horizon radio 1985

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horizon radio 1985

Post by famefm » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:46 pm

Does anyone know what became of the boss Chris Stewart

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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by famefm » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:48 pm

That's horizon radio London 1981/1985

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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by Albert H » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:38 pm

He went to Portugal to run a station down there. The story goes that he ran up some huge debts and then disappeared.

I last saw him in the Walworth Road some time around 2000 when I was with two friends (one of whom had been on Horizon), but he didn't want to be bothered with talking to us. :nodg
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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by famefm » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:27 am

Thanks for that even though it's taken 6 months for someone to reply. I think Chris Stewart totally gave up on the radio around 1990

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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by Effemm » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:50 pm

Mix @ 6 on Drivetime just had to taped them days
Dmc mastermixes were n still are the dogs !!
Barry James i think it was back then
CJ Carlos was another who knew his stuff
Loved them days,

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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by famefm » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:40 pm

They were the best radio days of all before the kiss radio stile change the direction of London radio for the next 30 YEARS

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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by Effemm » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:17 pm

You mean Kids100 I guess ?

Kiss 94 was the bollox,So So many class shows,the USA mastermixes , the signal was quality all over, & another thing I remember, this era had great breakfast shows...somit that's never gna happen again sadly, great days

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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by famefm » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:30 pm

After the license yes but I think horizon was the main pioneer and it was shame they didn't stick around longer

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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by Albert H » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:30 pm

Nope - ten years earlier, the real pioneer was Radio Invicta - "the sound of midnight soul". They used to do a couple of hours on a couple of nights each week. Later, they became a Sunday station on 92.4MHz, usually in stereo.

In those days, a good aerial up a 23-storey block with 80 - 100 Watts would cover most of London, because there were far fewer stations, and the noise floor was much lower. We didn't have all the interference sources that do so much to wreck radio these days!
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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by famefm » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:06 pm

I knew about invicta but the owner closed it when Jfm and horizon went 24 hours so they weren't even running when the first licenses were advertised

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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by Albert H » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:11 pm

Bob Tomalski - the guy who ran Invicta - voluntarily closed the station when the first tranche of licences were advertised. Most of his DJs went to JFM or Solar. When the licence stitch-up became obvious, Bob re-started Invicta for about a year. Then the Law change happened, and he went legit, working for several stations and making adverts.

Sadly, he died in the late 90s (as I recall).
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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by famefm » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:01 pm

Was that his real name? I only knew the boss as tony John's

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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by duncanorak » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:02 pm

Bob Tomalski was Roger Tate on Invicta

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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by Horizon » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:51 pm

Albert H wrote:
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:38 pm
He went to Portugal to run a station down there. The story goes that he ran up some huge debts and then disappeared.

I last saw him in the Walworth Road some time around 2000 when I was with two friends (one of whom had been on Horizon), but he didn't want to be bothered with talking to us. :nodg
Wonderful story you tell here, you must have gone to the school of imagination. He went to Portugal, he has never been to Portugal, so that one is a lie and in the Walworth Road in 2000, must have been a ghost try http:/horizonradiolondon.com for the truth

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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by Horizon » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:02 am

For those of you who want to know about Horizon Radio London 1981/1985 on 94.5fm and 102.5fm the story is unfolding now here http://horizonradiolondon.com. Written by the people who created the radio station so only contains the truth and no vivid imagination.

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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by famefm » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:06 am

Facinating I can't wait to see the story and how about fame fm also who some people thought at first it was horizon returning with a new name?

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Re: horizon radio 1985

Post by famefm » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:10 am

Can't wait to hear an update about Chris Stewart I don't know anything about him but I remember he was a very good dj

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