The station was set up by Colin Rainsford, a former drummer in late 2019 with the intention to begin broadcasting in late March 2020. However, along with the rest of the world, Colin found himself in Covid lockdown . As a kidney transplant patient his lockdown was longer and stricter than many.
He spent his time fine tuning the station and waiting on a vital piece of hardware that wasn't available as industry had shut down.
On the stroke of midnight on the 12th September 2020, 382 Radio went live and began broadcasting commercial music for the first time.
The goal of the radio station was to include music by independent artists already known to Colin amongst the mainstream music.
Colin began to explore Twitter recommendations and came across 3 bands that were to change the direction 382 would take.
The Metal Byrds, Alice is Sleeping and Portobello Express had no idea some guy in England had purchased their music to play on the show. However, once tagged they plugged the station like you wouldn't believe and suddenly the station was engulfed in track submissions.
The Weekend Live Shows have gained in popularity and now boast listening figures of at least 3 people(!)
The long term aim of 382 Radio is to have full time live daytime shows with presenters and scheduled auto run shows at other times.
We hope you enjoy what you hear!
In Addition to listening to 382 Radio via the website player you can:
Listen in via our
Listen in the car via Bluetooth or via the Streema App
Monday - Friday The 382 Jukebox
Saturday 00:00 - 15:00. The 382 Jukebox
Saturday 15:00 - 18:00 The Saturday Live Show
Saturday 17:00 - 23:59 The 382 Jukebox
Sunday 00:00 - 15:00. The 382 Jukebox
Sunday. 15:00 - 18:00. The Sunday Live Show
Sunday. 17:00 - 23:59. The 382 Jukebox
Fancy having a programme slot on 382 Radio?
Your Location - Irrelevant!
Broadcast live from the comfort of your own home!
Contact us if you're interested.
If you like what you hear, would you consider a small donation towards expenses like our licence fees and upgrades to enable us to bring you better and better content.
Thanks in advance
We are extremely pro independent music & pro-live music! We knows what we likes(!)
If we find music we like and want to play it on our station, we will BUY it. If we like your music that much it's only right we should actively support you.
If, of course, you want us to find out about you straight away, we gratefully accept track submissions in mp3 format, 128kbps or above*
Send to email@example.com
Our station plays Rock, Pop, Blues, Country & Soul. Please seek out Genre Specific Stations if your music falls outside of our target audience.
*382 Radio broadcasts in 128kbps
Submission of music is no guarantee of airplay.
All accepted music will be played first on a live show, currently weekends only.
Music will be added to Heavy Rotation between 3-14 days after initial play.
Music will remain on HR for 3 months, at which time it will be moved to General Rotation.
As new music increases, so will expected repeat times for the HR. Currently, new music is injected into GR every 20 & 25 minutes. Repeat time for an individual track is approx 3 hours.
We aim to reply as quickly as possible to messages but please allow up to 72 hours for a response.
Please note we play mainstream Rock, Pop ,Blues ,Country and Soul music.
If your particular Genre is Dance, Trance, Rap , Hip Hop, Thrash Metal, Drum & Bass or similar, we respectfully ask you to seek out your particular Genre specific stations. There are plenty of great ones out there. Any such submissions received will not be entered into.
382 Radio, Radio House, 29 Knottsall Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands B68 9LG
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382 uses Mixxx software & Alto, Behringer and Pioneer hardware.
ALL Independent Artists music on 382 is purchased by us or kindly sent free of charge. No music is sponsored, every track is played because we like it.
382 Radio is FULLY licenced to play commercial music over the internet via PRSforMusic in the UK
LOML Licence number: LE-0021931
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