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9:00amMonday

Rise and shine folks - it's gonna be a glorious day today!

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MDR’s Breakfast Club

10:00amMonday

10:00amMonday

Melodic Distraction welcomes our very first morning broadcast during our time of quarantine.

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Artist Focus

12:00pmMonday

12:00pmMonday

Some artists leave a legacy that stretches far beyond a great single or a number 1 album.

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9:00amTuesday

Rise and shine folks - it's gonna be a glorious day today!

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MDR’s Breakfast Club

10:00amTuesday

10:00amTuesday

Melodic Distraction welcomes our very first morning broadcast during our time of quarantine.

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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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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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9:00amWednesday

Rise and shine folks - it's gonna be a glorious day today!

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MDR’s Breakfast Club

10:00amWednesday

10:00amWednesday

Melodic Distraction welcomes our very first morning broadcast during our time of quarantine.

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Caustic Soda

5:00pmWednesday

5:00pmWednesday

Club alias of long-standing radio friendo, Tom Lye.

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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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9:00amThursday

Rise and shine folks - it's gonna be a glorious day today!

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MDR’s Breakfast Club

10:00amThursday

10:00amThursday

Melodic Distraction welcomes our very first morning broadcast during our time of quarantine.

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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

Ranga's live on the Melodic Distraction airwaves for a show filled deep.

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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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9:00amFriday

Rise and shine folks - it's gonna be a glorious day today!

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MDR’s Breakfast Club

10:00amFriday

10:00amFriday

Melodic Distraction welcomes our very first morning broadcast during our time of quarantine.

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Charles Vaughan

12:00pmFriday

12:00pmFriday

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life, to escape Planet Earth’s sounds of guns, anger and frustration, please join me.

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Eclectic Picks

4:00pmFriday

4:00pmFriday

Born in London, DJ and selector Fliss Mayo moved to Liverpool to study physics and since has played in many Liverpool venues. 

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Forts & Friends

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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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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9:00amSaturday

Rise and shine folks - it's gonna be a glorious day today!

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MDR’s Breakfast Club

10:00amSaturday

10:00amSaturday

Melodic Distraction welcomes our very first morning broadcast during our time of quarantine.

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Losound

3:00pmSaturday

3:00pmSaturday

Losound is brought to you by the creators of Laces Out! Sneaker Festival - each show will feature a different host from a long list of local residents, local artists and guests from across the UK spinning multiple genres and doing some talking every now and again on the fashion and sneaker industry.

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Natural Sciences

5:00pmSaturday

5:00pmSaturday

Natural Sciences is a Manchester record label pushing mutant electronic sounds across a global network.

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Cartier 4 Everyone

6:00pmSaturday

6:00pmSaturday

C4E started as a free entry night in the Kazimier Garden back in summer '16, hosting locally overlooked club music enthusiasts (Faux Queens, Alec Tronik) alongside like minds from elsewhere (Taystii, Hesska, Kleft).

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Dance Floor Mechanics

8:00pmSaturday

8:00pmSaturday

Fresh to the airwaves; Dance floor mechanics is transmitting an array of guest mixes, emerging artist and unreleased dance music to a speaker near you...

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9:00amSunday

Rise and shine folks - it's gonna be a glorious day today!

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Mates’ Crates

11:00amSunday

11:00amSunday

Mates’ Crates is about sharing the stories behind music, whether the story of how a record came about or how we came to love it. 

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Harvest Time

12:00pmSunday

12:00pmSunday

Studio head and Kinder Bueno enthusiast, Zaremba, brings a gentler touch to Sunday mornings. A real feet-up, stick the kettle on, rest-ye-weary-head kinda show. Expect celestial jazz, effervescent ambient watercolour washes and probably lots of Minnie Riperton.

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Behind The Daydream

2:00pmSunday

2:00pmSunday

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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The Path

3:00pmSunday

3:00pmSunday

Alex Spiers is an experienced DJ and non-musician originally hailing from Bellshill, Scotland.

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5:00pmSunday

What started off as a passionate conversation about Christopher Nolan films soon became ‘Through The Celestial Curtain’ with our dear friend Pierre Don’t Care.

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Drift

6:00pmSunday

6:00pmSunday

DRIFT is a mix series based in Edinburgh, giving DJs a chance to step back from their usual dancefloor fillers.

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