Gordon Mac: The Man Who Changed London Radio

A look back into the story behind Mi-Soul Radio…


In the age of instant access to a plethora of media, people could be forgiven for thinking that the dizzying amount of choice has always been available. But it was the bold vision of a select few, who worked tirelessly to fight against the established order of limited and heavily regulated broadcasting, that lay the foundation for the abundance of radio content we enjoy today. At the forefront of it all, was Mi-Soul’s very own Bossman, Gordon Mac.

In a series of features by the Red Bull Music Academy, they explore Gordon’s journey from working in a toy shop and the purchase of one record a week to founding Kiss FM, the UK’s first station to play exclusively music of black origin, via legal broadcasting.

The first of two features sees Gordon and Keith Skues, another highly influential figure in the development of pirate radio, interviewed at Mi-Soul HQ. The second is an essay written in recognition of Gordon’s immense contribution to UK radio.

We hope you enjoy finding out a bit more about the man that brought you your favourite station, Mi-Soul.

Read the essay here…

Read the interview here…

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