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Newsletter: January 2011

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Ujima 98 FM, 97-107 Wilder Street, St PaulÆs, Bristol, BS2 8QU

Office Number: 0117 924 7715 Studio: call 0117 942 8313, text 07960 240 198

Web: E – mail for general enquiries: studio:

Nia at Ujima Radio“Hi! My name is Nia. I present The Chart Show – Saturdays 2-4 PM giving

you the best in RnB, Hip Hop, Reggae, local artists and also your Southwest

Top 10 unsigned artists of the week. I was the head programmer for the very first

Ujima Radio (RSL) in 1998 and since then I have worked all over Bristol within media,

promotions and even Caribbean catering. I love meeting new people and experiencing

different cultures. If you wish to send your music to the Ujima SouthWest Unsigned Chart Show please email an mp3 (stereo 160 kbps) to or post CDÆs or drop them through the letterbox marked as follows:


Ujima Radio, 97-107 Wilder Street, St Pauls, Bristol BS2 8QU

Please include a biography and mark the CD with your name and contact telephone

number. We accept CLEAN edits ONLY.

Look out for the Ujima Unsigned Chart Show coming to Facebook soonà


Community Open Day

On the 30th October 2010, we held a Community Open Day and opened our

doors to the Bristol public. Many local people attended to take a studio tour and

meet a host of our excellent presenters including Nia, Mistri, Julius Abraham,

Rhianan, Cozie, Anthony and Magdalena. We had exciting give aways, including

a special mix CD from Code of the StreetÆs DJ Style, promotional material, food

and drinks and Halloween goodie bags for the kids.The G-Man hosted the first

of our Community Conversations on the first two years of Barack ObamaÆs Presidency

debating whether idency his term has been A Heroic Success or Doomed to

Failure, the audience were encouraged to share their vews. It was a lively

debate and definitely something we will be having again in the future. Our

thanks go to Sparkplugs unit @ Bristol City Council and 2morrow 2day Consultancy

who sponsored the event. Also Paul, Renata and Pauline for their hard

work on the day. Thanks to Locksmiths Liverpool for support.

Arrested Development live at Metropolis Bristol was one of the best

gigs for the venue this year. The gig was one of four organised by

Metropolis and supported by Ujima for Black History month. Ujima

Radio were out to represent in full with an exclusive interview conducted

by DJ Style aired on Code Of The Streets.

Performing to a full house, the concert was very lively and was very

well received. For nearly two hours the band performed a selection

of their best tracks and new music from their latest album.

Their new album ‘Strong’ features a unique blend of conscious lyrics

and very funky breaks.

For more information visit

Hello and welcome to this first newsletter from Ujima Radio CIC. My name is Roger

Griffith and I am the Chair of Ujima Radio CIC. My main role is to develop the long-term

strategy of the radio station and link the community together with our partners to ensure

the growth and success of Ujima Radio.

We all hope you enjoy this Newsletter and keep listening online and on FM. This is your

community radio station and we want you not only listen to our shows but also be a part of

the Ujima Radio family so please contribute!

Thanks to the support of Bristol City Council we recently had a change in the structure of

the company and became a social enterprise. We are now in a better position to bring

people and organisations together to the benefit of all. Over the next few months we will be

changing the look of the station and expanding it to become a real hub of the community.

Stay tuned, keep reading and weÆll inform you of how you can be involved in the exciting

future @ Ujima Radio CIC.

We thank all our presenters and volunteers for their help both behind and in front of the

microphone. We have been on air for just over two years now as a community radio station

so now that our future is secured it is now time to move forward and Keep On Moving!

Roger Griffith – Chair of Ujima Radio CIC

The G Man (Presenter of the Back to Life show, Fridays 7-9pm)

If you would like to be a part of BristolÆs fastest growing Urban Radio Station, then

e-mail your contact details to or call the office on 0117 9247715.

Well known TV Chef Jamie Oliver recently dropped into Ujima’s Studios to

talk about food from the Caribbean. His surprise appearance on the Cruising

Show with Mistri was a memorable one. Poet and Lyrical Minded presenter Milo

recited some poetry while Jamie and his crew enjoyed some rice and peas with

jerk chicken. The events of the day were captured by Jamie’s film crew and will be

part of his new cooking programme due in 2011…Watch this space.

For more photos of Jamie at Ujima and other events, why not look us up on


When Rob Mitchell, presenter of the 20/20 show, asked me to help

out by inviting children from the Cabot Primary School into the Ujima

studios as part of Black History Month my first thought was that I must

be going soft! On a sunny October morning, over 30 bubbly children

from Malorie Blackman year 5 class came to the station with their

helpers and Deputy Headmaster Tom Burton, phew!

Station Operations

Station Operations Director Tim Kirby gave the children a tour of the

studios whilst Dj Style gave a quick lesson on the art of presenting and

mixing records. Meanwhile The G-Man interviewed the rest of the children

on their thoughts on Halloween, which was later broadcast as a

special Halloween Back 2 Life show. Their visit was a great success

and enjoyed by all. Just seeing the joy on the childrenÆs faces whilst

they were at Ujima really makes all our hard work worthwhile. DJ Style with pupils from Cabot Primary School

Open Day visitors meet Nia in the live studio

Ujima Crew and Arrested Development


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