• BBC Radio Leeds drop the Raw Talent broadcast from DAB and FM

    18 Nov 2007, 10:00 by samsaunders

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    part of the audience at Raw Talent's Unsinged Stage at Leeds Festival this year

    As of last week, BBC Radio Leeds stopped broadcasting what had been BBC North's participation in new music across the region. Alan Raw the presenter and Katie Noone the producer had set up and have been running the two hour programme in the Radio Hull studio and hundreds of artists have been featured in its five year life. Most weeks there is a live band session of (usually) three songs and often an acoustic artist as well. Demos and lots of full releases are played too. A new music stage at Leeds Festival for the last three years and a link with BBC Radio One's Introducing network have been two of its major achievements so far.

    Since BBC Radio Leeds' recent decision Raw Talent has been cut back to being a local station serving Humberside and Lincolnshire - accessible to the world via a low quality realaudio stream, but otherwise hidden under a very big bushel. …
  • Bands Ive Seen Live....

    30 Jul 2006, 03:10 by Trickface

    Aside from the 136 choices I have at leeds festival, I have already seen...

    The Fratellis
    The Voltaires
    Franz Ferdinand
    Editors
    The Rakes
    Big Brovaz LOL

    I saw myself perform live, that was embarrasingly poor.

    What about you?