Nick Ratcliffe
Nick Ratcliffe
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Saturday 4 - 6pm
 
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Nick has been a DJ since he was 11 years old (in 1969!), starting out playing at school disco’s. He
ran a successful mobile disco during the 70’s and early 80’s, and moved into night clubs in 1977,
working at dozens of different independently-owned venues and for the Mecca & First Leisure groups
at their “super clubs”.
Nick started in commercial radio in 1985, taking over Steve Walsh’s Saturday night dance show on
County Sound in Guildford, and worked continuously as a presenter on County Sound, Mercury FM,
Star FM, Eagle Radio and others until the early 2000’s, when he moved to BBC Radio 2 to do some
music programming work until 2004.
During this period he was also Programme Controller of Star FM in Slough, Head Of Music for the
UKRD Group (15 stations across the UK), did programming consultancy work for Atlantic 252, Ritz
1035, Music Choice Group, First Love Radio in Lewisham and Sveriges Radio in Stockholm, and was
a visiting tutor at Lambeth College, lecturing on the HNC Radio Production course.
Nick’s love of soul music in all its forms stems from the very first 7” records he bought in the 60’s and
70’s, and was developed by working part-time in record shops in Bracknell & Slough, where he got to
hear the very latest imports and UK tracks.

Now Nick presents and loves his weekly “Saturday Session” show on Saturdays on Solar Radio, sharing
new releases and classic tunes – all done in his trademark chaotic style and with his tongue firmly
pressed into his cheek…