12.08.2023 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 mention or bother us anytime on our E-Mail pmsradiolive@gmail.com and you’ll get a reply.

Join Karen and Roger for another eclectic mix of alternative tunes, from world to electro and blues. This one's their last Saturday monthly show before they switch to a weekly Sunday spot in September!


Altun Gun – Su Siziyor
Lalalar – Hem Evinsim Hem
Luiza Lian – Desabriga
Shackleton with Waclaw Zimpel – An Ocean Lies Between Us
Paul Roony – On This Pitch
BF Trike – Time and Changes
Anglo-Celt Sound System – Inion / Daughter
Me Lost Me – Eye Witness
Upper Wilds – Books About UFO’s
El Contessa – Bingo
Robert Johncon – Ramblin On My Mind
Saloli – Silhouette
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans – Some Other Time