Metal Meyhem Radio has been on the internet airwaves since 2016, and on DAB+ in Portsmouth from January 2018 to May 2019, and now in 2019 our resident home Brighton.
We have been making great strides in achieving it's original goal of showcasing some great up and coming talent with over 280 "promoted bands" (promoted bands are bands that are either unsigned or signed to independent labels) and can currently be heard via our website https://metalmeyhemradio.com , via our own mobile apps, and all the major internet radio directories such as TuneIn, MyTuner and Radio.net and now Amazon Alexa.
Promoted bands have regular slots within our regular daily rotation, as well as FOUR dedicated 1 hour slots each day.
We have regular links with most major record labels and PR Companies, and often punch above our weight by interviewing many large and established bands, as well as staying up to date with brand new releases.
As a South Coast radio station, we look to support the local music scene, but promoting the events, and also by actually showing up, and speaking/ interviewing the bands, as well as provide show reports… we have recently added a new monthly show called The LARS Live Show which is a show that plays the live recordings from some of the past LARS Promotions live events. LARS Promotions themselves are a small South Coast based Live Promotions Company.
Another group we have worked with are based in the heart of Portsmouth itself, The Swarming , who are now putting on regular events at Southsea’s leading music venue The Edge of the Wedge now known as The South (UK) Metal & Rock.
Our regular shows look to showcase new talent, for example;
#FirstPlays with JayRock every week showcases over 20 BRAND NEW tracks by bands that have often never received any radio play before, and also includes regular feature “Ondy’s Track of the Week”
Every Monday night, JayRock also counts down the World’s Biggest Rock Countdown, with The Active Rock Chart.
J.C’s Kick Ass Rock Show each week features up and coming artists from both the UK and the US.
Elliot’s Ritual of the Fourth is the No.1 Extreme Metal show in the UK bar none, showcasing well known artists as well as many up and coming artists, playing Extreme, Black and Death Metal.
The Pappa D Show often feature lesser known artists from across Europe, and focuses on Folk, Pirate, Pagan and Melodic Death Metal,
And of course, the “Best Devil’s Music On The Planet” – Stoner Witch Radio with Melissa.
Along with Lauren’s Woman Crush Wednesday which celebrates females within the heavy music industry #MetalNeedsFeminism
and Gemma with Let There Be Rock which focuses on up and coming bands and festivals
Not forgetting The Midnight Hour every Sunday with Midnight Furie, the home of guilty pleasures: EDM, Glitch Hop along with a selection of Heavy Rock & Metal
James with his Metal Ashes Radio Show focuses on NWOBHM, Heavy Metal & Thrash Metal. This is possibly the most interactive show on Metal Meyhem Radio, as James invites request from listeners every week via Social Media.
Pariah Burke’s Hard Heavy & Hair Show which looks’s at Rock & Metal from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and now
along with the home of classic rock: Hard Rock Nights with Brian Basher
and then more recently Sam, with The South (UK) Metal & Rock. This show focuses only on bands in the South of the UK, and those local to the station.
.. and of course, the longest running show on Metal Meyhem Radio, Jon Harris Interviews, aka The Rock Metal Podcast
And we recently welcomed Jeff Keenan with Steamhouse Rock Nights, for all of your Air Guitar anthems!!
Starting in 2015, the UK regulatory radio body Ofcom has been conducting some trials of small scale DAB radio, in which Portsmouth was one of the first.
We won a space of the Portsmouth area mulitplex and went “Live” at the end of January 2018 broadcasting across Portsmouth and the South Coast at 48Kbps AAC v2, and in doing so we joined other small independent radio stations broadcasting on DAB+ digital radio.
At the beginning of February 2019, we joined Brighton, and eventually left Portsmouth to focus on Brighton.
Ofcom have extended the trials of Small Scale DAB for a further 2 years…which means we can continue broadcasting on DAB+ Digital Radio until at least March 2020!!
The UK does not have another Ofcom licenced independent Rock station that focuses on independent music, the only other is owned by a commercial operator (Planet Rock), and they do not play Active Rock, Extreme Metal or up and coming bands.
Will you help us continue raising the needed funds to stay on air in Brighton?
For any more detail please feel free to contact us.
Thank you in advance
JayRock and the Metal Meyhem Radio Team