Meet BMC Radio – A Brixton based community radio show

Brixton Music Community Radio is a community radio station that was started over lockdown. 

BMC Radio streaming live from their studio in the Hope and Anchor

The radio was set up by a group of local DJs, brought together by their love of music and their desire to have a positive community impact. They currently broadcast from a studio in the Hope and Anchor pub on Acre Lane.

The music is an eclectic mix, covering Reggae, Dancehall, Jazz, Latin, Disco, Funk and Soul, House, Garage, Drum and Bass and Techno. You can tune in and listen to the live and replay shows online on the website or via mixcloud.

The group are building their own community of creative people involved in the station so that they can look out for each other, share gigs and other work opportunities on various projects.

Larry Powell (one of the founders) tells me: “We are like a little family, all connected by the music we love to share with each other. BMC is all about collaboration.”

BMC Radio’s Larry in the studio

On the 31st July they will be playing at a street party on Ingleton Street off Brixton Road.

On Thursdays and Fridays you’ll find them running events at Beckenham Place Mansion playing music in the park. 

As well as running radio shows and events, BMC have teamed up with the social enterprise Spiral to offer work experience placements for local students.

Students can learn about live streaming and audio editing, design, social media and web design. 

Inside the BMC Radio studio

Whilst in its infancy, the station has a solid listenership but they are taking things steadily and enjoying the journey.

Larry explains: “We love everything that goes into running the studio and working out ways to improve the experience for the people involved and those tuning in.”

As things begin to open up around London they will be organising more events, fundraisers and record fairs, so keep your eyes on their instagram for more event details, or tune in to listen via the website.