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The pirate that changed British radio In 1981 Rita Marley’s brother Leroy Anderson aka Lepke launched the Dread Broadcasting Corporation (DBC), Europe’s first dedicated black music station. Frustrated by the lack of airtime for reggae music in the UK, Lepke setup a mast in his back garden and began to broadcast to a small area […]

“These Are The Sweet Things” is a 2023 album release by the illustrious soul/jazz singer and songwriter, Paulette McWilliams. With a career spanning several decades and collaborations with legendary artists, Paulette McWilliams continues to captivate audiences with her extraordinary talent and undeniable charisma. Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Paulette McWilliams discovered her passion […]

The 14th July 2023 marks the one year anniversary of the passing of our former friend and colleague Tony Dacosta,  Entrepreneur, Radio Engineer and Presenter.  Tony was a true inspiration and touched countless lives. We can all individually remember, and reflect on those special moments.  Tony, a lover of all genres of music and founder […]

Independent Soul and Jazz hitting the streets for 2023 from the UK and across the shores ‘Soul Unsigned’ is a feature where we shine the spotlight on independent artists/singers/songwriters/ musicians/ bands/producers making quality music that touches The Soul…Tune in Every Sunday from 9pm (GMT) and Every Thursday from 5pm (GMT) to get your weekly fix. […]

Ivan “Mamão” Conti, the founding drummer of Brazilian jazz-funk greats Azymuth, has died, his record label said in a press release. No cause of death was given. Ivan Conti was 76 years old. Conti, bandleader/keyboardist José Roberto Bertrami, and bassist/guitarist Alex Malheiros started their music careers in the 1960s, playing bars as session musicians in […]

On the 21st March Patrice Rushen showcased her 2nd night’s performance at London’s The Jazz Cafe and she raised the roof!  Due to high demand, she actually performed twice on the 21st, the 1st session commenced at 5:30pm followed by a evening session at 8pm. A jam packed Jazz Cafe with a jovial and bubbly […]

To simplify your lifestyle Universal Soul radio can be streamed across varioius platforms and hardware devices. Whether on the go with your mobile or at home connecting your DAB or some other hardware streaming device, Universal Soul is in easy reach. Connect various hardware devices via Airable Radio software – Connect via Connect […]

Universal Soul Radio ( is officially licensed to stream puplicly recorded music on the internet. UK radio stations must obtain a PPL license to play recorded music in their bradcasts. PPL licenses radio stations in the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands to play recorded music on variety of platforms including AM/FM, DAB, Satellite […]

Remembering Singer/Songwriter Charles Bradley