UK: Liverpool International Music Festival has announced the addition of LIMF Radio to its 2016 festival programme. Broadcasting locally on 87.7FM, as well as online, the station will be used to reflect the past and present Liverpool music scene as well as featuring artists and bands who will be taking part in July’s event.
The radio station will also be an invaluable platform for the region’s new music, presenters and DJs, once again highlighting the festival’s commitment to new talent and strengthening the local scene and industry on a global scale.
LIMF Radio will also provide training for 35 local young people who want to enter the industry. Sessions will be led by BBC Radio 1 presenter Adele Roberts; former founding manager of BBC 1Xtra, Ray Paul; and Laura Lukanz, who is the former music manager of BBC 1Xtra and EVP of First Access Entertainment. Station Manager duties fall under the responsibility of 24 year old Liam Broughton, an up and coming talent in Liverpool’s music scene who has already successfully managed a local radio station for Everton and Black History Month.
With more than 200 original shows broadcast across the 28 days, the station promises to deliver an exciting, vibrant and diverse programme that celebrates not only what’s happening at LIMF but will also champion new sounds and musical movements within the city. Dedicated shows include a deeper look at the various happenings around 2016’s LIMF programme with exclusive interviews and mixes on the LIMF Spotlight show with Vicki Scott. The LIMF Academy shows will give listeners a chance to get to know the new and emerging talent representing the city, whilst Sounds of the City invites top artist and bands from Liverpool to their their favourite records.