28th October 2021 – Welcome to our October Blog
I can not believe we are nearly to the end of October and now starting to get into the festive season just where has 2021 gone?.
On Saturday 16th October we had our 1st Groove boat along the river Thames and what a great day everyone had. It was fab to see so many of the SGR family there and a massive thank you to you all that joined us on the day. From 1pm to 6pm everywhere you looked there was smiling faces, laughter and lots of dancing so a great success and now looking forward to the Festive boat on Wednesday 29th December 2021. A huge thank you to Leigh McGlone, Groove Genie, Ray Penny and Rossi P for great sets they did on the boat. It was also lovely to finally meet Luc Willemsens who travelled from Belgium to join us on the Groove boat and he certainly a Soul brother and has become a big part of the SGR family.
The SGR management meet in Cambridge on Sunday 24th October for a meeting to debrief just on how well the Groove boat was and to see what we can change to make future boats more of a success. We are looking into on board catering as we know some people do like the chose to have something to eat while on board.
We was also planning events for 2022 and it’s going to be a busy year with the return to Guildford and Bassingbourn and maybe some other towns/cities around the country as well as up to 4 Groove boats and we will of course keep you updated.
We are also keeping our fingers crossed that the new online merchandise shop will be going live mid November just in time for Christmas with additional items added as well as the new gift cards.
Thank you so much for your continued support to SGR.
Company Secretary and SGR Admin.
21st September 2021 – Welcome to our September Blog.
Wow what a crazy couple of months we have has since our last blog.
Firstly a warm welcome to our new DJ’s that have joined the team in July, August and September.
Secondly a great return to the airwaves of Graham Towers, Paul Fitzgerald and Toni Belfield after over 7 weeks absences due to serious health issues but we are pleased to say they are all now well and back to entertaining us.
The SGR all dayer on 31st July at the Holroyd Arms in Guildford was a great success with over 300 people enjoying the day and what great sets all the dj’s performed. A massive thank you to Andy, Lisa and all the staff at the Holroyd Arms for all the hard work the did on the day.
We are going back to the Holroyd Arms on Saturday 30th July 2022 for another all dayer and hope you can join us
The SGR picnic on Saturday 28th August in Bassingbourn was also a great success and was fun as a majority of the SGR listeners took the advantage of camping over night which was a laugh.
Here’s to the next one which hopefully will be the end of May 2022
The start of September some of the SGR DJ’s and listeners took a trip up to Southport to the 1st Back to Love weekender at the Bliss Hotel. What a great event and by the end of the weekend I think all at the Bliss Hotel knew who Soul Groove Radio were. It was great that 2 of the SGR DJ’s were part of the DJ line up for the weekender and a big thank you to Tesh Parmar and Steve Aggasild for flying the SGR flag among all the other great DJ’s
We are really looking forward to our 1st Groove boat which is to take place on Saturday 16th October from Temple pier of 5 hours cruising up the Thames seeing the London sights.
We have also released the tickets for the Festive Groove Boat (the bit in the middle) which is to take place on Wednesday 29th December 2021 again from Temple pier. Those days between Christmas and New Year can be a bit of a boring time as you have enjoyed Christmas opening your presents eating and drinking too much and don’t know what to do while you wait to celebrate the New year in so why not come and join us.
Thanks as always for your continued support to this ever growing station.
Company Secretary and SGR Admin.
7th July 2021 – Welcome to our July Blog.
This year is flying by, not long until the sold out long awaited all dayer at the Holroyd in Guildford.
We will be releasing the DJ set times on the Official Soul Groove Radio Facebook pages and our website in due course.
June has been a very busy month with the announcement of the Soul Groove Radio Picnic on Saturday 28 August in Bassingbourn.
We are hoping to offer a limited amount overnight parking for Motorhomes / Caravans & Camper Vans that are self sufficient.
We would like to welcome, to the presenters line up – Allan Singleton and Toni Belfield.
Allan has taken over Saturday afternoons from 4.00 – 6.00 with his ‘Saturday Dance Party’ show.
Toni B – Toni has taking over Tuesday afternoons from 2.00 – 4.00 with her ‘Positively Soul’ show.
We have added another event The Soul Groove Radio Picnic taking place on Saturday 28 August from 4.00 – 11.00 PM in Bassingbourn Cambridgeshire wrist bands are priced at £6.00 with under 15’s free. For more / bookings contact email@example.com
See our Events page for mor information.
16th May 2021 – Welcome to our May Blog.
The 1st SGR Groove Boat was sold out within 3 days of announcing tickets being released. The response has been amazing.
We are now planning our next Groove boat and that will hopefully take place on Wednesday 29th December. Same time 1 to 6pm and will be called ‘The Revenge of the Turkey’.
Also in the planning is a major event to take place over a weekend hopefully in March 2022 and in the lovely city of Cambridge.
This week sees the start of new shows for both Graham Towers and Bob Christie.
Graham will also now be doing Friday afternoons from midday to two, which means now on Fridays there will be no repeat shows. Bob Christie starts his new show on Sunday evenings from 10pm to midnight and is called ‘House of Soul’.
The new online shop has been delayed in the launch date and fingers crossed all up and running start of June. There will be so much more SGR merchandise on sale and we would like to say a massive thank you to Chris and the team at Artystar for helping launch this new on line shop and all the new items being on offer to purchase.
On behalf of the SGR management team and all the DJ’s we would like to say a huge hearty thank you for all your support and for choosing this growing station.
15th April 2021 – Welcome to our April Blog.
Soul Groove Radio are just going from strength to strength not only are we growing in presenters numbers but also in listeners as well.
On the 4th April Paul Fitzgerald became our newest member to the SGR DJ team with his new Sunday morning show from 7 – 9am called Sunday Breakfast and Soul Flavours.
Our very own Diane Marsh also has her latest single out soon and was aired 13th April for the 1st time on Gary Makepeace Soulful Sandwich show. Good luck Diane with the new single which is called ‘I’m taken’ (‘I’m spoken for’).
Soul Groove Radio have now registered with companies house to become a limited company and that was all finalised at the end of March.
In the next month we will also be launching our very own online merchandise shop.
On Saturday 16th October we will also be holding our 1st Soul Groove boat which will be leaving Temple Pier in London at 1pm for a 5 hour trip up and down the Thames.
SGR management team are in the planning stages of many more events to take place in 2022 and not just in the London area.
Many Thanks to everyone involved with SGR from the management team DJ’s and of course the listeners for making this a bigger and better station that just keeps growing.
Best Regards Hazel Dunmow (company secretary/admin).
9th March 2021 – Welcome to our March Blog.
From all the team welcome to:
Bob Chrisite – Bob presents The ‘Elements Of Soul’ every Monday & Tuesday from Midday – 2pm
Renee Charles – Renee will be joining us every second Thursday of the month 10pm – Midnight
DJ H – DJ H will be joining the team here at Soul Groove Radio with his ‘Good Times & Good Vibes Friday’s’- afternoon 2-4pm
Soul Groove Radio information:
There will be more announcements during the coming weeks as we add even more shows & presenters for your enjoyment.
We are busy behind the scenes planning our next events for the rest of year and into 2022 you never know there may be one or two surprises along the way!
The Soul Groove Radio Saturday Night Specials have been very popular among our presenters and listeners you will find one of The Soul Groove Radio presenters taking over Studio One between 10pm-Midnight to give you an unforgettable Saturday Night experience
On a personal note I would like to thank all of our presenters, admin team, the management team and above all, YOU the listener for making Soul Groove Radio the station of choice.
24th February 2021
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5th February 2021
Welcome to our latest news blog.
January has been a really busy time for the management team dealing with the licence renewal and planning for the year ahead.
From all of the team welcome to: –
Graham Towers – Graham presents Soul Delicious Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 1000 – Midday
Paul Mac – Station and will be sharing a Saturday night slot with Tesh. Paul will be doing weeks 1 & 3 on rotation from Saturday 6 February 2021 – 8pm to 10pm
Paul Fitzgerald – Paul will be the cover Presenter standing in where necessary.
There will be more announcements during the next few weeks as we add more shows & presenters for your entertainment.
Merchandise – Hopefully the E store will be up and running in February. There will be a greater choice of Official Merchandise including limited editions.
Events – We are busy trying to plan some events during the course of the year but this is proving somewhat difficult.
We are looking at something completely different and very special towards the end of the year.
I must say a big thank you to everyone at the station who is so dedicated and passionate about what they do.
The listeners an even bigger thank you for your continued support both online and offline, the responses to the threads, the constant supply of emails with your request & messages.
6th January 2021 Graham Towers
Graham has two new shows on Wednesday and Thursday mornings 10am to 12 noon the ‘Soul Delicious’ show.
1st January 2021
Happy New Year
Here at Soul Groove Radio, we wish all our listeners and team a very Happy 2021.
A new DJ will be joining Soul Groove Radio in early January to take up the Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10am to midday. Watch this space!!!
Stay Safe & Soulful.
The Soul Groove Team.
31st December 2020
Live music all day
Soul Groove Radio presents a New Year Eve all day party. Keep us locked on.
24 October 2020
Welcome to the new website
It’s been a long time in preparation.
Firstly we would like to thank all of the presenters for their continued input into the station & especially you the listeners.
Thank you to everyone that attended the first All Dayer @ The Cricketers Arms, despite the torrential rain in the early evening it didn’t dampen your spirits and we think it made you more determined to have a good time.
We are busy working behind the scenes on other events for 2021.
We are hopefully going to be involved with a charity 1 day event which will be festival themed & all monies raised after expenses will be donated to charity.
The funds raised will be aimed at the people who really need apparatus or help with improving their day to day lives. More to follow when available.
We hope that the blog will help keep you informed on shows, presenters & general news.
Stay Safe & Soulful
The Soul Groove Team