Stephen Brooks is the man who has always had a love of ‘proper’ music radio and an extensive knowledge of music in general. So when he was invited to present a program on Castle Mead Radio dedicated to the music of Tamla Motown, soul music from the past 50 years it was a match made in heaven.
Stephen’s love of music and broadcasting has always been his passion since as far back as he can remember. Radio has always been in his blood, from when he used to listen to 2- way family favourites as a lad in the 1960’s. His inspiration to become involved in radio broadcasting was influenced by listening to established favourites such as Alan Freeman, Emperor Rosko, and Johnnie Walker in the days of Radio Caroline.
After moving from his native Yorkshire in 1970, Steve’s foray into presenting music began with 6th form social evenings at Hinckley Grammar School and then in 1975, he became one of the resident DJ’s at Tiffany’s night club in Hinckley,-then under the name of Mike Stephens- where he was able to indulge his love of playing classic Motown and soul music during the height of the disco era
He loves to communicate and entertain people in equal measure, with a friendly (and occasionally cheeky) style, clearly full of enthusiasm and a love of presenting music to people of all ages.
As Stephen tells us “The music I played at Tiffany’s in the 1970’s is still as popular today as it ever was, and many of the music tracks produced today are heavily sampled or influenced from classic music of the past. It is timeless music, so having the opportunity to play it every week is a dream come true for me.
I’m thrilled to have joined Castle Mead Radio, and I’m looking forward to bringing back lots of happy memories to everyone by playing great blues and soul music from the decades, and hopefully everyone entertaining too!
Catch Stephen every Friday evening at 7.30.
When not the radio, Steve is Manager of the Security Team at the National Space Centre in Leicester.