SAVE THE ARCHES PROTEST 26th JUNE 2015

Friday June 26th 2015… 09:00 am Glasgow city centre, and it’s just another grey morning like any other in Scotland. Only there are a small group of people gathering on John Street who have come along to show their support for one of the cities most iconic venues of culture and clubbing this city has and will ever see.

Looking around at the faces, it’s not rowdy punters from the club nights, It’s just normal people fighting to save their jobs. There are people from the arts side and the clubbing side alike, Artists, Promoters, Dj’s and also from Groove City Radio..

Not quite sure what GCC were expecting but the Police Scotland are also in attendance, much to the amusement an bewilderment of everyone there…. So the speakers took to the stage, every one as passionate as the next in every word they said ! i looked round the crowd of people and couldn’t help but notice the young children playing with their ‘save the arches’ banners.. The closure of The Arches has affected a lot of people, including them now their parents are fighting to keep their jobs… It has had an affect on everyone mentioned, including Groove City Radio…

We pride our selves on the fact we were in a position to bring college students into the station for very valued work experience working in a live studio setting with some of Scotland’s best Dj’s.. And that sometimes included them joining our production teams for live broadcasts from some of the biggest club nights at this venue, with some of them being dj’s & music producers them selves, they had that stepping stone through working with Groove City Radio and the likes of Colours, they were given the chance to play in a venue that EVERYONE want’s to have ‘I’ve played the arches’ on their C.V….. It’s the venue that most of us of a certain age have grown up with, had some of the best night’s of our lives in, found and made life long friends in, seen most of the worlds biggest artists play in and watched peoples careers take off from….

But it’s all gone now…. Or is it ? As the crowd drifted away after the speakers had finished… some passionate chants of *save our arches *sack the board and from the clubbers among us a burst of *HWFG and *ONE MORE TUNE just for the road…. We urge everyone to keep an eye on the #savethearches social media pages and come along to next rally and show your support if you want to help make a difference…. The future of Glasgow’s club culture is in our hands ! “PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW” That means you….

Hope to see you all at the next one 😉

 

BRAND NEW SHOWS STARTING THIS FRIDAY on GROOVE CITY RADIO

GROOVE CITY RADIO are delighted to welcome and introduce to you our brand new Friday night show’s starting this weekend….

 

JORDAN ALEXANDER kicks off our Friday night’s with a new earlier time of 4pm gmt easing you into the weekend with his ‘KNEE DEEP IN HOUSE’ show and debut on GCR We are delighted to bring Jordan onto the team after his lengthy Thursday night residency in the GCR HQ / BAR GROOVE earned him his stripes….

 

CAZMAC is no stranger to the station having been a co-host on a previous Friday night show… She is taking the fortnightly  8pm slot with her new  ‘TFI FRIDAY’ show, and you can expect a few surprises from her ! This will be all about those BIG old school & house classics… Fresh from playing gig’s recently such as STEREOFUNK, COLOURS EVENTS @ THE ARCHES  & the upcoming STREETrave street party at SWG3 tickets are still available for this event… contact michelle@groovecityradio.com

 

Last but not least… We introduce to you SAMMY WIGHTMAN bringing his weekly ‘THIS IS GLASGOW’ show to the station ! Tune in every Friday from 10pm to catch Sammy whip up a storm with some of the biggest Trance & EDM and whatever else he pulls out the bag…. Sammy has been on the station as a guest previously on the BOUNCE SESSIONS on a Thursday night and turns out it was a very popular show with the listeners… He is definately one for the watching this year

NEW SHOW COMING SOON /// JAY GUNNING – ATTIC ROOM RADIO /// SATURDAY 27th 2015 /// 16:00 – 18:00 gmt

GROOVE CITY RADIO are delighted to introduce the first of our brand new shows to the station…

Jay Gunning brings you  ‘ATTIC ROOM RADIO’  launching on Saturday June 27th every week from 4 – 6 pm gmt

Jay is no stranger to the station already, having co-hosted the BOOM SHOW with Skittle Boy, Michelle, Kleo & Dj Five for the last year… Skittle boy stumbled upon Jay by chance at last years SSW event and to say Jay has had a pretty spectacular year is an understatement… Also at the SSW event he met up with USB Records very own CeCe Rogers, and that has taken him over to the U.S.A to sign with the label and becoming a part of ‘MOODLIFE BAND’

Jay is a bright and highly gifted young Dj & Producer and it has been a joy to watch his confidence grow over the last year with his time in the GCR studio. Also having created his own LIVE  ‘ATTIC ROOM SESSIONS’ nights streaming live globally with a host of some of our other GCR Dj’s we felt it was the right time to bring him in as a permanent and valuable member of the Groove family…

What can you expect from Jay….. Well you’ll need to tune in and find that out for yourself ! But he will have you tuning in for more.

 

Find out more about Jay here >>> http://jaygunningofficial.com/about/

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GROOVE CITY RADIO DJ’S COMPLETE DOPEWAX RECORD SIGNING /// SATURDAY 30th May 2015

GROOVE CITY RADIO are delighted to announce and offer our congratulations to two of our Station Dj’s on their recent record signing with DOPEWAX RECORDS

“Lakester, John Steel, Ian Campbell ‘Uncontrollable’ (includes Kenny Dope Remix)
Dopewax Records

We can now announce that since it was road tested at The Arches by GCR’s Iain Boney Clark and then radio premiered by Boney on the Boom Show. The new track ‘Uncontrollable’ from Groove City’s Lakester and John Steel in collaboration with Canada’s Ian Campbell has been signed by House Music pioneer – the legendary Kenny Dope Gonzalez (one half of Masters at Work) to his New York label Dopewax. Furthermore ‘Uncontrollable’ is set to be remixed by Kenny Dope as part of the release. The track has also received early support from Sandy Rivera and significant radio airings courtesy of Graeme Park, be sure to keep an eye on the GCR pages to hear further news first.”

WELL DONE GUYS we look forward to hearing more for you in the future

You can catch Andy & John live on air for their shows on www.groovecityradio.com

John Steel & Stephen Pearson – Kafted Music Radio / Scotland Edition / every second Monday 22:00 – 00:00

Andy Lakey – House About That / every Saturday 16:00 – 18:00