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Hot Mic 04: The Alan Cann Radio Show

In our series HOT MIC we talk to podcasters and internet radio guys about their shows.

Your name … Alan Cann

Name of the show…
The Alan Cann Radio Show

How can we listen to it? … Available on 95.9 Hailsham FM (community radio with a 6km local reach) internet: listen live on www.hailshamfm.uk> and on the Tunein and Radio player apps or ask your smart speaker to ‘play hailsham fm’

Country, language, since when, how many shows? …Show is broadcast in English, from the south coast of England, and has been running, once a week, for approx 4 years

Which musical styles do you play? … I play most types of Reggae, Ska, Bluebeat, Lovers Rock, Dub, Bluebeat, Skapunk etc

Do you play new / old /both … Both old and Brand new

What formats do you use (vinyl, mp3, cd, streams)? … I have a vast collection of MP3s which is growing all the time. Sometimes I buy new music (if I feel the artist needs supporting) and sometimes it is sent to me! 


How to reach you? Email? … alancannradioshow@btinternet.com


If you like, post a short info text about the show …. Always looking for new and pre-released music

5 all-time favourite albums

  1. Tighten Up vol 2
  2. Palm Trees & 80 degrees : The Dualers
  3. Exodus : Bob Marley
  4. Studio One Ska : Various
  5. Trojan Boxset Skinhead

5 all-time favourite tunes

  1. Nice up the dance : Michigan & Smiley
  2. Ire Feelings (skanga) : Rupie Edwards
  3. You’re wondering now : The Skatonics
  4. One Step Beyond : Madness
  5. Rainbow Country : Bob Marley

(my top fives are constantly changing though)

What’s your no-1 challenge concerning the show? The No 1 challenge for my show is getting it heard by more people via the internet!

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With his Ska band The Braces (1984-1991, 2000-2006) Joachim Uerschels released three albums for Unicorn, Pork Pie and Mad Butcher Records. He lives in Cologne, Germany as a writer and musician. In 2016, he published his solo debut album "Songbook Vol. II" as Joe ScholesJoe Scholes
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