Unsung, unsigned independent musicians from around the world will get their first national exposure this week on a new syndicated radio show aimed at college students.

Guide Wire Radio is being offered to 300 college and some commercial radio stations beginning Friday.The artists must have produced the music themselves and not be signed to recording labels. Listeners interested in buying the music can call a toll-free number to order cassettes or compact discs.

The free show is distributed to the radio stations by University Network, a nonprofit, satellite network.

- The toll-free number for Guide Wire Radio is 1-800-HEAR-NEW.