Forest Gate's very own radio station

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Nestling in a small room within Durning Hall, in Earlham Grove, is Forest Gate's very own radio station - NuSound Radio - 92 FM.  It's a real community station, catering for a range of local Asian communities, and with a good programme mix, appealing to all local residents.

Thursdays, from noon til 1 pm is local Community Hour, presented by Pete Day, who has broadcasting in his bloodstream. His show is a mixture of news, views and interviews of interest to local people, often very directly to Forest Gate.

Last Thursday he featured a chat about Woodgrange Road's former Upper Cut club.  Below is the link to his own website (, and Pete's own write-up of the session, from his site.

Upper Cut chat - 15 May 2014
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NuSound Radio 92FM invited John Walker along to the studio to tel us about the Upper Cut club in Forest Gate. Although open for only a year back in the heady 1960′s it hosted many top groups. Run by local boxer Billy Walker, it is also said to be where Jimi Hendrix wrote Purple Haze.
Broadcast 15/05/14

From the archives
By following the link below, you can visit Pete's back catalogue of interviews catalogue

We feature Pete's write up of some of them, below.  Listen to the archives - and tune in, in future!

Save the Old Spotted Dog

Spotted Dog photo

The Spotted Dog Pub in Upton Lane, Forest Gate has been closed for over ten years. A listed building it is reputedly where Henry VIII kennelled his hunting dogs. NuSound Radio 92FM invited Mark McGlynn from the Save the Spotted Dog Campaign along to the studio to talk about plans they have for the building.

Broadcast 01/05/14

Clapton FC - from 19th century to Ultras

Clapton Football Club has a proud History dating back to the end of the 19th Century. NuSound Radio 92FM went down to their last home game of the season to find out how they are getting on and check out the Clapton Ultras, the vociferous independent supporters.

Broadcast 01/05/14

More from E7 site - Forest Gate bike industry

When we heard at NuSound Radio that Forest Gate used to have no less than seventeen bicycle manufacturing workshops within walking distance of our studios, we had to invite local resident John Walker along to tell us more.

Broadcast 03/04/14

Woodcraft - celebrating 80 years - many of them in Forest Gate

The Newham Woodcraft Folk are a voluntary organisation that has been involving young people in community activities and above all fun for the last eighty years. NuSound Radio 92FM invited Suzannah Walker to the studio to find out more about it.

Broadcast 13/03/14

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