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Great Music Stories is fully independent and not tied to any specific media outlet. In addition to running Great Music Stories, I also produce and present my own weekly rock show on meridianfm.com where I play new music and feature some of my Great Music Stories interviews. My view on radio is it should be live, with real-time interaction with listeners and participants. A bit like going to a gig – when there are moments of magic, they are usually about being in the moment. For this reason, very few of my shows are posted in full online for listen again.

That said, I get many requests to put something online so below are some sample hours of live radio from a small, random selection of shows from Mixcloud. If you want more music action – tune in on Fridays! My show is currently airing Fridays 5-8pm on 107Meridian via TuneIn App from anywhere.

Fierce Badger!

BADGER ATTACK SHOW!

60 min highlights from the Friday show on 6 December 2019, when despite signal problems the music and interviews kept rolling. Tarot Rats were warming up for a studio visit and the #rockxylo made a few cameos in a well-spirited, happy festive Friday show. Music includes: Scarlet Rebels, She Burns …

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5th Anniversary Show

Hour’s Highlights: 5th Anniversary Show: 3 Jan 2020

An hour’s highlights from the 5-hour show on Friday 3 January 2020 – the first rockshow of the year and the shows 5th anniversary of playing new music. Music includes: Matt Mitchell, She Burns Red, Tarot Rats, Little Brother Eli, Thirteen Stars, The Texas Flood, Scarlet Rebels, Revival Black, Verity …

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BANDS OF THE YEAR 2019

THE BANDS OF THE YEAR 2019 – THE FULL RADIO BROADCAST: PART 3 of 3

For the fifth year, we concluded 2019 with our national awards. More than 150 bands were on the very long shortlist. Having revealed the Top 40 the previous week on 22 November we counted down the top 20 bands from listener votes during the course of the year. Also revealed …

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BANDS OF THE YEAR 2019

THE BANDS OF THE YEAR 2019 – THE FULL RADIO BROADCAST: PART 2 of 3

For the fifth year, we concluded 2019 with our national awards. More than 150 bands were on the very long shortlist. Having revealed the Top 40 the previous week on 22 November we counted down the top 20 bands from listener votes during the course of the year. Also revealed …

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BANDS OF THE YEAR 2019

THE BANDS OF THE YEAR 2019 – THE FULL RADIO BROADCAST: PART 1 of 3

For the fifth year, we concluded 2019 with our national awards. More than 150 bands were on the very long shortlist. Having revealed the Top 40 the previous week on 22 November we counted down the top 20 bands from listener votes during the course of the year. Also revealed …

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Tarot Rats

Tarot Rats: The Road to Wildfire (1 of 3)

As we countdown to a new generation of bands playing Wildfire Festival at the end of June 2019, local band Tarot Rats popped into the studio for an impromptu late night special. And special it was. Pink slippers, yellow pineapples, the return of ‘Black Keys and Cheese’, the rock cheeseboard …

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