NEW FACES (AND VOICES)…
To greet the New Year, Solar Radio is delighted to welcome three new DJs to the roster: Sunday (midnight to 2.00am), RICK PARMA 's Adult Jazz Radio Show, Monday (midnight to 2.00am) SIMON VAN OS and Tuesday (midnight to 2.00am) DAVE DUNDAS . Returning in February will be BOBB SEMPLE. This is in addition to our late-2016 new voices, TONY MAC and STACEY DEE COLLINS.
APRIL BOAT PARTY – SUNDAY APRIL 2, 2017
Tickets are now available for the APRIL BOAT PARTY, this on Sunday April 2nd 2017, sailing from Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN, aboard the GOLDEN JUBILEE, with SOLAR RADIO DJs playing five hours of party favourites and club classics on two floors of music. We sail at 2.00pm and return at 7.00pm, with tickets, price just £20.00 each, available now at http://www.solarradio.com/product/april-boat-party/
SOUL SURVIVORS MAGAZINE POLL – SHORT LIST
We are delighted to announce that the shortlist for The Soul Survivors Magazine Annual Poll for 2016 includes Solar Radio in three categories - one of three nominees as Best Soul Radio Station, one of three nominees in the Best Facebook Group Page, and no less than four shows as the Best Radio Show - Ash Selector's Groove Control, Roni O'Brien's Insatiable Soul, Dennis O'Brien's Solar Radio Breakfast, and James Anthony's Turn the Music Up. We would, of course, be most grateful for any votes cast by our listeners and members in this shortlisting process, for which votes may be cast here: http://www.thesoulsurvivorsmagazine.co.uk/voting-for-the-soul-survivors-awards-2016-2/ Thank you for your continuing loyalty and support.
VALENTINE SOUL BOAT – TICKETS SOLD OUT!
Tickets are now ALL SOLD for the VALENTINE SOUL BOAT, on Sunday February 12 2017. This event will be aboard m.v. VISCOUNT, sailing from WESTMINSTER PIER, Victoria Embankment, SW1A 2HJ, departing at 2.00pm and returning at 7.00pm, with two floors of music from Solar Radio DJs, and food available to purchase. Tickets cost £20.00 each, and if you wish to go on the WAITING LIST for possible returns, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and number of tickets required, and we will advise if any become available. Please note that tickets are sold on a FIRM SALE basis, and refunds will not usually be given for 'spare' tickets unless these are re-sold.
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)
SOUL ON THE TYNE – TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE for a SOLAR RADIO event in NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, SOUL ON THE TYNE. This will be on SUNDAY MAY 28, 2017, aboard the PRIDE OF THE TYNE, featuring Solar Radio DJs EDDY EDMONDSON, NICK ARAVIS & TONY MONSON and departing from NORTH SHIELDS FERRY LANDING at 4.00pm and returning at 7.30pm, tickets just £12.00 each. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.
TWO HOUR TAKE-OVER
DIXIE QUEEN GALLERY
Click here to view the Dixie Queen Gallery.
SOUL CRUISES – Dates for 2017
With all tickets now sold for the final Boat Party of 2016, plans for next year are already well in hand, and we can now publish the full calendar of events in the SOUL CRUISE 2017 diary.
- Sunday February 12, Sunday April 2, Sunday May 7 (all 2.00pm to 7.00pm)
- Saturday May 27, 7.00pm to 12 midnight
- Sunday May 28th, 4 - 7.30pm SOUL ON THE TYNE
- Sunday July 2, Sunday July 30, Sunday August 20, Sunday September 24, Sunday October 29, Sunday December 17 (all 2.00pm - 7.00pm)
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