The Record Store Chart – with Mike Joyce
Mike has been working in FM/Internet radio broadcasting for the past 7 years, alongside his worldwide club djing career.
His show ‘Alternative Therapy’ began broadcasting in 2006 on 96.2 The Revolution (along side Mani, Clint Boon and Martin Coogan. The station was taken over by Steve Penk in 2008 and Mike took his show to Manchester Radio Online, which acheived an audience of 5 figures.
The success of Mike’s show caught the attention of Jon Tattersall from The Official Charts Company. (www.theofficialcharts.com), who approached him to present The Coalition Independent Chart Show.
The chart features a whole host of bands Mike likes and has invited on for interviews/sessions but there was a lack of facilities at MRO. Then he was offered the facility to record interviews and sessions at Blueprint Studio’s in Manchester. After discussions, Mike decided to take the chart show to East Village Radio, New York’s hippest station.
After 2 successful years at EVR, Mike was approached by Beatwolf Radio with a view to being the manager/content director of the station. Never shirking a challenge, Mike set about contacting music heads around the world to join him in the venture and Beatwolf Radio was born.
As well as presenting, “Alternative Therapy” a show Mike has been presenting since 2005, Mike will be presenting, The Official Record Store Chart. This will reflect sales of albums from the just approaching 100 independent record retailers right across the country who participate in Record Store Day UK, including pioneering shops such as Rough Trade, Eastern Bloc, Rounder Records, Rise, Jumbo, Sound It Out and Avalanche.
Every week Mike will be cherry picking great new releases from the top twenty singles and albums chart.