Joy Radio has made a return to the airwaves broadcasting via the net 24/7 playing Jazz, Funk and Soul.
Some of the original presenters are back including Micky T, Dexter Warren (DJ Dex), Noel H & DJ Fresh.
Joy Radio began it's broadcasting on 1600khz Medium Wave MW/AM and then made the move over to FM at weekends in 1984 on 97.85fm, using a 10 watt low power transmitter on one of the best sites in SE London it soon started to attract listeners who wanted to listen to soul music and a touch of reggae. Early presenters included DJ Dexter Warren (DJ Dex), Micky T, The Judge, DJ Bosk, Steve Dervin, DJ Fresh, Mike Howard, Mr Vee and Big BW.
In 1988 the line up of presenters included DJ Dexter Warren (DJ Dex), Micky T, Noel H, Darren R, DJ Mellow, Osi Os, DJ Submariner, Mr Vee, Tony Mills and Big BW. Still broadcasting at weekends with much larger transmitters there were odd gaps in transmissions due to changes in studios with the odd transmitter raids.
In 1989 Joy Radio went from strength to strength. From a studio close to Crystal Palace it was broadcasting every weekend from September through to the beginning of December without a single raid, a total of 12 weeks. The presenters included Micky T, Noel H, Steve Collins, Ray Bradshaw, Clive Brady, Mike Howard, Terry James, Nicky Lawerence, Dave Black, DJ Rickster, Ossi Os, Big BW, Ray and Paul, DJ Spencer, Ian Eastwood & DJ Rossi
More history and later years to follow...