Hill was invited to take over the weekly "rock"
programme on Radio Mersyside in 1982 - 22 years ago! He's
never looked back. It's the longest-running alternative music
show on UK local radio (25 years old!) and a point of pride
for him to have kept it going through all sorts of changes,
of name, of broadcast time, station policy, and musical style.
1982 the alternative music was punk or new wave, and over
the years Roger has added a huge range of alternative styles
to his playlist:- world music, reggae, dance, new rock, post-rock,
folk, roots, electronica, experimental, and the more unusual
forms of classical music. In fact, it probably features the
widest range of music of any programm on British Radio. Get
addition to these styles of music, a regular dose of retrospect
and re-issues fill out Roger's late-night adventures on the
course PMS also attempts to do justice to the local music
scene, when it fits with their eclectic music policy, and
their recent series of live acoustic sessions captured the
cream of the latest wave of Liverpool and Merseyside bands.
"It's mainly music on the programme" says Roger
"apart from the odd competition (always very popular
-such good prizes!) and a weekly Gig Guide. The listeners
wouldn't have it any other way - the programme is their passport
to the latest sounds and the more they can hear the better."
would like to be in an earlier time-slot of course (for the
listeners), but with day-jobs including lecturing, educational
research, theatre and drama work, and Performance Art adventures
at the Bluecoat Art Centre, his time is pretty much taken
then, Roger will continue with the now-decades-old mission
of bringing the best and most eclectic new sounds to a discerning
Merseyside Public: "I often receive messages from people
who say, I listened to your programme when I was a student/at
school/living in the area and it helped form my musical taste
Well, we're out there still and we do still form people's
taste. PMS - Pretty Much Sorted, mate!"
Pure Musical Sensations (PMS) is the alternative
music show with Roger Hill. Catch it at 12am-2am Monday (late