Gordon Mac has quit his position as MD of Colourful Radio to set up a new soul and dance community. The founder of Kiss FM and former managing director says Mi-Soul will provide access to everything related to Soul music on every broadcast platform, scheduled to go live by the end of this year.
Bringing Soul Back To The Airwaves
It’s been 30 years since Gordon Mac founded radio station, Kiss FM. Three decades later, it’s the number one commercial radio station in London. “I love that it’s still successful, because it’s what I created,” says Mac. Known as the ‘Godfather of dance music’, the DJ launched Kiss FM with business partner Martin Strivens in 1985.
Soul Man Aiming To Make A Song And Dance
The last time Gordon Mac was interviewed by the Evening Standard, things got a bit awkward. In the mid-Nineties he borrowed a flash, chrome Mercedes to be interviewed in to discuss his pirate radio station, Kiss, hitting the airwaves on FM for the first time.
21 Groups Apply For London Radio Licences
A total of 21 groups have applied to operate a community radio station in London and other areas within the M25. They include a number of specialist music services, including Mi-Soul, House FM, Greekbeat Radio, and Hot Digital Radio which plays the ‘finest in Ghanaian Music’.
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Godfather Of Dance To Soul Pioneer
The first thing you notice about Gordon Mac is the hair, and then the laugh. A bunch of stubby, silver dreads bound with a black hairband. Against his sharp suit, they suggest an interesting past. The laugh is boyish and infectious, a snicker. You can’t help but think of a lion – with a mellow demeanour.
New Station Brings Soul To The Airwaves
A further blow for radio diversity has been struck by the arrival of Mi-Soul, a new digital station from the team which launched the hugely successful Kiss FM brand. The soul-music platform has been broadcasting for three years online through its website and mobile-phone apps, from a fully equipped studio based in the Stephen Lawrence Trust building in Deptford.