A downloadable and evolving list of Radio Stations and Shows Supporting Independent Music and Emerging Artists
(Never pay to have your music played on a radio show, if you are asked for money this is a red flag! Also, please let us know if any of the links don’t work or if there is something to add)
BBC Introducing Radio Shows – 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.
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.
Hard Rock Hell Radio– Hard Rock & Metal Radio Station with independent and unsigned music from around the world.
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.
North Herts Radio
PhonicFM: (UK) Exeter based community radio
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.
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