Pictured above is Graham Barnes and Sarah Darlin
Belter Radio is a UK-based Radio Station with a Worldwide audience and a truly diverse and International Team of presenters. Not content with just broadcasting Mainstream music, Belter Radio also showcases Independent and Unsigned Artists from every musical genre.
Artists are encouraged to interact with presenters in the lively chatroom, whilst also comparing notes and stories with like-minded musicians.
Submissions of new music should be sent to the Belter Radio Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions should be appropriately tagged and in mp3 format only.
Website is www.belter-radio.webeden.co.uk
Graham Barnes aged 48 from a small fishing port called Brixham situated in the county of Devon in the South West of England, works as a supervisor in a convenience store and lives with his partner Karen and his step daughter Jessica and their 3 cats.
When he’s not dabbling with music issues you will more than likely find him playing darts with his team or running the league that he plays in.
DJ with Belter Radio present 2 shows on the station from 6pm uk on Monday`s you will find him presenting a Folk/Country show and on Saturday from 8pm Uk my flagship show Country Belles a 2 hour show dedicated to female country music inc interviews, a triple play artist of the week and a song picked by Tom Kelly from Chasing Your Dream Radio,
“When I started Country Belles 2 years ago there was a lot of talk about the lack of radio airplay for female artists on country radio, we already had a country show on the station so I knew I had to make my show different from the one that was currently playing. As I personally prefer to listen to female artists of any genre I made the decision to play only the girls.” says Graham
Belter radio has always prided itself on championing the Independent artists so it was quite natural for Country Belles to follow the stations ethics, and when you think about if the female country stars like Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood were not getting much airplay then it didn’t take much to work out that the independent artists didn’t have a prayer of getting any.
Internet radio doesn’t get masses of listeners the way traditional FM radio does, it is a niche business but it gives the unsigned artists a platform where their music can be heard and played.
“I take the view that if an artist sells 1 extra copy of an album, Ep or single because I played on my show then I and Belter Radio have done our job.” says Graham – Twitter @grecian13