Tuesday 1 May 2018

It's been a while...

Due to the advancement of technology over the last few years and the rise in use of Social media such as facebook and Twitter and Instagram and others, I'm not sure if anyone actually reads this blog anymore and I'm not sure if anyone ever does any blogging.

I#d like comments if you still view this blog just ojut of curiousity more than anything

Thursday 26 November 2015

Cando FM goes live on 106.3 FM around Barrow

It's been a long time coming but Cando FM launched on Monday 23rd November  and I am back on the radio part time.

Join me live on Thursdays from 1pm til 3pm.  Saturdays from 1pm and Sunday evenings for an hour from 10pm

As this blog doesnt get updated much these days and everyone seems to be using facebook then I advise you to visit bill clark on the radio on facebook.  A direct link is HERE...  

Wednesday 18 February 2015


It's been a long time coming and over the last few years a new radio station for Barrow In Furness is getting ready to launch on FM.   It has been broadcasting on the internet for over 4 years and has grown from strength to strength.

At some point in 2015 Barrow will have its own community radio station broadcasting on 106.3 FM.  It currently broadcasts 24hrs a day on line at www.candofm.co.uk

Check out their website and see what you think.  Also look out for CandoFM on facebook.

Talking of facebook, most my updates these days are done on my facebook page.  Please feel free to click on it and "LIKE" it.   The link is here www.facebook.com/billclarkontheradio

Monday 20 January 2014

Central FM - Spain

Its been a long time since I posted here and I'm currently presenting shows at Central FM in Spain.   It's not that often I get to post on here and have moved most the activity to the "Bill Clark On The Radio Facebook page" where most updates are now taking place. 

Feel free to have a wonder over to www.facebook.com/billclarkontheradio and join me there.

Wednesday 21 December 2011

Christmas acoustic

A Christmas acoustic session on the radio tonight follows an hour of cool acoustic chill out tunes

Tuesday 20 December 2011

Lonely This Christmas

Christmas is a lonely time for a lot of people and if you are going to be alone this Christmas then there are voluntary organisations who's services will be available to you over the festive period.

In the run up to Christmas its always a demanding stressful time, especially if you are alone but hopefully we can help you get through Christmas and New Year

Christmas Days night from 10pm I will be talking about various organisations that can help you as well as chatting live to the Samaritans in Barrow in Furness and putting you in touch with people that can be there for you at Christmas.

Telephone numbers of organisations that maybe able to help over the festive period and these are listed below:-

* Samaritans can be found at http://www.samaritans.org.uk/ , The local branch is at 16 Hartington Street in Barrow and can be contacted 24 hrs a day on 01229 825656

* Mind In Furness is there for any mental health and care in the community issues. The Barrow Branch is in School Street and can be contacted nationally on 0845 766 0163. Their website is at http://www.mind.org.uk/

* Furness Carers association is available for anyone who cares for someone else and they can be contacted on the web at http://www.furnesscarers.co.uk/ or by telephone Barrow 822822

* Animal concerns should be directed at the RSPCA and they can be found by telephoning 0870 5555 999 or on the web at http://www.rspca.org.uk/

* If you are homeless or worried about it and need support then you need Barrow Homeless Support centre located at 27 Bath Street Barrow. Telephone 821134

* SAFE stands for Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) and is available to anyone who has been a victim of domestic violence. They will help you out in a number of ways and they can be contacted directly on Barrow 838746 and are committed to tackling issues of violence and also offer practical support for those in an abusive relationship as well as providing a service for children.

* Victim Support provides services to Furness residents and you can find out more about them at http://www.victimsupport.org.uk/ or by telephoning the local office on Barrow 839989

* Age Corncern is there for helping the elderly and inirm. They are based at Lakeland House on Abbey Rd in Barrow and they can be contacted on Barrow 831425 or email joanne.smith@acbarrow.org.uk No matter what the issue is then Age Concern are there to help you, It could be anything from dealing with pensions and allowances to help with keeping warm and there are a number of things you can do to keep you and your home warmer this winter.

* Wear thin layers of clothes rather than one thick layer
* Choose clothes made with wool, cotton, or fleecy synthetic materials
* Don’t stay sitting still for long periods
* Spread chores through day and alternate between rest and activities
* Get a flu jab
* Eat at least one hot meal a day
* Sip hot drinks regularly throughout day and before bedtime
* Keep a flask of hot drink by your bed should you wake up feeling cold
* Stock up on provisions in case it is too cold to go to the shops

* If you are using an electric blanket make sure you have it checked by a safety expert at least every three years. Age Concern are offering free electric blanket testing in selected areas across the UK.

For more information and help please visit http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/ and download the factsheet which will tell you about:

* Reducing heating expenses
* Warm Front Grants
* Cold Weather Payments
* Winter Fuel Payments

If anyone reading this knows of any other organisations then please feel free to click on the comments link and leave details there

Monday 19 December 2011

Christmas Special

I have been in touch with various organisations that are available to help anyone who is lonely or feeling depressed or just can't cope at Christmas. Join me for a Christmas special where we will be putting you in touch with various organisations. Find out more on the website at www.radiofurness.com and join me on Friday 23rd December - 5-6pm and the show will be repeated in case you miss it on Saturday 24th December - 6-7pm and Christmas Day - 4-5pm

Saturday 10 December 2011

Xmas Acoustic

An hour of Christmas songs performned acoustically on Radio Furness is happening soon. Go to the website and keep watching the schedule for more updates

Thursday 20 October 2011

Its been a long time since I last posted in here having not done anything much on the radio apart from the occasional programme here and there on various stations but now I'm back on a radio station based in the Furness area called Radio Furness and am presenting on a regular basis 3 shows a week.

Listen out for an acoustic session, a 70's retro session and the famous hits and headlines with the Golden Years has returned as well.

Find out more at www.radiofurness.com

Sunday 16 August 2009

Elvis Presley

Today is the 32nd Anniversary of Elvis Presleys Death and 2 years ago I presented a special hour long feature on the radio dedicated to Elvis, talking about his life and love of music and playing his songs.

Feel free to download it and listen. Its a big download so click the link and go put the kettle on. It may take a few minutes.

Heres the link you need


Tuesday 21 July 2009

More Radio stuff

Its been a busy week for me sorting out website reviews as well as putting some stuff together for my production library and making up a few demos as well as doing a bit of taxi driving. This blog seems to be attarcting the attention of lots of people who are interested in my website review of the day and just a reminder that this is also open to other radio stations. If you are a radio presenter and looking for a website review of the day then please feel free to use any that are posted on this blog.

As for other radio stuff, I have not been doing much in the way of presenting but have been involved in a bit of background work producing sweepers and idents for a few stations. The other thing I have been doing is trying to keep up with the live music scene so if you are a musicianm and yopu have a gig in Cumbria then please email me and let me know and we can get it promoted here for you. Best of all , its all FREE of charge and lots of people read this blog.

I still have some airchecks and snippets from my shows on various radio stations and will eventually get round to uploaidng them onto my youtube site.

If you want to see videos of guests in the studio with me then check out www.youtube.com/billclarkontheradio

Below is a short video demo I`ve done.

Sunday 5 July 2009

CodeJak - Live

Codejak are playing live at Healeys Bar on Hindpool Road in Barrow on 18th July stataing at 9pm
More information can be found at at www.codejak.co.uk or phone Healeys Bar on 01229 823712

More Fun Filled Nights with Local Talented Band Codejak are coming up if you cant make this gig. Dates are at the bottom

Codejak was featured on my acoustic sessions live on Abbey FM and have since been signed to a record label and more recently been joined by the talented Jonny Regan from the J.R. Experience

You can hear live radio interviews with them and hear their songs by looking at the audio pages of this blog.

More dates from Codejak coming up.

1st August 2009 at The Kings on Dalton Road in Barrow
CodeJak are playing with New York’s finest: Adam Bomb! NOT TO BE MISSED!

Finally, if you want to see them live them get yourself down to Barrow Parks bandstand as they are playing there this afternoon

Saturday 4 July 2009

Website review of the day

The website review of the day feature is still going strong and used on a few radio stations (AM, FM and Internet based) that I have struck deals with so if you want your website reviewing on this blog then get in touch with me with the web address and a description about it.

If its reviewed then it will appear in this blog (allow time as there's so many and a backlog from people who have emailed) and once its in this blog then radio stations will lift it from the blog and use it in their programming so you never know whos`s gonna hear about it or read it.

Leave details in the comments section or email me direct

Friday 26 June 2009

Kendal Calling - Full line Up Announced



The Streets - Ash - The Zutons - Noah & the Whale - Idlewild - Twisted Wheel - Nine Black Alps - Goldie Lookin' Chain - The Sunshine Underground - Red Light Company - Emmy the Great - Rumble Strips - Riot Jazz - Smoove & Turrell - Cornershop - Punch and the Apostles - The Travelling Band - Whiskey Cats - The Yards - Middleman - The Witch & the Robot


Chase & Status feat MC Rage - Stanton Warriors - Skream - Krafty Kuts - Beardy Man - Andrew Weatherall - AIM (DJ set) - Iration Steppas (DJ set) - Crazy P - Shy FX - Alphadrive - PBR Streetgang - Silverclub - Dave Martin - Ash Howell - Death on the Balcony - Digital.is - DJM - Exodus - Hereldeduke - Shaun Read - Hot Sands - Magic Lantern - Quip - Nito - Traffic Residents - Richard Silk - Jay Kilka


Frank Turner - Joe Driscoll - Craig Charles - Mumford & Sons - Tommy Reilly - Tarras - Chris Helm - Cantaloop - Captain HotKnives - Ressonation - Paddy Rogan - Samsa - Saffires - Rosie Doonan - Pyrates - Mr & Mrs - Northern Reggae Generator - Louise Mary Martin & Jack Heartly - Laura James - The Clay Faces - I am Spartacus


HOSTS: Friday - Mighty Boof, Saturday - Same Teens, Sunday - Club COG

The King Blues - Kid British - Chewlips - Fight Like Apes - The Answering Machine - Lo-Fi Culture Scene - Nervous Shakedown - Out from Animals - Light Streams - Detroit Social Club - Dutch Uncles - May Sixty Eight - Micky P Kerr - The Kabeedies - Tommy Sparks - Lucid Dream - Televised Crimewave - Robb Blake - Lost Knives - Bell Vue - Asleep Beneath Volcanoes - Atlas - Spuds - Kasms - The Raged - Fallback Productions - Mazzoni



Off the wall performances from a host of artists across the weekend. Also featuring our TRADITIONAL ALE BAR with a specially brewed Kendal Calling beer supplied by DENT BREWERY.


See what happens when SNO!zone bring 50 tonnes of snow to a festival... tobogganing for all, snowbeach, DJ's & off piste bar www.snozoneuk.com


Featuring a Solar Powered acoustic area going into the wee hours as well as some great grub. A place to gather when the day is done and trade tales of tom foolery from the days frolics.


The website has full details on Line up, Travel, latest news & anything else you'll need to know to navigate your way to a weekend of festival Utopia.


0871 424 4444 / http://www.ticketline.co.uk/kendal-calling
Coach tickets available through Ticketline from Kendal, Lancaster, Ulverston and Penrith

Tickets now available from the following outlets:



Sign up mailing list to receive further announcements. http://kendalcalling.com/newslettersubscribe.html

Wednesday 24 June 2009

April maybe May Gigs

A message from Rosie and Matt of "April Maybe May"

2 gigs this week - Cumbria and London!


The mighty AMM show continues this week with appearances at opposite ends of the country.

Saturday 27th June we play at Dent Folk Festival in Cumbria. This will be our second appearance at the festival following a memorable show in 2006. We really enjoy the festival, it's a great setting and atmosphere, and this year Ade Edmonson and the Bad Shepherds are headlining!

Following our camping trip in Dent we will be heading south to London for our second capital gig. This time we're in Soho, at The Mighty Craic on Greek Street. The show starts at 7.30 and we're on at 8.15. The other acts are Tam Walker and Melpomeni, who is one of the Medieval Babes. It's £5 in, but if you email us we'll put you on the guest list which means you'll get a quid off!

the London gig at The Mighty Craic, Soho, is on Tuesday 30th June at 7.30pm.

Thank you to Andrew Allan and Barry Bonus for pointing that out in their alliterative way. Who's next, Craig Cooper? Donald Duck?

Right, how do you put a tent up?

Rosie and Matt xx

Monday 15 June 2009

Atlas At Day And Night

Local Band "Atlas" have appeared on the show in the past and now its your chance to see them live.

"Atlas At Day And Night" is on Friday, June 19 at 8:30pm.

playing at

Night And Day Cafe Street:
26 Oldham Street
United Kingdom
Email: stephchamley@hotmail.com

A taster of Atlas playing live on the show is below

Monday 1 June 2009

April maybe May Album Launch

April Maybe May (Formerly The Fallen Leaves) Album Launch" is on Friday, June 5 at 8:30pm at The Nines in Barrow In Furness. Get yourself along and have a great night.

For more info check out www.myspace.com/aprilmaybemay

Sunday 24 May 2009

David Duffin - Mooncats

Short notice but if you are looking for a good night out in Dalton tonight (Super Sunday) then join David Duffin @ The Wellington [Dalton] tonite, 'Super' Sunday 24th May - supporting The Mooncats ~ 9pm-late ~ Free Entry !"

Wednesday 20 May 2009

This Friday sees the recently signed "Codejak" playing lives at Healeys Bar on Hindpool Road. Codejak appeared as a guest of the show and have played live on the radio and its now your chance to see them performing live.

Thats this Friday, May 22 at 9:00pm at Healeys

Tuesday 12 May 2009

April maybe May

Double Click to view full size poster

Friday 1 May 2009

Bank Holiday Monday local gig

"April Maybe May" (Formerly The Fallen leaves) who have appeared on the show in the past are appreaing live this Monday (4th May 2009) in The Garden, Ford Park, Ulverston.

The show runs from 1 til 6 in the afternoon, and also features Atlas, The Prophets, The Razzcats and Your Intentions. (Again these bands have been featured on the show and they have been in the studio to perform live) and now its your chance to see them live.

£5 entry, bar on site, take no booze!

AMM will be playing as a 4-piece with Jake and Pete joining Rosie and Matt for the summer, and will be onstage at 3pm this Monday.

Thursday 30 April 2009

Atlas play live

Local band ATLAS have appeared on the show, Search this blog for ATLAS for more info.
They are playing live in Kendal. Details below

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 7:00pm
Main Street
phone 0190119180832

Kendal college 1st and 2nd year degree students perform for a grade. thats how music is judged in 2009.

£5 admission

Wednesday 29 April 2009

Open Mic Night

How do you fancy an "Open Mic" nite hosted Chris Garrat & Ash Flower and Dave Duffin who has appeared on the show as a guest playing acoustic guitar in the not so distant past.

Its a jam session on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 9:00pm (Tomorrow)

Get yourself along and join in

The Union Inn
Union Street

Tuesday 28 April 2009

April maybe May

Great name for a local band who have come a long way and I have had them featured on the show in the past. You can see some of their performances live in the studio by going to www.youtube.com/billclarkontheradio and looking for "Fallen leaves" which was their old name before they changed to April Maybe May.

Throughout the months of May and June this fantastic duo are performing live at various places and it is my recommendation for you to go and see them play and sing. Check out their page at www.myspace.com/aprilmaybemay for more info.

4th May @ 1pm
Gig In The Garden, Ford Park, Ulverston Cost: £5 All dayer featuring loads of cool bands. Atlas, April Maybe May, The Prophets, The Razzcats and Your Intentions. We’re on about 3 ish.

6th May @ 8pm Furness College, Barrow

13th May @ 8pm Atlas Bar, Manchester
Cost: Free Us, Simon Chandler, Zoe Chiotis. Show moved from April cos of football!

29th May @ 8pm0 atBorrowdale Folk Night , Lake District,

5th June @ 8pm at The Nines, Barrow Dalkeith St,, Barrow-in-Furness, Northwest
Cost: £3 adv, £4 door

6th June @ 8pm ALBUM LAUNCH The Met, Bury, Manchester

28th June @ 8pm Gregson Center, Lancaster

Wednesday 22 April 2009

Driftwood back again

John and Dave are back with another great nights entertainment of 60's and 70's covers. Luv to see you there! Its a night not to be missed by this fantastic duo who play very well together and guarantees you an excellent night with songs that everyone will remember.

Catch them this week at The Knights Club on Dalkieth Street in Barrow from 10pm this Saturday (25th April 2009)

More info on John can be found at www.johnl.co.uk and www.barrowmagic.co.uk as John is a very multi-talented guy who can turn his hands and vocal chords to anything. Available for provate parties, he can perform play and sing as well as do magic.

Tuesday 21 April 2009

The Mooncats album launch

Local band, The mooncats launch their brand new album this weekend and you are welcome along.

Saturday, April 25 at 8:00pm.
free entry
What: Concert
Start Time: Saturday, April 25 at 8:00pm
End Time: Sunday, April 26 at 2:00am

Friday 10 April 2009

Easter weekend gigs across Furness

Looking for a great nighe out this easter weekend.

Hart and Soul
Super Soul Sunday @ The Last Orders with Hart & Soul.

Pop down for a pint on Sunday and have a boogie! You'll all be drunety drunk by then anyway! Fun Times! :)

A special chart event on Saturday and a Retro 70s and 80s event on Easter Sunday (with free entry all night for those in fancy dress).

Sunday is the Canteen’s traditional big Easter show with Liverpool’s Major Major headlining a who’s who of local talent. Among the bands on the bill include The Relics, The Mooncats, Ramirez, Don’t Tell Grant (acoustic) and Dropping Point. Tickets as ever are on the doors which open at 7.30pm. Also on Easter Sunday in the Cinema Room is the much awaited Luke Solomon and A Darker Disco DJ event in the Cinema Room from 9pm.

THE KINGS (Dalton Road - Barrow In Furness)
Easter Sunday, Homegrown present the first Super Sunday of the year.
Featured are no less than eight acts, among them Homegrown DJs, Media Monkeys, Musical Mayhem, The Mooncats DJ set, Ste Tyson from The Prophets DJing, Mister Sushi, and full live band Zenfo.

On top of that are a few mystery guests plus live graffiti in the garden – weather permitting.
All of this plus nice atmosphere, friendly people and a jaegermeister machine, beserk medicine at sub zero temperatures.

Proceedings begin at 4pm, with Mooncats and Prophets selections from past and present followed by Musical Mayhem's Steve Graham with an eclectic blend of funk, soul and grooves
Playing live are Manchester's Zenfo. This laid back hip-hop quartet have been busy around their hometown scene, playing at the Warehouse project and supporting Nightmares on Wax to name just two recent highlights.

Getting the dancefloor moving will be Media Monkeys, on top form with the latest breaks, beats and maybe a little old school magic for good measure, while Mister Sushi will round off with breakbeat, dubstep and twisted disco.

With the new sound system now complete, the friendly atmosphere and quality line-up, this should be a Sunday session to remember.
Ends 3am and entry is free.

Friday 3 April 2009

The Mooncats

Local Band The Mooncats who have appeared on my show in the past have a gig coming up at The Forum 28 in Barrow. Having an excellent following this band are playing exclusively at this gig for the under 18s.

Tuesday (April 7) is the date for your diary and is an event that gives young people a chance to see some of the best young bands in town.

The Mooncats, who also play Manchester’s Night & Day on April 18.

Others in the line-up are Dropping Point, Audio Conspiracy and Galleon.

The gig runs from 7pm to 10pm.

Driftwood back again

After a succesful gig at The George on Walney recently these two guys, John & Dave are back again this time playing at The Friras this Saturday (Tomorrow) 4th April and will be on stage at 9.30pm

A great nite out guaranteed so get yourself along.

Friday 27 March 2009

Hart & Soul

Looking for a good night out with great entertainment., Try The George on Walney this Friday night. Hart and Soul create a sanctuary of warmth and enlightenment, delivering an eclectic set of tunes that were the very essence of hope, revival and no-nonsense good time music.

Expect all the legendary Motown, Atlantic, Stax and Chess favourites including classics and modern anthems from Amy Whitehouse and Duffy to name but a few; this was soul heaven right here on earth. If you fancy going to a go-go any time soon, check out this quality outfit and don’t forget to put on your dancing shoes.

Jon Byrne - Album Release

Jon Byrne is back in his hometown of Barrow In Furness to promote his new Album.

"It’s Boring Being in Control " is launched this Saturday at The Nines, where he will be supported by cover band The Smiths Indeed.

Jon will do his first show – a solo acoustic supported by Maudlin Rich, Lee Rooney and Paul Byrne, and special guest – from 3pm to 6pm. This will be a free show, open to all ages. (U14s to be accompanied by an adult).

Then at 9pm there will be a full band show, a double header with The Smiths Indeed.

Tickets are available in advance from Bar 5 and this gig is over 18s only.

Following the two Barrow gigs at The Nines, Jon will be playing Cardiff, Oxford, London, Bristol, Birmingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Newcastle, Chester, Manchester and Glasgow.

Tuesday 24 March 2009

The Mooncats - Update

They`ve appeared live on Abbey FM in the past and are well known locally in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria....

Quote from the mooncats:

The Mooncats began when a series of like minded musicians, (sick of hearing bands that could be easily pigeon holed) formed a bond with an urban poet, and began honing their craft. In a very short space of time, The Mooncats were spreading their tales of Barrow life all over the North West of England. The music seemed to come effortlessly, the lyrics almost wrote themselves. The very town that we live in inspired us to write what we write and play how we play. Over the two years or so of The Mooncats full existence (to the form it is today), there have been one or two minor changes made to the line up. Creative differences occur at the best of times, what's said is said, and the future is there for the taking, we don't dwell on what's happened, but take it, build on it, and head to the future.

Since the bands creation many moons ago, there have been some vast and incredible musical journeys occur. The people we have met so far along the way have been incredible and we have made some fantastic friends from being involved in the music industry.

Some of the acts, local, national and even international, we have had the pleasure of working with along the way are:

Neville Staple (The Specials), Miles Hunt (The Wonderstuff), The Airborne Toxic Event, The Holloways, Cajun Dance Party, Sevens, The Dead Class, Gear, Vinnie Peculiar & Many, many more!

2009 is looking to be a very exciting year for The Mooncats as we plan to release both our debut single and album. We hope that many of you take the time to listen to what we do and enjoy it, we are all very happy with how the album sounds and are really excited for the launch.

As with any band, we have had our fair share of feedback from promoters, venues and such, here's what some of them said:

Find out more at www.myspace.com/mooncatsuk

CodeJak - Update

The Album Launch Party was an absolute success! Thank you to everyone who showed their support, we appreciate it!

If you still haven't bought our debut album "Everman" you don't know what your missing! You can purchase it online on hard copy or download at: www.codejak.co.uk!

CodeJAK won The Best Song of 08 Award in the BAFMP Cumbria Music Awards!


4th April - Whitworth, Manchester, North-West
17th April - Bar Fever, Wigan
18th April - Kings, Barrow
30th May - The Twist, Colchester