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Steve Hobbs on Solar Radio

Steve Hobbs

Steve Hobbs | Soul Cruisin’. Featuring the finest in New Soulful Dance and tracks from the 80s, 90s and 00s.

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

No idea – must be genetic?

Q2. What are your top 5 favourite soul tracks?

Carl Hall – What About You
Marvin Gaye – Come Get To This
Beloyd – Get Into Your Life
Ty Karim – Lightin’ Up
100+ tie for 5th place !!

Q3. What are your favourite three record labels?

Stax
Phildelphia International
Soulfuric


Q4. Who are your favourite five artists?

Marvin Gaye
Tyrone Davis
O’Jays
Dells
Temptations

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

Frenchies, Camberley
Soul Room, Southport Weekender, (until 1996)
Body & Soul, New York


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

Frimley Park Hospital Radio ’84-’87
Solar ’87 until we voluntarily ceased broadcasting (as a pirate)
Independent FM ’88
Q102 ’89
Jazz FM ’90-’92
Solar ’98 onwards

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

Firstly, it has to be top quality, then if it fits into my programme format.


Q8. Why would you recommend Solar to a listener?

Because it is the best radio station on the planet.

Q9. Which other DJs do you admire and why?

Gary Dennis, Mick Farrer (club DJing)
Chris Hill, Chris Brown, Colin Curtis, Tony Monson (longevity)
Robbie Vincent, Greg Edwards, Giles Peterson (radio)
Ms Kelly Marie (mixing)


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

When they hear a record years later, they remember who they heard play it first.

Q11. What do you do to relax?

Air Traffic Control.