Solar Radio started broadcasting in London 38 years ago and is now the nation’s favourite station for all types of jazz, funk and soul music from its blues roots to the neo-soul of today.
It isn’t surprising; from the start Solar had the cream of London’s club and radio soul DJs who had spent the previous years fine-tuning their skills in the emergent soul pirate radio stations. The music policy, as successful now as it was then, was to play the latest releases and the classic soul music that remains just as popular today.
Some of the DJ’s from those early days are still on the station. Others have since joined, many with national or international recognition for the quality of their music and presentation. But, things don’t stand still….
Nowadays, rather than relying on listeners to send in letters for their dedications, they can use social media and messaging to contact presenters. It’s a much more interactive experience, with many listeners feeling very much part of the so-called ‘Solar Family’. Our reach has gone from Greater London to global, via the many digital routes available.
The station is fully ‘21st Century ready’, but the feel is as good as it ever was. Keep it Solar!