08.07.2023 PMS - The Popular Music Show

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“PMS” is the longest-running alternative music programme on UK radio, first broadcast on BBC Radio Merseyside in 1977 in the heyday of punk, and now continuing on Melodic Distraction. The current team of producer-presenters are Roger Hill, George Maund and Karen Timms and the programme is currently monthly on the second Saturday or every month but will in September become weekly for the first time since the pandemic on Sunday nights.

We’re proud to be offering a unique strand of eclectic, unconventional and adventurous listening to the Melodic Distraction radio family, and that mix is likely in any programme to include classic sounds from the popular music omniverse, world music, local bands’ tracks and digital presences, and a filtered selection of the latest releases from the alternative sphere – and anything else which catches our fancy in any given week. Yes, your ears really will get a run round the block with a few
reassuringly familiar pauses along the way.

The Popular Music Show has a long-running website www.pmsradio.co.uk and thrives on comments, requests and contact, so bother us live and you’ll get a reply.


Jonathan Richmond and the Modern Lovers – That Summer Feeling
Alabaster DePlume – Salty Dogs Victory Anthem
Cory Hanson – House Fly
Sarah Pagé – Toska
Maya Youssef – Soul Fever
Roots In Heaven – Feed Your Head
La Marisoul & Les Texmaniacs – A Media’s De La Noche
Milo Korbenski – Sasquatch Man
Malchamech – The Oaths of Icarus
Omar Ahmad – Usra
DJ MC – Who Wants Smoke
Lara Jones – Look
Richie Havens – Boots and & Spanish Leather