| 20 Jul 2024
The Guardian launches live radio show 'The Guardian Radio Hour'

MUMBAI: The Guardian has joined hands with east London’s experimental digital station National Traffic System Digital (NTS) to present live radio show ‘The Guardian Radio Hour’. The show will feature untold music stories from special guests and Guardian contributors.

The show will run for 10 consecutive weeks from 15 January with Neneh Cherry, Stewart Lee, Bat For Lashes, Matthew Herbert, Richard Dawson and Tortoise’s John McEntire. Guardian contributors included Alexis Petridis, Tim Jonze, Harriet Gibsone, as well as ‘Observer’ critic Miranda Sawyer. Along with this, more people will be riffling through their record collections and joining the dots between sounds and scenes, past and present, from around the world.

The series will be launched with Neneh Cherry on Friday to explore what she calls ‘rebel jazz’ in post-punk, hip-hop and reggae. Other themes to be explored on the show include 80s political pop, psych-folk, and the synchronicity between punk and comedy. The guests will join co-host and the Guide’s Deputy Editor, Kate Hutchinson, live from NTS’s studio in east London.

NTS has been digging and exploring the musical underground since 2011. In just four years the station has redefined the radio space. They have broadcast shows from around the world, collaborations with festivals, art spaces and cultural icons, and a new outpost that has recently launched in Manchester.

Thurston Moore, Four Tet, Fka twigs, Theo Parrish, Mr Scruff, Julia Holter, Andrew Weatherall, Micachu and Henry Rollins are some names that have previously hosted shows or appeared on NTS.

‘The Guardian Radio Hour’ will go live on Friday via Guardian Music and The podcasts for each show will be published on Saturday mornings.