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Show: New Choons Show Tuesdays 18.00pm – 20.00pm GMT
I’m the new boy on the station so I thought I’d better say hello!
First thing is how old am I ? well I’ve just celebrated the 39th anniversary of reaching 21!
I live in Basildon in Essex (oh come on someone has to live there!)
I grew up back in the 70’s and 80’s and at school always wondered why after listening to Radio 1 all week a “soul” record would suddenly enter the charts when Radio 1 was not playing it???!!! Of course it was Northern Soul!!
After leaving school I had various jobs and like many started mobile dj’ing down here in Essex.
I’ve always loved soul and one sad fact from me is I used to with a mate spend many a Sunday parking up on the top floor of a deserted multi storey car park in Romford listening to Solar, LWR etc so we knew what tracks were hot!
At the same time I started off in Hospital Radio and it was not long before I moved over to the now long defunct Radio Basildon.
After it closed back in 1986, I settled down got married and raised two offspring, however I always flirted with radio and did a few short -term licences and then in 2007 after going back to hospital radio again I landed a regular gig on a little FM station serving the Maldon Area, I stayed there for 9 years and then moved on to another little FM in Braintree which have just done 2 years with.
The station at Braintree is a Gold” format and to be honest my love of Soul music is stronger than oldies from Cliff Richard so I decided to leave them behind and become involved with my first love Soul music.
I got to know Mark North as he beat me by a whisker to play Teddy B first on UK Radio, but since then we have been working together to bring him to a wider audience, he is one of the great artists keeping our music alive and I want to make it my mission to spread it to a wider audience.
So switch off the tele, get your pc or smart-speaker out and tune in every Tuesday at 6pm here in the UK …. ohh the format?. Lots of newie’s with a few choice oldies along the way