I retired to what I thought at the time was a quiet seaside town and instead found something entirely different – a town with a lively music scene and Deal Radio!
I worked for the NHS for 35 years managing mental health services. Now, after a chance encounter with Deal Radio weeks before the 2020 lockdown, I volunteer as a DJ and have a radio show under my belt. With no previous broadcasting experience, it was a challenging beginning that led to The Global Underground radio show.
My show reflects my love of music from around the world, particularly from Africa, where I travelled. Each week I play brand new releases from continents and countries from around the world. This includes anything from Bluegrass and Country to Desert Blues, Soca, Salsa, Flamenco or Rhumba.
Doing the show has kept me sane during these strange times, and I know from messages sent from around the world that the show has made a difference to others. Music really does heal. But I am a hippy, man.
Remember when music was SO important? When you'd get on your bike with your pocket money burning a hole in your pocket and cycle through the rain to the local record shop because you just HAD to buy SOMETHING? Remember going round your mate's house to hear his new albums and singles? Lovingly crafting a mixtape for someone you were trying to impress?close
When all of the presenters are away we let the ghost of presenters past run the desk. Our automated system takes over for its own special few hours of broadcasting. Playing a selection of great music from across the decades!close
Gwen Ever brings her life to the radio, in a show encompassing music, cabaret, movies and the arts as seen from her own experiences with guest performances, great interviews, new releases and a genre-busting selection of top tunes and rarities, which combined with fab nightlife.close