CHARLES BRADLEY R I P
We are sad to report that singer CHARLES BRADLEY died Saturday (23rd) after losing his battle with stomach cancer, aged 68 years. Though born in November 1948, he did not begin his recording career until 1996, when signing with Daptone as James Brown impersonator Black Velvet. In 2002 he reverted to recording as Charles Bradley, with more than a dozen singles on Daptone, variously with the Bullets and the Menaham Street Band, also with three albums on the label in the past five years.
SOLAR SOUL CRUISE – DECEMBER SPECIAL- TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!
Tickets are now available for the Solar Radio December Soul Cruise, on SUNDAY DECEMBER 17, sailing aboard the DIXIE QUEEN from Tower Millennium Pier at 1.00pm and returning at 6.00pm.
- FIVE HOURS of great party music from Solar Radio DJs.
- Star guest P.A.s
- Lower deck bar is stocked with a full range of drinks
- Pop-up drink-stations on both decks
- Spacious upper deck with bar, seating and dance floor.
- The interiors are non-smoking, smoking is permitted on the open areas of both decks.
- Food available to purchase.
Buy your tickets here: DECEMBER 17 SOUL CRUISE
AUTUMN SOUL CRUISE – SUNDAY OCTOBER 29 – SOLD OUT!!
All tickets are now sold for the AUTUMN SOUL CRUISE on SUNDAY OCTOBER 29 . This will be aboard m.v. Golden Jubilee, with five hours of music from Solar DJs on two floors. We sail from Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN, leaving at 2.00pm and returning at 7.00pm, with food available to purchase. If you wish to go on the waiting list for possible returns send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and number of tickets required and we will contact you if any become available. Tickets are sold on a firm-sale basis, with any unwanted or 'spare' tickets to be traded by the buyer.
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!
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.
SOUL CRUISES – Further Dates for 2017
Here is the full calendar of remaining events in the SOUL CRUISE 2017 diary.
- Sunday September 24, 2.00pm - 7.00pm (River Thames)
- Sunday October 29, 2.00pm - 7.00pm (River Thames)
- Sunday December 17 1.00pm - 6.00pm (River Thames)
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
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
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