Bedford Radio launches new programme showcasing local music

The Local Music Show on Bedford Radio, which launches next week, will showcase grass-roots local music in the area.

As well as playing music and interviewing current Bedford-based acts, artists based in nearby areas who play in in the town will be also included.

Local musician and songwriter, Danny Barton will present the show and will also be the station’s Local Music Coordinator.

Danny said: “I can’t wait to get started on the show! I’ll be sharing my favourite music from both chart-topping success stories and up and coming acts from in and around Bedford, as well as giving you a rundown of all the musical goings on in town that week.”

The station is putting together a new playlist of tracks from local artists, with at least one an hour being played every Monday across the day, starting this summer.

Station Manager Martin Steers said: “We promised in our manifesto that Bedford Radio arises from the local community and supports the local community.

“Providing a focal point for local music has long been one of our ambitions, so I’m delighted to welcome Danny to the station, and to have such a well-known figure on the local music scene leading our work.”

Martin added: “Anyone who would like to support us in making local radio for Bedford can vote for us with their blue token in Tesco until the end of June.”