We play a range of cover versions, from those which are hits in their own right to hidden gems, foreign language covers, songs you didn’t realise were covers and more. We focus in on one or two songs a week and bring you the story of the song (The Cover Story), as well as creating a new “Cover Chain” each week, where we try to link different cover versions together.
Hi, I’m Al, aka Al Bear.
I got my radio start at Southampton Hospital Radio before studying Radio Production at University, helping to set up a new student radio station and presenting on local commercial radio in the North West of England. In 2020 I launched my own radio station, The Bear, an alternative online community station for Southampton.
Cover versions have long been a musical passion of mine, and getting to bring you my favourites and discover new covers through this show is a real delight.
The show is available for free syndication to any radio station around the world.
Each new episode will be sent out via a WeTransfer link as a high quality 320kbps MP3 complete with track listing, and the show will also be available in a Dropbox folder for those who prefer to use that method.
There are 3 versions of the show available:
SecondHandSongs is a database of originals, cover songs, sampled songs and sampling songs.
It’s an advanced database which stores the data in a reusable and maintainable way, and which is interconnected to many other online databases.
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