Forge Radio

On the 20th May, Chris McKay hosted an eight hour House music marathon to celebrate his final ever show on Sheffield’s student radio station, Forge Radio.


After spending last term hunting for the best up and coming DJ in South Yorkshire, giving them the chance to co-host with him on the show, Chris invited them all back to play 30 minutes live on the decks.

The show kicked off at 7pm and after thoroughly warming listeners up for the weekend, Chris moved his broadcast from the studio to the stage, and presented live from Union night Space from 23.00 – 03.00.

DJs included:

  • DJ Tom Higham
  • DJ Dave Crane
  • DJ Tommy Lee
  • and many more

As well as music, Chris heard from Capital FM’s Andi Durrant and BBC Radio 1’s Andy George about their take on this year’s music and top tips to get into the DJ business. He also spoke to Tim Berg about his life-changing 12 months.

Chris says the extended broadcast was a way of celebrating how far the show has come, winning Best Specialist show on Forge Radio this year: “I would like to thank everyone involved in making House Bandits a success, and for putting so much time and effort into it,” he said.

Check out the show’s website to hear old shows, guest minimixes, behind-the-scenes videos, and see the guest DJ’s profiles.

You can check out a video of all the goings on by visiting Youtube.