SEPTEMBER SOUL CRUISE – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25th -TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Join Solar for our SEPTEMBER Soul Cruise on SUNDAY AFTERNOON, September 25th, sailing from Temple Pier at 2.00pm and returning at 7.00pm. Click the following link for the SEPTEMBER Soul Cruise with two decks of music from Solar Radio DJs and food available to purchase.
From our recent soul cruises (Facebook comments):
“We loved every second of it, over too quick!” Vikki Langan, Gourock (Scotland)
‘Thank you…first time out with you guys, won’t be the last…’ Julia Bull, Harlow, Essex.
“Fab afternoon of amazing tunes Solar Radio…thank you!” Helen, Essex
"Thank you Solar and DJs, a brilliant day..." Em, Kent
“A really memorable day and fantastic music again from the DJs” Leigh Warner
“Absolutely amazing afternoon...” Paul Lewis, Romford
HAPPY DAYS FESTIVAL 2022 SPONSORS MIKE GEE IN THE AFTERNOON 1 -3pm
Guest/rotation Shows for AUGUST
THE QUIET STORM - WEDNESDAY 10pm - MIDNIGHT
3rd - DUG CHANT
10th – ROBERTO FORZONI
17th - TBA
24th – NEIL FRANCIS
31st - RAJ SELLI
SATURDAY 6 - 8pm
6th - MIKE GEE 'Time MACHINE SPECIAL'
13th - RICH BEGGAR 'THE STORY SOUL FAR'
20th - MARK DAVIS 'VINYL SPECIAL'
27th - ROB JAMES 'SOUL STEPPIN'
SATURDAY 8 - 10pm
6th - PAUL CLIFFORD 'YACHT SOUL'
13th - TOSCA ANOTHER LEVEL 'BOOGIE SPECIAL'
20th – CARL DENNIE 'STRICTLY VINYL SESSIONS'
27th - BOBBY DEE
SUNDAY 4 - 6pm
7th - CHRIS RYAN
14th - LORAINE CLANCY 'SOUL FINE'
21st - PAUL CLIFFORD 'SONGBOOK'
28th - STEVE HOBBS 'SUNDAY SOUL'
MONDAY 3 - 6pm
1st - RALPH TEE 'LUXURY SOUL'
8th - PHIL'PHILO' NUGENT 'SOUL SYNDICATE'
15th - TOSCA 'SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING NEW'
22nd – THE 'SOUL TRAIN CLUB' with JESSIE T, FREDDIE LEE 7 BOBBY DEE
29th - TBA
GOSPEL SUNRISE SUNDAY 6 - 8am
7th - GRANTLY
14th - ANGUS KEMP
21st - RICHARD MARZETTI
28th - JESSIE TSANG & FREDDIE LEE
SOUL CRUISE DATES FOR 2022
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!
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 . For sale to global markets EXCEPT the U.S.A. Regret NOT for sale to U.S.A, customers due to licensing restrictions. Mailing costs outside the UK will differ, and could be subject to customs fees (email firstname.lastname@example.org for overseas quote). UK orders from our webstore HERE
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!
Clive is now making the book available direct to Solar Radio listeners. Purchase the book HERE
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.
SOLAR RADIO ON DAB
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.
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.