The Trust The Doc Radio Show is a weekly showcase of new music presented by Neil March. It broadcasts live on Exile FM every Saturday from 5 – 7PM UK time and each edition is available for 7 days via podcast. A minimum of 50% of the tracks are by new and emerging artists and new releases by more well-known acts are also strongly featured. There is always an element of content that gives exposure to artists restricted in their live practice by mental health and mobility issues. (Logo by paulfcook)
The show has three regular features:
Trust The Doc Track of the Week: 3 tracks by bands or artists from different locations compete for listeners’ votes with the winning track revealed and played towards the end of the show. There are three ways to participate in the vote – a poll in a pinned tweet, by responding to a post about the show on Facebook or by emailing the Exile FM Shoutbox.
Then and Now: Neil plays 2 tracks back to back, one from pop music’s past and one by a current act and invites listeners to comment on whether they think the older track has had some influence on the newer one.
Trust The Doc Classic: Neil plays a track he believes has never had the recognition it deserves.
The show always ends with a classic track. During the show listeners can interact with Neil via Twitter, Facebook or Shoutbox and he gives shout outs and reads out comments as the show goes on.
The show sometimes involves artists being interviewed. The third edition of the show involved a half hour interview with Mulele Matondo and Birikiti about Kongo Dia Ntotila and their other projects, interspersed with playing of tracks. A few weeks later Neil interviewed Darren Laurence of LegPuppy on the show. Interviews, for now, are suspended until the COVID-19 situation abates.