Catching up with Soultrain Radio Bristol 6 months onPosted on: 09 Jun 2018
365Bristol recently caught up with the city’s newest independent radio station, Soultrain.
Soultrain Radio DAB became the first Soul music radio station to be based in Bristol, broadcasting from the iconic Bottle Yard Studios back in December 2017. The dynamic station came as a result of 25 years of running the legendary SoulTrain - one of the UK’s most famous and longest running club nights, founded by Paul Alexander in 1992.
SoulTrain have hosted events for over 25 years with leading UK and US artists big on the Soul Scene, making them godfathers of the movement and of Bristol’s cultural identity. Having recently hosted stages at Glastonbury and Loves Saves The Day festivals, with the likes of Sister Sledge and the Fatback Band, it is said with no doubt, that the ears of Bristol and beyond are in for a listening delight.
Six months on, Soultrain Radio has been going from strength to strength with reviews praising both the quality of presenters and the mix of music ranging from classic 70’s & 80’s Boogie to Contemporary Soul and RnB.
Covering Bristol, Bath & the surrounding areas, including Weston, Chippenham and Shepton Mallet, Soultrain Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day and provides a series of specialist shows from 9pm Monday to Friday and Sundays from 1pm.
Yep, you can hear sexy soul ballads all day, every day. SoulTrain radio are one of the only independent radio stations in the city to bring you round the clock music, with songs that transcend time, from the finest of soul selectors.
Weekday mornings kick off at Breakfast with Conroy 7am-10am, he also presents Steppin' Out 1pm-3pm Sundays, a vinyl only underground Disco and House show. Conroy has been making a name for himself presenting radio since the 90's and more recently producing Global shows for “Eats Everything” and dance music shows in Ibiza and America.
10am-4pm weekdays Soultrain Radio play a mix of interruption free music, showcasing their unique station sound. "We are not an oldies station, we aim to offer something different". As well as DAB in the Southwest, you can listen at the touch of a button using the free APP or online here.
The Drivetime Show 4pm-7pm weekdays and is presented by Tim Shires who joined the station in April 2018. Tim is used to having a Drivetime slot having previously presented various shows on Galaxy 101 (now Kiss) and is a well known DJ in clubs across the south west having held down residencies at various clubs over the years.
It looks like Soultrain Radio arrived at just the right time as latest figures show that DAB Radio is now more popular than FM/AM listening. Nine out of ten of British adults said they tune in to radio at least once a week, with the average listener consuming 20.8 hours of programming per week.
Hannah recently graduated with a degree in English with Writing. She is an avid writer, freelancer and creative. She is currently writing her first full-length novel and a collection of poetry. Always out and about in Bristol's music scene, she attends music events on a weekly basis.