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This is retro soul radio

Playing Funk & Soul, Jazz Funk, Classic Disco & Soul Grooves.
Streaming 24hrs a day.

Hi and welcome to Retro Soul Radio where the passion for Soul, Funk, Jazz & Disco Funk lends itself to your ears. Soul music has a unique distinctive feel, and here at RSR we invite you to “feel the music”. RSR broadcasts around the world all day-every-day from the Capital City of London UK. Our dedicated Team of hand picked DJ’s keep the memories alive by bringing you some of the best live and recorded shows heard on the radio today. Whether it’s an up-tempo disco funk classic, a slow jam, or a soul groove from a past decade, you will hear a blend of those vibes from “back in the day” right here.
Here at Retro Soul Radio you can get involved and interact with the DJ’s live on-air by using the “Shout Box” or email, you can request your favourite artists and songs, or simply send a message.
Whether it’s our non stop music stream, a past recorded show, or a live DJ, you will always find something musical going on at RSR.
With recognition and respect to all the artists and various genres of soul music from across the decades…
We thank you for the music!


Nigel Harding | The Music Power 100 | No 4
From Media Guardian. Posted May 26 2011, 8.27pm
If you hear a song on pop radio anywhere in the country, it’s probably because Radio 1’s Nigel Harding decided to air it.

George Ergatoudis | The Music Power 100 | No 7
From Media Guardian. Posted May 26 2011, 8.24pm
Ergatoudis could be ­considered the most powerful BBC radio head of music in the corporation’s ­history – even if one of his colleagues appears higher in our list..

Jeff Smith | The Music Power 100 | No 17
From Media Guardian. Posted May 26 2011, 8.14pm
Smith’s tenure as head of musical policy at Radio 2 and 6 Music gives him the power to change our cultural landscape… (more)
Zane Lowe and Clare Chadburn | The Music Power 100 | No 29
From Media Guardian. Posted May 26 2011, 8.02pm
Producer Chadburn works closely with Lowe to produce a lively Radio 1 show respected by listeners and artists alike..

Internet said “down all over Ethiopia”
From Media Network Weblog. Posted May 26 2011, 7.27pm
Text of report in English by Ethiopian opposition website Ethiopian Review on 26 May This morning, internet seems to be down all over Ethiopia.

Dutch radio market shares March/April 2011
From Media Network Weblog. Posted May 26 2011, 5.40pm
The Dutch radio listening figures for March/April 2011 were published today. Market-leader Radio 538 has consolidated its position with an increase in market share of 0.7 percent. (more)

Kronenbourg to sponsor Dave Gorman’s Absolute Radio show
From The Drum. Posted May 26 2011, 5.30pm
The agreement includes exclusive branded content within the weekly show and a brand presence on Dave Gorman’s pages on Absolute Radio’s website. (more)
P4 Radio Hele Norge to prolong national radio licence in Norway
From Media Network Weblog. Posted May 26 2011, 2.39pm
Modern Times Group (MTG) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, P4 Radio Hele Norge, which is the leading commercial radio operator in Norway, will be offered the opportunity to prolong its P4 national analogue radio broadcasting licence u… (more)

Zimbabwe to license two private radio stations !!
From Media Network Weblog. Posted May 26 2011, 2.26pm
Zimbabwe is ready to license its first two privately owned commercial radio stations, the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has announced. (more)

Radio Nord Revival weekend 27-29 May
From Media Network Weblog. Posted May 26 2011, 1.47pm
The Radio Nord Revival website has published details of its schedule for this coming weekend, 27-29 May: Some specific programmes during the Radio Nord Revival weekend which will be on the air 24/7 during the weekend of May 27-29 on MW 603 and 1512 k… (more)

From the Digital Spy site

‘Desert Island Discs’ to be picked by listeners

Monday, May 23 2011, 12:25 BST

By Andrew Laughlin, Technology Reporter

Kirsty Young

BBC Radio 4 has invited listeners to pick their own eight Desert Island Discs as part of a celebration of the long-running radio show.

Listeners can submit their choices on theDesert Island Discs page of the Radio 4 website until 2pm on June 3. A special 90-minute programme, titledYour Desert Island Discs, will air on June 11 at 9am on Radio 4, revealing some of the selections made by the public and comparing them with the choices of previous castaways.

Created in 1942 by Roy Plomley, Desert Island Discs was presented by Michael Parkinson from 1985 to 1988, followed by Sue Lawley from 1988 to 2006. It is currently hosted by Kirsty Young.

Former castaways have included Tony Blair, Noel Coward, John Cleese, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Colin Firth, Stephen Hawking and Paul McCartney.

The most popular piece of music selected over the years has been Beethoven’s ‘Symphony No. 9 in D Minor’, picked by 97 castaways, including Martin Sheen and Paulo Coelho.

The top eight most popular music choices have been classical, while the eight favourite artists are also classical composers. The most popular non-classical discs include Edith Piaf’s ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’, Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ and Noel Coward’s ‘Mad Dogs And Englishmen’.

However, some castaways have also made non-music choices, including Dame Judi Dench and Princess Grace of Monaco picking a spoken word recording, Ann Widdecombe choosing the sound of a hippo, and rower Matthew Pinsent taking a cricket commentary.

Young said: “Every castaway is unique, but the one thing they all say to me is how difficult it is to choose their eight discs. Now the nation has a chance to share in the agony and ecstasy of making their very own selection.”

As part of a celebration of Desert Island Discs, Young will also host a special edition of BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night, titled Desert Island Music Night. The show, due to air this Friday at 8pm, will feature interviews with former castaways and showcase their music selections.

In March, the BBC announced plans to make all 500 episodes of Desert Island Discs from the last decade available to download online, alongside information on every participant’s choice of music, books and luxury items


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