Guest/rotation Shows for DECEMBER

THE QUIET STORM - WEDNESDAY 10pm - MIDNIGHT

1st – DENNIS O'BRIEN

8th - ANDREA ROBERTSON

15th – TBA

22nd – STEVE JOHNS

29th - RICHARD SEARLING

SATURDAY 6 - 8pm

4th - MIKE GEE 'Time MACHINE SPECIAL'

11th - SIMON van OS

18th - RICH BEGGAR

25th - MARK McCARTHY - CHRISTMAS DAY SPECIAL


SATURDAY 8 - 10pm

4th - PAUL CLIFFORD 'YACHT SOUL'

11th - TOSCA ANOTHER LEVEL 'BOOGIE SPECIAL'

18th – CARL DENNIE 'STRICTLY VINYL SESSIONS'

25th - JOEY COYNE - CHRISTMAS DAY SPECIAL


SUNDAY 4 - 6pm

5th - CLIVE R with Guests ADAM WHITE & PETER BURNS 'SOUL SUMMIT'

12th - PAUL CLIFFORD

19th - DAVID LEWIS

26th - TBA

MONDAY 3 - 6pm

6th - RALPH TEE 'LUXURY SOUL'

13th - PHIL'PHILO' NUGENT

20th - TOSCA 'SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING NEW'

27th – THE 'SOUL TRAIN CLUB'

GOSPEL SUNRISE SUNDAY 6 - 8am


5th - GRANTLY

12th - ANGUS KEMP

19th - RICHARD MARZETTI

2021 DIXIE QUEEN – TICKETS SOLD OUT!

The last boat event of 2021 will be the December Soul Cruise- SUNDAY DECEMBER 12 - aboard the DIXIE QUEEN. We will sail from Tower Millennium Pier at 1.00pm, returning at 6.00pm, with two floors of music, Solar Radio DJs and live PAs. See London from the River Thames as Tower Bridge is raised to allow the vessel through.  Tickets, priced as usual at £25.00, have now all been sold, but there will be a waiting list for any returns or cancellations- simply email us at info@solarradio.com, subject 'Waiting List', and we will advise if any become available.

SOUL CRUISE DATES TO JULY 2022

These are Soul Cruise dates for your diary in the first half of 2022, all aboard m.v. Golden Jubilee, from 2.00pm to 7.00pm, sailing from and returning to Temple Pier on the Embankment in Central London.
Sunday February 13,
Sunday March 27,
Sunday May 1,
Saturday June 4.- Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend special
Ticket sales information will be posted on our website in due course.
Solar Radio | Your Classic & 21st Century Soul Station

OCTOBER SOUL CRUISE – SOLD OUT

Tickets are now SOLD OUT for the October Soul Cruise on Sunday October 24 aboard m.v. Golden Jubilee, sailing from Temple Pier at 2.00pm and returning at 7.00pm, two floors of music from Solar Radio DJs and food available to purchase. Usual Public Health precautions will apply

MORE SOLAR SOUL -19 TRACK CD NOW AVAILABLE

NOW AVAILABLE - "MORE SOLAR SOUL" - 19 (yes 19) track CD containing tracks featured on Solar Radio in recent times - price for mail-order to the UK is just £13.50. For track listing visit the webstore . Mailing costs outside the UK will differ, and could be subject to customs fees  (email info@solarradio.com for overseas quote). UK order from our webstore  HERE

 
 
 
 

SOLAR RADIO EVENTS – TICKETING PROCEDURE

With the ever-increasing number of people tuning to Solar Radio, we are happy to welcome new customers to our events including the ever-popular Soul Cruises, and it may be timely to advise new folk (and remind valued 'regulars'!) of our ticketing procedures. TICKETS ARE SOLD ON A 'FIRM SALE' BASIS. There is no automatic refund for cancellations unless we have published a 'Buy Back' message - any returns will be offered to any Waiting List customers for re-sale. We do not send out tickets for our river events, either by post or as e-tickets, but we do hold all tickets for collection on the day, just before the event. After the initial acknowledgement, the buyer will  later be sent another email, advising of collection time and boarding information. We hope this helps!

PLAYLISTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

With so many presenters playing new music, and with the present inability of singers and musicians to earn income from indoor shows and gigs, they are even more dependent on revenue from sales of downloads, CDs and merchandise. DJs are usually careful to announce names of performers, but if you happen to miss this information, there is usually a podcast available with a playlist, these posted usually on the DJ's social media account and/or on the Solar Radio Group Page   on Facebook.

SOLAR RADIO BROADCASTING PLATFORMS

Solar Radio is  available to listeners on a range of  streaming platforms including our free branded apps for iPhone and Android mobile devices, and similarly with smart speakers such as Echo Dot and Google now available from web dealers and electrical retailers, plus Internet Radios. Solar Radio is also readily available via  other apps including TuneIn Radio and RadioplayerUK, and directly from our website at www.solarradio.com.

Solar Radio has also been involved in the path-finding small-scale DAB experiment, and is currently available on DAB+ in the Inner London area (within the North and South Circular Roads), Brighton and Norwich.

SOLAR RADIO – SOUL TOP 500 CHART

At the end of 2019, TONY MONSON asked all connected with SOLAR RADIO, including DJs, listeners, artists and all friends of the station to submit their ALL TIME TOP 10 favourite tracks and albums. Contributors totalled some 500 people, from whose suggestions the TOP 500 chart was compiled.

The first 100 can be seen here-Top 500 # 1 to # 100

The next hundred, 101 to 200 - ...the next 100, # 101 - #200

Positions 201 to 300 are here-..third segment, #201 - #300

SOLAR RADIO ON ECHO DOT

SOLAR RADIO now has a dedicated SKILL app on the ECHO DOT device to enable easy access.

Listening to Solar Radio on an Amazon Dot or Echo and Google Home device:

AMAZON DOT / ECHO:  If you have an Amazon Dot or Echo (or any other Amazon smart speaker device) you can listen to Solar Radio by enabling the Solar Radio Alexa Skill.  All you have to do is say “Alexa, Launch Solar Radio”.   You may need to repeat the sentence a couple of times before it responds but once enabled you can simply say  “Alexa, Play Solar Radio” to play the station.  You can also enable the Skill via the Amazon store HERE.

GOOGLE HOME:  For Google Home simply say “Okay Google, Play Solar Radio”.   You may need to add  “… on TuneIn”  at the end if it fails to respond

ANDROID APP for SOLAR RADIO and upgraded i-PHONE APP

A reminder that the dedicated SOLAR RADIO app for Android devices is available NOW to download and install FOR FREE from the Google Play Store, featuring choice of 64k or 128k streams, schedule information, contact and social media links, available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.SolarRadioAndroid  Also available from the Apple Store, is an UPGRADE to the SOLAR RADIO app for i-PHONE.

 

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SOLAR RADIO ON DAB

dab-logo-Solar Radio can be heard on DAB in Brighton, in the London area, with the boundary of the North and South Circular Roads,  and Norwich, all part of the Small Scale DAB trial as promoted by OfCom. If you are new to DAB radio receivers, it is worth noting that the most complete range of available stations will be found by doing a full scan near to a window and in the highest available location in your property.

SOUL CITIZEN – Autobiography of Clive ‘R’

SCbookOur Sunday morning 'In Orbit' man, CLIVE R, has written his autobiography - entitled SOUL CITIZEN- relating his memories and experiences over his fifty years as a soul fan, record-collector, music journalist, club and concert-goer, oh, and soul radio DJ! 

Following the excellent response to his set on the April Soul Cruise, Clive is now making the book available direct to Solar Radio listeners. Purchase the book HERE

LISTEN TO SOLAR RADIO ON THE MOVE

There are several ways to access SOLAR RADIO on the move, via your Android, IPhone, Tablet or similar device and DAB, the latter to Brighton, London & Norwich.

From the Android Play Store, free downloads are available of apps for either Radioplayer UK, TuneIn Radio or Nobex Radio, which you can install on your device in seconds and a quick search will soon reveal SOLAR RADIO, which can then be saved as a 'favourite' or can be 'followed'.

The Nobex Radio app is also suitable for use on an I-Phone, while the dedicated SOLAR RADIO app is also available from the Apple Store.

Your device can usually be linked to a car audio system via Bluetooth for in-car entertainment. Please ensure you have an adequate data package with your provider.

SOLAR RADIO is part new Ofcom initiative of experimental Small-Scale DAB radio for London, within the area bounded by the North and South circular roads and in Brighton & Norwich

Please re-scan your DAB receiver.

Solar Radio - Your Classic & 21st Century Soul Station