Hi – we’re making a few schedule changes this week at CrowZone Radio:
Tuesdays at 7–8pm “The Pop Show” with Ben C
Showcasing the broadcasting talents of one of our younger residents in Kington CrowZone, Ben C is still at secondary school (and will help bring down the average age of the CrowZone presenter staff!). Ben will be presenting a new show for CrowZone, “The Pop Show” featuring the latest and greatest pop tunes around.
Fridays from 7-8pm in July/August – “This is Pop” with Bill Norman
A new series of pop shows from Bill for the summer holidays
Fridays 8-11pm “The 70s Hangover” with DJ Perfunktory
A broader look at the 70s with our own Funk Meister, DJP (moving from Wed 5-8pm)
Wilson will be away on vacation through August so there will be on Breakfast Show or Sunday Brunch shows during August.
Mark up your diaries and we’ll see you in the CrowZone for these exciting new shows.
The world famous (well…) CrowZone Radio Music quiz goes online as we’re all locked inside for a while!
Tune in to CrowZone Radio on Tuesday 31st March, after listening to Dave Norrie’s FolkZone you can pit your musical wits against other CrowZoners in our first ever lockdown quiz.
5 rounds of 10 questions (3 rounds of music clips and 2 rounds of questions) should keep us busy for an hour or so. We’ve created answers forms online so we can collate all the entries, how will you do on the leaderboard?
Please tell your friends and family – we can pass messages and play dedications between the rounds to help bridge the distances (and CrowZone can be heard all around the world!).
Check our website for more details and register your team name – http://www.crowzone.co.uk/lockdown-quiz.html
One of the great pleasures of presenting my Wednesday evening show is discovering great new music. This week, I have been listening to ‘Everything Else has Gone Wrong’, the new album from Bombay Bicycle Club. They have been pretty quiet since their last album release in 2014, but they have come back strongly with some great tunes, including the title track, and ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You), which was one of my favourite tunes of 2019. You’ll probably know Bombay Bicycle Club from their huge 2009 hit ‘Always Like This’ – give them another listen, you won’t be disappointed! Even better, tune into The Discovery Zone on Wednesdays from 8-10 pm UK time – they will be my featured album for February!
Now we have a cosy new studio it’s time to rejuvenate “What’s on your Ipod” – where a listener is invited into the studio to share their 10 top tracks. Imagine you’ve been marooned on a far off island with only 10 songs on a playlist…what would they be? It’s a novel idea for a show I’m sure you’d agree!
Over a year in the making, the next WOYI features a pretty Prog Heavy selection from Anthony Pugh, who won the slot in a raffle at a CrowZone Radio Quiz night in 2018! Agile we ain’t!
Anthony will be joining us live in the studio on Thursday Feb 6th for the Howe-Bizarre WOYI and we really hope you’ll be able to listen in and chat along on our chatroll app.
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Sunday Brunch Party – Sun 10am-1pm
Every Sunday morning (oddly enough) from 10am – 1pm GMT, join Ian Wilson for three hours of great Sunday morning music. A great way to get ready for your Sunday lunch. test your musical skills with “Brunchers Backwards ” , enjoy “Brunchers Best” – 5 classic tracks from a CrowZone listener, squirm with “CrowZone Cronies Cringer”!!
Norman Exposure – 28th Jan then every 4th Tues, 9-10pm
Bill Norman re-joins the CrowZone family from Tues 28th Jan with a brand new monthly show “Norman Exposure” – I really hope he keeps his clothes on…but thankfully this is radio, so who knows! Norman exposure will air (oo-er) every 4th Tuesday at 9pm.
As always there’s lots of great shows presented by truly passionate DJs every evening on CrowZone – check out the “What’s on” section on our homepage to see the listing (you can scroll up and down to other days), and our robot DJ plays awesome music for you all day. Drop in anytime and you won’t be disappointed.
We’ve been supporting our local primary school for a few years now with a “Jukebox Music quiz” based on the extensive library we’re building as we go along.
This year (we think our 5th, but not sure) was a great success raising over £600 which helps funds the First Access Violin programme at the school. Providing access to violins and lessons for all students that want to take part.
We can’t take all the credit though – the school PTA organises all the food and bar and makes it such a pleasure to be part of.
As many of you know I don’t celebrate Christmas thus I’m providing the alternative to Xmas jingles this festive season on CrowZone Radio.
For my Winter Solstice Special I introduced you to Pagan Pop from Karina Skye with ’13 Days of Solstice’; dirty dubstep from Wabbo with ‘Solstice’; a brand new unreleased rock track from Ravenscroft called ‘My Dearest One’ – I want to thank Ravenscroft and Mike for getting that to me.
There was a little metal gem from Christopher Lee called ‘The Little Drummer Boy’, yes that Christopher Lee!; a Winter Faerie Tale from Krampus Parade called ‘The Twilight of Winter Romance’ and a full on party track from Yggdrassil called ‘Yuletide’.
I hope you all have a wonderful Festive Season and don’t forget to join me next week for a Furielicious Pre Hogmanay Metal Special! As usual if you miss the show on Friday and the repeat on Sunday you can access the show on my Mixcloud page as soon as it’s up.
I had a Furielicious Birthday this year and put together a special show for all you Furian’s and Zoner’s. If you want to listen to my Birthday Mix go to https://www.mixcloud.com/Midnight_Furie/
No new tracks, just a selection of my favourite’s. To listen again check out my Mixcloud page on the link above. Thanks to everyone who sent cards and well wishes, you moved my soul.
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and that’s because here at Midnight Mansion’s it’s been hectic. I have a few projects on the go, from a new website and Mixcloud site to preparing for my Birthday celebration next week.
For those of you who came close to guessing this weeks theme, Beth and Scott, there’s a little something in the post for you. For everyone else, the theme was Anti-Bullying as 17th November marked the end of Anti-Bullying week. If anyone you know is affected by this issue here is a useful contact;
On this weeks show I introduced you to Hardstyle from Markove ‘Fear’; and Metal from Sevendust ‘Enemy’. If you have any requests feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet Midnight_Furie, or if you have music you’d like me to consider playing. I’m always looking for new music to play on my show.
Speaking of which, next week is my Birthday show; if you can guess my age online on the night I’ll send you a little present, only chance you’ll get lol. Catch you all next week for another Furielicious start to the weekend.
It’s been a busy week Zoner’s but before tonight’s show I thought I’d better re-cap last weeks offering.
The theme last week was more relaxed and I started to introduce a bit of spookiness as the season of haunting is upon us. Bands and artists new to CrowZone Radio were; Glitch Hop from Pegboard Nerds & Tristam’s ‘Razor Sharp’; Dubstep from Miles ‘Fiction is my Reality’; Rap and Bass with James Marvel & MC Mota’s ‘Way of the Warrior’; Hardstyle from Rebel of Noise and ‘Euphoria’; Rock with 3 Doors Down and ‘In The Dark’, and Aranda’s ‘We Are The Enemy’; Metal with Stitched Up Heart’s ‘Finally Free’ and To-Mera’s ‘Dreadful Angel’.
Big things are happening on The Midnight Hour this month and there will be something very special on 31st October so keep checking in. I’m looking forward to your logging on tonight and joining me on chatwing for another Furielicious start to the weekend!