Late Junction

If you’re bored with the manufactured rubbish that passes for popular music these
days, you really should try the most surprising mix of music you’ll ever hear: Late
on BBC Radio 3,
Monday to Thursday nights from 10:15pm. Late Junction describes itself as “a laid-back
mix, from world music and jazz to contemporary classical and electronica.” I’ve certainly
never come across a more eclectic range of music, covering everything from Albanian
folksingers to Frank Zappa.

About half the albums I’ve purchased over the last six months have come directly from
hearing something I liked on Late Junction. There’s always a few tracks you love,
and a few you loathe on any given evening, but it’s always inspiring and stretching.
Best of all, you can listen on
over the Internet to the last four programmes.

Uniquely, Late Junction has even inspired the creation of a brand new record label
which publishes musicians who might otherwise not get an airing. The latest compilation, Nordic
, is particularly splendid; track 3 (excerpt)
is perhaps the most mind-blowing piece I’ve heard this year, combining a full church
organ, the pedal steel guitar, and an African gospel choir.

Give it a try if you fancy a challenge!

Comments (7)

  1. Anonymous says:

    checked out late junction – great program!

  2. Anonymous says:

    fantastic program – have listened in from first broadcast – however, notwithstanding the messages re access to playlists on the web, still unable to locate same from your webpage! not at all clear – hope you can help.

    classic fm chiller cabinet sends weekly e-mail, clear as a bell – could you not do the same?

    dave dunning

  3. Anonymous says:

    where are THE PLAYLISTS for late junction ????

  4. Anonymous says:

    Second message re my e mail address correction , How do i find the playlists for late junction ?????????

  5. Anonymous says:

    For the playlists, visit and select one of the dates on the right hand side; for instance,

    Hope this helps,


  6. Anonymous says:

    If you like late junction, google on kyes dt, and then try 22.2 radio

  7. Anonymous says:

    For those who like the electronic music on late junction you can download a full free album of similar type here: