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Shows & Hosts

0600-0700: “Early Breakfast”

0700-1000: “X for Breakfast” – Paul McNally

1000-1200: “More music mornings”

1200-1400: “Lunch In The City”

1400-1500: “Radio X Replay” **

1500-1800: “Home-time” – Lee Middleton


**Another chance to hear some of your favourite Radio X shows

Monday -The Xlist

Tuesday – The Only Alternative

Wednesday – Big Picture Science

Thursday – A Way With Words

Friday – eTown


1800-1900: “Xposure”

 A local look at art and culture, music, life and events around Brussels

1900-2300: “Music marathon”

2300-0600: “Late Night – Laid Back”



1800-1900: “Big Picture Science”

 Science… but made entertaining!

1900-2300: “Music marathon”

2300-0600: “Late Night – Laid Back”



1800-1900: “A Way With Words”

 A fun look at the English language and how we all use it

1900-2300: “Music marathon”

2300-0600: “Late Night – Laid Back”



1800-1900 “Xposure”

A local look at art and culture, music, life and events around Brussels

1900-2300: “Music Marathon”

2300-0600 “Late Night – Laid Back”



1800-1900:  “The X List”

 An hour of the newest and coolest music from the Radio X playlist

1900-2100: “The Friday Night Playlist”

The perfect music mix for you Friday Evening

2100-2300: The X Sessions”

 Start your weekend with 2 hours of the funkiest tunes around

2300-0100: “DNA: dance” 

Andy Lawson is in the mix with 2 hours of the huge club anthems

0100-0800: “Late Night – Laid Back”


Keep checking back for exciting additions to our weekday schedule


0800-1100: “Weekend Lazy breakfast” – Sonya Mac

1100-1400: “Weekend Brunch” – Lee Middleton

1400-1500: “The X List” – Another chance to hear this week coolest new music

1500 – 1600: “Big Picture Science”

1600-1800: “Hollywood 360′” – Carl Amari

1800-1900: “ETown” – Live music and chat from ‘E-Town Hall’

1900-2000: “Xposure Live” – Live sets from Brussels live music scene recorded EXCLUSIVELY for Radio X

2000-2100: “The Only Alternative” – Owen Stafford

2100-2300: “DNA: anthems” – Andy Lawson has 2 hours of the biggest guitar anthem around

2300-0800: “Late Night – Laid Back”



0800-1100: “Weekend Lazy breakfast” – Sonya Mac

1100-1400: “Weekend Brunch” – Emilija Jovanoska

1400-1600: “Little Stevens Underground Garage'” – Steven Van Zandt

1600-1800: “Hollywood 360′” – Carl Amari

1800-2000: “Acoustic Cafe” – Rob Reinhart

2000-2100: “At The Crossroads” – Brant Zwicker

2100-2200: “The Folk Sampler” – Mike Flynn

2200-0000: “Best Smooth Jazz” – Rod Lucas

0000-0600: “Late Night – Laid Back”

Monday: The Essentials

Practical advice on moving to Belgium – from internet to international schools, banking to buying a house

Tuesday: Science On Air

Emilija Jovanoska teams up with Greenlight for Girls to bring you our weekly look at all things Scientific

Wednesday: At The Movies

Kelly Agathos has all of the latest film news and reviews, this week’s new releases and the local listings for Cinema across Brussels

Wednesday: The World At Play

Andy Lawson brings you a pocket-sized round up of all of this week’s big stories from the world of sport

Thursday: A Belgian Eye

A look at life through the eyes of our resident Belgian, Phillipe Persoons, as he explores one of the big local news stories from the week

Friday: What’s Going On

Robin de Wouters takes a look at things to do and places to explore in and around Brussels with our weekly guide to events in the city




Paul McNally:

The man tasked with waking up the capital of Europe is also our head of news here at Radio X and he anchors X For Breakfast every weekday from 7am. With a wealth of radio experience across Europe under his belt and a laid-back, informative style, Paul will make those first few hours of the day ones that you will look forward to. When he is not in the studio you will find him co-ordinating the news team and making sure that you get the latest news first for Brussels and beyond  

Lee Middleton:

When it comes to pushing buttons, Lee is right up there with the best. Open the microphone and he doesn’t sound too bad either. His eclectic taste in music as well as over 10 years sat in a radio studio (not the same one for the whole 10 years we did let him out once) make Lee a must listen as he steers the ship, weekdays on the home-time show.  And if you thought you could get rid of him at a weekend, sorry, no chance – you’ll find him doing his Saturday Brunch show from 11am too. Having worked on Ex-pat based radio stations in Italy, France & Spain he brings a wealth of European experience to the heart of the continent. Born in the UK , he is well traveled and hasn’t had the recommended amount of sleep since 1998.

Sonya Mac:

Not everyone wakes up after graduating school, college or university and walks straight into radio… Take Sonya, a school teacher in a past life, now professional radio personality. With over a decade working full time in the industry, Sonya has a friendly, conversational and engaging style that is perfect for your lazy weekend wake-up with her.

Richard Harris:

Where do we start with such a seasoned TV and Radio professional? Richard Harris is one of few who can claim both being American and Belgian. Having spent many years both sides of the ocean, Richard calls Brussels home and is fully integrated into his Belgian life, and speaks fluent French too. A font of all knowledge? Well, that’s not that far from the truth as Richard has a great love for culture, the arts, music, food and drink, where to go and things to experience. Tune in to hear Richard’s weekly ‘What’s Going On’ feature at the end of the week, and also from time to time on special reports and features that he’s popped up at on behalf of Radio X.

Graham Peel:

Join Graham Peel every Friday on Radio X, from the heart of Brussels, to kick-start your weekend from 1900 hours. With the perfect ‘apero-music melange’ to get you in to that weekend mood, Graham’s love in mixing some of the finer and more discerning weekend tunes of the moment really shines through between 1900 to 2100 hours. Graham’s from Scotland originally, and has worked, produced and DJ’d in several European countries before coming to Belgium. Fridays from 1900 hours – It’s the perfect accompaniment to a few drinks with friends, or for the start of your night out!

Andy Lawson:

Andy is also another one of our team who is a bit of a sports fan and delivers a weekly look at the sporting calendar from his own unique angle with his feature “World at Play”. You can also catch Andy indulging in his other passion, dance music, every Friday night with DNA: Dance


You might not know his voice but you will certainly know his music, Giggsy is the mastermind behind The X Sessions, the man bringing you those cool deep house grooves that start your weekend each Friday Night. 

Radio X Legends:

Saturdays from 21:00 we play you some of the finest hits that have stood the test of time, and still sound as good today as they did when they were first released. Music of this caliber reaches ‘legendary status’, and, hence “Radio X – Legends” was born! Join us for our ‘nod of recognition and appreciation’ to those who’ve helped shaped the musical map – new and old.




Syndicated Shows


Radio X is very proud to be able to showcase some of the best radio shows from around the world. We hope that our line up of syndicated shows appeals to the many nationalities and cultures as well as the variety of musical tastes of the people who now call Brussels their home.

e Town:

eTown is a weekly radio show broadcast from coast to coast across America and now comes to the heart of Europe on Radio X. Every eTown show is recorded in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today’s top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown – building a better community through music. Why not take a virtual visit to eTown and visit them online

Acoustic Cafe:

Acoustic Café is a two hour weekly radio show, and an independent media production of RDR Radio, LLC. The program is produced and hosted by Rob Reinhart, who started the show in 1995. Each week, listeners around the globe tune in to Acoustic Café to hear the latest from today’s great songwriting talents. It’s hard to put a definitive label on Acoustic Café’s music selections. After all, a good song is a good song… any individual set of music could contain a bit of country, rock, blues, folk, pop… and more! You can find out more about the show by visiting the Accoustic Cafe Website

Big Picture Science:

The Big Picture Science radio show engages the public with modern science research through lively and intelligent storytelling. Science radio doesn’t have to be dull. The only dry thing about this program is the humor. Big Picture Science takes on big questions by interviewing leading researchers and weaving together their stories of discovery in a clever and off-kilter narrative style.Find out more by visiting the Big Picture Science Website

A Way With Words:

A Way with Words is an upbeat and lively hour-long public radio show about language examined through history, culture, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around the world about slang, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. They settle disputes, play word quizzes, and discuss language news and controversies. The show is heard by more than a quarter-million listeners each week over the air and by podcast.Find out more about the show, the hosts and how you can contribute at

At The Crossroads:

The Blues is made up of many different style of music, Soul, R&B, Swing, Delta, Zydeco to name but a few. With almost 25 years experience behind the microphone, host Brant Zwicker, is more than aware how popular the genre is becoming. Each edition of At The Crossroads includes a dozen tunes, a two-song spotlight on a brand new CD release, a classic blues cut or artist, emphasis upon independent artists, and as much useless trivia as Brant can squeeze in. Artists in the show range from Eric Clapton and Bonnie Raitt to Robert Johnson and Bessie Smith. The over-riding goal is to attract new listeners to the blues, while at the same time satisfying purists and long-time aficionados. More details can be found on the ATC Website

Best Smooth Jazz:

Direct from London join Rod Lucas as he plays a mix of instrumental Smooth Jazz from rhythmic and tuneful piano, to saxophone, guitar, trumpet and vibraphone too. Not forgetting Smooth Latin vibes mixed in as well. Best Smooth Jazz is a rich mix of tuneful, pleasing melodic & exciting Smooth Jazz with passion. Music that simply makes you feel good as if it’s touching your very soul. Get involved with Rod and the show through the Best Smooth Jazz website

Little Stevens Underground Garage:

Steven Van Zandt is a musician, songwriter, performer, arranger, record producer, actor, writer, human rights activist, and international radio DJ. He is a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and an original principal cast member of The Sopranos.Each week Little Steven takes you on a two hour trip down the path of what was cool in all six decades of Rock and Roll, a celebration of Pop culture, and features the best emerging new bands worldwide.Want to know more? Visit the Underground Garage Website

Hollywood 360:

Hollywood 360 is the show about all things entertainment with your host Carl Amari, who has spent 30 years as an award winning TV, Radio and Film producer. Each Saturday evening, Carl presents classic shows from radio’s golden age Plus, Carl interviews actors, directors, writers and producers and gets the inside scoop on what’s happening in the world of entertainment. Carl’s weekly contributors include Co-Host Lisa Wolf, movie reviewer Sarah Adamson, Showbiz-whiz Melissa Michalak and Hollywood 360 Executive Producer Mike Gastala , who offer their unique perspective and pulse on Hollywood. Find out whats on this weeks show by and check out the Hollywood 360 Website

The Folk Sampler:

When Mike Flynn was a boy, he sat in his bedroom on the Kansas prairie, turning the dial on his radio and marvelling that a voice from Chicago could reach so far. Now it is Flynn’s voice that reaches listeners across the world with his syndicated weekly radio show, The Folk Sampler. The Folk Sampler plays a mix of traditional music, folk, bluegrass and blues. Each program revolves around a theme, anything from trains to holidays to the anguish of love. Find out more about Mike and the show by visiting The Folk Sampler website


Journalists / Reporters:

Paul Heath:

With a mix of BBC Radio and UK independent local radio experience spanning 20+ years, Paul is another voice and name to enjoy and follow.

Paul McNally:

Paul is our Head of News. Born in the UK, he lived for eight years in France before moving to the Brussels. Paul looks after Radio X’s Belgian news output.

Noreen Donovan:

Originally hailing from Ireland, then having met a Belgian many years ago, she moved over to the country – the rest as they say is history. Noreen is a ‘Mum’, she’s got an eye and an ear on a diverse range of topics and loves chatting with people, especially when there’s a microphone involved. A true Expat who relishes the opportunity to share the “Belgian Life” with you, the listener, and at her happiest when there is folk music involved.

Owen Stafford:

Hails from Ireland, lives in Brussels, and has a keen journalistic eye on the world of politics and policy making… so where better than the heart of Europe to base yourself surrounded by the European Parliament, European Union and Council? If you want to know what’s what in the world, and how it relates to you, listen out for Owen’s updates and reports here on Radio X.

Jack Brooks:

A Welshman in Leuven, Jack provides your daily dose of Belgian news at lunch, afternoon drive and on weekends. We always know when he’s on duty because there’s jazz, blues and experimental rock wafting out of the newsroom hi-fi. When he’s not covering the latest news for Radio X, you’ll probably find him writing poetry or reading.

Kelly Agathos:

Kelly is a self-confessed movie buff who relishes the diverse film experiences Brussels has to offer, whether in the numerous arthouse cinemas scattered across town or the variety of film festivals happening all year round. Sharing this knowledge is what pushed her to create and present Radio X at the Movies. When she is not recording, you can catch her performing on stage with The Ghost Sheep, Brussels’ first and only anglophone improv troupe.

Emilija Jovanoska:

One of our interns here at Radio X,  we are delighted to give opportunities to really motivated young people who have great potential such as Emilija.  


All our team are driven by one common goal; a love of radio – from news gathering and delivery to local events, live music and the ability to play some great tunes too. We’re here to help you also feel more connected with city living, whether you’re in or around Brussels, Waterloo, Leuven, Antwerp, Aalst, Ghent, Ath, Chievres, Mons/Bergen or somewhere else…

If you’ve got something to share with us which will help others – then let us know! If you’re looking for something, need help finding it or have a question we can perhaps help with  – let us get the message out on the radio for you. Radio X – Xpressing city life in your language.