Kev Roberts on Solar Radio

Kev Roberts

Kev Roberts | Where Good Times Last Forever. Feel good for the weekend with Soul Classics galore, star interviews & competitions.

Q1. What first attracted you to Soul Music, is this relevant today?

I heard ‘This Old Heart of Mine” – The Isley Brothers and got hooked. Simples.

Q2. What are your top 5 favourite soul tracks?

I’m Gonna Make You Love Me – Supremes and Temptations
The Entertainer – Tony Clarke
This Will Be – Natalie Cole
Sunshine Will Never Be The Same – Aretha Franklin
This Old Heart of Mine – Isley Brothers

Q3. What are your favourite three record labels?

Philly International
Motown
Atlantic


Q4. Who are your favourite five artists?

Johnnie Taylor
Marlena Shaw
David Ruffin
Etta James
Aretha Franklin

Q5. What are your top three soul clubs of all time?

Wigan Casino
Kings Hall, Stoke
Blackpool Tower


Q6. What radio experience did you have before you joined Solar?

Sunset 102, Magic, Smooth, Saga, Jazz FM, Signal etc etc

Q7. What is/are your main criteria in choosing records for airplay?

I meet a lot of the public and listen intently to what they are saying. I play what feels right. I act as a A & R man as well as presenter.


Q8. Why would you recommend Solar to a listener?

Soul 24/7 on tap!

Q9. Which other DJs do you admire and why?

I don’t listen to others. No disrespect. I do my own thing.


Q10. How would you like to be remembered by a listener?

A person that made you feel good.

Q11. What do you do to relax?

Cabernet Sauvignon, Sex and hearing Sheffield Wednesday have won!