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Peebles moves soul show to Gold

By | Published on Friday 18 October 2013

Andy Peebles

Andy Peebles’ ‘The Soul Train’ radio show is shifting from Smooth Radio to the Gold network, following the (ongoing) acquisition of Smooth by Gold operators Global Radio.

Peebles stepped down from his daily show at Smooth as part of a schedule rejig earlier this year but continued to do his weekly ‘Soul Train’ programme. In the latest revamp he will depart the Smooth network completely but will take ‘Soul Train’ – which first aired in the 1970s and has also appeared on both Piccadilly Radio and Radio 1 – to Gold.

Says Peebles: “I am thrilled to bits to take ‘The Soul Train’ to Gold and delighted that Richard Park is giving the show such a fantastic platform. I hope that people will make a date with me on Saturday nights and join me for the greatest soul music”.

The there mentioned Park, Global’s Director Of Broadcasting, added: “Andy Peebles is one of the UK’s true broadcasting legends. I look forward to welcoming his new home at Gold where ‘The Soul Train’ will be one of the highlights of the weekend schedule”.

Other changes in the latest Smooth overhaul will also see Andi Peters and Paul Anderson depart.