WAYNE COCHRAN R.I.P.

We are sad to report the passing of the artist tagged 'The White Knight of Soul', ;blue-eyed' soul shouter WAYNE COCHRAN, who died at his home in Miami, Florida, on November 21 aged 78 years.  Cochran, renowned for his pompadour hair-style, rubber-legged dancing and his full-on road band, the C. C. Riders, had singles on King and Scottie in the early 1960s before enjoying turntable hits with Get Down With It (Mercury), Get Ready (Chess) and others 1965-67, then returning to King. He retired from music in the mid-1970s to become an evangelist in Miami.

VALENTINES SOUL CRUISE – FEBRUARY 11 2018 – TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Yes, we know it's still some way away, but to give you the chance to plan your New Year diary in good time, tickets are available NOW for the 2018 VALENTINES SOUL CRUISE. This will be on SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11. 2018, aboard m.v Golden Jubilee, 2.00pm until 7.00pm, sailing from Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN. There will be two floors of music from Solar Radio DJs and food available to buy. Tickets are just £20.00 each at http://www.solarradio.com/product/valentines-boat-party-sunday-february-11-2018/

SOLAR RADIO LOGO T-SHIRTS – NOW AVAILABLE

We now have available in the Solar Radio online shop a  Gildan cotton t-shirt printed with our logo and strap-line, initially in sizes Medium,  Large, X-Large, price £15.00 including postage and packing. Sizes M (mens 38 - 40) L (mens 42-44)  XL (mens 46 - 48) and XXL (mens 50 - 52) are now available, with Ladies sizes S, M and L  due shortly and available to back-order at http://www.solarradio.com/shop/

SOLAR SOUL CRUISE – DECEMBER SPECIAL- TICKETS SOLD OUT!

All tickets are  SOLD OUT 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.  Coming soon- news of P.A.s for this showcase event.

  • 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.

If you wish to go on the WAITING LIST for possible returns, email us at info@solarradio.com with your contact details and number of tickets wanted, and if any become available, we will get in touch.

Martine Girault ‘Revival’ Loshmi House Mix – FREE DOWNLOAD

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.

 

Best Soul Radio Station 2016

SOUL CRUISES – Remaining Dates for 2017/early 2018

Here are dates of remaining events in the THAMES SOUL CRUISE 2017 diary plus dates for the early part 0f 2018

  • Sunday December 17 1.00pm - 6.00pm 
  • Sunday February 11, 2.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Sunday March 25, 2.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Sunday May 6, 2.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Saturday May 26, 7.00pm to 12 midnight.

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

Each Friday at 6.00pm brings the LES ADAMS request show "The Two Hour Takeover"

In which you, the listeners, select the entire playlist via Les' posting on FACEBOOK.

Tune in to Solar Radio to hear the listeners selection at 18:00 Sponsored by: FUEL DOCTOR

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

dab-logo-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’

SCbookOur 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

 

 

Solar Radio - Your Classic & 21st Century Soul Station