Pages Navigation Menu

Ujima Radio’s 9th Birthday

All throughout July, Ujima 98fm will be celebrating 9 years of broadcasting. Not only will we be broadcasting from some of the region’s biggest outdoor events, we’ll also be replaying iconic audio gems and giving away awesome prizes. In short, our epic month of broadcasting will be unmissable with:



#Ujima9 – We need your help

Firstly, to celebrate our 9th Birthday we need your help!


It’s super simple, quick, easy and fun. All you need to do is click here to download and fill in our birthday plaque. Tell us why you loooovee Ujima and then tweet it to #Ujima9 or tag us on our Facebook page. Get involved peeps.


Click here and follow the instructions! Pls put a link to the #ujima9 web page and or twitter link


Audio Gems:

We’ll be digging into our audio archives to replay some of our favourite interviews, shows and moments. Its gonna be a roller coaster of some of our greatest moments including – The Downs Festival with Massive Attack; Jeffery Daniels of Shalamar; The Jungle Brothers; Wyclef John; Dawn Penn; Sisters With Voices; Chane Is Gonna Come; Celebating the life of Prince; Fat Freddy’s Drop; Lady Leshurr; Omar; Courtney Pine; Carleen Anderson; Kabakka Pyramid; Levi Roots;  Baby-sham; Mr Vegas and many many more…


Greeeat Goody Giveaways:

We’ve got a trailer load of wicked prizes, and competitions galore, but to win you gotta be tuned in. Some of our grrrreat goody giveaways this month include:


We’ve teamed up with the Gloucester Cricket Ground for the The Women’s Cricket World Cup Tournament on July 15th . And we’ve tickets for the West Indies vs. England. So for your chance to win these tickets, from July 5th – 10th tune into the Living show with Prim, Time with Divine, Kizzy Morell and The Word with Miranda. 


After a 10 year break, Ujima has teamed up with VP Records to proudly help them to present the return of the music industry’s number 1 model search competition – Miss Reggae Gold. The finial is on 2 August 2017 @ The Clapham Grand, London. However, on Friday July 7th, from 6 – 8pm tune into the South West Chart show with Nia as she speaks to the CEO of VP records as well as gives away tickets to the grand finale.


As part of their 150th anniversary, Ujima has teamed up with the Colston Hall to give you the chance to get up close and personal with the living soul legend and renowned civil rights activist Mavis Staple. So, for your chance to win a pair of tickets, text your name, postcode and the key word Mavis to 07960-240-198. Then from Monday July 3rd to Thursday July 6th tune into the Cruising show as they’ll be picking out daily winners from 4-6pm. Also on Monday 10th July tune into Shades of the Blue as they’ll be giving away our last pair of tickets. Good luck!


Also, in partnership with with the Colston Hall, we’ll be giving one super duper lucky person the chance to win one of the pair of golden tickets to the sale out Outlook Orchestra gig which celebrates sound system culture. Artists include Dawn Penn, Horace Andy, Roots Manuva and many more. For your chance to win these golden tickets, text your name, postcode and the key word Outlook to 07960-240-198. Then on July 14th from 4-6pm, tune into the Mistri as from all the entrants he’ll select a winner at random. Got itchy fingers, get texting now and good luck!



With summer officially here, July is packed with loadsa of significant events and through a series of especially commissioned shows we plan on marking the following occasions:


July 7th 2017 is the 30th anniversary of landmark release of the Paid in Full album by hip hop legends Eric B & Rakim. So to celebrate this, on Saturday July 8th, from 8 -10pm tune into DJ Styles who will looking back at their legacy, impact and influence.


Earlier in the year we teamed up with the Culver Hill School who were hosting a day on diversity, so on July 13th from 12-2pm tune in for a special youth Takeover of the airwaves with Culver Hill School.


On July 18th to honour International Nelson Mandela Day, we wanna know what you thought of him and what he meant to you? Share your thoughts by texting us on 07960 240 198. Remember to leave your name, and use the keyword Nelson. And then on July 18th from 12 – 2pm, tune into the Artycul show as read out your messages and we review some of the the key moments in Mandela’s life!


With the 50th anniversary  of the St Paul’s Carnival coming up in 2018, all of the team at Ujima would like to congratulate the St Paul’s Carnival team for doubling the investment from the Arts Council. With 4 years of funding and £600,000 secured from 2018 – 2022. . And after 3 years of it not happening, we’ll be looking back at some of the key moments, talking to the communities involved as well as looking at what’s being done to help bring it back.



Broadcasting Live:

All throughout July we’ve teamed up with some of the regions biggest and coolest events to broadcast live from the heart of the action, including:


This coming Friday 7th July, your multi-award winning Ujima 98fm will be broadcasting live from the N.A.S.S Festival. On the bill you’ve got artists such as Method Man, Giggs, Wiley and more. So from 4-6pm tune into the Crusing show with Mistri, who will be neck deep in the thick of the action.


As part of marking our 9th birthday, yet again, Ujima is super proud to be teaming up with the Harbour Festival to host one of the regions  biggest stages. As well as broadcasting live from the heart of the action, we’ve got a very special 9th birthday showcase featuring, home-grown talent such as Splitz P, local reggae sensation – Norris B and The Voice finalist  – Tanya Lacey. So, why not join us down at the Amphitheatre on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July. Or tune in and listen to our exclusive broadcast from the comfort of your home, online, on-air or on DAB!


If your into graffiti, street art and urban culture, on Friday July 28th we’ll be broadcasting from the Europe’s largest street art festival – Upfest. So tune in from 4pm with the Mistri.



And finally,  as the UK’s Best Community radio Station, we are beyond X-cited to announce that on Friday 17th August, Ujima 98fm will be teaming up with urban radio heavyweights 1Xtra for an inspirational day of live broadcasting. Focussing on ‘How To Break into the Industry’, we’ve got an inspirational day of expert advice, panel debates, work shops, music performances from emerging home-grown talent, an exhibition and a tour of Ujima. So, if you got the talent, skills and desire to work in the creative, media or broadcasting industry, and what the hook-up, from 10am – 6pm, join us here at Ujima at the Station, The Old Fire Station, Silver St, BS1 2AJ. Spread the word!


For the last 9 years, celebrating culture, creativity and community, officially the UK’s Best Community radio station. Ujima 98fm!


468 ad