Radio shows

Ipswich has a thriving independent radio scene.  There are probably loads of really great online radio shows and podcasts that we haven’t heard about yet, so in the mean time we recommend you have a listen to the two main players:

eastern alternative reviewEastern Alternative Review

When – Fridays from 3pm to 4pm
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Eastern Alternative Review is a regionally focussed radio program showcasing all of the very best in alternative and independent music from around the east of England. The show has been running for 2 years continously and has featured an exceptionally wide range of music from Noise and experimental projects to extreme metal, folk, punk rock, hardcore, hip hop and morel Basically if its not imitating mainstream pop and its happening in the east of England, you will hear it on EAR!
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Freakscene Radio ShowFreakscene

When – Mondays 3pm to 4pm
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Freakscene is a show presented by Matt Catling Every Monday From 3pm-4pm playing the best underground Indie/alternative/punk/fuzz/DIY
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Mixtape on IO RadioThe Mixtape

When – Wednesdays from 3pm to 4pm
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The Mixtape with Ben Driver is an exploration of sound. Each week a mix of alternative artists/producers is created with an idea or mood that connects all the tracks for that week. The sometimes restrictive lines of genre are blurred and as a whole includes all music underground and on the top somewhere, but only if it is of a rather decent standard!  The Mixtape always welcomes local talent to the show in terms of recorded tracks, live performances or just popping in for a chat! search for “io radio uk”

shoegazeThe Reverb

When – Wednesdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Where – ICR 105.7 fm

The Reverb is a new show on ICR 105.7 fm ipswich community radio that started on 31st October every wednesday from 6.30pm -8.30pm 100% shoegaze & dream pop. Top selection by Matt Catling for the latest issue of The Reverb! So many great bands and new gems to discover! – Reverb AlwaysOn

The Daniel J Catterwell Rock Show

 The Daniel J Catterwell Rock ShowWhen – Wednesdays 12pm to 1pm
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This show is about introducing new and exciting bands from across the globe. We play a variety of genres ranging from rock, metal, pop punk and many other sub-genres. Of course we don’t forget the old favourites we love and mosh to! We’re on every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm and you can tune to listen via We hope you enjoy the tunes and give us some feedback plus band suggestions. Check it!!