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Trash Can Radio: Overtaking London DAB Stations for New Listeners

Press Release   •   Oct 26, 2016 10:13 BST

Did you know that Trash Can Radio is the ONLY radio station in London, and the UK, on a major platform such as DAB radio that is taking on all the other major corporate formatted and owned radio stations? Trash Can Radio is totally independent of all commercial and content limitations imposed by the established music media and large corporate advertising. Run on a shoestring, using the most primitive and minimal of equipment, it is till able to be heard by potentially 11 million people in it's demographic footprint alongside all the other major radio stations.

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Run by a bunch of hard core enthusiasts dedicated to changing the way radio should be heard and presented and with an unbelievable repertoire of "in your face" rock and roll alongside well loved icons from several generations of rock and roll, rhythm and blues, punk, rockabilly, and even 40's jump and jive. There is less talk, more music and some terrific shows including Little Steven's Underground Garage,The Mal Thursday Show, Radio Retro, Mottey's Garage and many more including Juke In The Back.

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With the ethos and music from the original offshore pirate stations of the 60's, with the anarchistic stance of the mid 70's punk era, plus a firm understanding with a no nonsense or compromising contribution for today's rebel rousing modern garage and trash scene, Trash Can Radio sticks two fingers up to the establishment of contemporary radio. To hell with rules and corporate formats, Trash Can Radio does it's own thing, plays its own brand of what it likes and blasts over what other stations consider is "in vogue" or what they think the public wants.

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Going from strength to strength after 2 years on air let the other try and catch Trash Can Radio if they can! 

TRASH CAN RADIO is EXPANDING! We are looking for more people to join us in help creating the most exciting and revolutionary radio station in the UK. We need a SALE REPRESENTATIVE to go out and grab us some great advertising. We need NEW PRESENTERS…people to present a variety of new shows soon to be announced. Anybody interested please contact us at

The Dirty Water Club started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston. The club's name is derived from The Standells' 1966 hit 'Dirty Water' which glorifies the US city of Boston, Massachusetts.

Past performers have included The White Stripes (voted by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 gigs of all time, Mojo one of the top 30 and Kerrang one of the top 100!), The Gories, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers (from the Cramps), The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The's, The Horrors and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name just a few. The club has also seen some original '60s performers, such as The Monks, ? and the Mysterians, Kim Fowley, Sky Saxon, GONN, Michael Davis of the MC5 and more grace its stage.

Their in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, is one of the leading garage/beat/(real) R&B labels in the world.

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