First of all, I would like to thank you for being my first victim “in the spotlight”.
1. How did you come up with the idea of starting your own Radio Station?
Interesting Story actually, for anyone who has read my history “Origins” story of SLE on the website, you’ll already know part of the journey. So SLE was originally a DJ name I created for myself back in 1993 not realising that it would become so much more than just a childish dream. Alongside me were two of my very dear friends who had the same dreams and ambitions. Anyway, to cut a long story short, in 2019 I was speaking with Viperdrive and decided I would like to do something for the music community (Relive the childhood dream of holding an event) and where possibly support him in achieving his aspirations of being the premier producer of top-quality music which ever genre he decided, you know he is very talented and possibly the most passionate person regarding music that I know. So, I thought YouTube would be the answer, that’s where SLE became a digital reality, albeit very small but, a reality none the less. I would get music and create rudimentary videos to post on my channel alongside them i would add a review for all to read, soon realising that growth was slow on YouTube as I didn’t have many supporters (Viperdrive, Zero Point, Dave Dark, Vapour Chain all supportive) in this venture and without the listeners how would SLE get the music out there to the ears of the people. Thats when I decided it’s time to go big or go home so I researched and evaluated Radio Stations online, I listened to many radio stations for days and days my sole purpose was to evaluate the pros cons, practicality, the legalities and the enjoyment factor, reaching out to people to connect and provide them with something they wanted, but in this world people don’t always want what is there for them, people want something that is sold to them as it has more value to people. With all this in mind I referred back to my many years in business, as a senior manager and as a business consultant it doesn’t take much to realise that the key to success is the listener so that’s where the Radio Station came from, SLE needed the ability to reach many people at once 24hrs a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year the most efficient way was to have a Radio Station. (I could go on for ages about this but there are loads of other aspects and influences that presented themselves to me).
2.”SLE more than just radio.”
What does that mean?
Thats a nice easy question C 🙂 SLE More than just Radio refers to the mass expanse of SLE, above all and I mean above all else we are a community, music lovers, artists, fans and creatives, the rulebreakers, the mischief makers and ground shakers, the once who have a voice, those who stand out from the crowd and say I’m here! I am more than a number. We are a community that have the freedom to say and stand up for our beliefs, to not be bullied and help protect those around us, individually we fight and fall but together we have strength and can take on any obstacles, SLE is more than just radio we are people, a community, a team, family WE ARE ALL SLE. ( A Celebration of creativity in the human condition) (SLE – Share the Love Everyone
3. What are your plans for the future? What do you hope SLE will become?
SLE future looks like this; I know it will become organic and expand, providing a community for the music and arts world, we are moving into the independent film and gaming world because these distinctly separate communities are so compatible, they can be incorporated into one place and help each other. SLE will hold festivals, TV shows and Community-Based Projects supporting and encouraging the youth and the old hats to give the creative world a try, from this possibly stem the future stars from the experience, knowledge and support of the independent world. I would like to walk down the High Street and see posters advertising creativity with SLE above the banner, I want to turn on the TV and see SLE festivals being shown with the amazing artists from the Independent World. And when I am no longer here, I want SLE to continue to grow with the heart, passion and desire that is put into it every single day and makes it stand out from the crowd.
4. What is the one thing you would like your listeners to know?
I appreciate them 100% with no reserve.
5. If any potential investors would to read this. What would you like to tell them?
If a potential investor/sponsor was reading this the only things I would say is this, SLE will not change, nor be bought however if you want to be part of the movement, if you want to be seen as part of the community and have your brand/name stand alongside SLE, if you want to access the vast expanse of the SLE Community and build your own brand hand in hand we will be there every step of the way. Unlike some soft drinks we ARE the flavour of all generations, and the reach is becoming immense, listened to in over 95 Countries in 2020 and 2021 looking to break that benchmark easily, with up to 1085 listeners a day currently why wouldn’t you want to invest/sponsor? If you are interested drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank so much for taking the time to do this.
C:) My pleasure 🙂