Phonic FM - A Sound Alternative

Phonic FM
Bradninch Place
Gandy Street




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Phonic FM is Exeter’s sound alternative — a community radio station for the city and beyond, broadcasting on 106.8FM and online since 2008.


Art and Noise collide in the gutter, dancing and twirling through the flotsam and sediment.

Art and Noise collide in the gutter, dancing and twirling through the flotsam and sediment.

Show name: Downstream

Presenter’s names: Stuart Crewes

Show time and day: Every second sunday, right after Sketch – 12-2pm and every fifth sunday, the slot after – 2- 4pm.

What type of music can we expect to hear on your show?
Darkness, rawk, cut-ups, hiss, intrigue and ma.

Why do you like this music?
What’s not to like?

What is the format of your show?
A casual belch of naked culture with me playing some stuff I think you might find interesting. With live and sonic art and some chat.

Why should we listen to your show?
I can think of nothing better to do.

How did your show come about?
Twenty-five years of mixtapes can’t be wrong.. can they? [gulp]

What goes on behind the scenes in the studio?
Wine tasting, quite far behind the scenes, upstairs in the bar, in fact.

Who are your favourite artists?
Listen out for: Aluk Todolo, Birchville Cat Motel, Cornelius, Deathqunt, The Evil Superstars, Freeyo, Gnaw Their Tongues, Henry Cow, Iron Monkey, Jimi Hendrix, K11, Lawrence English, Moon Duo, Nojahoda, Old Time Relijun, Pharaoh Overlord, Ryoji Ikeda, Squarepusher, Tzii, Undertones, The Velvet Underground, Wooden Ships, Yolk and Zolar X.

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