Schedule

Monday

00:00AM

Nighttime Purple

Non-stop tunes to chill to during the night until our live hosts take over.

08:00AM

Non-stop music

Wake up next to your mistake from last night with back to back chart hits

10:00AM

AreWeNearlyThereYet?

Catching you up with the stranger news stories of the week, playing the opposite game and finishing the sentence on everyone's mind, 'you know you're an adult when...'

12:00PM

Non-stop Music

Don't be that guy who spends their lunch munching on a lettuce in the college library. Enjoy it instead with back to back tunes in the comfort of your own room

14:00PM

Non-stop Music

You need not go to your afternoon lectures. Stay at home and relax with a great selection of non-stop tunes.

16:00PM

The Bucket List

Know a lot about music? Mo doesn't. She wants too though, so tune in as she explores artists from recommended albums to listen to before you die. (Now the title makes sense doesn't it?)

18:00PM

Newsfeed

Purple Radio's staple news show, Newsfeed dedicates an hour each week to news from around Durham, plus national and international headlines.

19:00PM

Dead Air

*The noisiest hour of silence you'll ever hear*

Your best source for hard rock classics and pop punk anthems on a Sunday night.

Everything from Airbourne to All Time Low, Shinedown to Sum 41, Paramore to Panic! at the Disco, MCR to Metallica, Green Day to Good Charlotte, Black Stone Cherry to Blink-182!

20:00PM

Don't Panic

Don't Panic is the exciting alternative music show hosted by 3rd year electronics engineering student Nathan Samra. The show is returning for it's 4th term bringing great music from a variety of artists, both well known and obscure, such as David Bowie, Elliott Smith, Vulfpeck and James Blake. Tune in to hear some new music, or just to learn something new about the artists you already love.

21:00PM

The Shoegaze Hour

As well as rocking out to some shoegaze and dream pop from its early-90s heyday, we'll be bringing you the sounds that influenced, and were influenced by, this cult genre. keep rocking in the free world.

22:00PM

2 Guys 1 Jukebox

Avid music listener meets "a campus cutie" described as "quietly menacing". 2 Guys 1 Jukebox is back for another year of alternative music and alternative chat. Join Nathan and James for all your indie hits.

23:00PM

Nighttime Purple

Improve your social with Purple Radio. Live DJs are back in the studios (8am weekdays, 9am weekends).

Tuesday

00:00AM

Nighttime Purple

Non-stop tunes to chill to during the night until our live hosts take over.

08:00AM

Non-stop music

Wake up next to your mistake from last night with back to back chart hits

10:00AM

Non-stop Music

Don't fall asleep in your lecture. Put on Purple Radio and that hit from Chris Brown in 2009 will put some adrenaline around your body.

13:00PM

Jonny and Harriette

Spent last night in Cheapskates? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Jonny & Harriette join you in your Loft hangovers with a mix of the best music of the playlist. Jonny has a habit of sharing his most trashy songs and Harriette will undoubtedly play Taylor Swift. So stay in bed with a cup-a-soup, tune in and waste the day away. You’ll need the energy for Klute tonight...

15:00PM

Non-stop Music

Recognise that one night stand from the other week as you're walking home? Don't engage in awkward conversation, keep your head down and headphones locked to Purple Radio's non-stop tunes.

18:00PM

What a Price to Play

We would love to continue our show on Jazz and Folk chill! We had so much fun last term, we never missed a slot and totally love the music we play.
It may seem like a clash of genres, but we find they actually compliment eachother really well! Lastly Charlie and I have really good banter which we know (sincerely hope) the listeners enjoy!

19:00PM

ModernLifeIsRubbish

Eleri Crossland presents ModernLifeIsRubbish, a show dedicated to 80s, 90s and 00s music, spanning across all genres from 80s hip hop, to 90s Britpop, to 00s garage.

20:00PM

A Laugh A Minim (Explicit)

A showcase of comedy music, including many genres such as synthpop, hip hop, and acoustic folk, so long as the content is meant to be humorous. Will feature explicit lyrics for most shows. Example artists: Stephen Lynch, Flight of the Conchords, The Lonely Island, etc.

21:00PM

The Frequency

Tune in to "The Frequency" for an hour of face melting punk, ska, and alternative rock. Teenage Dirtbags and American Idiots welcome.

"The Frequency" is a punk, ska, and alternative rock show featuring all the classics from Green Day to Blink and introducing some of the most exciting new bands around. The show also features a gig guide to keep listeners up to date with who's coming to town. Teenage dirtbags welcome.

22:00PM

Dismantle the Sample

Rob French and Mo Hafeez return to dissect and analyse hip-hop, new and old alike, uncovering how the genre utilises one it's most prevalent and powerful tools - sampling. In the process they'll cover many other genres, from electronic and rock to jazz and funk, so whatever your tastes, there's bound to be something for everyone.

23:00PM

Nighttime Purple

Improve your social with Purple Radio. Live DJs are back in the studios (8am weekdays, 9am weekends).

Wednesday

00:00AM

Nighttime Purple

Non-stop tunes to chill to during the night until our live hosts take over.

08:00AM

Non-stop music

Wake up next to your mistake from last night with back to back chart hits

10:00AM

Non-stop Music

Don't fall asleep in your lecture. Put on Purple Radio and that hit from Chris Brown in 2009 will put some adrenaline around your body.

12:00PM

That Purple Film Show

Join Liam, Louis and Bertie, 3 Collingwood 2nd Years for your weekly dose of everything film related. Each week we'll be reviewing the latest films opening in cinemas, giving our Streaming Film of the Week, making each other watch films the others will hate and playing our favourite film music as well as trying to convince our culturally illiterate friend to sit through and review classics of which he has no understanding and may be monochrome with 'words at the bottom'. For those worried about the sheer level of wittering, don't worry as the latest music will be there to punctuate Liam's ramblings about any niche film that nobody else will have seen as they have better things to do with their lives.

14:00PM

Non-stop Music

You need not go to your afternoon lectures. Stay at home and relax with a great selection of non-stop tunes.

16:00PM

Non-stop Music

Recognise that one night stand from the other week as you're walking home? Don't engage in awkward conversation, keep your head down and headphones locked to Purple Radio's non-stop tunes.

18:00PM

Sportsfeed

Join Matt Holroyd and the team as they round up the weekly highlights in sport from Durham colleges, the university teams, plus national and international sport.

19:00PM

Rock the Waves

Sunday night never sounded so good.

I'm Jack Dobson, a Computer Scientist at St Mary's. As you might have guessed, I don't believe in quiet Sunday evenings. A drummer myself, I've compiled a list of some of the greatest rock tracks from days gone by. And now, on 'Rock the Waves', we can take a journey through some of the greatest rock tracks, as well as some lesser known tracks that every rock fan should hear. No filler, no boundaries, just great music (and perhaps the occasional curveball). Most of all, 'Rock the Waves' will be an hour of strong, hard-hitting, flawless rock to kick your evening into high gear.

20:00PM

Talk Show Hosts

Talk Show Hosts is a music and comedy show presented by Joseph Costello, Will Hitt and Mason Boycott-Owen. The program will be framed around one featured artist per week as each host shares stories, analysis and trivia. Talk Show Hosts will also include a number of regular features such as 'Centurion' - our attempt to get 100 likes for a vague Facebook comment during the show, 'Bad Cover Version' - a look at a poor attempt to emulate our featured artist and 'A Brief Hitt Story of Grime' Will's adventures into Durham night life (an avid recluse). Expect badinage, bombasticism and inane chatter. Yours, Joseph, Will and Mason.

22:00PM

Queens of Noise

Ted Lavis Coward and Eleri Crossland present Queens of Noise, a show featuring exclusively female artists

The show will feature a wide variety of songs of various genres, new and old, by a selection of our favourite Queens of Noise across the ages

On top of this, we will also be providing some general chat (from Pop Princess trivia to a series of shoutouts) and requests from our listeners

23:00PM

Nighttime Purple

Improve your social with Purple Radio. Live DJs are back in the studios (8am weekdays, 9am weekends).

Thursday

00:00AM

Nighttime Purple

Non-stop tunes to chill to during the night until our live hosts take over.

08:00AM

Non-stop music

Wake up next to your mistake from last night with back to back chart hits

10:00AM

Non-stop Music

Don't fall asleep in your lecture. Put on Purple Radio and that hit from Chris Brown in 2009 will put some adrenaline around your body.

12:00PM

Claudia and Olivia

Claudia and Olivia are fourth year language students from Grey and Castle, who met whilst studying abroad in Italy. Their friendship blossomed when they discovered their mutual love of Prince Harry, europop and pasta (the many bottles of wine consumed might also have helped) and decided to continue this friendship over Durham’s airwaves this year. Their show will cover all things Durham, and they promise not to talk too much about their year abroad.

14:00PM

Non-stop Music

You need not go to your afternoon lectures. Stay at home and relax with a great selection of non-stop tunes.

16:00PM

Non-stop Music

Recognise that one night stand from the other week as you're walking home? Don't engage in awkward conversation, keep your head down and headphones locked to Purple Radio's non-stop tunes.

17:00PM

Sam and Liam

Sam and Liam provide a diverse music taste intheir hour long slot, proudly being the only show on worldwide radio to have played Big Narstie immediately after ABBA.


Presenter Descriptions

Liam: Loves festivals, indie-rock bands like the Kooks, Circa Waves, and also more chilled electronic music like Honne, Oh Wonder etc.

Sam: ABBA

18:00PM

Alok & Jake

Great music, interviews and banter between age old friends!

19:00PM

Ciara's Country

Back for a second year running, Ciara’s Country returns to bring you brand new music, new artists, and all of the talk straight from Nashville. Far from playing songs about trucks and banjos, join 3rd year Geographer Ciara Murphy for the hottest country pop/rock crossover from artists such as Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton. Having spent the summer attending as many concerts as possible (and blogging about it too – www.ciarascountry.blogspot.co.uk or @CiarasCountry!), tune in for reviews and interviews from the likes of Dan + Shay, Andrew Combs & Ward Thomas; as well as themed shows & more. Even if you don’t count yourself as a country fan, let me surprise you as this year promises to be the best yet – you won’t find a better country radio show anywhere else in the UK!

20:00PM

Late Lines

Want to be inspired? Tune into Late Lines! Presented by Durham's Poetry Society President, Chloe James, Late Lines aims to introduce you to new artists and help you fall even more in love with words. After two years on air, this year's show is going to be better than ever, with more features, collaborations, guests, and (of course) brilliant spoken word and lyrically exciting music by established artists and Durham students.

21:00PM

Is This It?

Rob and Riaz are both 3rd years ( :'( ) at St. Aidan's College. Riaz, who studies Geography, has a passion for ale and The Mighty Boro. Rob likes pennies and studies a mixture of Biology and Geography, making him a Biographer. Is This It? blends their music tastes; zooming in on some of the many waves of alternative rock.

22:00PM

Delicious Jones

What happens on Thursday nights? Nothing? Wrong. Delicious Jones are here to spice things up.
Funky beats, Funky chat & some questionable characters. Tune in for features like Rockbusters, Isolated Mountain CD's & the award-winning, 'Take something away that you didn't know before' segment.

23:00PM

Nighttime Purple

Improve your social with Purple Radio. Live DJs are back in the studios (8am weekdays, 9am weekends).

Friday

00:00AM

Nighttime Purple

Non-stop tunes to chill to during the night until our live hosts take over.

08:00AM

Ben and Emma In The Morning

Friday Breakfast features a mixture of pop, funk, soul, a little bit of indie rock and some classic cheese. Also, a number of phone call sections giving the audience a chance to be active in the show are a big feature. Friday Breakfast is heavily music based but also include some very chatty and light hearted snippets in-between.

10:00AM

Non-stop Music

Don't fall asleep in your lecture. Put on Purple Radio and that hit from Chris Brown in 2009 will put some adrenaline around your body.

12:00PM

Non-stop Music

Don't be that guy who spends their lunch munching on a lettuce in the college library. Enjoy it instead with back to back tunes in the comfort of your own room

14:00PM

Rory and James

The return of the Durham's dynamicest duo, bringing you cutting edge new music, trending tracks, Random Artrackle and ALL NEW this term, temperature-related pain continues for Purple's Exec as Hot Topic gets a TBA sequel!

16:00PM

Non-stop Music

Recognise that one night stand from the other week as you're walking home? Don't engage in awkward conversation, keep your head down and headphones locked to Purple Radio's non-stop tunes.

19:00PM

Paradise 909

Liam and Scott are both 3rd year undergraduates studying Sociology. Paradise 909 showcases an eclectic mix of house and techno, offering up fresh and innovative tunes every week.

20:00PM

DJ Society Presents

DJ Society Presents is the Friday night slot with a vibe. Every week different Durham student DJs will take to the decks for an hour to showcase their flare and seamless mixing technique. DJSP will give Durham students the opportunity to mix live on air, get involved with the purple radio studio and download their very own mixes from the Purple Radio podcast feature.

21:00PM

Dirty Purple

Luke Maskell bounces you into the weekend with last minute Friday night filth- think drum ’n’ bass, deep house, drumstep and jump-up rhythms. Tune in to the radio rave. Tune it to Dirty Purple.

22:00PM

Nighttime Purple

Improve your social with Purple Radio. Live DJs are back in the studios (8am weekdays, 9am weekends).

Saturday

00:00AM

Nighttime Purple

Non-stop tunes to chill to during the night until our live hosts take over.

09:00AM

Non-stop Music

11:00AM

The Music Round

Join me, Matt Calvert, for the second series of Purple Radio’s beloved quiz show. Every Saturday afternoon I’ll be giving you your weekly dose of music trivia! As well as a chance to be quizzed on music from all eras, with the occasional tune you may have forgotten, The Music Round also comes with some bonus features (not like on a DVD though, Purple Radio doesn’t have a budget for behind the scenes footage). In the Cracking and Crappy Covers you guess the original, in Back in Time you guess the year, and in The Parental Play you simply bask in the obscurity of my parent’s CD collection.
Audience participation is actively encouraged, no matter how ridiculous the answers may be! If you're missing your local pub quiz, as I do all too much, then The Music Round is the perfect remedy. There may even be the odd guest contestant along the way.

13:00PM

The Purple Music Show

The Purple Radio playlist team host a show including the new and existing music on the station's playlists.

14:00PM

Live Sessions

This week James Leonard Hewitson in session for Purple Radio.

15:00PM

The Helen Paton Show

Hello there!
This is Helen, St.Mary's Fresher doing Politics.
Don't forget to tune in for different flavors of the world, especially a bit of latino music to turn up your motivation while essay writing, you'll want to dance to every tune and transport yourself to a paradisiac beach. Also you can expect some cheesy conversation...

16:00PM

Non-stop Music

Recognise that one night stand from the other week as you're walking home? Don't engage in awkward conversation, keep your head down and headphones locked to Purple Radio's non-stop tunes.

19:00PM

Uche's Ultimate Hour

I play mostly pop punk and alternative rock and a little talk occasionally with a variety of guests.

20:00PM

Jontin's Mixed Bag

Expect a diverse range of music - hip-hop, pop, indie, r&d, house. Each show will be different!

21:00PM

Dreams

Join hosts Harry and James as they do their best to brighten up the day in these dark times, and they might just help you make your dreams come true too. The perfect soundtrack for those looking to boogie on down on a Saturday night.

22:00PM

Nighttime Purple

Improve your social with Purple Radio. Live DJs are back in the studios (8am weekdays, 9am weekends).

Sunday

00:00AM

Nighttime Purple

Non-stop tunes to chill to during the night until our live hosts take over.

09:00AM

Luke's Sunday Sync

Sink into Sunday morning with Luke Maskell's selection of deep Chilled Bass rhythms.

10:00AM

Non-stop Music

13:00PM

Non-stop Music

You need not go to your afternoon lectures. Stay at home and relax with a great selection of non-stop tunes.

14:00PM

Jack Henry

My name’s Jack, and I’m a first-year Languages student studying French and Spanish. Tune in if you fancy listening to a little bit of everything, and the best that music has to offer, whether it be disco or Europop, ballads or today’s hits. Every song I play is linked to the song before it in some way, shape or form. What better way is there to spend your Sunday afternoon than by relaxing and wondering how on earth Dancing Queen is linked to My Heart Will Go On?

15:00PM

The Durham Digest!

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17:00PM

Indy's Indie

Indy's Indie is back and better than ever! Tune in to discover exactly what Indy has pulled out of the archives this episode. With such unforgettable features as Ministry of Dad's Track of the Week, this is one show you don't want to miss!

18:00PM

The Purple Chart Show

Your music. Your votes. Your Chart.
Every week, Matthew Burns and Matt Prior count down Durham's 10 biggest tracks culminating in the all important Number 1 spot.
Remember, it's your requests through the week that make the chart so get involved and fine in every week from 18:00 to find out this weeks chart.

19:00PM

Vintage Hour

Tired of the misses of today? Join Kyle Murray for nothing but the hits of yesterday! Vintage Hour returns for a 16th Series, bringing you the very best of the 20th Century. We're back with the essential classics (with a few forgotten gems thrown in for good measure), the Decade Parade (a journey through the Number 1s on this very day throughout the years), the feel-good half-hour and, of course, the legendary Vintage Hour singalong-back2back - 2 songs guaranteed to get you singing, moving, and generally feeling good!

20:00PM

The Playlist Show

Each week, Purple Radio veteran Alex Durk presents a themed playlist drawn from his extensive music library. With hits and tracks from established artists sharing airtime with obscure indie sides, and the returning 'Album of the Term' feature, tune in for an hour's journey down rock history.

21:00PM

Nighttime Purple

Improve your social with Purple Radio. Live DJs are back in the studios (8am weekdays, 9am weekends).