Schedule

Monday

15:00PM

Purple's Christmas Hour

If November had you itching to blast out the Michael Bublé Christmas Album or dance to Mariah Carey, Purple radio has got you covered with an hour of pure Christmas magic to get you in the mood for the festive season. Fresher Ella and her guests will be chatting about everything to love about the holiday season and sandwiching it all with your favourite Christmas hits. From what makes the perfect Christmas dinner to anecdotes about our parts in our school nativity, everything do to with the best holiday of the year is up for discussion. Tune in at 3pm everyday from the 2nd to the 14th of December for some festive fun!

18:00PM

Monday on Toast

Alex and Freddie are 4th year Philosophy and literature students. Having both just returned from a year abroad in Tokyo, they are buzzing to put on a mixture of music, and self-written comedy sketches each week.

20:00PM

80's at 8

Presented by Igor Prato, a man with a taste for a colourful time in music. The best sounds of the 80's from every genre, bringing the vintage feel to the radio.

21:00PM

M25 Revisited

Grey student, Charlie, brings you a fine selection of folk and alt- rock from either side of the Atlantic to Purple Radio. So tune in for a combination of music and chat that discusses the differences between the sounds of America and the UK!

Tuesday

10:00AM

Mimazine on Air

Mimazine now has air time. Each week, Mimi will be host a special guest to discuss a different topic of 'adult life'. Everything from sleep, food and loving the ‘Grandma life’ to living in the Durham bubble and the importance of sustainable fashion. Varying questions but always entertaining with some chilled, feel good music on the side.

Listeners can request discussion topics and there will be a quick fire round and Q&A to finish.

11:00AM

Movies and Martins

They're both movie fans. They're both finalists. They both do English (Okay one does Philosophy too but we'll let him off). And most importantly, they're both called Martin. Tune in for your weekly fix of movie news, reviews and trailer chat.

12:00PM

Crying in Klute

Join Fran each Tuesday morning as she discusses all things mental health, and why it is Klute has the best loo's for crying in.

15:00PM

Purple's Christmas Hour

If November had you itching to blast out the Michael Bublé Christmas Album or dance to Mariah Carey, Purple radio has got you covered with an hour of pure Christmas magic to get you in the mood for the festive season. Fresher Ella and her guests will be chatting about everything to love about the holiday season and sandwiching it all with your favourite Christmas hits. From what makes the perfect Christmas dinner to anecdotes about our parts in our school nativity, everything do to with the best holiday of the year is up for discussion. Tune in at 3pm everyday from the 2nd to the 14th of December for some festive fun!

16:00PM

Harry Gilbey

Harry is into sports, food, television and just having a good chat.
Join him and listen to some chilled music with an upbeat happy song from time to time.

18:00PM

Teikyo Time

Japanese students from the Teikyo University take over the airwaves for an hour and provide quality conversational content, with some music on the side too

19:00PM

Timeline

This show explores revolutionary music, with each episode focusing on a specific era of musis, such as afropop .All three hosts are second year Hildbede and all love afrobeats, soul and funk and are keen to teach people about the amazing stories behind the stories.

20:00PM

High Quality Trash

Swiss students studying social sciences - trashy tunes, terrible talk, tremendous times!

21:00PM

The indie hour

Nicola and Mia are both third year sociology students and housemates. Their show features indie/alternative music, with comedy segments and discussions about gigs and local bands throughout the show. If you like chilled out, funny and offer alternative music, make sure to tune in!

22:00PM

Sharpie Parks The Bus

Bertie and Louis discuss events occurring in sports, such as golf and American football, with outstanding new songs being played between the debates.

Wednesday

10:00AM

Dillon & Hector

As the Sun rises in the West, the winter chicken makes its disgusting caw. The farmer cocks his shotgun, ready to start the new day, for he knows it is time for Dillon & Hector to make their comeback appearance.

For 2 hours, fill your ear holes with stories from the lives of Durham’s wackiest duo, and indie/independently produced songs to make your ears bleed with pleasure. Get ready for all new features and an all-star guest list, for Dillon & Hector are returning, and they’re doing it in style.

14:00PM

A Date with Davis

Youtuber Abbie provides a mixture of all things: from media, trivia, and debates to current affairs.

15:00PM

Purple's Christmas Hour

If November had you itching to blast out the Michael Bublé Christmas Album or dance to Mariah Carey, Purple radio has got you covered with an hour of pure Christmas magic to get you in the mood for the festive season. Fresher Ella and her guests will be chatting about everything to love about the holiday season and sandwiching it all with your favourite Christmas hits. From what makes the perfect Christmas dinner to anecdotes about our parts in our school nativity, everything do to with the best holiday of the year is up for discussion. Tune in at 3pm everyday from the 2nd to the 14th of December for some festive fun!

16:00PM

Sophie & Cristina

Sophie (Classics student) and Cristina (Languages student) met during the Castle offer-holder day, and have been friends ever since. Bonding over a shared passion of hermitage lifestyle, being emotionally chaotic and awkward at the best of times, they now endeavor to share their life journey with you, the listener. Weekly episodes will discuss house parties, seminars (to talk or not to talk?), the North Road bus station, and all the other essentials of Durham student living. Hopeful but messy, this show blends the best and worst of what it means to be a student at Durham.

18:00PM

6 to 7ties

Presented by Igor Prato, a man with a taste for an essential moment in music history, an hour of the finest music of the 60's and 70's. From Soul, to Blues, to Folk, to Classic Rock, this show will transport listeners to a different time, aiming to enlighten the modern generation on a classic sound. As well as playing the most iconic songs from this period, the host will also give a nugget of the story behind the music- what inspired the song, what was the social climate at the time, what the artists thought of the songs, all with the aim of giving the listener a richer musical experience.

19:00PM

CK babes

CK babes, 2 hours, 2 babes, Kate and Con bring you some saucy tracks to help ignite the fire in your soul. Tired of sitting pretty, we are here to shake somethings up in the music scene.

Thursday

10:00AM

MD-AM

Join Milo Dundas, on his new morning radio show MD-AM. Each week
different guests will appear in the studio for a mix of big tunes, some special features and the rest of the time being filled with some entertaining, and no doubt quite niche, chat covering a plethora of different topics.

12:00PM

Aly & Lidia

Tune in to listen to Aly, a third year IR and Geography student, and Lidia, also a third year Economics and Geography student, talk about their interest and topical issues.

15:00PM

Purple's Christmas Hour

If November had you itching to blast out the Michael Bublé Christmas Album or dance to Mariah Carey, Purple radio has got you covered with an hour of pure Christmas magic to get you in the mood for the festive season. Fresher Ella and her guests will be chatting about everything to love about the holiday season and sandwiching it all with your favourite Christmas hits. From what makes the perfect Christmas dinner to anecdotes about our parts in our school nativity, everything do to with the best holiday of the year is up for discussion. Tune in at 3pm everyday from the 2nd to the 14th of December for some festive fun!

17:00PM

Newsfeed

Weekly News affair show looking back over the past week of all the main local, national and international news! As well as keeping you up to date with the current entertainment, sport, business, sci-tech and trending stories!

19:00PM

Will Plays Tunes

Journeying through the old, the new, and the timeless - join Will for an hour of delectable funk, soul, and jazz tunes from all corners of the globe. From Brazil to Ethiopia; Indonesia to the US of A, no record is too far and no track is overlooked.

21:00PM

Delicious Jones

Close your eyes & open you ears. (Half of) Delicious Jones is back for your listening pleasure.

Selecting the finest tunes from the worlds of House, Techno & Disco, tune in & add some spice to your soirée.

Plus, embrace the strange as we bring back such features as 'Rockbusters', '3 in 5' and the award-winning 'Isolated Mountain CDs'.

"It's like a mix between Carl Cox and Karl Pilkington." - Fergus Neville

22:00PM

Tracing Roots

Modern RnB, Rock, Hip-Hop and so much more that we enjoy today - all sprung from the rich musical traditions of the American soil where the hobos and slaves first sung their tunes. Combining interests in both music and history, the host here, Yasmine from HildnBede, offers to take you through a journey of exploration to the roots, to the blues, gospel and many other songs, to the artists who created the bases later generations built on, and also artists who carry these legacies on.

Friday

12:00PM

The Cait and Lou Show

Back once again for another year of shenanigans, its your favourite duo ready to take the radio world by storm.

15:00PM

Purple's Christmas Hour

If November had you itching to blast out the Michael Bublé Christmas Album or dance to Mariah Carey, Purple radio has got you covered with an hour of pure Christmas magic to get you in the mood for the festive season. Fresher Ella and her guests will be chatting about everything to love about the holiday season and sandwiching it all with your favourite Christmas hits. From what makes the perfect Christmas dinner to anecdotes about our parts in our school nativity, everything do to with the best holiday of the year is up for discussion. Tune in at 3pm everyday from the 2nd to the 14th of December for some festive fun!

16:00PM

Factor 50

Join Ed Chambers, a 2nd year History student from Aidan’s, with more suncream than sense as the sun sets on another week in Durham. In the week’s twilight, we’ll take a look back over it with guests, chat and impressions and wind up for the weekend with an eclectic taste of music and requests to get you in the mood.

18:00PM

Grapevine

Mim and Max bringing the finest selection of electronic music and a rundown of the best nights in and around Durham.

19:00PM

Spill the Tea

Esther Levin, an English Literature first-year at Castle, brings you 'Spill the Tea'. This brand new chat show will give you a glimpse into the lives of your fellow freshers, from their worst part-time jobs to their weirdest DMs on social media. Tune in and get your shark on for plenty of banter, banging new tunes and most importantly, the Tea.

Saturday

10:00AM

Live Sessions

Music sessions broadcast live from the Purple Radio studio! Enjoy live music from your favourite local bands and artists.

12:00PM

Cameron Ashplant

Did you get matriculated last night? Feel rejuvenated with fresh tunes and classic bangers littered amongst the opportunity to travel the world through the words of the Guernsey grumble. Join Cameron every Saturday with new guests and talents as you durhamurites embark on a potentially comedic, yet educational adventure that's just what you need post Mattric. For a short break in your day of study be sure to tune in!

13:00PM

Ábel Bede

Discussion show about Culture and Current Affairs with Ábel Bede and his guests

14:00PM

Settling the Score

Host Antonia is a first year music student with a passion for desserts, reading and (most importantly) film music.

Settling the Score is about bringing what is, by its nature, a background element into the foreground. By exploring a film's soundtrack - whether it is that of a blockbuster, a small indie film or something in between - we can deepen our understanding of the film, its characters and its messages.

15:00PM

Purple's Christmas Hour

If November had you itching to blast out the Michael Bublé Christmas Album or dance to Mariah Carey, Purple radio has got you covered with an hour of pure Christmas magic to get you in the mood for the festive season. Fresher Ella and her guests will be chatting about everything to love about the holiday season and sandwiching it all with your favourite Christmas hits. From what makes the perfect Christmas dinner to anecdotes about our parts in our school nativity, everything do to with the best holiday of the year is up for discussion. Tune in at 3pm everyday from the 2nd to the 14th of December for some festive fun!

16:00PM

The Helen Paton Show

Welcome to another term in Durham. Helen will bring you a range of chatter and your favourite hits to brighten up your afternoon. You can expect a range of guests from across student life to be interviewed as well as tunes from around the globe. From Shakira to Madonna, a show that will make your time at the Billy B bright again, and transport you to a fiesta of music. Tune in to experience an hour of prime entertainment.

17:00PM

Drive-By FM

Join Nick and Anastasia for the second season of Drive-By FM! Bringin’ you the sound of the Durham Ghetto and also whatever style of music we feel like playin’ that week. Featuring the return of beloved features such as ‘Nick’s Storytime’ and ‘Anastasia’s Crimes Against Humanity’ as well as many new surprises! Who knows, we may even have a special guest or two! So join us live every Saturday from 5pm-6pm! Booyakasha!

18:00PM

James Burton

Born in the wrong decade, James Burton plays the best of the sixties, seventies and eighties in an hour of historic music. From classic rock 'n' roll to new wave tunes, we turn back the clock to explore the music of the previous generation and how the music impacted the culture of this sadly bygone era

Sunday

08:00AM

Flo’s feel good food

This show is about all things food; from the latest food trends, to recipes of the week with a range of special guests. This Show is inspired by the instagram account flosfeelgoodfood ! It will be a fun time ... we promise!

11:00AM

'Déjà vu with Lewis'

Spend your Sunday with Lewis , a radio presenter with 3 years experience in both community and commercial stations! Lewis will take a look back at the week's weird, wonderful and wacky news stories from across the UK. Features such as 'On this day...', Memory tests, brain teasers and other twists was evoke a sense Déjà vu and will leave you wanting more.

13:00PM

Bertie & Emma

Join Bertie & Emma for your weekly escape from the trials and tribulations of university life for two hours of the best music and all round irreverent nonsense. Every Sunday the duo will be offering up a heady dose of scatty chat centred around your daily experiences along with a host of regular features including Em Clew's Good News and Would Huw Rather.

15:00PM

Purple's Christmas Hour

If November had you itching to blast out the Michael Bublé Christmas Album or dance to Mariah Carey, Purple radio has got you covered with an hour of pure Christmas magic to get you in the mood for the festive season. Fresher Ella and her guests will be chatting about everything to love about the holiday season and sandwiching it all with your favourite Christmas hits. From what makes the perfect Christmas dinner to anecdotes about our parts in our school nativity, everything do to with the best holiday of the year is up for discussion. Tune in at 3pm everyday from the 2nd to the 14th of December for some festive fun!

16:00PM

Darker Than Blue

Sander Priston and Fahad Al-Amoudi are friends and musicians of the band The Poetry Experiment who formed in Durham and have gone on to perform in London and most recently Stockholm. Sander is a 3rd year Philosophy student and Fahad is a 2nd year History student. Joiin them on their hour long niche show, featuring with Hip-Hop as its focus, but also intermingling the genres of Neo-Soul and R&B.

17:00PM

Lucy Heenan

Listen in as Lucy Heenan, a second year law student, takes over Purple Radio for an hour each Sunday.

18:00PM

Sportsfeed

All things Sport.