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Sounds a great idea for Soho - broadcasting from a coffee shop

Tim Arnold and Adrian Meehan

Published: 18 April, 2014
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

A NEW Soho community radio station has been launched, broadcasting live from a coffee shop.

People can come in for a drink and watch the radio team in action in Great Windmill Street, as they present shows featuring The Cuban Brothers, Boy George, Simone Butler from Primal Scream, and members of the Soho community. 

Founder Adrian Meehan, 41, hopes the online channel can match the success of New York’s East Village Radio. 

He said: “I believe that Soho is the centre of London with just as many cultures and strands of entertainment to represent. It unites London.”

Mr Meehan, who is a drummer for rock and blues musician Son Of Dave, among others, added: “There will be a Saturday morning kids’ schedule including a father and son hip hop review show, an urban twist on the classic called ‘Archers Street’, and loads of great comedy and music.”

Other presenters include Tim Arnold, also known as The Soho Hobo, who will be hosting his first show tonight (Friday). 

Both Mr Arnold and Mr Meehan will be performing live this Saturday, along with other members of The Soho Hobo band, as they open the Record Store Day celebrations on stage in Berwick Street.

• Listen to Soho Radio online at http://sohoradiolondon.com

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