We bring you this archive giving you a chance to hear just about every programme ever made for us. You can browse the programmes by year, or you can look for a particular producer via the ‘hamburger’ menu.
Launched in 2000, BIRSt (Bournemouth Internet Radio Station) is a unique, award-winning ‘on-demand’ Radio Station delivering Comedy, Drama, Features, Sport, Specialist Music, International & Experimental productions on your schedule, whenever you choose.
We are now in our 17th year and continuing to push quality radio content globally through social media and on demand listening as is now reflected in the industry.
The 2007 Team
The BIRSt Website 2014 - 2015
The BIRSt Website 2011 - 2012
The BIRSt Website in 2010
BIRSt Remembers David Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World
In this special documentary, the BIRSt team take you through the history of the Starman. We discuss his films, the collaborations, the fashion of David Bowie and how he inspired people across generations. This is our personal eulogy.
BIRSt Remembers David Bowie: Bowie In Beckenham
An insight into the early years of Bowie’s life and musical influences. Michael Dale spends time sharing memories and music with the people who lived closest to him and saw his first performances. This programme was made a few months before David Bowie passed away in January 2016.
A short piece about the Hampstead Heath men’s swimming pond follows the members of the Life Buoys swimming club who swim at the ponds every day of the year – even through the coldest days of winter, when they have to break the ice on the surface of the pond.
Fireside 5: Poetry and Music? What, Together??
Fireside is the folk, poetry and whatever-we-like sharing space. We have Stef Mo, Norman Hadley, Silvia Silvy and a bulk load-more to show off to you.
Nirvana at Reading Festival 1992: The Story of Tony the Interpretive Dancer
It's 1992 and Nirvana are playing their last ever UK show. But there was an extra person on stage that night. A man named Antony, aka 'Tony the Interpretive Dancer'. He danced wildly on stage and stood for everything the grunge scene epitomised: rebellion, passion and togetherness.
Walls Have Ears
A programme that poses the question – where does sound go? Well the result might sound a bit like this...
Postcard from a Postcode: London SE1
Walk the boundaries and zig-zag through London SE1 with this audio postcard.
Stars of the Musical Underground
The Chislehurst caves were an unlikely music venue in the 60s & 70s. Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones played with local boys David Bowie and Peter Frampton and many more. This is the story of those concerts in the caves.
Climbing with Chris
Here’s a glimpse into the vertical world of rock climbing. Christopher Brooke straps on a microphone and goes climbing on the cliffs of Swanage in Dorset.
We Are the Robots: The Voyage of the Vocoder
Tom Eames gives a brief history of various robotic styles of singing since the dawn of popular music, from the vocoder, talk boxes and Auto Tuning. Features clips of many tracks from various genres.
The Skiff Skats
This is the story of the Legendary former founding fathers of cow punk, The Skiff Skats. They aimed low and they missed.
BIRSt Has Ears
Last year, the BIRSt Team won the Silver Award for Best Station – we thought you’d like to hear why BIRSt.co.uk explores the future of radio.
Kwik Classics Presents… Wuthering Heights!
All you ever need to know about Emily Bronte’s romantic masterpiece in just five minutes.
You Say Tomato
We may both speak English but Americans and Britons are definitely talking in different languages!
The World of Sausages
They've been around since the days of Ancient Greece, and in the UK we scoff millions of them each day. But what are they?
Digging for Jimmy Page
What's it like to work for Led Zeppelin guitar legend Jimmy Page? Paul Renn was employed by Page as a gardener and tells us his story.