BBC Radio Foyle / Ulster is introducing a new weekly show with Mickey Bradley from the Undertones, starting August 13th.
He’ll be playing “everything from vintage vinyl through to the best up-and-coming new talent, from Slade through to Soak”.
Mickey Bradley is already a producer on BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle and currently co-presents Pure Culture on BBC Radio Foyle every Monday to Friday at 10am and BBC Radio Ulster on Sundays at 12.30pm.
Mickey started his BBC broadcasting career in 1986, presenting the music programmes Mickey’s Monkey and The Bottom Line before moving to produce Gerry Anderson in 1989. He also presented After Midnight With Mickey Bradley on BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle from 2007 to 2012 in which he played songs from the punk and new wave era.
The new programme, which will be broadcast weekly from BBC Radio Foyle, will see Mickey delve even further into his record collection which he says he is looking forward to sharing with listeners.
“I can’t wait to start the new show, a chance to play those rockin’ little records, as Chuck Berry once said. And unlike my last BBC Radio Ulster show, I have thrown off the self-imposed time constraints – so I can play records from this century as well as the last. What have they got in common? They’re all meaty, beaty, big and bouncy – another borrowed phrase,” he said.
“The programme will feature the likes of The Who, The Sex Pistols, Dusty Springfield, The Clash, The Shangri-Las, Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Them – as well as the bands who will never have a documentary made about them on BBC Four!”
Fergus Keeling, Head of Radio, BBC Northern Ireland, says: “Mickey has played a vital role in Northern Ireland’s musical legacy and his sheer love of music is infectious. We’re delighted that he’s part of BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle’s specialist music presenting team who are passionate about bringing their knowledge and enjoyment of the music they love to listeners.”