Tom Morello once said that ‘every successful, progressive, radical or revolutionary movement that has ever been seen has had a great soundtrack’. We bring you these soundtracks. Each week we have a different theme and movement, playing the songs that have provided impetus for change and given people a voice.
We will be playing songs from absolutely anywhere, as long as we think they're good! Forget world music, think indie, 60s, folk, new wave and much more from all around the world!
A show to turn even the lamest of squares into far-out foot tappers.
Over the course of the show, extreme levels of rockabilly will be pumped through the airwaves of URY, from Elvis Presley to The Big Bopper, all with the intention of providing maximum satisfaction.
The show will consist of anecdotes relating to the music in question, explorations into the popular themes and concepts of rockabilly/rock 'n' roll (such as a show dedicated to 'Death Discs'), as well as interviews with individuals who remember watching the rock 'n' roll stars of the 1950s in their heyday. Playing the big hits of the 1950s, as well as with the secret 7" golddust that's been hiding in the attic, this show will provide a roster of early rock 'n' roll and rockabilly that will make you want to turn your fringe into a quiff, your Volkswagen into a Cadillac, and your Carling into a Cherry Coke.
Join Danni Boxall for some rock and pop tunes from the latter half of the 20th Century. Tune in for all your favourite classics and maybe discover something new.
Alex Kneller takes you on a ride through the weirdly wonderful history of 20th & 21st century vocal harmony and a cappella music, covering everything from 60s doo-wop, spiritual, pop, country and everything inbetween. Instruments not required.
Who says Rock 'N' Roll is dead? Bringing back all of the classics from the 50s - contemporary rocking and rolling style with artists ranging from hip shaking Elvis to moves like Jagger. These awesome beats will have you off you twist n shouting or banging your head as radio rocked the world from the 50s to the current day
Who says Rock 'N' Roll is dead? Bringing back all of the classics from the 50s - contemporary rocking and rolling style with artists ranging from hip shaking Elvis to still jamming Mick Jagger. These awesome beats will have you off you twisting and shouting or banging your head as pirate radio rocked the world during the 60s.
Music and chat from a late 1960s presenter.
We're back! (Ouse's back, alright, alright). Tune in to Have I Got Ouse For You for dodgy jingles, dodgier music, very dodgy links, somehow even dodgier jokes and a somewhat sincere attempt to wind up the week for our listeners, now with a new timeslot - Sunday at 9pm.
Yes, we started at 11pm and now we're there. I don't care what the others think, I want that flagship slot.
Celebrating the week we were born as an official station, I'll be playing some of the absolute gems that came out in 1968. We will also be delving in to the events of the year and of course, commemorating an historic day in your favourite station's history!
A one off show where we play you all the best music from the 60s!
It's summer 1975. You've got your flares on and a Harvey Wallbanger in hand. The boombox has just been invented and somehow your mate David has copped one. Van Morrison is blaring. No one knows what drum and bass is. Life is good.
Bringing you all the best bops from before Britney took over - pre 90s tunes only. Join Jen and Hannah in the golden age of rock n roll, with some spicy disco curveballs thrown in for a good time.
Ever wondered how art inspired Bowie? Or what gave rise to Freddie Mercury’s most iconic looks?
Join us as we explore the intersections and connections between art, music, history, literature and fashion together. From 20s French Jazz to 60s New York, we’ll chat your ear off about all things culture! Enjoy the dulcet tones of two Culture Vultures right here on URY.
In 2013 the NME published it's Top 400 albums of all time, Stewart Dennis takes a delve into the greatest records ever made and counts them down. Tonight it is teh final 40 and the Greatest album ever made is revealed. Will it be The Fall?
At the start of each show, my hastily-written computer code picks a random date from the 60s, 70s or 80, and I have to fill 58 minutes with music and news from that date. The URY record library gets a bit patchy if we go back to the 60s, so wish me luck!