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LIMF

5:00pmTuesday

5:00pmTuesday

As part of LIMF, the LIMF Academy developed an award-winning talent development programme, The Academy gives Merseyside’s most promising emerging talent the opportunity to grow and develop their craft as an artist/band.

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O’Grady Says

6:00pmTuesday

6:00pmTuesday

Dave O’Grady is a songwriter from Dublin, Ireland who fronts Roots/Americana band Seafoam Green.

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Big Floppy Bangers

7:00pmTuesday

7:00pmTuesday

In a dark dark town, down a dark dark Jamaica street, in a dark dark studio, Alex and Ali come out of the shadows to bring you their Big Floppy Bangers.

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Roots and Culture

8:00pmTuesday

8:00pmTuesday

Keith Marley's Roots and Culture radio show is strictly reggae, with each show dedicated to selecting tunes from across the various branches and offshoots of the pioneering genre.

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ENRG

4:00pmWednesday

4:00pmWednesday

Blehrin takes control of the ENRG show, with a monthly mix of house and techno music that has been picked out from his time as resident for ENRG and Macooza.

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Transport For Lovers

5:00pmWednesday

5:00pmWednesday

Transport For Lovers is an evocative and enthralling monthly journey on Melodic Distraction in which Tom Lye runs through emotionally driven tracks to leave you a little more grounded and hopeful for the future.

 
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The Honey Pot

6:00pmWednesday

6:00pmWednesday

A familiar face across the Liverpool club scene, Bear Growls holdsdown The Honey Pot, a monthly show full of gloopy, sweet and sticky goodness.

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The Only Way Is Upitup

8:00pmWednesday

8:00pmWednesday

Join Upitup each month on one of our newest radio shows, shedding light on the 14-year-old record label and the mighty back-catalogue behind it. From hip-hop to footwork, the span of genres from Upitup is endless.

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Gentleman’s Dub Club

2:00pmThursday

2:00pmThursday

Since their formation in early 2006, Gentleman's Dub Club have made a name for themselves as one of the most respected names in dub/reggae music. 

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3:00pmThursday

We welcome Jab to the airwaves for one hour of "Jazz, but not as we know it." Jab is the first of our Kickstarter Radio Workshop graduates to make their way onto the airwaves having completed a three-part training programme with our good friend and workshop mentor, Mo Ayoub.

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Ranga

4:00pmThursday

4:00pmThursday

The Ranga crew are live on the Melodic Distraction airwaves for a show filled with fun beats and spiritual selections.

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Test Match Special

6:00pmThursday

6:00pmThursday

Richie Vegas cut his DJing teeth in his late teens – messing about with hip hop and breaks – before plundering his family’s record collections and forging a sound that includes soul, funk, jazz, afrobeat and reggae.

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Spaced Out

8:00pmThursday

8:00pmThursday

Chris Barker gets deep, weird and wonky with Spaced Out on Melodic Distraction. One half of Deep Space Orchestra, Chris brings a progressive sound to the airwaves.

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Wild Forts

5:00pmFriday

5:00pmFriday

We’re really excited to welcome Wild Forts back into the studio for an hour long live set.

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Behind The Daydream

6:00pmFriday

6:00pmFriday

Behind the Daydream is the soundtrack to the life of a 22 year old lad born and raised in Yorkshire who has now planted his roots in the Merseyside scene. 

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Archetype

7:00pmFriday

7:00pmFriday

Subcora joins MDR on a voyage of sound. She's taking us through deep, groovy house with jazz influences and afro-tinged edges.

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Aoibhneas

9:00pmFriday

9:00pmFriday

Aoibhneas (/*eev-ness): The sense of joy, wonder and delight we get from music, art and the wonderful world around us. 

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Music is Nice

1:00pmSaturday

1:00pmSaturday

Brought to you by Josh Aitman & James Zaremba, Melodic Distraction’s first weekly show explores everything and anything, old and new - just as long as it sounds sweet.

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Good For The Soul

11:00amSunday

11:00amSunday

Good For The Soul is just that – soothing selections to take the edge off things and ease you into your day.

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Black Beacon Sound

1:00pmSunday

1:00pmSunday

“Expect our show to be as eclectic as our roster, with everything from funk to techno, blues to disco, hip-hop to house, and everything in between tearing up the turntables.”  

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Take It Easy

3:00pmSunday

3:00pmSunday

Deep and atmospheric sounds from the global underground, Take It Easy with Wavertree Worldwide’s Leisure Deejay.

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Check The Rhime

4:00pmSunday

4:00pmSunday

Check the Rhime focuses on hip-hop music culture since its inception in 1973, from the disco and funk breaks of the seventies up to the leftfield lyrical concepts of now.

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Babylon Fox

5:00pmSunday

5:00pmSunday

Babylon Fox has worked in the music scene for the past nine years, from events and festivals to opening and running her own venue. This has given her the chance to experience a wide spectrum of genres, styles and experiences music can offer.

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Natural Selection

6:00pmSunday

6:00pmSunday

King cool Sticky Dub is making waves across the nation as ⅓ of Nu Tribe.

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