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Meet our Super Soul Man - Paul Gray
Paul's love of soul music began way back in 1971, after seeing Tony Blackburn at the Radio One Roadshow at The Beachcomber Club, in Luton. It was the first time a young Paul had ever seen someone DJ and it ignited a spark. "YES!" he thought, "I can do that!"
A few weeks later Paul gathered his collection of 45s, and bravely asked the resident DJ, Chris P Taylor if he could have a go... Chris said yes, and so the story begins...
Paul went on to DJ at The California Ballroom in Dunstable which had opened it's doors back in 1960. He describes it as 'perfect timing', as many Classic Soul & Motown artists were heading to the UK to perform live, and he was fortunate to work alongside the likes of The Temptations, Four Tops, Jimmy Ruffin, The Drifters, and James Brown.
His first introduction to broadcast radio was in the 70's, when he tried his hand at hospital radio, based in Harpenden, and later in 2008, he launched his own show 'Soul Stew' which he presented on The Hit 45's, the very station which went on to become what we now know as All Oldies Radio.
These days Paul is proud to be a director and presenter with All Oldies Radio. Luton born and having spent most of his life in Dunstable he describes the Herts, Beds and Bucks area as a place he knows well and loves dearly.
Paul lists his main priorities in life as being family, friendship, music and radio... swiftly followed by a good Sunday roast, the smell of freshly cut grass and warm sunny days.
Saturday nights on All Oldies Radio are the time to tune in if you are looking to party! The Super Saturday Soul Stew Party starts at 7pm and includes all the R&B, dance, soul and reggae music that you could possibly need to boogie the night away.
Featuring 'Reggae Reggae Stew', 'Motown Chartbusters', and 'The Super Saturday Soul Stew Selection' - a listener request hour from 9-10pm - its a jam packed show!
As well as sending in their soul requests, listeners can also suggest their choice of 'Twofers':
- Twofer 1, two tunes with the same title from two different soul artists/soul band and
- Twofer 2, two tunes from one great soul artist/soul band.
Its a busy Saturday night and Paul does his best to squeeze everyone's requests in, but if you don't get your song on, don't worry.... just tune in again next week as he carries them over for his next show.
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