George Power, Founder of Kiss FM, Has Died
It was an honour to have known George, he will be missed by all of us on the UK soul scene. – Mi-Soul MD, Gordon Mac.
It is with great sadness that Mi-Soul announces the passing of club DJ, radio DJ, radio station owner and entrepreneur George Power.
Starting his DJ career in the seventies, George was an essential and influential DJ on the London club scene. George will be remembered for two venues in particular: Crackers on Wardour Street and The Electric Ballroom on Camden High Street.
At Crackers, George and his team instituted a Friday lunchtime session, and many people would leave work or school to attend this event. For many of London’s very young music fans, this was a chance to hear music not heard on the radio and make new friends on the soul scene.
At The Electric Ballroom, George and his team had the main downstairs room and an upstairs ‘jazz’ room, introducing London to such DJs as Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson and Paul Murphy.
George was one of the original shareholders of Kiss FM and helped Mi-Soul founder Gordon Mac establish that station on the London radio map.
George then launched his radio station, LGR (London Greek Radio), catering to the Greek community in North London.
In later years, George continued his love affair with music and radio, launching Sunshine Radio in the South Of France, a record shop and then a record label, Nice’N’Ripe.
It cannot be understated how important George was to London’s clubs in the seventies and eighties. Many of us at Mi-Soul enjoyed George’s clubs and his sets; he introduced us to songs and people that are still with us to this day. He will be sadly missed.