ZAHARA SOUL – BRIGHTON SATURDAY OCTOBER 19th
With Dj's TOSCA, DENNIS O'BRIEN, TONY MAC, TONY MONSON and Brighton's LEON EDLEY
Join us for a great night of Soul, Funk & Jazz in the centre of Brighton
SOULVIEW IS BACK – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28th
SOULVIEW returns on Saturday the 28th of SEPTEMBER at THE VIEW BAR & KITCHEN, OLD HERNS LANE, WELWYN GARDEN CITY, HERTFORDSHIRE AL7 2ED
FROM 8.00pm – Late with Dj’s Mike Gee, Neil Simson, Andrew Ackerman & Tony Monson plus a special P.A. from NADINE LEE
Join us for another night full of New & Classic Soul with a touch of Soulful House at the beautiful venue. TICKETS £7 HERE
LES ADAMS TRIBUTE
TWO HOUR TAKEOVER TRIBUTE SHOWS.
Following the tragic passing of Solar Radio DJ Les Adams on Monday morning, September 2nd, there will be special tribute editions of the "Two Hour Takeover". The first was broadcast on Friday September 6 (now available on Mixcloud) and the second will be on Friday September 13 , to be broadcast in the usual timeslot of 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Tony Monson will host the shows along with Renna McDonagh, and there will be telephone contributions from several radio DJs whose lives were touched by association with Les Adams. Both shows will also be published on Mixcloud with a 'listen again' facility.
Les had been a professional DJ since 1979 and was involved with Solar Radio in our pirate days of 1984 and from the start of our re-launch as a licensed station in 1998
Our sympathies go to Les’s partner Jackie Davies and to his family.
DECEMBER SOUL CRUISE – DIXIE QUEEN- SOLD OUT!!
ALL TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD for the December Soul Cruise aboard the DIXIE QUEEN. Waiting List enquiries for possible returns- email to email@example.com This will be on SUNDAY DECEMBER 15 from 1.00pm until 6.00pm, sailing from Tower Millennium Pier, London EC3MN 4DT with two floors of music, Solar Radio DJs DENNIS O'BRIEN, TONY MAC, GARY SPENCE, COLLINS & MASON, CLIVE R, COLIN HUGHES and TONY MONSON plus star guest P.A.s from NATASHA WATTS & LUKAS SETTO
With food available to purchase and the chance to see Tower Bridge open and close for our journey.
OCTOBER SOUL CRUISE – SOLD OUT
All tickets are now sold still for the October Thames Soul Cruise - Sunday October 27th departing from TEMPLE PIER, Victoria Embankment, WC2R 2PN. Leaves at 2.00 pm, returns at 7.00 pm, with two floors of music from Solar Radio DJs and food available to purchase. A reminder that tickets are sold on a firm sale basis, with no guarantee of refunds for cancellations. If you wish to go on the waiting list for possible returns, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOLAR RADIO WINS BEST SOUL INTERNET/DAB STATION AWARD
A huge THANK YOU to all of our LOYAL LISTENERS for once again voting SOLAR RADIO as the BEST SOUL INTERNET/DAB RADIO STATION 2018 at the SOUL SURVIVORS AWARDS ceremony.
LATE SUMMER THAMES SOUL CRUISE – SEPTEMBER 22 – sold out
All tickets are now SOLD for the Late Summer Thames Soul Cruise, this on Sunday September 22nd, depart from TEMPLE PIER, Victoria Embankment, WC2R 2PN. Leaves at 2.00 pm, returns at 7.00 pm, with two floors of music from Solar Radio DJs and food available to purchase. To add you name to the waiting list for possible returns, email email@example.com and we will advise if any become available.
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), Birmingham, Brighton and Norwich.
SOUL ON THE SOLENT- SEPTEMBER – SOLD OUT
All tickets are now sold for SOUL ON THE SOLENT - SEPTEMBER, for which we rerturn to m.v. Princess Caroline. Sunday September 15th from 1 – 6pm, with Solar Djs aboard the Princess Caroline, sailing from the Town Quay Marina, Town Quay, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 2AQ.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – EVENTS IN 2019
Here are the dates for Solar Radio events for the remainder of 2019. Please note that our boat events during this year have usually sold out within a couple of weeks of going on sale, so do look out on our website and on social media for news stories advising of tickets going on sale - and book early to avoid disappointment!
DATES FOR 2019:
SUNDAY September 22 (Late Summer)- Golden Flame, Temple Pier, 2pm - 7pm.
SUNDAY October 27 (Autumn) - Golden Jubilee, Temple Pier, 2pm - 7pm
The year will end once again with our showcase DECEMBER SOUL CRUISE on Sunday December 15 aboard the DIXIE QUEEN, and look out for news of our NEW YEARS EVE PARTY at the Park Inn, Radisson Hotel, SOUTHEND ON SEA!!
SOLAR SOUL CD – AVAILABLE NOW!!
Available NOW- our SOLAR SOUL CD, a collection of 15 tracks by singers and groups who have featured on SOLAR RADIO in the past couple of years, and including some exclusive mixes. The CD is in digi-pack format with 4-page gatefold sleeve and full colour 8-page booklet. Full track listing is above. The price for mail-order is £12.50 including postage and packing, and orders can be placed now HERE
SOLAR RADIO EXCLUSIVE from DSG
Solar Radio is very proud to have the completely new vibed up version of SouLutions "Philly Line" as mixed by by Nigel Lowis as an Exclusive until release. Nigel last year produced one of the best selling compilations albums Disco, Soul, Gold vol 1, spending 5 weeks at the #1 spot on the Sweet Rhythms chart. A year and a half in the making, the follow up 19 track CD Disco Soul Gold Vol 2 is finally ready to be released as a CD at the end of April including among its 19 new tracks "Philly Line 2019" by SouLutions.
LAILANI & MAVERICK LIFE FUND
On New Years Day 2019 the daughter of Solar Radio DJ Ash Selector, Ashley Grundy, sadly passed away, aged just 28 years, leaving her two beautiful children Lailani & Maverick behind.
Nobody can replace the unconditional love of a Mother, the most important person in a child's life.
A page has been set up to raise funds for their future care and give them some much needed stability.
Please donate if you can: LAILANI & MAVERICK LIFE FUND
London DAB has changed to DAB+
As of Wednesday November 21st Solar Radio's London DAB service has upgraded to DAB+
Listeners will need a DAB+ compatible radio - most receivers purchased over recent years will be. A retune or rescan may be necessary. Typically this can be done by either pressing a re-tune or auto-tune button or by going in to the menu and selecting scan, full scan or auto-tune.
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!
DIXIE QUEEN – SOLAR RADIO PARTY ROCKS THE BOAT!
CHRISTMAS CRUISE – SUNDAY DECEMBER 16 - every picture tells a story..
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.
Solar Radio DJ Gathering…
Beer & Banter - Check out the Video:
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, 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 & 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.