Fly me to Mighty Southport Radio

Picking you up loud and clear – in the sky above Australia! It was a first for Live Sounds on Mighty Southport Radio last night when the community radio station received an email message from a listener travelling by air from Australia to New Zealand.

“The signal at 38,000 feet is fantastic,” explained West Lancs resident Eugene Ward who is currently on a business trip Down Under. He was making use of the airline’s DAB service. “Fantastic show, great local music,” said Eugene.

RYAN WARDEugene is the proud father of Ryan Ward (pictured), lead singer with last night’s studio guests indie pop rock band Mosley Bar (also pictured).

Live Sounds broadcasts live every Wednesday from 7pm-10pm and provides a much-appreciated platform for unsigned bands and musicians from Southport and surrounding areas.

Host Martin Hovden said: “Everyone at Mighty Southport Radio is delighted by the amazing and enthusiastic response the station is attracting from listeners. We’ve really put excellent community local radio very firmly back on Southport’s map.

“All our presenters receive regular messages from listeners during their shows. Live Sounds has had emails from Canada (from former Southport resident and comedy rapper Phil Bridge) and Greece. But this was the first time we’ve attracted a message from someone in mid-flight.”


You can listen to Mighty Southport Radio (literally from anywhere in the world) on on your computer or visit the website for details of a special free app for your mobile phones and tablets.

Mosley Bar are about to release their first EP called Another Record Sleeve and Live Sounds listeners were given a sneak preview of all four tracks. They also performed two excellent acoustic sets and seemed to enjoy answering all of Martin’s questions – even the nasty ones.

For more details of the band including information about their new EP, check out Mosley Bar’s Facebook page.

Next Wednesday’s Live Sounds’ studio guest is Southport singer/songwriter Owen Allen.

If you would like your music played or want to appear on Live Sounds, send your CDs or songs in MP3 format to Martin Hovden via Facebook or email

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