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    The New Music Food Truck is New Scotland Radio’s newest syndicated Radio Show serving up new Indie and Alt-rock tunes for your devouring pleasure.


    Take New Scotland Radio with you anywhere you go. Get the app from The App Store or Google Play Store

    Take New Scotland Radio with you anywhere you go. Get the app from The App Store or Google Play Store


    New Scotland Radio is Halifax’s Alternative rock station. We play Alt-Rock & 90s Rock. Plus we add in a nice healthy dose of east coast rock, a few specialty shows and voila. Stay tuned.
    X Weekdays: Alt-rock, 90’s rock, infused w/great local rock.
    X Weekends: Like X Weekdays but more… weekendy.
    Modern Rock 4 Metro: Modern rock and hard rock for Halifax, including local rock.
    Throwback Thursdays: 90’s Alternative Rock all day long.
    Sunday Alternative: Alt-rock + Local rock mix.
    Listen on Online Radio Box! New Scotland RadioNew Scotland Radio


    The East Coast Countdown

    The East Coast Countdown features the Top Ten hottest songs from Atlantic Canadian artists as voted by the public at www.eastcoastcountdown.com.

    The New Music Food Truck

    The New Music Food Truck is New Scotland Radio’s newest syndicated Radio Show serving up new Indie and Alt-rock tunes for your devouring pleasure.

    Sunday Coffee House

    A weekly radio program hosted by Greg Schatzmann, featuring music from the genres of folk, acoustic, singer-songwriter, Celtic, roots and beyond.


    Think your music should be played on New Scotland Radio? Here’s the low down on how to submit your music.

    1. Listen to New Scotland Radio to see if your music will be a match.
      Our preferred genres are Alternative/Indie. No instrumentals. Songs must be in English.
    2. Please e-mail no more than 3 songs to info@newscotlandradio.com
      mp3’s must be 128kbps (or higher) and properly tagged with all artist/song info.
      We do not accept zip files or links to dropbox/wetransfer/googledrive etc.  
    3. Feel free to add any information such as where you are based out of.
    4. We are licensed by SOCAN but when you submit music to us you are granting us permission to play that music.
    5. If we agree that your music fits the station sound, we will add it to one of our rotations.
    6. Send us your social media links.
    7. Follow us on social media and we will return the favor.  Twitter and Facebook
    8. Be patient. We get a lot of submissions and get through them as quickly as we can.
     ***If you can’t be bothered to send us the actual music files to play, we simply cannot air them. Please don’t waste your time or ours.***

    More places where you can submit your music to

    Frequently asked questions

    No. We are in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia is Latin for New Scotland. There are multiple places called New Scotland that aren’t actually in Scotland, including one in New York, USA and another in South Africa.

    Nope. Getting on the FM dial is difficult to say the least. It costs a lot of money and would take a lot of time and lawyers, and court proceedings.

    I feel alt-rock needs a sub-genre. For me that sub-genre is Modern Rock. I want to play heavier stuff like Avenge Sevenfold, while also playing bands like The Plain White T’s. Each of these seems like a great idea to me and other alt-rock stations tend to pick one end of the spectrum or the other, but I want both. I think the listeners want both. Plus I think it would be terrible to play these two bands one after another. Other than that, I get to play Metallica, Megadeth, and other modern rockers from the 90s.

    We’ve always played Indie music but since hooking up with the Indie music bus, we’ve begun to expand the amount of Indie music we play. We’ve even started a new rotation called “The Indie Hour” which plays nothing but Indie music. We love supporting independent artists and therefore are proud to play Indie music.

    Yes. We are licensed by the Canadian body known as The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) 

    Artificial Intelligence. Our Automation system picks the songs based on a set of rules we’ve given it.

    Zero. Staff generally get paid, and we don’t have any of that since we don’t make any money from the station. Since we started our station we have had people recording shows for our station (Currently none). We’ve also had people who go to events and take pictures, or report on the event. Lastly, we’ve had people who have managed our social media accounts. Most of this was to be able to add to their portfolio to get themselves a job in Radio, TV, News, Social media, etc.

    Well we aren’t making money so we aren’t hiring anyone. We welcome anyone who wants to volunteer with our station to help build their portfolio. This doesn’t mean you have to be a graduate of a college or university program to volunteer and contribute to our station. If you are passionate and feel like you can contribute something to our station, let us know

    Short answer: Let us know. We currently have 3 syndicated radio shows on our station, including Sunday Coffee House, The East Coast Countdown, and The New Music Food Truck. We are always looking for more, because our listeners want more. 

    Not at this time. To be able to advertise we would need some sort of staff. At the very least we would require voices for the ads. That’s just the start. We have a list of 80+ businesses in Halifax who want to advertise on New Scotland Radio. If we tried to do this without staff, it would take a long time; time I do not have.

    Ways to listen

    Download the App for iPhone/iPad or Android by clicking the links below.

    More ways to listen

    If iTunes is your thing, here’s how you find us.
    Itunes–> Internet Radio–> Alternative Rock–> New Scotland Radio


    This is where we link to our partners who help make New Scotland Radio the great station it is today.


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