Bringing Everyone Awesome Radio!

The Bear is an internet only radio station, and associated podcast network run by keen amateur radio lovers. The station plays various music genres, podcasts and talk shows. It’s this mix of output that we feel makes us unique. 

We are now accepting applications for members, both on-air and off-air, as well as podcasts for our podcast network. Plus our crowdfunding campaign is ongoing; we are accepting individual donations and seeking sponsors. If you love radio please give what you can to keep the station on air!

Our Shows

The Bear features lots of great shows, with a wide range of music. Here’s a brief selection of some of our great homegrown shows:

Mondays @ 8pm

Two hours of music and spoken word content set around a different topic each week.

Wednesday @ 8pm

Join Al "Bear" Galpin for some great music, plus features like the Mystery Hold Music, The Cover Chain & The Weird Week That Was.

Thursdays @ 8pm

Interviews with the great and good, plus musical selections from host Doctor Squee.

Fridays @ 9pm

Tony King looks across the UK music scene for the best in new music from independent and up-and-coming unsigned artists

As well as bringing these homegrown shows we have also handpicked some other great shows from the UK and around the world for your listening pleasure:

Mondays @ 7pm

The most comprehensive Northern Soul show around, a real in-depth A to Z.

Tuesdays @ 7pm

Today's Traditional Country, real authentic country music with Dave Watkins.

Saturdays @ 6pm

Simon Harding brings us a weekly dose of Eurovision, with interviews, news & more.

Saturdays @ 10pm

From New York, DJ Ayana Soyini brings us an hour of global music to get us moving.

Latest News

What's On Today - Thursday

Podcast Network

The Bear also features many great podcasts. Here are a selection of some shows from our own Podcast Network that you can expect to hear on our station. For the full list check out the Podcast page, where you can also find out how to be a part of the Network and get your podcast on air!

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Who Are We?

The Bear is a collection of keen amateur radio lovers, presenters and podcasters; coming together to create a new station for the modern world. 

Where Are We?

The Bear has no studio, no fixed abode. Instead our presenters are spread out around the UK where they all broadcast from home. 

How Can You Get Involved?

If you’re a budding presenter, or have a podcast or song you’d love to get onto our playlist, you can get in touch and maybe join The Bear!

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about The Bear? Check out the FAQ, and if you still have questions after then just drop us a message!

An internet radio station for the modern world, hoping to Bring Everyone Awesome Radio. Consider us as a community station, with the entire UK being our community. 

We are made up of amateur presenters, producers and podcasters; all working from home for free to bring you some great entertainment. 

We’re also a podcast network, creating a collaborative and friendly environment as well as providing new opportunities for podcasters.

You can listen right here, using the player at the bottom of your screen. Alternatively you can download our Android app on the Google Play Store and listen to us wherever you go.

We are also listed on Get Me Radio, so you can find us on their app which is available on iOS, Alexa, Google Home, Roku, Fire TV, Android TV and more.

And if you missed your favourite homegrown shows, check out our Listen Again page to listen to the most recently uploaded shows.

We play a wide range of great music; our DJ’s have free range to choose their own playlists. We also have specialist music shows, so there should be something to your taste every week. As well as great music we also play great podcasts, with news discussion, comedy, sport, interviews and more.

We have lots of live programming, as well as exclusive pre-recorded shows. We also feature a number of syndicated shows from various sources.

Absolutely you can! If a show is live the presenter will be happy to receive any of your requests. You can email [email protected] or email the individual presenter email address that they may read out on air.

Please do not use the contact form on the website to send requests, the presenter will not see these.

If you want to be a presenter on The Bear, want to volunteer in another way (social media, marketing, audio production etc) or want to add your podcast to our Network then we’d love to hear from you. For more details see our Join page.

If you have a song you want to be played on The Bear, just drop us a message via the Submit Music form. Tell us about your music and upload tracks so we can check them out. If we like it we’ll add it to our rotation!

We are currently offering sponsorship opportunities, varying from individual show sponsorship, station sponsorship and more. For more information please see our Sponsorship & Advertising page.

The Bear is not able to offer financial support to any events, activities or charities at this time. However if you have an event you’d like us to cover on-air or potentially lend our expertise to then please get in touch via the contact form below.

Get In Touch

Got a message for us? Fill in this handy contact form, or drop us an email to the address listed below. We’d love to hear from you.

You can also find us and interact with us on various social media accounts. Don’t be shy, come say hi!

If your message is about joining the station, or getting your podcast or song on air then check out our specific pages for that: right here. Please do not use this form for requesting songs, as the presenter will not see your message.

Email Address

[email protected]

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