Mon, 29 Sep 14
29 days remaining
Stuart manned the good ship Radcliffe and Maconie solo this week. He spoke to former Boo Radleys' guitarist Martin Carr about his new solo album The Breaks. During Monday’s Music News with Alkerpops, Stuart had to give an update on the frozen ice-pop snack Jubblys in order to stall an important announcement. Authors Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites came by the studio to talk about their (not so serious) book, Great Lost Albums. The one and only, Official Prog God Peter Gabriel chatted to him about 25 years of Real World Records. Plus Richard Aoyade was on the show as was Simon Armitage.
Mon, 22 Sep 14
22 days remaining
This week we had a John-A-Thon as both Johnny Marr *AND* John Grant joined us to talk about what they’re up to on Wednesday. Stuart joined the show from London on Tuesday and had to be quickly called away for a meeting. While he was gone, who should drop by the studio? But Bob Dylan! And he even brought along another one of his BIG RECORDS. King of the keyboard, Rick Wakeman was on the show on Thursday as was Sean Tillmann AKA Har Mar Superstar.
Mon, 15 Sep 14
15 days remaining
This week Mark was joined by crime writer Val McDermid, journalist Gavin Esler spoke about hosting the Prog Awards, Roddy Frame came by to play live and Professor Alice Roberts discussed her new book The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being. Plus Mark heard of your tales of finding Summat In Summat (or Something In Something) and Mercury Music Prize nominee Kate Tempest dropped in.
Fri, 5 Sep 14
5 days remaining
This week we discovered an Important Historical document, “The Captain Cook Story by L Hoskin, aged 7...” which lead to hearing your stories about school projects. Peter Hook was on the show the day after New Order announced that they had signed to Mute. Songwriter extraordinaire John Shuttleworth came to MegaCity. You told us about the dodgy dining you’d witnessed and Michael Palin was on the show talking about his new book on Friday.
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