Sunday, August 30, 2009

Last Richard Searling show on Smooth Radio NW next week

Radio in England as far as music is concerned is blander than bland. Most stations sound exactly the same and follow a safe and unchallenging music playlist. Smooth Radio has slid into this category over the past year: its pleasant enough but oh, so safe.

One of the highlights has been Richard Searling's soul show, which has always been worth a listen - despite being on Saturday 5-8pm, when many people are not around. Sadly, for reasons unknown, Smooth Radio have decided that as of next week it will be no more. No doubt they will replace it with something suitably mainstream and dull.

In the meantime at least we have Jazz FM and American radio on the internet!


MadPriest said...

I would also suggest Solar Radio on the net, Devon Dailey on BBC Derby, Will Banks and Paul Miller on BBC Oxford and, of course, Craig Charles on 6 Music (yes, he's a prat, but the tunes are great).

Best of all, though, is WFMU's Mr Fine Wine and "Downtown Soulville" out of Jersey City.

Merseymike said...

Mmmm, there are some great US stations and more and more are available online. There's a nice Canadian one too which plays a lovely blend of soul and smooth jazz - the Wave