Jim Lister from Folded Wing shares a current inspiration:
I find listening to the radio is quite a ritualistic thing, you get used to listening to certain shows on certain stations at certain times of the week. Or maybe that’s just me. Anyway, the sound of Sundays in my house is definitely Station 89.8 FM - “London’s Leading Community Radio Station” playing “music for the more mature listener”.
I first discovered Station FM about five years ago, after moving from South (SW4) to North London (N16)… I was suddenly able to pick up this wicked reggae station on the left hand side of my dial. Talking of more mature listeners, as I get older I seem to spend most Sundays cooking in the kitchen…. and Station FM is the best soundtrack for Sunday cooking, bar none!
On a Sunday (and most days) Station FM plays the best reggae, dub, lovers rock and soul… perfect cooking vibes for all those roast chickens and big pots of chilli. The DJ (and show) that made me fall in love with Station is Robo Ranks ‘The Bonafide One’ (Sundays, 4-6pm). Robo doesn’t just play the most soulful, heart-warming Sunday selections… he often sings along to them too… and without fail he always offers a few words of moral advice to listeners (as a good church pastor would)… whether it’s how to treat your kids or how to treat your wife… Robo tells it like it is!
Other shows on Station FM worth checking are Tommy J (10am – Midday) and Guvenor General (Midday – 2pm), both on Sundays too. From Gregory Isaacs to Dennis Brown and Alton Ellis to Johhny Osbourne, it’s beautiful soulful reggae all the way. The adverts on Station are pretty legendary too… reaching mythical status in our house (especially the condom one!)