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Interview with Mike Watson

1st September 2017 | Music

Hailing from London, Mike Watson is a new pop artist with something to prove.

Having previously been in a band signed to a major record label (fun fact: He was a celebrity in Japan!), Mike turned to YouTube and started releasing cover videos which have had some major success. His cover of Anne-Marie’s ‘Ciao Adios’ has over 36K views and Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana (feat. Young Thug)’ released just 3 weeks ago is on 47k views.

Mike is now trying to make his own way with debut single ‘Lying For Love’.

The big pop song is all about the bad decisions that are so easy to make when you’re young and in love. And these ‘bad decisions’ seem to be taking Mike far now – with a summer full of live sets and Spotify getting behind him heavily too.


James Gilmore interviewed Mike Watson before his performance on the Coffee House Sessions stage at Camper Calling about the new single.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Mike Watson

James Gilmore interviews Mike Watson before his performance on the Coffee House Sessiosn stage at Camper Calling about his new single. (6 minutes)

Global Expansion and New Thursday Broadcasting

31st August 2017 | Music

W!ZARD Radio Station is excited to announce its global expansion and new broadcasting schedule being launched in September 2017.

Now with talent broadcasting from Europe, North America, South America and Australasia (as well as off-air talent in Africa) – W!ZARD Radio Station is once again increasing its reach and bringing audiences globally it’s unique brand of high quality, relevant content.

As part of the global expansion, W!ZARD Radio Station is also announcing its largest broadcasting schedule ever – for the first time, W!ZARD Radio Station will be broadcasting outside of the weekend.

From September 7th 2017, W!ZARD Radio Station will be broadcasting from 12-midday to 12-midnight GMT on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, an extension of the current 10am-Midnight, Friday to Sunday schedule.

The new schedule, to be fully announced in the coming week, features new presenters from Chicago, France, London, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York as well as our first South American presenter from Mexico City.

This latest activity shows W!ZARD Radio Media’s continual global growth in its role as a leading teen publisher and brand.




Review: Reading Festival 2017

30th August 2017 | Reading Festival 2017

Review: Reading Festival 2017

In many ways, this year’s Reading Festival was like any other. The vast line-up of rock and alternative acts. The inevitable post-GCSE mania. The 90,000 glittery faces.

But this year was different – the festival, showing its ability to change and adapt – had new names and new genres to appeal to an audience who’s playlists are increasingly multi-dimensional.

Alongside the massive line-up headlined by Muse, Eminem and Kasabian, there were a few surprise appearances that turned the festival upside down.

Brian Johnson, the previous AC/DC frontman made a special guest appearance with Muse. Despite the role being taken on by Axl Rose since mid-2016, the audience was ecstatic to see Brian Johnson’s dramatic return.

Then there was the appearance by Drake that sent the festival and social media into mayhem. The Canadian rapper was introduced by Giggs, who praised Reading Festival for their long-term support of his music. The duo performed fan-favourite ‘KMT’ for a verse before the track was reloaded. The reaction of the fans was crazy and social media was quick to express its collective FOMO. Drake has since made an appearance at the BBK Takeover at The O2.

Whilst there is a somewhat darker history with Reading Festival-goers reacting more negatively to non-rock acts, this year’s festival was the most diverse line-up yet… and no one seemed to be complaining! Acts ranged from electronic act Major Lazer to Loyle Carner to Bastille. The sets of each of these acts were phenomenal and were met with an overwhelmingly positive reaction. The ramped-up security and new procedures implemented by Reading Festival seem to be working.

The line-up was made even more diverse by the 1Xtra and Radio 1 Dance Stage.

The 1Xtra stage hosted grime legends and…