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Opportunities at Starpoint Radio:

Starpoint Radio is constantly looking at ways to improve its service and programming. As such we are looking for new presenters and also volunteers to help run the station If you feel you have what it takes and would like to part of this exciting and growing project, please contact us at shows@starpointradio.com

Bob Smith - Bob The Crate Smith

Bob Smith
I have been djing for over 30 years, gigs include Brighton Jazz rooms All Star, Blackpool and Birmingham Luxury Soul Weekenders, Blackpool Tower Weekender, Morcombe Weekender and various gigs across the country. Regular Guest DJ on Sunday Soul Selection on Solar for last four years. Regular buying Trips to the states, and see below the press release for the shop I opened at the weekend. I also dj at True Soul in London, and locally around the south coast and in Europe. Join Bob last Sundays of the month, 22:00 - Midnight.

Bob Jeffries - Suite Soul

Bob Jeffries
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Brett Costello - Urban Meltdown

Brett Costello
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Carmicheal Music Lover - Music Lover Club

Carmicheal Music Lover
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CJ Carlos - The CJCARLOS Show

CJ Carlos
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Curly CJ - The Sunday Soul Affair

Curly CJ
I started deejaying about 15 years ago in the early nineties, when I was lucky enough to be asked to DJ alongside the legend that is Dr Bob Jones,at his Blues and Soul award winning weekly club night called The Surgery". I became a resident at the club, and had the pleasure of Deejaying not only with Bob,but with his many weekly guests who included Gilles Peterson,Patrick Forge,Mark Webster,Steve Hobbs,Kev Beadle,the list went on... great days!!After the Surgery healed it's last patient, I went on to play at the infamous "Blue Note" club in the now trendy Hoxton area of East London, where myself,Stevie Cee and Baby Browning were residents for 3 great years doing a weekly Sunday Afternoon gig called "The Sunday Soul Affair". Rare Groove,The Sunday Papers,West Indian Food, and of course the obligatory continental strength lager made the "Sunday Soul Affair" a gig that many people fondly remember,not least me! After the Blue Note closed down, I went on to another 3 year residency in Londons West End at Point 101. Nowadays I don't play out as much, but certainly enjoy doing the occaisional gig such as Chi-soul down in Chichester, and Monumental Soul in London. As for the radio, I have been on air now for about the same amount of time. Cutting my broadcasting teeth in the early nineties on one of East London's Soul Pirate radio stations called Groove FM. After Groove was eventually busted for the last time, I went on legal radio for the first time with Active FM,a soul radio station based in Romford.Graveyard shift radio in Romford, what a winner!! I eventually left Active FM to take a weekly show on Solar Radio for a few years, and then after misbehaving,was lucky enough to be asked to take my "Soul Affair" show to Starpoint Radio. This wasn't my first time on Starpoint, I did several RSL broadcasts, and had many memorable sessions up at the Southport Weekenders where Starpoint was the weekender radio station. So thats it, now you know a bit more about me, and how I have come DJ on Starpoint. I present a fortnightly show, that is broadcast live on a Tuesday evening between 19.00/21.00. The show is called the "Soul Affair". And I hope you enjoy listening ,as much as I enjoy doing it. Curly CJ...........not so much a man............as a set of initials.

Dave W - The Wind Down Zone

Dave W
The Good Man Dave W !

Dave W joined Starpoint Radio in 2004 and is one of the longest serving presenters on Starpoint Radio as well being involved in the production and technical aspects of the station. He first started DJ'ing in 1977 at various parties using his vast collection of dance music and continued in the 80's and 90's as a guest and resident DJ for 6 years before relocating to the south coast of England. Dave's focus is on promoting and introducing new independent soul music, giving the artists a platform for their music to be heard world-wide. Join Dave w & The Wind Down Zone each and every Sunday from 16:00 - 18:00 GMT.

David J Hulmes - 21st century Soul

David J Hulmes
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DiMiTRY SOUL - DSP

DiMiTRY SOUL
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Dj Dubz Dubtastic - Dubzy's Soul & Riddims Show

Dj Dubz Dubtastic
Hello, Thank you for spending the time to read my biography i wish you a warm welcome from this Premier Radio Station "Starpoint Radio" and a special thank you for tuning in and making the whole experience a pleasurable one. My name is Peter but most call me Dubzy, I love my vinyl which consists of a wide range of genres of which I enjoy playing mostly uplifting Soul, Funk, R&B, House along with a passion for Lovers Riddims & Reggae, in general dance music intended to get you all up shaking your groove tings. Most of my vinyl ranges from the 1970's through and beyond 2000's it's still growing consisting mainly of 80's & 90's old skool, Imports, White Labels & Lovers Rock-Reggae Riddims. I remember back in the day carrying my mums (Shhhh) ghetto blaster around with friends listening to the next big track via pirate radio, spending my hard earned to buy them from our local record shops in London. I had the pleasure in my youth of listening to pirate radio stations like Radio Invicta, Horizon, Solar, LWR, Kiss FM, CruiseFM and of course Starpoint Radio with the likes of Robbie Vincent, Paul'Trouble' Anderson, Trevor Nelson, Greg Edwards, Scott James, Ian Dee, Jazzie B, Norman Jay, Richie Rich and Dave‘Roots' Rodigan were all big influences for me. Must say a huge shout to Carl, Steve, Mark and Ed for letting me be part of the team, I get such a buzz from playing my music here on Starpoint Radio.

Lawless aka Gayle Dumont - The Rum Shop Session

Lawless aka Gayle Dumont 
Lawless aka Gayle Dumont hails from south west London where she grew up, one of 7 (middle child) surrounded by varying musical influences. One of her older brothers was into Studio One, heavy dub plates and sound systems, the other was into his disco 45's. Big sister was into punk and rock (bands like Bahaus & Southern Death Cult). Mum was listening to Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton and Grover Washington Jnr. She was always grateful for this varied musical exposure and thinks that this in part, helped shape her first love of Hip Hop & Rare Groove and all things soulful with a dash of Elton John thrown in for good measure (guilty pleasure is "Daniel" by EJ).......but enough about that She always wanted to be a deejay, hatching up all sorts of hair brained schemes and plans (even had a stage name DJ Hyper G). Collected lots of vinyl (Blue Bird records was a second home in the late 80's). But marriage and raising a family put paid to those dreams (as well as Mum getting rid of her vinyl......a sore subject that I don't care to discuss......we are on speaking terms now). She listened to all the pirate radio stations, LWR, Horizon to name a few as well as Radio Jackie & Radio 1 (occasionally Radio Luxembourg on a Sunday afternoon) After a 10 year hiatus, Gayle was itching to re-enter the soul scene. It was through a soul weekender that her love for all things soulful was reignited and she has never looked back. She dj's on another well known online station and is a promoter/DJ for Rum Shop HQ where she runs a weekend alongside Hugh Haughton, Mac StLewis and Pete Precise called "Licks: Rhythm Assembly" now in it's sixth year. Has DJ'd at Bless The Funk, Hayling Island (radio room), Family Affair & Sunny Hunny, Clacton, Soul Sessions, Universal Soul, CampSoul, Rum Shop on Manoeuvres, All Souled Up, Grown & Sexy In Antigua, Soul In The Algarve and Soul Village, Lloret de Mar and she's about to debut at Sun & Soul in Paphos, Cyprus 2017.

Imran Mirza - The Blue & Green Sessions

Imran Mirza
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Jim Hargreaves - Jim Hargreaves

Jim Hargreaves
SEDUCTIVE SOUL RADIO SHOW - Modern Soul, Upfront R&B + 80's and 90's Grooves. Check out www.seductivesoul.com for much more, and contact jim@seductivesoul.com or links @ www.soulbythesea.co.uk .

Kevin J - Kevin J

Kevin J
Kevin J started his musical journey at school when he learned to play keyboards. He joined his first group back in the early 80s playing keyboards with a Reggae Ska band in Birmingham. He then played with a couple of Jazz Funk bands, writing and having records released in the dance charts. Always buying 12" records he loved his music that much he decided to start playing out as a DJ, eventually working in some of the top clubs in the West Midlands. He started radio broadcasting back in 1987 and continues to fill the airwaves with his selection of soulful classics and eclectic mix of Urban Oldskool 2 Nu Cool music. He says "Making many friends through the years by playing music is a great blessing." Kevin J is recognised as an experienced & professional radio presenter, DJ and compere who knows & loves his music. You may hear local and international celebrities appearing on his shows and useful trivia surrounding the music he plays, so tune in every Monday from 5pm till 7pm

Laura Jackson - Don't stop the Music

Laura Jackson
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Mark Collison - The Sunday Soul Affiar

Mark Collison
The MK Show was born initially out of Kunle Olafare's idea to honour the anniversary of DJ Swing (Brian Daly) who passed away 22 March 2006, by holding a 24 hour radio show on the anniversary of his death to raise funds for the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust. The show has evolved with Risky Riscardo and Trevor "Soulflavas" Martin joining Kunle and Mark Collison, on rotation, every Saturday morning between 09:00 - 11:00. Kunle was the promoter at Bournemouth's popular "Confessions" club nights, mixing upfront RnB with a smattering of real soul. Mark made his name in the alternative (Soul/Funk) room in the 90's at the ‘Lollipop' club nights, where trendy London welcomed the concept of a two room club mixing House and Soul in separate rooms. At the time you would find him spinning at the Iceni, Jazz Juice and the Time Bar, educating the crowd with his love of real soul and jazz. Risky Riscardo is a professional clubber with a smile on his face - he knows his music! Trevor Martin has hosted TGR's Thursday night 'Soulflavas', spreading his knowledge to the more discerning listeners in SE London/NW Kent and those on line. He has also played at the "Back To Back Hat Sessions" at Islington's "Soul On Your Side" together with co-presenter Mark Collison. The show is ever evolving with regular guest spots, as well as the guys digging into real soul, jazz, funk, disco, and hip hop. Join the MK crew between 9am -11am every Saturday!

Mark Tritone - Thank God its Friday/Marks Morning Menu

Mark Tritone
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Markus Kater - MaxK - Groovefinder's Music

Markus Kater - MaxK
Markus grew up musically whilst singing in the schools choir and learning to play trumpet. In the early 80's his addiction for ‘everything that has a soul' began whilst spending hours and hours listening to Luther Vandross, Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye and Prince (just to name a few) on BFBS. Then he started to import Albums from the US and the UK. Today Markus is behind the decks again and has a passion for internet radio too… he started to edit tunes a few years ago for his sets and these can be heard on internet stations. His big love, though, is remixes and these can be found on itunes, traxsource, amazon and all other download-portals. His own tracks have been released on the Mac Da Knife label in the UK. He also runs - together with Birke Beisert - the Website Groovefinder's World.

Mick Fuller - Soulshyne

Mick Fuller
During his career, Mick Fuller's adaptability and good musical taste have been the secret of his success, taking in many different styles of soul music in all of it's various forms, from rare groove and disco through to US Garage & Soulful House. Over the years he has played at all of Brighton's cooler clubs including The Inn Place, Brighton Belle, Papillon, Escape Club, The Zap, Honey Club and Ocean Rooms as well as holding long-term residencies at the now legendary Kings 2 and Helsinki Bar. As a guest DJ, he's been welcomed everywhere from international house nights like Soul Heaven & Defected In The House to old school hip-hop jams and original soul sessions. Over the years Mick has been lucky enough to spin alongside some of the best DJ's in the world including Norman Cook, Cleveland Anderson, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Cox, Joey Negro, Marshall Jefferson, Norman Jay MBE, MJ Cole, Andy Caldwell, DJ Spen, Bobby and Steve, CJ Mackintosh and Seamus Haji. Mick also runs SoulShyne, which started life as an occasional soulful get-together but rapidly developed into an exclusive club and party promotional collective. Venues from Mick's hometown of Brighton to those in the UK and further afield are all feeling the SoulShyne mix of Old School Soul, Funk Anthems, Disco Classics & Funky Soulful House.

Mike Shaft - Sunset Breakfast

Mike Shaft
Mike Shaft is a broadcaster of some repute in the North West. He was born in Grenada in the West Indies and has lived in the North West of England since 1968. He began his broadcasting career as a freelance presenter at Piccadilly Radio, Manchester in 1978. Mike remained with Piccadilly for 8 years after presenting a weekday show and becoming Head of Music in 1993, during one of the most successful periods in the history of the station. Mike presented shows of every type, but was probably best known for his soul show ‘Takin' care of business' and his late night romantic show ‘Love can be fun'. After leaving Piccadilly, Mike Joined BBC Radio Manchester as a soul music presenter in 1987. While working at Radio Manchester, Mike was offered a job on BBC Television co-presenting the BBC1 daytime programme ‘Open Air'. Also this time Mike was offered a daytime slot, presenting the afternoon drivetime show. While at BBC Radio Manchester, Mike set up the Sunset Radio group which applied for and won the Incremental Licence for Central Manchester. After more than two years at GMR as it became known, Mike left the BBC in 1989 to set up Sunset Radio and take up the post of Managing Director and Programme Controller. The station was aimed at the ethnic minorities in Manchester, playing soul and dance music during the day and featuring specialist ethnic programming through the evenings. Mike had been planning such a station for a number of years and the success of the station was amply demonstrated when Sunset Radio achieved a 10% reach in it's first JICRAR. The station's programming was generally accepted as one of the most exciting on radio in the North West and according to local listings publication City Life:- "Sunset Radio is still by far the most interesting station in the city". Mike Shaft left Sunset in 1990 following a fundamental disagreement with some members of the Board about the direction that the station was taking. Mike then worked at a number of stations in the North West and North East. These included Marcher Sound, Piccadilly Gold, Piccadilly Key 103 and Wear FM. During this time, Mike also co-presented a television series for Central Television, Birmingham called ‘One World'. In 1993 Mike was approached by Julian Allitt to join the Bay in Lancaster as a Presenter and Head of Promotions. Mike was part of the management team that achieved one of the most successful launches in Independent Radio history. After some months on air, Mike then became Head of External Affairs.

Paul Goldsmith - Select Soul

Paul Goldsmith
SELECT SOUL - Bringing you the best in new & contemporary black music - upfront soul, gospel, vocal smooth jazz, RnB and a sprinkle of soulful house with the emphasis on new and independent.

Paul Mac - Soul Central

Paul Mac
Soul Central hosted by Manchester based DJ Paul Mac - An eclectic mix of Nu/Neo Soul, Modern Soul, Classic R&B and all things funky and soulful...

Paul Simpson - Classics & Future Classics

Paul Simpson
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Paul Stuart - Starpoint Sunday Soul from Scotland

Paul Stuart
Paul began buying records as a young teenager in the mid to late 70s,starting off with Soul, Funk and Disco, partly due to his Dad's influence and taste, as he loved Earth Wind & Fire / War / Isley Bros etc,and also through listening to radio dj's like Robbie Vincent and Greg Edwards, as well as the numerous black music pirate radio stations of the day, and club djs such as Froggy, Chris Hill and Bob Jones. Pauls' tastes grew to include Jazz, Latin and Fusion, and with a passion for new cutting edge music developing, early Hip Hop and Electro, what is now known as Boogie.. Then in 1985 HOUSE! Paul started dj'ing out in the early 80s, mainly at friends parties, progressing to warm ups at local Soul nights, before getting residencies at bars in London and Birmingham, also appearing all over the UK and beyond at nights such as Soul City / Soulfulbeats / Deep Into Soul Studio Party - London,Vybe 2016 - Leyland, Hoochie Coochie / Seasons Of Soul - Newcastle, Hustle - Liverpool, Good Vibrations - Bristol, Souldiggin' / Underdog - Aberdeen , Suite Soul - Kilmarnock, Elements of Soul - Glasgow, Development - Manchester, OnHubertStreet - Warrington, Soulmates - Barcelona, PhutureSole - New Jersey Paul was also co-organiser and one of the resident djs at The Sands, the ‘pop-up' gig across the road @Southport Weekender, which they did for 9 years until it moved to the new site in Minehead, where Paul played for the last 5 of the main Southport Weekender events. Paul has also enjoyed many years doing internet radiobefore settling at STARPOINT where he can play all the music he loves, from 70s to new and contemporary Soul and Jazz, Disco, Funk and the many shades of House music, always with a heart of SOUL…

Phil Levene - Eclectic Jazz

Phil Levene
Having been bitten by the record collecting bug during his early teens, Phil was persuaded to DJ at local youth clubs and parties. His first major gig was for the launch of a new record label and eventually found himself moving on to the 'Goldmine Club' in Essex, where the small back bar became a regular Jazz room. In turn this lead to his making respected and regular contributions to various gigs across the South East of England. Djing residencies included Southend's 'Back to the tracks' (7 years). 'Monday Nights' at Wag, London's Jazz Cafe (one of the resident DJ's for over 8 years) Point 101 (4 years) and the 'Hi-hat' at the Blue Note and the Jazz Cafe (10 years). Guest spots have included the now legendary Sunday session 'Talkin' loud' at Dingwalls, The 'Jazz rooms' in Brighton and 'Southport Weekender'. Groove Sanctuary at Madame JoJo's and upstairs at Ronnie Scotts. Plus countless one off events across Europe and the UK including the Cork Jazz Festival (Ireland), The Latin Beats Festival, (Holland) and the Montreaux Jazz festival, (Switzerland). Phil joined the now defunct but influential Soul 24/7 internet radio station on the day it launched and continued with his weekly show until it's untimely closure 5 years later. Presenting 'Eclectic Jazz' for Starpoint Radio has provided a much welcomed opportunity for Phil to explore and pull together the threads of the various styles of music that have been inspired and influenced by the genre of jazz. Phil's passion for music has resulted in an ever expanding collection of Soul, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Brazilian, Disco, Afro Beat, Broken Beats, Nu-jazz and music that defies being pigeon-holed. Pulling this rich mixture of joyful sounds together is both a challenge and a pleasure for Phil. www.eclecticjazz.com

Ray Ali - Underground Repairs

Ray Ali
Ray, simply loves Boogie and US Garage. This is reflected in his show which he calls, 'Underground Repairs', which as the name suggests encapsulates the purism ,ingenuity and rawness in dance music. His inspiration stems from the likes of Phil Allen, Dezzi D and Steve Devonne on the Boogie Tip. He basically sees US Garage as the natural progression of disco and the early 80s sound. He keenly acknowledges the inspiration of the New York sound from the 90s and although the second hour of his shows is predominantly upfront , tribute is still paid to the tunes that spanned that era. So expect lots of diversity in the mix where Ray is accompanied with Mo Silvase, his long time House Buddy.

Rob Alais - Beats & Pieces

Rob Alais
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Rob Boogie - SUGAR SOUL SHOW

Rob Boogie
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Steve Collins - Steve Collins in the Afternoon

Steve Collins
Steve's passion for Soul Music started at a very young age. Whilst still at school, Steve was frequently visiting venues like the Hammersmith Odeon, to see such artists as Frankie Beverley & Maze, Alexander O'Neil and Pieces of a Dream...His Radio career began during the late 1980's. Presenting his Soulful sounds on the popular London Pirate Radio Stations, Joy Radio and Radio Chicago. Steve has very recently returned to his home town of London, after spending ten years living and working in Spain. Never far away from his love of Soul music and Radio, he was a regular on the Costa Blanca's Mercury FM & Big FM. You can catch now catch Steve here on Starpoint Radio, every Saturday afternoon between 1-3pm .

Steve King - Soulful Sounds with Steve King

Steve King
Steve King started in radio with his Nyte Flyte show for IBC Manchester (The Illegal Broadcasting Company). The show ran from 1987 till 1990, and concentrated on Steve's first and last love in music, soul. In 1991 Steve started a new show for IBC called, We're Only Here For The Beer, which he co-presented with Quantice (Liam Fitton). Two guys, who's passion for great music was matched with banter that had the audience eating out of their hands. The show fast gained itself a cult following in and around the Manchester area, for its wacky style of presenting, along with playing classic cuts from electro, hip hop, soul and funk. This brought Steve to the attention of Duncan Smith, who at the time had his own show with Steve Quirk (The Dream Team) along with being the program controller at Sunset Radio. In 1993, Duncan offered Steve a Sunday morning slot at Sunset. The shows focus was on the best of days producers / songwriter in black music. Today Steve has a show on Internet Stations based in Manchester, England and Saltlake City, USA. Soulful Sounds combines the great sounds from the 80s & 90s including Steve's very own slowjam mixes and interviews.

ttRoger - Quintessential Soul Show

ttRoger
ttRoger started buying music in the late 70's and djiing in the early 80's. "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth Wind & Fire being his first disco 12-inch, before then he was buying roots rock reggae. At that time ttRoger was the soul boy amongst his friends who where hardcore reggae heads! His all time favourite artist is Prince. ttRoger has been on several pirate stations as well as a local legal station based in South London. Anything that's got soul and funk through it both new and old that's ttRoger! Soulful House, New Soul, Boogie, Disco, Funk! A real mixed bag of eclectic Quintessential Soul.

Listen to ttRoger and his Quintessential Soul Show - Monday nights from 11pm to 1am.

Coming Soon - DJ's that have presented on Starpoint over the last 30 Years !

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Bigger - Smooth Grooves

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Gary Hawk - The Soul Collection

Gary Hawk
My interest in jazz funk and soul music stems back to the very late seventies and early eighties venturing to clubs, the likes of Flicks in Dartford and Stage 3 on the isle of Sheppey Flicks by the early 80s was one of the most popular clubs in the country, I remember the queues to get in were always a mile long Only recently over the last couple of years i decided to take my interest further after listening to various soul internet radio stations, in April 2014 i had the opportunity of becoming an internet radio presenter myself, on Soul legends Radio where i started a weekly show on a Wednesday evening the Wednesday Soul Collections, then towards the end of the year changing it to the Monday Soul Collections on a Monday evening and still going up to date The year 2015 has seen me progress into playing out at live venues which I hope to expand on in the future It's a pleasure to be part of the Starpoint Radio Team and my intention is to share my passion in the music I play, with you the listeners.