The Bear has been on air since November 2020, bringing a great collection of radio shows and podcasts to its listeners across the UK. But now the station are rebranding and focusing on a more local audience in Southampton and the surrounding areas.

The station already has a group of live presenters who are all Southampton-based, like The Playlist’s Darren Saunders and Micro Music’s Tony King. And now they are seeking more local presenters and podcasters to come on board and make The Bear an alternative community station for Southampton.

The Bear will also be shifting their standard playlist to a more Indie Rock based sound, whilst still having a group of specialist music shows. Those specialist shows will now be heard on Sunday nights with shows covering Folk, Country, Blues & Northern Soul. 

While some shows will no longer be heard on The Bear as a result of these changes, lots of great shows remain; including the Weird Tales Radio Show, SportSpiel, The Doctor Squee Show, The Indie Disco, The Partly Political Broadcast and many more. 


These changes have started to take place, with a more fluid change in programming coming over the next few weeks. So keep your eyes peeled on the website and your ears locked on the radio for all the latest updates, new shows and great music.

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