New time slot for radio programme BBC Introducing

Jake Bugg.
Jake Bugg.

A RADIO show which supports unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar musicians from across the East Midlands will have a new time slot from this Saturday.

BBC Introducing, which is on BBC Radio Nottingham, will be broadcast between 8pm and 10pm on Saturday evenings as part of Dean Jackson’s long-running The Beat programme.

The show has been responsible for boosting the profile of a host of artists most recently with Jake Bugg who gained early exposure on BBC Radio Nottingham’s BBC Introducing programme.

Dean said: “Presenting new, emerging artists is as exciting as it is rewarding. To see musicians we’ve worked with prior to their fame now selling out massive tours, climbing the charts and getting mainstream airplay is a real thrill.

“On my programme, for example, we had a good deal to do with the likes of Jake Bugg, Kasabian, Coldplay, Muse and Ed Sheeran well before they found mainstream success.

“It isn’t necessarily all about making it in a high profile sense. The BBC Introducing Masterclasses have helped hundreds of artists take the next small step, offering them inspiration from top experts in all fields of musicianship, developing their musical skills as well as sparking creativity.”

Further information on BBC Introducing can be found by visiting www.bbc.co.uk/music/introducing. You can listen to BBC Introducing programme on BBC Radio Nottingham on 103.8 and 95.5FM, DAB Digital Radio and also via the BBC iPlayer at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer.