CURTIS WOMACK R.I.P.

We are sad to report that Curtis Womack, brother of Friendly and the late Bobby, Cecil, and Harry, and a member of family groups the Womack Brothers (gospel) and the Valentinos (R&B), died Tuesday (23rd) at his home in Charleston, West Virginia, aged 74 years. Curtis was also the father of current RnB recording artist Binky Womack.

EVENING SOUL CRUISE – MAY 27 – SOME TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Solar Radio Late Summer Boat Party _Golden FlameWith glorious weather forecast for the coming weekend, we can advise that SOME TICKETS HAVE BECOME AVAILABLE  for the annual Evening Soul Cruise on Saturday May 27. This is aboard m.v. GOLDEN FLAME, sailing from Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment London WC2R 2PN -7.00pm to 12 midnight, two floors of soul club classics from Solar Radio DJs & P.A. by NATASHA WATTS plus food available to purchase. For your safety, every passenger boarding will be security-searched and bag-checked. Buy tickets now at http://www.solarradio.com/product/solar-radio-evening-boat-party-may-27/

SOLAR RADIO BOAT EVENTS – TICKETING PROCEDURE

With the ever-increasing number of people tuning to Solar Radio, we are happy to welcome new customers to our Soul Cruise events, and it may be timely to advise new folk (and remind valued 'regulars'!) of our ticketing procedures. 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. The buyer will receive an acknowledgement email with booking reference number, generated automatically by our website commerce system via PayPal.  The buyer will then later be sent another email, this time from our office address, advising of collection time and boarding information, this involving compulsory security checks before boarding. We hope this helps!

METHOD OF PAYMENT SURVEY

SUMMER SOUL BOAT PARTY – Sunday July 2

Just a few tickets remain for the Summer Soul Boat Party on Sunday July 2nd aboard m.v. Golden Jubilee. Golden Jubliee | 30th Anniversary Soul CruiseWe sail from Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN  at 2.00pm and return at 7.00pm, two floors of soul, funk and club classics from Solar Radio DJs, food available to purchase. Tickets just £20.00 each at  http://www.solarradio.com/product/summer-soul-boat-party/  - sold on firm-sale basis. For your safety, every passenger boarding will be security-searched and bag-checked.

JULY 30 BOAT PARTY – TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

With the early- July Soul Cruise close to selling out, we are pleased to advise that tickets are now available for  the JULY 30 BOAT PARTY, to be held on Sunday July 30 aboard m.v. Golden Jubilee, sailing from Temple Pier at 2.00pm and returning at 7.00pm. There will be two floors of music played by Solar Radio DJs, plus food available to buy. Tickets are £20.00 each at http://www.solarradio.com/product/july-30-boat-party/ . Tickets are sold on a firm sale basis, are not Sale-Or-Return, and may be transferrable a) at the buyer's risk and b) with agreement from Solar Radio. For your safety, every passenger boarding will be security-searched and bag-checked.

 

SOUL ON THE TYNE – NEW DATE FOR EVENT

Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE  for a SOLAR RADIO event in NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, SOUL ON THE TYNE. Following a revision of schedule by the vessel operator Nexus, this will now be on SATURDAY AUGUST 19, 2017, aboard the PRIDE OF THE TYNE, featuring Solar Radio DJ NICK ARAVIS & GUEST DJ ANDREA ROBERTSON and departing from NORTH SHIELDS FERRY LANDING at 4.00pm and returning at 7.30pm, tickets just £12.00 each. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

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.

 

MIKE GEE IN THE AFTERNOON SPONSORED BY HAPPYDAYS FESTIVAL 2017

Join Mike Gee 'On A Mission' from 1 -3pm weekdays sponsored by HAPPYDAYS FESTIVAL 2017

With a combination of legendary artists from the 70s, 80s and 90s, that will recreate the feel good factor, HAPPYDAYS FESTIVAL 2017 brings  the party vibe to an amazing venue -  a 40 acre site in the heart of Surrey at 'Imber Court', East Molesey, Surrey KT10 8EG, on the weekend of May 27 & 28.
The Festival will blend 3 decades of amazing music with other entertainments including a themed retro bar, pyrotechnics, games area, family fun activities.
Festival goers will also be able to try the delicious Gastro Grub, which will include a selection of World Fusion food and Vegetarian options.

Artists appearing at HAPPYDAYS FESTIVAL 2017 include:

BRAND NEW HEAVIES - SISTER SLEDGE - THE REAL THING -  ROACHFORD - FIVE STAR - BILLY OCEAN - NATASHA WATTS

Best Soul Radio Station 2016

SOUL CRUISES – Further Dates for 2017

Here is the full calendar of remaining events in the SOUL CRUISE 2017 diary.

  • Saturday May 27, 7.00pm to 12 midnight
  • Sunday July 2, Sunday July 30,(both 2.00pm - 7.00pm)
  • Saturday Augusty 19th, 4 - 7.30pm SOUL ON THE TYNE
  • Sunday August 20, Sunday September 24, Sunday October 29, Sunday December 17 (all 2.00pm - 7.00pm)

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)

TWO HOUR TAKE-OVER

Each Friday at 6.00pm brings the LES ADAMS request show "The Two Hour Takeover"

In which you, the listeners, select the entire playlist via Les' posting on FACEBOOK.

Tune in to Solar Radio to hear the listeners selection at 18:00 Sponsored by: FUEL DOCTOR

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!

SOLAR RADIO ON DAB

dab-logo-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’

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 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

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