Daytime playlists of music (all hand picked) sit alongside a special selection of evening shows. If you look below you’ll see some of the program highlights you’ll find on ‘Mystery Train Radio’. Please see the ‘Schedule’ section of this website for a full list of forthcoming programs. We really hope you enjoy listening and welcome any feedback you have about the shows! Feel free to contact us direct or why not leave a message via our ‘Guestbook’ page. Some older programs can be found on the ‘Mixcloud Shows’ page. If you want to receive a weekly email about ‘The Mystery Train Radio Show’ plus news about programming throughout the week, why not join our ‘Mailing List’ (your information will only be used by ‘Mystery Train Radio’ and will not be passed on to other organisations). Thank you for tuning in!
Monday’s from 9pm –Roger Scott’s ‘Classic Albums Series’. Roger established himself as one of the most influential voices in radio throughout the 1970’s and 80’s. His passion for music was evident to all who listened to his shows. Roger began his radio career in 1966 in New York before moving to Montreal the following year where he honed his skills and developed his style as a broadcaster. He returned home in 1971 to coincide with the introduction of commercial radio in the UK. Following brief stints with UBN and Radio 1, he began a career defining 15 years at Capital Radio in 1973 where he gathered a cult following, shaping the musical tastes of a whole generation of Londoners. Then in 1988 Roger returned to Radio 1 where fittingly, he broadcast to a national audience for the final 2 years of his career before dying tragically young at the age of 46. Rogers ‘Classic Albums Series’ is something very special and thanks to Roger’s son Jamie, ‘Mystery Train Radio’ has been granted permission to share these wonderful programs. Hear shows that feature music and interviews with, The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, U2, The Band, The Travelling Wilburys and more! Let Roger guide you. Discover more about a classic album each Monday from 9pm.
Tuesday’s from 9pm – Lovingly put together and hosted by Rosalie Howarth, the ‘Putumayo World Music Hour’ is a special radio show from America that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures. Playlists include well- known names like Bob Marley, Sting, Loreena McKennitt and Santana, along with exceptional, underexposed international artists that deserve wider recognition. This weekly broadcast also features interviews with world-class music makers such as Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal who eagerly support and have been influenced by world music. Tune in each Tuesday night from 9pm to hear the latest program. Expect something special.
Wednesday’s from 9pm – ‘Late For The Train’ is a one hour radio show presented by Dave Battersby and Produced by Mike Ward. Dave and Mike dig deep into their personal music collections to present a show of instrumental music. Covering a multitude of genres from ambient to reggae via electronica, improvisation, experimental, jazz, metal, indie, punk and many more. Brand new music, soundtrack recordings and rare cuts are likely to be shared. This program often highlighting local musicians and sometimes inviting special guests onto the show. Join Dave and producer Mike each and every Wednesday from 9pm. Just so you know… It’s highly recommended not to be late for this particular train!
Thursday’s from 9pm – ‘Mostly Summer’. Phil Meek is a huge fan of music with many, many years of listening under his belt! Enthused by live music, Phil has been attending concerts and festivals for decades. A love for music and radio has led him to build a vast collection of vinyl and CD’s. Phil’s program ‘Mostly Summer’ will showcase a varied selection of songs from his unique collection – new and old, featuring many artist’s you know and many you may not, yet! The latest releases, album tracks and so much more… to be showcased every Thursday night from 9pm. Phil always welcomes your input and suggestions, so feel free to message him on twitter (@pjaymuk) or via the contact page on this site.
Friday’s from 9pm – ‘The Mike Harding Folk Show’. Mike Harding is an English singer, songwriter, comedian, author, poet, broadcaster and multi instrumentalist. He is sometimes known as ‘The Rochdale Cowboy’ after one of his hit records. In addition Mike is also known for being a photographer, traveller, filmmaker and playwright. ‘The Mike Harding Folk Show’ will take you into the world of folk exploring artists new and old! Mike has kindly let ‘Mystery Train Radio’ air some of the very special shows he recorded between 2012 and 2017. A plethora of superb songs can be found on these unique programs. Join Mike for the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music each and every Friday from 9pm.
Saturday’s from 9pm – ‘The International Americana Music Show’, presented by Michael Park, is a weekly radio show that features Americana music made exclusively by non-American artists and includes occasional interviews with the artists talking about their work and influences. Michael is a Scottish broadcaster who moved to America over a decade ago. Since then, he has contributed to radio stations all over the UK and written cover stories, interviews and features for numerous British newspapers and magazines, including the award-winning Sunday Times Magazine. Michael conceived and created ‘The International Americana Music Show’ as a way of introducing Americana artists from all over the world to radio audiences across the United States. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his family.
Saturday’s from 10pm – Join Karen Miller for ‘The Miller Tells Her Tale’, a weekly two hour Americana show produced in Glasgow, Scotland. Karen has stated in interview… ‘The reason I started ‘The Miller Tells Her Tale’ was to support all the wonderful independent artists whose music doesn’t get the on-air exposure I believe it deserves’. Karen features new artists and incredible songwriters and bands who’ve made a massive impact on the Americana scene. A rich tapestry of tracks are showcased each and every Saturday. Expect to hear songs from people like Jason Isbell, Lowri Evans, Orphan Colours, Emily Herring, John Prine, Romantica and Kesia Nagata. Karen’s love for music and presenting is to the fore on this wonderful program. Catch Karen every Saturday night from 10pm.
Sunday’s from 10pm – ‘The Mystery Train Radio Show’. For a musical journey that covers both new and familiar ground join Alex Huskisson. ‘The Mystery Train Radio Show’ features singer songwriters, bands and music makers – local, national and international. As well as the best in new music, this program takes a look at events that have happened in the history of popular music (from the 1930’s – bang up to date). Live music and interviews may well be incorporated. ‘The Mystery Train Radio Show’ loves to air music from artists based in Gloucestershire (where the radio station is based) and from further afield, in fact you’re likely to hear music from the 4 corners of the planet! Join Alex every Sunday from 10pm till midnight.
1) Dick Lee and 60’s Garage Rock from California” is a weekly one hour show that features great California Garage Rock along with the hits of the day. Take a romp through the 60’s with Dick Lee and the Iceman and hear some cool garage music from the decade of the 1960’s. Listen to the many interviews with musicians and fans of the 1960’s to absorb the cool grooves of the time.
2) Roger Scott was a huge Beatles fan and completed numerous radio documentaries about the band for American radio. This included a series called ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – A History of the Beatles Years 1962-1970’ which Roger produced with Mark Lewisohn. Each part focused on an individual year. We hope to share this series soon…