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Soul Freedom Radio

Life and Soul Promotions present the Soul Freedom Radio Portfolio

Soul Freedom is the badge we put around shows produced by Life and Soul Promotions. This allows us to express and utilise Soul Music from any era and any related genre of black music. Thus whilst Life and Soul Promotions raison d’être is to promote predominantly new independent soul product Soul Freedom will have a broader base, but still feature new music strongly.

Rhythm and Soul radio


The show goes out on Marko Nobles Urban Eclectic Internet Radio Station Rhythm and Soul Radio on the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month at 4pm Eastern US time (9pm UK time).

‘Soul Freedom’ is presented by me, Mike Ashley. Occasionally we have guest DJ mixes by other European DJ’s and occasionally we have artists selecting influential tracks. DJ’s and artists are invited to contact me if they wish to be considered for these features.

The music policy is broad but there is particular emphasis on new and independent music.

The show is podcast after original broadcast on http://lifeandsoul.podomatic.com/

Radio Cardiff


‘Soul Freedom’ has broadly the same music policy but is co-presented by myself and KGB. The show is every Sunday 3pm til 5pm UK time. Usually we do the show together and we cover for each other as necessary. KGB has promoted many events under the banner Corner Pocket Soul, largely in Cardiff and surrounding areas, and is passionate – that’s probably an understatement – about the music.

Radio Cardiff is a community radio station based in Cardiff, Capital City of Wales. It can be heard locally on 98.7FM and via the internet. The station music policy is almost 100% Black Music 24 hours a day, with daytime community based ‘talk’, and music feeds through the night.

Funding and Sponsorship is always an issue so if you want to sponsor the show or advertise let me know.

The show is ‘live’ and is thus more spontaneous. We do not podcast it, we do not do playlists, we just freestyle it. There is a webcam and chatroom, and our audience including some artists have joined the show live. Clearly we are promoting the music, but we also have to present and promote Cardiff and it’s community and cultures.

Pulse Radio


Every Sunday 9pm till 11. (UK)

Pulse ** 105.0 FM ** – Community Radio for Cheddar Valley and Surrounding Areas of Somerset.  Pulse is a local community radio station for the Cheddar Valley and surrounding villages but also streams online.

Differing from other radio stations in the South West region it is an independent, not-for-profit company formed to provide the following:

  • Provide a local community radio station for the Cheddar Valley and it’s surrounding area.
  • Provide a station with music catering for people of all ages.
  • Give local residents local news & information service.
  • Provide low cost-effective on and off air advertising to local businesses.
  • Provide training and work experience opportunities to those interested in working in radio broadcasting or broadcast journalism.
  • Support, provide a promotional platform for local bands, DJs and artists.

Pulse is not about making massive profits from advertising for share holders, it is a station wishing to provide the very best in programming material suitable for all age groups, a community station wishing to promote the community and thereby helping others in return.

Soul Freedom – ethos and philosophy

Whilst I (Mike Ashley) personally promote new and predominantly independent soul music, using Soul Freedom (SF) outlets, the rationale behind SF is much more broadly based to embrace music with Soul from all eras and related genres and sub-genres.

We believe that Soul Music is organic, progressive and moving forward yet, according to the ‘Sankofa’ principle “looking back to go forward.”, it is important to understand and draw from it’s history.  We therefore will feature and focus on Soul Music history, growth and roots.

We are aware of our audiences in each outlet.  We are not interested per se in just playing to or for people within the narrower confines of a restricted audience.  We adopt an almost charitable philosophy and that is to be for the benefit of and in the interests of the public and not for any particular grouping.

We are apt to include anything in our programme schedules from Blues thru Jazz to Gospel, Disco, Funk or Boogie, Songs with message, Spoken Word, Hip Hop, from Mento to Lovers Rock and Roots, Classic Soul to digging the crates rarities, Soul from around the World.


We are looking to expand our SF ‘pool’ with people of the same mindset to assist us with the shows on our portfolio. Such individuals should have an extensive knowledge of Soul Music, be competent as a DJ and presenter and work un-aided in a studio, but some assistance can be given as necessary. Please email me if interested mike@lifeandsoulpromotions.co.uk

Music Submissions

In the promotion of new music we are always pleased to receive new product for consideration on our shows- again email me mike@lifeandsoulpromotions.co.uk


Examples of our playlists can be found in my noted on www.facebook.com/lifeandsoul


Ideas, feedback, material, suggestions always welcome – mike@lifeandsoulpromotions.co.uk



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