TheRootMusic Returns To Radio

On Sunday 7th October at 7pm, Lee Hawthorn (me!) will be returning to Spark’s broadcasting schedule presenting and producing TheRootMusic.

The radio show will reflect the content shared across TRM’s multi-media platform with a focus upon playing the latest and greatest new music from hip-hop, grime and surrounding sounds.

Following on from the Local Music Show with Tom Mouse Smith, TheRootMusic will once again champion the North East’s hip-hop scene on-air. Although nothing is confirmed at this moment, there are also plans in place to revive the iconic freestyle series SparkUpTheMic.

TheRootMusic’s radio show was last broadcast in September 2017 after presenter-producer Lee (I) finished studying at University of Sunderland where Spark is based. After a year away, we’re excited to be back as part of the Spark team.

In the past twelves months we’ve curated countless Spotify playlists, interviewed a load of artists and more. So don’t think we’ve missed a step – but we are missing a years worth of radio edits…

If you’ve got new-ish music you wish to submit for play on TheRootMusic you can email We’re also looking for interviews and sessions. 


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