Sunday, 11 January 2015

Sunday, Lounge Masters

Extracts below from Radio Websites by Chrissy Brand, for Radio User, 2015. 

I have time in the afternoon to catch up with emails while listening to a Japan-based station called Oasis Radio. It has a Sunday chillout programme, (recent and archives) presented by Tim Angrave at 

Another laid-back musical option is to explore the Lounge Masters download which started at the end of October at  but which has been established on social media, including YouTube, for a few years. 

On Sunday evenings The Prog Mill from the windmill which is home to Stafford Radio is a must-listen for me. Presenter Shaun Geraghty’s two hour show features new melodic progressive rock music, with a few old classics thrown into. 

It has gone from strength to strength and clocked up a three year anniversary in the autumn. If you miss it live on Sundays at 2200 UTC, then you can hear it again thanks to the Stafford Radio Rewind facility. Have a look at and If you use Facebook then the show has its very own page, full of track listings, competitions and band news.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Friday, shortwave podcasts

Extracts below from Radio Websites by Chrissy Brand, for Radio User, 2015. 

The working week is over for most of us and I am on the tram to Cheshire to see family. I block out the noise of the commuters around me by listening to the last of the podcasts which I loaded onto my mp3 player at the weekend. Views, news and features from the English services of Radio Sweden ( ), Radio Prague ( ), Radio Slovakia International ( ) and Radio Bulgaria. See and the wonderful 80 years feature at

Although Sweden and Bulgaria are no longer available on shortwave, I am still as entranced and informed by these countries as I was when first encountering them decades ago on the radio dial.

Just before meeting some friends for dinner there’s time for me to explore Soundcloud and hear a few new offerings in my feed. These include DJ Zed’s glorious six minute dark and mysterious track called “Mystery”, which reminded me a little of radio interference and ionospheric noises at Other aural ambience that may well lift you include tracks called Ravel, Ether and The Symbols. Check out 

I also catch up with the latest podcasts from The Mouth, a UK magazine which has regular interviews with established and up and coming bands.

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