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DJ Sly

Soul and Reggae Sunday with DJ Sly

On air: 4PM Sunday 
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Programme

Eclectic fusion of Soul and Reggae

Bio

I grew up listening to stations and shows like Soul Spectrum (Capital Radio), Reggae Rockers (Radio London), Radio Invicta, Solar, Horizon and JFM

I bought my first record in 1979. I'm sure is cost me £1.99 for the 12" of Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway - Back Together Again. It was around the late eighties that I started getting involved presenting on radio.
Pioneer Radio was my first station. I had a Sunday 12noon to 2pm programme called the 'The Sunday Lunchtime Connection'. It was made up of a mixture of original Rare Grooves, Lovers Rock and new Soul, R&B and Reggae songs.

In 1991 I recorded a 20minute broadcast as part of Choiceathon '91 in the Choice (96.9) FM studios.
I have played music on various community based radio stations up to 1993. I was invited to join a Restricted Service Licence (RSL) broadcast with Hype FM in August 1994. I went on to do ten more RSL's with People’s Choice, Avenues FM, West 10 FM and Rockers FM over the next four years.

After around twelve years presenting my BIG break finally happened in February 1999 with South East London's HOT STUFF FLR 107.3 FM legal radio station serving the communities of Lewisham, Southwark and Greenwich.

On Monday 4th December 2000 FLR 107.3 FM changed its name to Fusion Radio 107.3 FM. I stayed at Fusion Radio until April 2002. I presented a show on Liquid (London) DAB between September 2002 and January 2004. This digital station was part of the Scottish Media Group (SMG) which also runs Virgin Radio.

Sound Radio 1503 AM launched on Friday 26th July 2002 my first show was on Sunday 28th July 2002. I remained with the station until October 2004.

Life FM was an internet only station back in June 2005 when I joined them. As part of the journey in getting the 103.6 FM full time community radio licence, I also presented on two RSL’s at the station. On16/02/06 Ofcom announced the award of a new FM community radio licence for Life FM.

Life 103.6 FM began broadcasting on 16th April 2007 after a very successful 18 months which cumulated in being awarded The Nations & Regions Awards 2008 London Branch and nominated for the Sony Radio Academy Awards Station of The Year.

On Monday 8th December 2008 Life 103.6 FM changed its name to BANG Radio 103.6 FM. I remained with the station until June 2014.

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Feedback


Great show! ;) Tuli

Tuli | 13/03/2016

Stand in for Mello

Nice tunes! Dom

Dom | 14/12/2015

50th Birthday

Great night,Last night.Enjoying the Music Hilary

Hilary | 06/09/2015

Sunday Roast

Hi Sly It's good to be back and knowing that my favourite station Colourful radio is still doing what it does best - dispensing sweet sounds of yesterday and today. I am enjoying every tune. Keep it up Sweet GERALD ( from leatherhead, Surrey)

GERALD ( from leatherhead, Surrey) | 23/08/2015

your show

Hey Dj Sly, im fuljoying yur show Cheeks

Cheeks | 16/08/2015

yo sly

Tuned in from Southampton Bing

Bing | 19/07/2015

Wicked show and reggae show

Please repeat your FB page. Keep up the good work!! Sandra Lynch

Sandra Lynch | 14/06/2015

''Girlfriend''

This is a big tune DJ Sly ,thanks for playing !! Please say hi to Big Johnny Wardle .were hard at work but were listening :) take care Stevee E

Stevee E | 31/05/2015

Excellent show

You are on fire today and am loving your reggae selection in particular ! Keep up the good work🌞 Sandra Lynch

Sandra Lynch | 31/05/2015

all the way from the Greens. Good music DJ Sly michelle

michelle | 26/04/2015

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