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Are you an unsigned West Midlands based artist? Upload your tracks to BBC Introducing today. 

24 Apr 18

If you’re in a band, a solo artist or a bedroom producer and you want to get the music played on BBC radio, upload your tracks to BBC Introducing today.

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Disposable? Sure. Remembered? Oh, yes. 

15 Apr 18

We don’t always realise what we’re doing when we’re in the thick of it.

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Show at the Lichfield Garrick to tell the story of pioneering engineer Nikola Tesla 

14 Apr 18

The story of Nikola Tesla is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.

The String Band Boogie 

12 Apr 18

An Evening of American Roots Music from The String Band Boogie.

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Why live radio may not be the best radio 

12 Apr 18

The radio futurologist James Cridland has written a piece challenging the idea that live radio is necessarily the best radio.

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Solihull Radio Appearance 

8 Apr 18

Since launching on 6 December 2017, Solihull has had its own radio station ( Solihull Radio ) giving the community the opportunity to hear about local events, news and a chance for residents to promote their wares live on air.

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Actively seeking 

5 Apr 18

Talking to actor and comedian Helen Atkinson Wood.

Reading between the Lions 

3 Apr 18

Dave Woodhall watches Villa beat Reading 3-0.

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Rubery man speaks frankly about his own experience to raise awareness on World Bipolar Day 

31 Mar 18

A brave Rubery man has spoken frankly about his own mental health in an attempt to raise awareness on World Bipolar Day 2018  (Friday 30th March).

Lynn Bowles leaves BBC Radio 2 – with a Land Rover 

29 Mar 18

The long-standing travel presenter also receives an honorary degree on her last day at the network.

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Valerie on BBC Radio 4 Westminster Hour 

25 Mar 18

I appeared on BBC Radio 4 Westminster Hour with Carolyn Quinn on Sunday 25 March 2018.

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WMNEG meeting: Language and politics 

23 Mar 18

WEST MIDLANDS NEW ECONOMICS GROUP Date: Thursday 29 th March, 5pm-7pm Susan Miles, who will be opening this session, will do a brief introduction.

Why homeless charity boss is bringing this important cause to the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K 

22 Mar 18

Radio presenter Rachel New is joining SIFA Fireside boss’ top team of 10 for the 10K for a very important reason…

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Conflicting Wavelengths 

9 Mar 18

I’ve always been slightly alarmed by the attitudes which prevail when it comes to listening to classical music on the radio, especially when it comes to the two big national stations in the UK:  BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM .

Noel and Liam Gallagher to headline BBC Radio 2’s Biggest Weekend shows 

8 Mar 18

Noel and Liam Gallagher will headline Radio 2’s Biggest Weekend in May – at separate sites.

Nick Drake enters folk hall of fame 

7 Mar 18

The singer-songwriter will be honoured at the Radio 2 Folk awards next month.

Dear Diary Entry 77 

4 Mar 18

More Match-Day Meetings Nathan Blake Thursday, February 1: Have been seeing plenty of Nathan Blake recently, especially on TV around Cardiff’s home FA Cup tie against Manchester City, and we also welcomed him to Molineux in his radio…

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Raising the church roof to celebrate 50 years of local radio 

2 Mar 18

By Faye Fawcett Hundreds are expected at a Catholic church in Stoke-on-Trent next week for a very special radio recording.

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WINTER COMMS part 3: Eight ways to communicate with images in the snow and ice 

1 Mar 18

Hey, remember when listening to the local radio station at 7.40am was how you found out about school closures? Good times.

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Paloma Faith Hits The Road This Friday, One of Many Must See Live Dates in 2018 

28 Feb 18

The superb Paloma Faith embarks on her UK arena tour this Friday (2nd March) in Leeds, entertaining huge crowds across the UK and Ireland playing shows at venues including the Manchester Arena, Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena, Motorpoint Arena …

New Show: Radiator Hospital 

28 Feb 18

We’re delighted to announce that we will be welcoming Radiator Hospital to Hare Hounds on Tuesday 8th May! After a small mountain of tape releases, EPs and a couple more official albums, Philly punk romantics Radiator Hospital released their …

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Caver Keith on the Radio (and TV) 

27 Feb 18

I’m Nearly Famous 3 Following on from the Birmingham Mail article and my not so modest success on social media I was invited to appear on theDanny Kelly Show (which was being hosted by Rachel New) on BBC WM 95.6FM to talk about my caving adventures on…

Solihull hospital radio presenters shortlisted for national awards 

26 Feb 18

SOLIHULL hospital radio presenters are hoping to take first prize after being for a prestigious awards.

Brum Radio Poets Showcase, 1 Mar 2018 

21 Feb 18

1 Mar 2018 – Spoken Word at Waterstone’s, High Street This will be a live recording of the Brum Radio Poets show, to be broadcast at the end of March and features 4 of the most exciting poets currently performing in the UK and the Midlands.

Hospital radio presenters from Solihull nominated for awards 

17 Feb 18

TWO SOLIHULL hospital radio presenters have been nominated for prestigious awards.