The Torch Burns On

The legendary broadcaster and northern soul legend Mary Fox has come out of retirement and will be joining the brand new radio station for Stoke on Trent. It is called 6 Towns Radio and Mary will be bringing her very popular radio show with her to boost the listeners and indeed the whole status of this local station.

Mary will be presenting her phenomenally popular  ‘Motown & Northern Soul show’ that was almost legendary on Radio Stoke and the northern soul scene, and attracted listeners from all over the UK and worldwide alike.

Mary had recently retired from the BBC after some 25 years in broadcasting including twelve years in Shropshire and the last thirteen at BBC Radio Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent.

Mary is quoted as saying ‘I am delighted be joining Six Towns Radio and being given the unique chance to present the soul and Motown show. There can’t be any place more deserving in the country to have its own soul show – we are after all ‘soul-on-trent.’

Mary aded”I’ve had a great time working in the city, the people took me to their hearts and so now, it’s great for me to be able to give my time and energy for free to this community station as my way of giving something back. I hope it will be a great success. It is after all the future for true local radio – for the people by the people.”

Mike Rawlins, Chairman of Potteries Media the Community Interest Company behind the new community station said, ‘I’m delighted that Mary has offered to come and broadcast on 6 Towns Radio, Mary is a true fan of the music so when she broadcasts you know it is because she is interested and passionate about it. There is a massive following of the Northern Soul scene here in Stoke, which was proven with the turn out at the Soul Boy film premier and all nighter last weekend at the Kings Hall. Mary has her own loyal group of listeners who we hope will listen to her show from September now that Mary has found a new home with us.’

Mary will start broadcasting her weekly Northern Soul & Motown show between 7 & 9pm every Friday starting 17 September.

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About Steve
I am a musician, author and poet. I am also a former professional B-Boy and a honorary member of the British B-Boy Association. I am currently concentrating on writing for many online publications and magazines including Stoke Gigs, Visit Burslem and Stoke Sounds.

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