Presented by John Bowlt
|Saturday||12:00 pm||2:00 pm|
|Sunday||7:00 pm||9:00 pm|
Cotswold Country show
Cotswold Country is a two hour programme currently produced and presented on NCCR
Radio from the studio in Chipping Campden in the North Cotswolds.
The presenter, John Bowlt, has been presenting the programme for over 15 years. He
previously worked at Oxford Hospital Radio and Plymouth Hospital Radio.
John also produces and presents Atlantic Country on Atlantic Radio North Sea
International each Friday 10.am -12.pm .
The Cotswold Country features recently released albums from UK and US artists and has
over the years featured live telephone interviews with artists such as Glen Campbell and
Katy Boyd from California and pre-recorded interviews with US artists such as Joe
Nicholls, Billy Currington, Toby Keith, Tom T.Hall, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town,
Kenny Rogers and many others.
The Country Music Association of America’s International Director Ian Ashbridge and
artists Pete Kennedy from Ireland, Grahame Lister from Essex, Roger Knott from
Bedfordshire, Gary Curtis from Essex together with ex BBC Presenter Stan Laundon from
Teeside, have also been featured in live telephone interviews during the programmes.
Live studio sessions have also featured local and national British artists such as
“Wilderspin” from Stroud, “Knoxville Highway” from Redditch, Kathryn Anderson from
East Sussex and Becky Watkins from Great Rollright near Chipping Norton.
Devon Mayson from Malvern and Ashton lane and The Shires have all been featured and
interviewed on the programme .
Each week at around 12.15pm the programme takes a look at the US Country charts
using information from 1700 Country Radio stations across the USA.
Mediabase for radio spins and Billboard Country charts for radio spins and sales including
The Unsigned segment at around 1.40pm features artists from around the world who are
not signed to a major label /
Then at around 1.00pm the easy listening segment features four easy listening tracks back
to back followed by at the Classic segment around 1.30pm featuring four tracks from the
50’s and 60’s. From statistics provided by the streaming service the programme has listeners throughout the UK and Europe, the USA and Canada and from as far afield as Korea, who listen
during the live broadcast or on the Listen again service on the website www.nccr.co.uk.