The bizarre world of Len Groat

May 1, 2017

Some excellent music radio with some excellent DJing and jingles (better than most of the “pirates” output) came from the UK midlands radio station GEM AM in the late 1980s/early 1990s when it was run by the legendary Len Groat. I’m pleased to see that after a period writing books about ceramics (?!?) he (and GEM AM) are back via the Interweb (which these days is where you find any “radio” that is worth listening to). I don’t dabble with DAB any more.


Read Len Groat’s Blog here.

The current Interweb-only version of GEM AM boasts a library of 8000 solid-gold songs. All well and good I suppose but in reality all these oldies stations do tend to cherry-pick 500-1000 mainly top 20 hits which rotate forever.