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Jake Bowers presents BBC Three Counties Radio's weekend programme for the travelling community.
Rokker Radio will broadcast every Sunday between 7 and 9pm on BBC Three Counties Radio from 9th April.
BBC Three Counties Radio broadcasts to Beds, Herts and Bucks on the following FM frequencies:
BBC Three Counties Radio can also be heard online at bbc.co.uk/threecounties
To get in contact with the Rokker Radio team call 0845 3050007 or text 07760173737
'Rokker Radio' is presented by Jake Bowers every Sunday evening.
Jake is one of Britain's only Romani journalists and is a regular contributor to the Guardian and BBC Radio 4.
The show focuses on the issues affecting the whole of the travelling community and provides an opportunity for them to talk about subjects which are rarely aired outside the community.
The station hopes that by reporting their stories in a balanced way some of the myths about Gypsies and Travellers will be dispelled.
Presenter Jake Bowers says: "Rokker Radio is the only programme for Traveller communities on UK radio, and I think it will be the first time since the 1930's that the BBC has broadcast programming which is actually produced by a rural ethnic minority."
Rokker Radio will broadcast every Sunday between 7.00 and 9.00pm on BBC Three Counties Radio.
last updated: 29/11/07