Northern Soul anniversary celebrations with Smooth Radio

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Smooth Radio joins this weekend’s celebrations to mark the anniversary of the first Wigan Casino Northern Soul All-Nighter, which took place in the early hours of Sunday 23rd September 1973.  

On Sunday, 22nd September from 2pm, Smooth Radio and digital sister station Smooth 70’s, will simulcast a special two hour Soul Connection Show, devoted to the music, the DJs and the artists behind the number one Northern Soul all-nighter of all time, on what would have been the 40th anniversary of the venue.  Listeners can continue over to Smooth 70’s at 4pm for an extra and exclusive two hours of Northern Soul.  
In addition, Smooth 70’s will also be playing Northern Soul classics and Wigan Casino floor-fillers throughout the weekend. 
Steve Collins, Programme Director for Smooth Radio said: “The Northern Soul era was so influential, it’s impact can still be seen and heard in music around us today.  We’re delighted to be broadcasting ‘Soul Connection’ this Sunday simultaneously on Smooth Radio and Smooth 70’s.  Listeners will be able to relive the Northern Soul glory days with this show, hosted by Richard Searling and Kev Roberts, along with many special guests including Lisa Stansfield and Kiki Dee.” 

The Smooth special follows a documentary from Made in Manchester due to be bradcast on BBC Radio 4, which explores the impact Northern Soul has had in Japan.

The ShineLike Tokyo documentary airs at 10.30 on Saturday, September 21st on BBC Radio 4. See more at here.