Oxjam Bournemouth Takeover 2011

Last Saturday saw an OxJam-packed day of fund-raising take over Bournemouth’s local venues for the Oxjam Bournemouth Takeover.

The grand total raised on the night reached a whopping £4,700 which brought the grand total up to £11,000 and counting!

Held in six of Bournemouth’s beloved live music venues – 60 Million Postcards, The Spyre, On The Rocks, Champions Bar, The Winchester and Smokin’ Aces – artists, volunteers and gig goers all took part in the UK’s largest music festival.

Charlotte Gay caught up with the organisers and bands involved.


(Words By Hannah Sweetnam, audio by Charlotte Gay)


My Mixcloud

I love Mixcloud. Scratch that, I love that Mixcloud has given me its full honest permission to have unlimited downloads for free.

Sorry Soundcloud – I like my cloud related inventories – I’ve switched over my tracks now to your cousin Mix.

Here you can have a naughty first listen to my Ben Howard interview, and many other summer interviews along with that.

Feel free to have a browse.






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Charlie Landsborough Interview October 2011

Although Charlie Landsborough didn’t taste fame until his 50s – having spent many years doing every kind of job from navvy to schoolteacher – his rise was meteoric. Since is first big hit, What Colour Is The Wind?, he’s never looked back and has won just about every award possible in the UK country scene. Charlotte Gay spoke to him ahead of his Queen’s Theatre gig.

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Freshers Radio 2011

Not dissimilar to the FM fortnight we held in March 2011, Freshers’ Radio broadcasted Nerve* Radio across the airwaves on FM and www.nervemedia.org.uk.

Returning as a solo presenter, I presented the last breakfast show between 10-11am weekdays throughout the two weeks.

Although feeling the effects of breakfast show early starts and re-fresher antics returning, it wasn’t the easiest two weeks I’ve done.

This year I promised myself to start podcasting, but until I figure out how I am going to go about it, I have uploaded each show’s best bits to Soundcloud.com

Technically I’ve maxed out my limit for now, so I will upload my last two shows as soon as I can.

I’ve been a bit more organised this year with my shows, actually planning features and how to not play it entirely spontaneously. I liked the news fails feature best, but not sure what new features I’ll test out once Nerve* Radio‘s new schedule is up and running.

In the meantime here’s the little archive of Freshers’ Radio.