Let's take a minute to salute the individuals, crews and organisations who have been doing this long before we were on lockdown. All the community radio stations, DJs, podcasters and presenters who have been doing this for years, often for no money, purely for the love of it.
With so much new content, we shouldn’t forget about the thousands of community stations and DJs who’ve been there week in & week out for us.
I’ve cobbled together a list of people and stations that have been at it for ages (and doing it correctly). Please jump in and comment with your own suggestions too, it would be lovely to hear what you have been listening to! Check out the list below.....
Jamie Groovement aka Agent J - long time Manchester broadcaster with over 250 shows on his Mixcloud page..
Lefto - A proper radio soldier! Over 800 editions of his weekly show & no sign of stopping soon.
Charlie Bones - The Do You! Breakfast show on NTS - https://www.nts.live/shows/the-do-you-breakfast-show
J-Rocc’s Adventure’s In Stereo - Beat Junkies crew and turntable legend playing all manner of lovely music
Andrea Trout - All manner of soulful goodness out of Manchester
Kelvin Brown on NTS Manchester - Consistently interesting & inspiring.
Reform Radio - A great all-round community station based in Manchester
Rarekind Records Show - A top quality monthly show from two Brighton OGs and record collectors… Rarekind Records’ Ewan and badman DJ Rob Life.
Tony Romanov - Great archive Detroit radio shows from the 1980’s, specialising in The Electrifying Mojo & the Wizard (Jeff Mills)
Mr. Magic’s Rap Attack - Legendary 1890’s NYC Hip Hop show.
Francois K - New York legend and absolute disco and house OG with amazing music taste across the board. He’s also Kraftwerk's official remixer!
On The Wire - weekly since 1984! I grew up listening to this show. Still going strong..
Rok Riley on RTR Perth - pure energy & good vibes from Rok Riley. She has been on the air for 20 years..
PBS Melbourne - a consistently amazing community station out of Melbourne
DNA: Sahar - Amazing & evocative Iranian music via Manchester
WeFunk Radio - Hip-hop and funk goodness. Started in Montreal in 1996!
Balamii - South London youngsters doing their thing nicely
Any more to add? Share your favourites below!