THE SOUL SURVIVORS MAGAZINE AWARDS – SOLAR RADIO – SOUL STATION OF THE YEAR
PROUD WINNER OF THE SOUL SURVIVORS MAGAZINE AWARD-
BEST SOUL RADIO STATION
Thanks to the listeners.....who voted for us
Thanks to the DJs ....for playing all the music
Thanks to 'Management' - Keith for keeping us on air, Barbara for keeping the finances in order, Clive for managerial 'plate-spinning', Tony our founder and, most important of all, Thanks to the singers, musicians, songwriters and arrangers for creating such great music over some EIGHT DECADES (1940s to date), and the record companies with the vision to release the records (OK, downloads too!) for us to play to you!
THE SOUL SURVIVORS AWARDS- SOLAR RADIO WINS THREE !
SOLAR RADIO - WINNERS:
SOUL RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE OF THE YEAR
BEST RADIO SHOW OF THE YEAR - ASH SELECTOR 'Groove Control'.
‘MAY DAY’ HOLIDAY SOUL CRUISE – SUNDAY APRIL 30th 2017
Tickets are now available for the 'MAY DAY' BANK HOLIDAY BOAT PARTY, this on Sunday April 30th 2017, sailing from Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN, aboard the GOLDEN FLAME, with SOLAR RADIO DJs playing five hours of party favourites and club classics on two floors of music. We sail at 2.00pm and return at 7.00pm, with tickets, price just £20.00 each, available now at http://www.solarradio.com/product/may-day-holiday-soul-cruise/
CLYDE STUBBLEFIELD R.I.P.
We are sad to report that CLYDE STUBBLEFIELD, drummer with the James Brown Band during the 1960s and 1970s, died Saturday (23rd) in hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, from kidney failure, aged 73 years. He played on several of Brown’s classics in the 1960s and early 70s, including Cold Sweat, Say It Loud I’m Black and I’m Proud, I’ve Got the Feelin’ and the album Sex Machine, and played the much-sampled drum solo on 'Funky Drummer.
APRIL BOAT PARTY – SUNDAY APRIL 2 – SOLD OUT!!
Tickets are now SOLD OUT for the APRIL BOAT PARTY, this on Sunday April 2nd 2017, sailing from Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN, aboard the GOLDEN JUBILEE, with SOLAR RADIO DJs playing five hours of party favourites and club classics on two floors of music. We sail at 2.00pm and return at 7.00pm'
SOUL CRUISES – Further Dates for 2017
Here is the full calendar of remaining events in the SOUL CRUISE 2017 diary, with tickets for the April 30 and May 27 events going on sale soon.
- Sunday April 2, Sunday April 30 (all 2.00pm to 7.00pm)
- Saturday May 27, 7.00pm to 12 midnight
- Sunday May 28th, 4 - 7.30pm SOUL ON THE TYNE
- Sunday July 2, Sunday July 30, Sunday August 20, Sunday September 24, Sunday October 29, Sunday December 17 (all 2.00pm - 7.00pm)
ANDROID APP for SOLAR RADIO and upgraded i-PHONE APP
We are please to announce the launch of the dedicated SOLAR RADIO app for Android devices, available NOW to download and install FOR FREE from the Google Play Store, featuring choice of 64k or 128k streams, schedule information, contact and socialk media links, available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.SolarRadioAndroid&hl=en_GB Also available from the Apple Store, is an UPGRADE to the SOLAR RADIO app for i-PHONE.
SOLAR RADIO – STILL GROWING!
Statistics indicate the CONTINUED GROWTH of SOLAR RADIO, both in the quantity of listeners tuning our way and the length of time you stay tuned. In this market place with a range of choices, we thank you for your continued support!
(note- these stats are for streaming alone, via the website and apps on your mobile devices, and do NOT include listeners via Sky and DAB)
SOUL ON THE TYNE – TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE for a SOLAR RADIO event in NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, SOUL ON THE TYNE. This will be on SUNDAY MAY 28, 2017, aboard the PRIDE OF THE TYNE, featuring Solar Radio DJs EDDY EDMONDSON, NICK ARAVIS & TONY MONSON and departing from NORTH SHIELDS FERRY LANDING at 4.00pm and returning at 7.30pm, tickets just £12.00 each. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.
TWO HOUR TAKE-OVER
SOLAR RADIO ON DAB
Solar Radio can be heard on DAB in Birmingham, Brighton, in the London area, with the boundary of the North and South Circular Roads, Manchester, 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’
Our 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 Birmingham, Brighton, London, Manchester & 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 for the city of Norwich.
Please re-scan your DAB receiver.
MERCHANDISE – SOLAR RADIO T-SHIRTS etc
A range of SOLAR RADIO MERCHANDISE including branded clothing, t-shirts, sweatshirts and other items is available Here
DIXIE QUEEN GALLERY
Click here to view the Dixie Queen Gallery.