At just over two years old, the South London station has launched an agency to help support its hosts
South London's online radio station and app Balamii has started a booking agency. This new arm to the station comes three years after founder James Browning launched Balamii as an events series, and just over two years since the station first went on air. Its hosts include Touching Bass's Alex Rita, the positive femme identity collective BBZ, Crackstevens, The Square and LV.
“I set [Balamii radio] up because it's always been my dream to run my own radio station. I've been doing events since I was 15 so it was a natural progression. It's grown from literally nothing to what it is today,” explains James. “I've decided to start the booking agency to support everyone who's part of the Balamii team. It kind of makes sense to start an agency as there's a great body of people coming through. Also it'd be great to help people get more paid bookings.”
The station streams live daily from its Peckham home on Rye Lane and there is also an IOS App so you can listen direct via your phone. “That was actually the first thing I made for Balamii,” he points out. “Before the studio was built I used to go round recording people and putting the mixes I got up on that.”