Welcome to Solid Gold Gem AM
In 2012 a group of professional radio dee-jays who had worked on stations from
the 1970s to the 1990s decided to create a classic ‘oldies’ station, based on
the East Midlands station GEM-AM which many of them had been on originally. They
felt there were no stations playing the variety of songs people from their
generations truly loved – the ‘core’ years of pop music that appeared with the
vinyl single from 1958, through the golden years of the 60s and 70s, and early
80s, before the generation who liked ‘electronic pop’. The dee-jays founded the
on-line station Solid Gold GEM AM.
Solid Gold GEM AM combines elements from the best radio stations of the 60s and
70s eras, with the biggest library of any UK station - a mix of hits, ‘turntable
hits’, classic album tracks and forgotten songs that now sound like hits! The
on-air team bind this together with nostalgic jingles and features such as ‘the
Golden Year’. A ‘magic ingredient’ is we are commercial free, so every hour
features 15 to 20 songs!
We are now in our third year and Solid Gold GEM AM is one of the most respected
on-line oldies stations. Our team of deejays is larger than any UK commercial
station, and having been a part of the industry for many years, everyone donates
their services for free. Our studios are in England, Scotland, Wales and
Ireland, also Canada, the USA and Portugal.
Using modern technology, every day we ‘turn back the clock’ to a truly golden
age to re-create radio as it was when the songs in our library were new. Solid
Gold Gem AM is ‘radio like it used to be’. But for optimum listening, as well as
your computer you can hear us using a Wi-Fi or internet radio, and by
downloading our APP for your mobile phone. Our only other concession to the
modern world is that we use Facebook and Twitter to stay in touch with our
select band of listeners – we are not here to appeal to the masses! Please do
‘follow’ us to see what each of our team is featuring, and what is on later in
the day or week. Like the great stations of UK commercial radio’s heyday we
broadcast from early morning to late at night and then close down!
Solid Gold Gem AM – is a breath of fresh air, or as we say....
"It's radio like it used to be".
Here's just a few of the great songs we played recently.
Now On Air