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.