Radio reviews

Radio reviews of some of the best new shows and DJs on the airwaves.

Danny Wallace XFM show – The Champion of Morning Radio

Danny Wallace XFM show – The Champion of Morning Radio

It took a couple of accidental listens to Danny Wallace’s morning radio slot on XFM to gain any real appreciation for it, but he’s won us over in the end. Though skepticism about breakfast radio in general, thanks to the likes of Moyles’ tonker-achingly atrocious show, stood in his way, the charm, whimsy, whit, intelligence(…)

Great Lives, BBC Radio 4 review

Great Lives, BBC Radio 4 review

In terms of potential for grey matter stimulation, it doesn’t get much better than a show on BBC Radio 4 talking about some of the great people that lived amazing lives throughout history. Great Lives has been airing on BBC Radio 4 since August 2001 and the most recent incarnation, started with Series 26 in(…)

Andrew Collins and Josie Long show review, BBC 6 Music

Andrew Collins and Josie Long show review, BBC 6 Music

With the dysfunctional breakup of Andrew Collins and Richard Herring back in June 2011, Collins has had to go his own way in the DJ world. Luckily, he’s managed to find some help and the result is the Andrew Andrew Collins and Josie Long show on Saturday Mornings on BBC 6 Music. Though the banter(…)

Rhod Gilbert, BBC Radio Wales

Rhod Gilbert, BBC Radio Wales

Rhod Gilbert has taken up residence on BBC Radio Wales recently with a weekly slot every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. Alongside mate and fellow stand-up, Chris Corcorran, Gilbert’s show is fairly tame, with the occasional humorous anecdote and random shouting rant. The slot has also been made into a podcast available on iTunes, Rhod(…)

Comedy of the Week podcast, BBC Radio 4

Comedy of the Week podcast, BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 released a new podcast back in 2011 compiling it’s funniest moments and packaging them all up into one stream. Titled Comedy of the Week, the podcast, which started on Monday the 10th January, is available to download through the Radio 4 website and on iTunes, and based on the first few episodes,(…)

Adam Buxton’s Big Mix Tape on BBC 6 Music

Adam Buxton’s Big Mix Tape on BBC 6 Music

If you’ve been missing out on an Adam and Joe Show fix recently then you can get a methadone-esque hit with at least 50% potency from Adam Buxton’s Big Mix Tape on BBC Radio 6 Music. Obviously it only features Adam, as Joe Cornish is busy doing something else – unless of course the word(…)

Sarah Millican’s Support Group on BBC Radio 4

Sarah Millican’s Support Group on BBC Radio 4

I remember seeing Sarah Millican for the first time at a comedy night in Cardiff over five years ago and now out of nowhere she seems to be everywhere. Having done Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow in 2009, she now has her own show, Sarah Millican’s Support Group,(…)

Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour on BBC Radio 6 Music

Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour on BBC Radio 6 Music

Every Sunday – 10-12pm It’s a Sunday and I’m shattered. It’s been a long week in work and I’m still suffering from a beat of a hangover and a sauna like 3 hour bus trip back to London from Cardiff. I need something to get my head reset at the end of a heavy weekend(…)