BBC Three Counties Radio and BBC Radio Northampton are to give local DJs a chance to get their music heard on-air.
‘The 15-minute mixtape’ which goes out on Sunday nights at 9.45pm, will enable DJs to share their favourite Soul, Jazz, R&B, House, Hip Hop, Reggae and Drum & Bass tracks of all time.
The station is giving a platform to DJs who spin at home as well as local and well-known DJs to share their favourite Black music tracks, as a weekly mixtape.
BBC presenter Edward Adoo, who decided to give DJs a weekly platform through his Sunday night programme, said: “The 15-minute mixtape will provide a weekly platform to local DJs, from the unknown to undiscovered, who hardly get any recognition for their great work.
“It will give DJs a chance to get their mixes aired to a wider audience by sharing their favourite Black Music tracks of all time.
Laura Moss, Executive Editor of BBC Three Counties Radio said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to champion local DJ’s from across Beds, Herts, Bucks and Northants. This area is full of amazing talent and there’s nothing better than being able to celebrate that, giving DJs an even bigger platform to reach out to more people and share great tracks in the mix.”
Any local (Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire) DJs wanting to get their music heard can submit a 15 minute mixtape along with a track listing to Ed.Adoo@bbc.co.uk