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A downloadable and evolving list of Radio Stations and Shows Supporting Independent Music and Emerging Artists 

Note: never pay to have your music played on a radio show, if you are asked for money this is a red flag! As with playlists, ensure you are applying to the appropriate station/show for your genre of music.

(Station names are clickable links – please let us know if any of the links don’t work, if there is something to add or if anyone asks for money for plays)

Amazing Radio  – UK/USA and Worldwide. Set up specifically for new music and designed to help emerging artists.
Artists can submit tracks,  check out the FAQs first.
Amazing Radio US

Actual Radio  is a local radio station based in Essex, UK. Submissions can be made for the show Loxley’s Corner.

Artefaktor Radio: Electronic internet radio stations: Live from Mexico City 24/7. Synthwave, Electronica, Retrowave, New wave, Darkwave, Technopop, Synthpop. Submissions Link

Awayday Radio – Independent radio station giving platform to new and emerging artists. All genres and also interviews. contact@awaydayradio.co.uk  Twitter

BBC Introducing Radio Shows – (UK only) National and regional BBC radio shows supporting new and emerging artists. Music tracks can be uploaded to BBC Introducing if you are a UK artist with a UK postcode.  (Note: you need to be signed into a personal BBC account to access this upload page).

Catorweb Radio (Call Sign CSNX-9616) is an amateur radio station broadcasting everything from Americana, Tex-mex Los lobos, Joe Ely, The Blasters, Dave Alvin, Flaco Jimenez, Ry Cooder, Texas Tornados, Frank Black to Chuck Prophet. We also play Rock, Cajun, unsigned and Indie artists’ music. Catorweb radio broadcasts live through Sonixcast.com. Submit Music

Conquest Hospital Radio (worldwide) Run as a self-funding registered charity for over 40 years.Paradise by the Sea (2 – 5PM, Tuesdays, Conquest Hospital Radio), is a show presented by Graham Belchamber – a show that includes new music and broadcasts to a sizeable worldwide audience.

Data Transmission Radio is a UK based internet radio station specifically for dance music. Links to the DJs hosting their shows can be found on their twitter and instagram feeds.

Echo Hotel’s list of radio stations, podcasts and streams in Scotland

Exile FM– UK/Worldwide – online radio collective wish shows supporting independent and emerging artists as follows:
Neil March presents the Trust the Doc Radio Show for new music and emerging artists, broadcasts live on Exile FM Radio every Saturday from 5–7 PM UK time. Each edition is available for 7 days via podcast. Trust the doc Extra is a midweek show which mixes highlights from the previous Saturday’s live Trust The Doc Radio Show plus tracks by new and emerging artists that were not played on that show. It is a one-hour pre-recorded show and broadcasts at 8PM UK Time every Wednesday.
The Sunday Brunch (Sundays 9am-12 noon)– Martin Haskell presents an eclectic mix that always includes some music by new and emerging artists.
Monday Night Ride Out (9 – 11PM, Mondays, Exile FM) presented by Ming Nagel and Jon Read – a show that actively supports new and independent music and, like my show, is available for a week on podcast.

Fantasy Radio UK based radio station with every decade’s music and they have ‘The Unsigned Show’ for new artists. Contact DJ Dazza via Twitter

Fylde Coast Radio Broadcasts 24/7  Steve Kelly supports up and coming bands- Wednesday evenings from 9pm, UK time.

Gorgeous FM is a radio station for Birmingham, The Black Country & Shropshire broadcasting from studios in Wolverhampton City Centre and transmitting on DAB. It is a ‘not for profit’ organization that also has the LGBTQ+ communities at the heart of their thinking, with LGBTQ+ news broadcast throughout the day and dedicated shows presented between 7 and 9pm every weekday. In the later hours local and national DJ’s spin dance tunes until the early morning. Women in music presenter: Lydia Greatrix.

Hard Rock Hell Radio– Hard Rock & Metal Radio Station with independent and unsigned music from around the world.

Hive Radio is a radio station based in Manchester that has a show dedicated to independent and unsigned artists.

Indie Music Women is a weekly radio show by Linda Garnett supporting new independent female artists.

KB Radio in Ontario, Canada plays 70s – 90s plus contemporary music and accepts submissions from new and emerging artists with an indie music bent. KB Country Radio is an offshoot of KB Radio specialising in Country music, including new artists.

Instructions for submissions to KB stations.

KracRadio is a free, 24/7 internet radio station covering different genres. It is run by enthusiasts and is based in Montreal. It promotes and supports independent artists and also has live video streaming, artist profiles, a blog, podcasts and Spotify playlists.

NCCR (North Cotswold Community Radio, UK). Rob Eden has a show on this community station in Chipping Camden, North Cotswolds. Rob is a long-time champion of new music.

New Music Saturday is a music show broadcast live every Saturday from Canada and the UK from 5pm EST / 10pm UK (ish!) and then available on all the usual podcast apps afterwards.  The show promotes bands worldwide and features brand new tracks by independent bands, interviews, reviews, and chat. 

Phoenix Radio is an internet radio station. Trek West Show in Queensland, Australia presented by Chris West supports and looks for new and emerging artists.

Phoenix98FM is a UK community radio station based in Essex with a large number of shows some of which support new music.

PhonicFM:  (UK) Exeter based community radio.

Postcards from the Underground is a show on  Cumbernauld FM, a licensed community radio station based Lanarkshire (UK)  serving a population or 400,000 + .  Mark & Gary play tracks by new and emerging artists and have a submissions page. Twitter

Q-Burn Radio.com  is a weekly syndicated radio show by Peter Anthony, rather than a radio station. It is a show that can be heard each week, all over the world from approximately 50 radio stations. (many in FM)

Radio Free Matlock is an on-line radio station, based in Derbyshire in the UK, that began as an off shoot of Matlock Record Club in 2014. It has since gained a much wider following. Broadcasting live shows and available on their Mixcloud page.

Radio Kaos Caribou (RadioKC.fm ) is an eclectic internet radio station based in France broadcasting in 223 countries. It is a not-for-profit organisation. Submissions on their Facebook page.

RadioReverb is a not-for-profit  local UK (Brighton & Hove) radio station (that also welcomes new show makers). Although mainly a local station it also has a national and international following. It broadcasts on 97.2FM, on DAB+ and online. You need to contact appropriate producers directly as they have no playlists and all producers have free choice about what they play. You can contact producers direct via their show pages which are listed in the show directory here.

Radio Wigwam – on-line radio station playing play a mix of contemporary and classic tunes – Rock, Indie, Funk, Electro, Heavy Metal etc. Submissions 

RAK Rock Radio. Based in the U.A.E  A 24/7 online radio streaming service dedicated to playing Rock, Blues and country music. They play new artists provided they are [fairly broadly] Rock-based in essence. Twitter

Ridge Radio:  online radio station based in Surrey, UK. Electro with Russ Evans, every Saturday 10:00pm to Midnight featuring high tempo upbeat chilled out sounds from the world of electro, dance, synthpop and indie. MP3 music submissions to russevansmusicshow@aol.com

Rock on the Rise Radio: an internet radio station based in Denver for signed and unsigned hard rock and metal. Submit MP3’s only to ROTRsubmissions@gmail.com also interviews and a blog. https://twitter.com/RockOnTheRise

Rodeo FM is a Country  and Americana Radio Station. Based in Berlin Germany.
Twitter 

Resonance FM: 24/7 radio station which broadcasts on 104.4 FM to central London, DAB to Greater London, nationally on Radioplayer and live streamed to the rest of the world.

Selector Radio: The British Council radio station that showcases UK talent. Isolation Creation Submissions

Soho Radio is a well respected on-line community radio station based in Soho, central London. It broadcasts locally and worldwide with  250 shows per month broadcasting live across 2 channels – music and culture. Shows cover a very wide range of genres and DJ’s have the freedom to broadcast what they want.

After Eight Show. Slogan is ‘music you don’t hear anywhere else’. Broadcasts on 15 radio stations – 9 in UK, 3 in Canada & 1 each in USA, South Africa & Ireland. Twitter

The Punk and The Princess Radio Show. Independent music-based show that broadcasts every Sunday and and plays Punk and Post-Punk influenced music. Also linked to Slider PR. Run by two musicians. Their website encourages artists to send CLEAN edits of their tracks. and has a instructions on their submissions page.  Twitter

Union Jack Radio  DAB digital and on-line. Radio shows and podcasts.  Listeners  can vote their favourite tracks up the playlist. Submit music to Underdogs with Lucy Leeds.

Windrush Radio is a radio station based in Oxfordshire. Ady Hanson (A to D of Indie) plays old  and new tunes. E-mail: AtoDofIndie@outlook.com for music submissions.

XRP Radio. Internet station in UK focused on new and unsigned artists. Live show daily between 17:00 -03:00 GMT [7pm-2am] Twitter