Portobello Radio is Community Radio Show Showcasing Local Talent, Music & Promotions.
This is the second time I’ve had Piers Thompson on the show and I wanted to see how far Portobello Radio had become since the previous I Love The Grove episode?
As Piers himself puts it “Going great guns!” The radio show celebrates the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of Portobello Road.
Who Runs The Show?
Portobello Radio, a station (online) run by Ladbroke Grove residents Piers Thompson, Chris Sullivan and Greg Weir is listened to all over the world.
Piers has lived his entire life in this area and music is everywhere. He loves the huge diversity of people playing and making music in Ladbroke Grove whether well known or undiscovered.
What Does it Cover?
The show covers everything from local issues, local DJs and funk music. Piers and the Portobello Radio team have also created an initiative called ‘Rising Stars’ with the purpose of unearthing and promoting local talent. Watch this space as it’ll be formally announced at Portobello Live.
Mixed with local news and gossip from in and around Portobello, the shows play funk, classic rhythm and blues, dub, salsa, disco and soul.
Every Friday from 1pm-3pm The Portobello Radio Show broadcasts news, music and a slice of Portobello history from the KPH and Saturdays from Westbank.
This weekend, the radio station will be streaming live music from Portobello Live.