Cambridge 105 is to celebrate all things vinyl with a special broadcast for Record Store Day this Saturday (April 18th), direct from Lost in Vinyl.
Presenters Chris Duerden and Jordan Worland will broadcast live from the Magdalene Street store, which offers a wide range of new release and classic albums, all on newly pressed vinyl.
The duo will be on the air between 10am and 12 noon, broadcasting across Cambridge on 105 FM and online with RadioPlayer.
They’ll be playing tracks from a new album especially released for Record Store Day.
Now in its eighth year in the UK, Record Store Day champions the burgeoning sector of independent record stores.
Recent years have seen a resurgence in demand for vinyl with 2014 vinyl LP sales reaching a 20-year high in the UK at 1.29 million. In the first quarter of 2015 vinyl album sales are up by 69% against the same period in 2014, and vinyl singles also up 23%.
The Official Charts Company has now launched two charts for vinyl album and singles (7 and 12 inch).
Popular artists in the vinyl format include US rockers All Time Low, James Bay, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran.
In almost five years on the air, community radio station Cambridge 105 has championed the vinyl format through programmes including Tony Dellar’s Northern Soul, Greg’s Afternoon Record Club, and even old-time 78s in the Kipper the Cat Show.