Cambridge 105 Radio is adding two new specialist music shows to its weekly schedule.
Starting August 1 listeners to the city radio station will be able to tune to the high-octane sound of The Rock Show with Neil Jones.
Neil Jones has been presenting his Rock Show on radio in Cambridge for 18 years. Each week Neil presents a mix of the greatest classic rock and metal, the hottest new releases, the latest breaking rock stories, and showcases the very best from the local scene.
Over the years some of the biggest names from the rock world have appeared as guests on the show including AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Muse, My Chemical Romance, Motorhead, Guns n Roses, Led Zeppelin, Slipknot, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen, Def Leppard and ZZ Top.
The Rock Show with Neil Jones will broadcast live from Cambridge 105’s Gwydir Street studios every Tuesday evening from 9pm. In addition to FM and DAB Digital Radio broadcasts around Cambridge it will also be available online through the RadioPlayer app. Shows will also be archived to Listen Again on the Cambridge 105 website.
Following Neil at 11pm will be another Cambridge favourite The Blues Show with Gary Blue.
Gary Blue plays the blues the old-fashioned way and acknowledges the history of the genre and its fascinating stories.
Gary has been a part of the review team at Blues & Rhythm magazine for over 20 years and the playlists from The Blues Show will help compile the worldwide blues chart listed in Mississippi-based Living Blues magazine.
Neil Jones, presenter, The Rock Show said: “Having presented the Rock Show in Cambridge for two decades, I really feel the show has found its true home on Cambridge 105 Radio. There’s such an appetite for rock in the city and I look forward to including local talent alongside the best in the business.”
Gary Blue, presenter, The Blues Show said: “Blues music is underrepresented on UK radio, so I’m delighted to be able to sit alongside such a wide variety of different musical genres and tell the true story of the blues.”
Tim Willett, station manager, Cambridge 105 Radio said: “I’m really pleased to welcome Neil and Gary to Cambridge 105 Radio, their musical knowledge is second to none, and they’ll make a great addition to our line-up. With Renegade Rock and Get Heavy on Thursday nights, Cambridge 105 really is the place for rock fans.”