The Movie Hour

Join Joe and Frances for a weekly movie review show, where they discuss all the good, bad, and new films that cinema has to offer.


Room 13

Two 19 year old London girls looking to bring a bit of home to Durham! Joanna and Maria study PPE and Psychology respectively, and they happen to be roommates (… in Room 13). Sharing an interest in culture - films, music and humour – they bring their bedroom banter to the studio. With broad music tastes ranging from Sinatra to Skepta, indie rock to jungle tunes, listen in for a mix of light-hearted chat, good music and insights on what life is really like at uni.


M25 Revisited

M25 Revisited returns from last year to bring you the best folk and alt rock tunes from either side of the atlantic. With help from guests bringing in their own tracks M25 Revisited will provide the commentary and music needed to get your evening off to the right start.



Michael’s Musings

An early morning insight into the latest political news, peppered and punctured with musings on film and literature.


Hey Babe!

The same chat show as last term where we interview guests about their favourite tracks, chat about the latest news and talk about where forgotten celebrities are now!!


End of the Line

A genre show without a genre? A collection of some of the best music from across the world! Music that you can listen to! Music that’s good!!!!!! I dunno what else to tell you if you’re not sold on the idea already.



Rob and Maciej

Join Rob and Maciej for an hour of fantastic entertainment. Rob and Maciej are both second year Cuth's students. Rob does English and Maciej does Politics. Do not miss out on an hour of great conversation as well as exciting music.
You are also welcome to message in with any recommendations that you may have!


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Michael’s Musings

An early morning insight into the latest political news, peppered and punctured with musings on film and literature.


The Oli and Oli Hour

An advice show for all things Durham, especially helpful for freshers! This term, we'll be talking topics such as how to prepare for summative season, dating at uni and life after Durham.



Tune in for live reporting on the latest news and entertaining stories, including a ten minute discussion on the 'story of the week'


ler n mer don't care

the durham sisters, ler and mer are back and we still don't care. there's gonna be more women we fancy that will never know we exist, more trash music, more nostalgic bangers and even more chatting pure trash. catch us for an hour of chilling out, playing some dank tunes and roasting each other. it's worm time, baby



Desert Island Discs

Emily Kilner introduces a new guest each week to talk through the top tracks that they would take to a desert island and why. For plenty of laughs, interesting music choices and intriguing insights from a fantastic range of guests, ranging from closest friends and sporting stars to some of your lecturers...


Album of the Week

Each week, Lloyd Bolton presents one album that is important to him and should be to you too! Featuring tracks from the album and a mix of things that have influenced or been influenced by it.


The Music Show

The official Purple Radio Music Team's show; tune in for the best music of the week, carefully selected by our music team.


Friday Feelings

Want to go for a drink with someone? Want to talk about your feelings? Want terrible life advice? Want to get your night off to a flyer? Then look no further! Friday Feelings will start your weekend off in the perfect way with Harry Gilbey and Ben Rotchford!



Live Sessions

Tune in from 11 to 12 every Saturday morning to listen to the finest that the Durham music scene has to offer. From Durham's biggest bands, to singer-songwriters and rappers, our Live Sessions host artists from in and around Durham, giving them a chance to display their material Live on air as well as have a chat and play some games with our hosts. This year, we're placing a focus on encouraging artists to show off their original material to cover everything "live" in Durham, so plenty of new stuff to get excited about.


Betty Douglas

Join Japanese student and accomplished traveller Elizabeth (“Betty”), and her library of music from all sorts of different cultures, to hear a wide and eclectic range of tracks. Bringing her pub quiz expertise to the studio, there’s something for everyone here - even if it's a Russian pop song you've never heard.



Join the Sport Team as they provide coverage and live reaction to the biggest games unfolding across the country. Expect plenty of excitement, controversy and "I don't know, Jeff" moments before the final whistle


Two Bins No Fridge

Join hosts Toby, Callum and Safa, proud residents of the only student house in Durham to boast 2 wheelie bins but no fridge, as they attempt to navigate whatever segments they've thought up during their last late night fever dream.


Charity Shop Classics

A show featuring music found on charity shop crawls within Durham and beyond- featuring special guests and 'pop pickers' to choose their favourite charity shop tunes. Music spanning different genres and artists from the 1940s to 1990s, from jazz to punk to funk to house to pop to cheese. Anything and everything, as long as it's been found on CD or record in a charity shop.



JY Lim

Join me - a second year English and Philosophy student from Singapore - to wander through broad themes in society and the arts, in a mix of opinion, personal experience, and spoken word.

Interviewing students on their upcoming events and creative processes, tune in to discover the beauty of the university arts scene.



"When I'm at the pearly gates, this will be on my videotape".

Join Luca Pittalis, a Radiohead-inspired second year Biologist and filmmaker, to hear a new interview with Durham's leading figures and undergraduates every Sunday at 12.


Movies with Maire

The ultimate movie radio show: movie soundtracks, songs inspired by movies, movie actors, movie directors, movie reviews, old movies, new movies…
Tune in for a fun and detailed look into the world of filmmaking with Maire and she unravels the true intricate depths of movies and their soundtracks.



The SRA - the student radio association - is a show presented by a different student station every week! The team at Purple kicked off the year, hosting it at the beginning of term. Now tune in for the countdown of the top 20 tracks played by student radio stations across the UK.



Purple Radio's flagship sports programme, and Studio Radio Awards 2019 nominee for Best Sports Programme, is the perfect place to unwind and catch up on all the week's sport from college to university to national and international. Sportsfeed has you covered.