Kev "The Duke" Lever
The Duke was born at a very early age in a little village West of Oldham called Ashton -under-Lyne. He was introduced to music as a baby and soon became proficient playing on the linoleum. At the age of 5 he began to learn to play brass instruments, a skill that would see him eventually join one of the finest Brass Bands in the world, Brighouse & Rastrick. In his early teens the lure of sex, drugs and sausage rolls became too much and he joined rock bands playing bass guitar. Sporting a curly perm and clad in spandex and pixie boots he played in bands with names like Saratoga, Slack Alice, Neon Tetra and more recently Dirty Weekend with who he developed the idea of live band karaoke, or Rockyoke as it became known. Interspersed with his rock god career, at the age of 18 he began DJing in local bars and pubs. As the deejaying faded away and performing live music became more important the decks were sold on, although the record collection remained. When the other member in the duet he played in decided to load up the family and the dog and roll the waggons down to Hayling Island, which is about as far South as you can go without getting your feet wet. It was now time to return to the glamorous world of deejaying, and so Duke Bock’s Party Train was launched on an unsuspecting world. It soon became clear if he wanted to break into the posh Cheshire set, a company name with more gravitas would be required, and so KL Music was born. He is now proud to be associated with a group of talented individuals as KL Radio hits t’interweb. Having toured all over Europe and played in some the most prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall on 4 separate occasions. Worked in radio, tv and recording studios. Met and worked with a host of celebrities. He is now content to sit behind a microphone in a radio station, with the occasional venture into the wide world deejaying parties.
Stuart was inspired by the dance floor response of Nutbush City Limits when he attended a Radio One Roadshow way back in 1971 and in that moment he decided that he wanted to be a DJ. Fast forward to 1978 and Stuart began his 45 year career as a DJ in a good old fashioned Cabaret Nightclub where he says he learned by baptism of fire on how to entertain 1000 people every night. Stuart also worked extensively on the mobile circuit in central Scotland for several years before progressing to Night Clubs. Over the following decades Stuart worked extensively in the nightclub scene in Scotland and pioneered the introduction of R&B and Hip Hop into the mainstream with his self promoting club The Grind club night in Edinburgh. Moving into the corporate and Wedding in the late 90’s Stuart carved a niche for being one of “In demand” DJ’s for the corporate and Wedding market. When the pandemic struck in 2020 Stuart joined the Klradio team and continues to enjoy presenting 3 shows per week on klradio. These shows are Spin The Wheel /Wheel Of Fortune which broadcasts every Thursday from 7-9pm Steppin Out every Friday from 7-9 and Snook Haven Country every Sunday from 5-7pm
My first love for music was growing up in the 70s with my siblings and the late 80s was the time when I hit the club scene and that particular genre has stuck with me . My husband has Dj’d since the 90s and I’ve gone with him on many occasions and only a few years ago I decided to do 80s nights . I did do a little stint at radio during the lockdown but the station closed down … but I still do the mobile DJing and am looking forward to being back on the radio again .
Tony "Riggster" Wright
Clayton started his DJ career with Jimmy Rainbow’s Rainbow Heart Discotheque in the clubs and pubs all over Scotland including Annabel’s, back in the mid 70’s. He moved to Newcastle to the once famous Tuxedo Junction on Market Street where he performed his unique style of presenting to a Jazz-Funk and R&B audience. He left Newcastle in the 80’s to seek his fortune in the States where he eventually worked part time as a radio presenter on a radio station in Annapolis, Maryland playing music on a Saturday night. Arriving back later to the UK he thought he had left the music scene behind him only to meet up again with Jimmy Rainbow sometime later and was invited to join a local Edinburgh community station called Leith FM in 2009. He had a regular feature slot called Soul Stream and left there in 2014. He later joined another community radio station based in Haddington and carried on his weekly Saturday night show ‘Soul Stream International’, playing the very best in Soul, Reggae and Jazz Funk. With such artists as George Benson to Blackstreet, from Black Coffee to Black Eyed Peas, and from Bob Marley to Hil St Soul. He took a short break from broadcasting and after a few years with Black Diamond FM and latterly with Edinburgh’s Mix1 Radio. He is now plying his trade on KL Radio with three shows, Soul Stream International, The RnB Show, and The Friday Afternoon Mix. He has built a popular listener’s base both domestic and internationally and hopes to bring some surprises as well as a slightly different approach to Edinburgh’s music scene. You can listen to him on Tuesday & Thursday evenings, and on a Friday afternoon.