britain, Bollywood and classical
Indian music and plenty of community sport too (Saturday afternoons).
Common Belief is the religious programme with a difference-
presented by Caroline Beatty, its the place where Bristol discusses
the moral and ethical issues around religion, race and politics every
Sunday morning at 9am.
So, where have you been if you haven't heard it yet?
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Breakfast - News and sounds from across the world with
- Bristol women get talking about fashion, health, lifestyle and
plenty more. Click here to see the presenters!
Chill with Danny Watson
- In -depth chat and snapshots from around Bristol
Helen Reed presents Monday - Thursday
Kizzy Morrell presents on Fridays
Uncovered - behind the scenes at the Museum with:
Andy Dent (Monday & Wednesday)
Mary Ingoldby (Fridays)
Bristol Schools (Tuesday & Thursday)
Spotlight - News from your neighbourhood featuring communities
from Barton Hill, Easton, Hartcliffe and Knowle West.
Trunk - Storytelling and quizzes for young children with
Bristol Home - City of Bristol College (Mondays, Wednesdays,
Fridays) CEED (Thursdays and Fridays)
RnB with Kevin Campbell
Tuesday - Bhangra with Vinay Manro
Wednesday - Dialect
Thursday - Radio in the Commonwealth
Friday - Sheng Beats from the
heart of East Africa with Junior Sheikh
- Drama/ Patchwork of Sounds
Tuesday - Vinyl Archives
Wednesday - Jazz
Thursday - The A-Z of music
Friday - Repeat Drama/ Caribbean music
and laid back chat every weekday
Mondays- Bav & Mike
Tuesday - Jake Macey's Unsigned Hour followed
by Latino Rhythms with Luis Cebran
Wednesday - Jazz with Tony Clarke followed by The
Thursday - Willian Datson Soundscapes followed by Steve
Satan and the Satan Hour
Friday - The Quiet Storm with Padski.
with ITV workshop
Belief - Religious reflection
Round- up of Commonwealth FM and what's on at the Museum
Bridge - surviving in Bristol
3 hours of local sport
- Bollywood news, music & gossip
Green Room - Arts Programme
Hour - Popular Music from South Africa
of Milk - World Classics
hours of Pure Rock
and 2 Katz
followed by Drum n Bass
Show - West African Music
Breakfast - with Kyle Hannan
Kyle Hannan was born in Cape Town and grew up in
Zimbabwe, and spent more than ten years as a broadcast presenter,
club DJ and manager of several pioneering community and commercial
radio services in South Africa. Kyle helped to create South Africa's
first non-State broadcast service and setting up the first community
radio station in Nelson Mandela's home city.
Morrell & Friends
Fridays 12pm -2pm
Brings you Friday afternoon fun with special guests, gossip and
good music to get you in the mood for the weekend
Saturday 12pm - 2pm
Hosted by Vicky Sparks, the Weekend Round up takes a look back at
the programme highlights from each week's shows broadcast from Commonwealth
FM. The show will also give an insight into what's up and coming
at the museum, highlighting the workshops and events that make the
Empire and Commonwealth Museum one of the most exciting hot spots
The Unsigned Hour
The A to Z of Music
About the presenters
Jake and James became friends two years ago when they both started
working at Cashsave Mica Hardware, Jake part-time and James as
assistant manager. Both are huge music (and film) fans and have
a similar sense of humour, which is why they get on so well.
Jake was part of the news team on 87.7 Commonwealth FM last year
and is returning this year, with James, to present two one hours
shows, twice a week.
UNSIGNED HOUR is about local music, both playing it and
the bands behind it. Featuring Live Music and Interviews THE UNSIGNED
HOUR airs every Tuesday night 9pm-10pm.
THE A to Z OF MUSIC does exactly what it says
on the tin and is an
interactive and informative guide to musical styles and artists.
to Z OF MUSIC broadcast’s every Thursday evening 8pm-9pm
RADIOVISION features members of the ITV Television Workshop aged
between 15 and 26.
RADiOViSiON is television on the radio! It will be broadcast from
9am to 12 noon every Saturday throughout November and features
competitions, phone-ins, comedy, interviews, live music, news,weather
horoscopes - the lot!
Beats from the Heart of East Africa
Friday Nights, 7pm - 8pm
Presented by Junior
you are a lover of some real cool R&B and Hip - Hop the African
way this is the place to be."SHENG" is a language most
commonly used by the younger generation of Eastern Africa, but
even the older generation have picked it up. Sheng is a mixture
of Kiswahili (the Lingua Franca of Eastern Africa) and English.
Sheng Beats thoughout East Africa have been popularised by the
people's mode of transportation commonly referred to as "MATATUs"
- minibuses that ferry people to and from work and play these
sounds, very loud, in their minibuses.
All of the artists featured compose and sponsor their own productions
and promote their music through video clips and Road Shows across
East Africa and abroad.
DJ Junior has appeared on stage with some of the top composers
of the Sheng Beats in some of the major towns of Kenya. Junior
is 16 and has been making appearances for Radio and Road Shows
since he was 12. In 2002 he was co-presenter for the Saturday
Morning Breakfast Show on the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).
in Focus - J316
Every Sunday 14.00 - 15.00
Presented by Carmen McLaughlin
McLaughlin is the Artistic Director of InFocus.K.Promotions, a
new Gospel Entertainment Enterprise which aims to provide gospel
club nights called SOUL2SOLE. These unique club nights are held
at the end of the month, and provides an evening of rapturous
music with some of the UK's best Gospel DJs on the circuit from
all around the globe as-well as local and international artists,
comedy and poetry.
will fill your Sunday afternoons with some rapturous music from
around the globe, a blended mix of Salsa, R&B, Reggae, Urban,
plus a Word for today, interviews, guests speakers and much more......
- Every Sunday 12- 4pm
Mirchi (means 'chillies' in Hindi) is the Asian Cultural programme
to you in association with the South Gloucestershire Asian Project
We will bring you music, features, news and gossip from the world
Bollywood and the Asian 'New World Music'. Want to know the latest
reviews? Want to know the new releases in the offing? Which was
Bachchan's first movie? To know the answers ...laced with foot-tapping,
melodious tunes from the latest hits and golden oldies, tune in
Asian music is not only about Bollywood.
We seem to be living in a brave new emerging world of international
fusion of musical cultures. From the early beginnings of the UK's
Asian Underground movement (Talvin Singh et al)we are now witnessing
the increasing maturity of the contemporary Dance/ Ambient music
with its mix of South Asian vibes and modern club culture.
Mirchi will bring you music from a host of artistes and DJs, from
exponents such as Talvin Singh and Nitin Sawhney.
Mirchi will be co-hosted by:
- Vijay Chandiramani, an amateur actor and MC with a passion for
Vijay's special special interest is contemporary Bollywood films
- Bharat Adodra, a gifted presenter and amateur actor with experience
stage-acting. Bharat's special interest is in thye new world Asian
that is taking the world by storm.
- Tejinder Bilkhu, a student with a keen interest in media studies.
Tejinder's interest is the emergence of British Asian cinema that
created an excitement of its own.
Wednesdays 10pm - 12am
Weasel's Wednesday night shows are a cocktail of new hip hop and
sounds plus remixes, bootlegs and classics from the vault.
Weasel's a dark and secretive dude. His favourite colour is black
other colours?), he plays sounds you've never heard before from
you'll have to seek out for yourself. But he likes to throw in familiar
from Prodigy, 50 Cent, Outkast, Bassment Jaxx, and Kelis to name
but a few,
with a healthy dollop of the Eminem just for fun. One word says
10pm - 12am
Steve Satan, real name Steve Satan, will be injecting a much-needed
dose of pure evil into the schedules and summoning up the spirit
of the Antichrist by using the tried and tested technique of playing
records and talking in between. Expect to hear an eclectic mix
of music from renowned devil worshippers such as Abba, Keane and
Everything But The Girl
Saturdays : 2pm -5pm
The Beautiful Games offers a unique take on the Bristol sporting
A far cry from the cheers of Ashton Gate and the Memorial Ground,
Beautiful Games gives three hours of coverage over to the sporting
events, teams and players making their mark on the city and at a
national level. For true grass roots sport, tune into The Beautiful
Games from 2pm every Saturday afternoon.
THE FIRST ELEVEN:
Presenters & reporters to be confirmed but we have plenty of
new signings to unveil. We'll probably line-up in a solid, attacking
4-3-3 formation. The squad still needs expanding if you're interested
in getting involved, with first team action guaranteed!
THE BACKROOM STAFF
Their combined radio experience stretches across the BBC, independent
production, and a variety of community radio projects in many shapes
sizes. They have a broad and inclusive approach to the Bristol sporting
community as documented in last year's 'It's Not Just Cricket' which
focused on topics as broad as the St Pauls Sports Development, the
Bristol Pirates Basketball side, Korfball, and the increasing popularity
of gay football.
Heaven, Sally: When I'm not playing football with the beautiful
talented Easton Cowgirls, I can be found forcing people to listen
80s record collection or frequenting the pubs of St Werburghs.
Field, Toby: An example of style over substance, I can be found
radio ideas in dark corners. It's Not Just Cricket was great fun
time round but this November I intend to help take The Beautiful
as far as the play-offs.
with Lieza Mcleod and Carlton Romaine
Saturdays 5 pm - 6pm
Local arts programme featuring all the goings on in the Bristol
music scene. Also featuring the Artists Corner- a soap box for
to have a moan.
Saturdays, 6-7 pm
A programme featuring classical music from the Commonwealth. Maithreyi
Nandakumar takes us on a journey on the Ocean of Milk where she'll
some music from her part of the world. Carnatic music from southern
will feature strongly on this show as well as Hindustani music.
course of the month, she'll be joined by her colleague at Commonwealth
Ondia Gillette to hear Canadian folk music.
Sundays, 3-4 pm
Talking about books for a whole hour- what could be more enjoyable!
Maithreyi Nandakumar will talk to members of Vivida and Black
for the first show (7th Nov.). Edson Burton will chair the second
with archives from his heroes Linton Kwesi Johnson and Tupac Shakur
but two! Week three will feature food in literature and promises
mouthwatering! To round off the month's literary feat, join Paddy
hear some classic poetry for a whole hour.
Presenters - Broadcasting Weekdays, 9-10am.
Danesh - Farnia |
Tejinder Bilkhu |
Patchwork of Sounds
patchwork of sounds from the stables of hip hop, soul and nu jazz,
plus features on the Bristol music scene.
Presenter Profile: Jody Bourtoni
Having grown up with headphones on in downtown Cardiff Jody has
the trend to adulthood being an avid music collector and DJ.
On the way he has been involved in student and internet radio
Needlework in Edinburgh “the biggest club night for its
size in the world!”
Along with various venues in the UK he has also “exercised”
collection having DJed in places such as Japan and most recently
Vinyl Archive with Suzanna van Moyland
the Archives of the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Suzanna
van Moyland selects rare treats from the museum’s vinyl
record collection, including Ghanaian Big Bands, Jamaican Poetry,
Malaysian Funk, Comedy from Barbados, and Canoe-Warming from Papua
Quiet Storm with Padski
Padski presents a show full of entertaining
and eclectic mix of music from punk to folk. And great covers