In The Beginning…
iLive UK was established in April 2019 with its very first broadcast aired on Saturday 27th April 2019.
With a blueprint from our Canadian platform iLive Toronto iLive UK’s emerged onto internet online radio with a diverse program schedule with or its UK and world wide listeners.
The iLive UK Team, over the past two years has grown from strength to strength and currently air’s 21 very different radio shows, which exemplifies the diversity of its listening audience.
iLive UK’s Management Team
Jairzinho Morris – Director of Operations UK / Europe
Mandy Law – Operations Manager
Simone Allen – Station Manager
Where We Live
Currently situated in the epicentre of North London (Finsbury Park) iLive UK is immediately accessible to its surrounding 3 multicultural boroughs Haringey, Islington and Hackney and easy transport access for all who wish to visit to station.
The Launch / iLive UK Soulfest Lounge
iLive UK was officially launched on 17 August 2019 and hosted its first iLive UK Soulfest on 26 September 2019 with performances from UK’s Independent Soul Artist Shaila Prospere & Toronto’s Independent Artist Ray Robinson.
In iLive UK’s first year of broadcasting it was nominated into the Ground Breakin’ People’s Choice Awards 2019 in categories for Best Radio Station & Best Soul Radio DJ.
This year 2021 iLive Radio hosted it’s internal Radio Awards recognising the hard work and dedication of all our hosts and presenters on iLive Radio Canada, iLive UK and our newest station iLive Caribbean.
iLive UK & iLive Toronto joined forces to air the many variations of Jazz music throughout their playlist for the month. iLive UK’s Ra Hendricks & Fox from MusiCollektive presented special programs to celebrate this occasion.
This year 2021 has been no different in presenting the world with the iLive JazzFest our yearly event; except with the addition of iLive Toronto’s DJ Scully & Gazza who present Always Digging. We hope to bring the UK a monthly bite sized version of the JazzFest; (JazzFest Lounge).
iLive UK Open Day
In February 2020 iLive UK opened its doors to the general public with an Open Day presented by Islington Councillor Jermain Jackman with media coverage by The VoiceUK Online Newspaper, giving iLive the thumbs up and push within it community.
iLive UK then hosted 2 open days for interns looking to gain experience within the radio/media industry. On day one we welcomed 26 promising interns. On day two we received 12 promising interns through our doors.
Unfortunately the world wide Covid-19 pandemic of 2020/21 arrived and iLive UK had to stop it’s live broadcasts and temporarily close the station’s doors. However many of the shows continued to broadcast remotely for alternative locations.
The future for iLive UK is to fill out its roster with entertaining and engaging shows and deliver the best drive time and a breakfast shows.
We are also going to have once again host an open day for intern’s.
iLive UK are also looking at securing a location within the community to host its future events.
We have most recently been invited to the Heritage Live open air event Reggae on the Heath at Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath in North London hosted by David Rodigan & the Outlook Orchestra. We will be backstage getting up close and personal with the performing artists and bringing you Live interviews from the artists and Rodigan himself.
iLive will continue to serve its community by supporting its local businesses and offer them a voice to the world via our platform.
iLive UK will be working with a host of creatives, school, colleges & universities in supporting the next generation with iLive hosted workshops and opportunities to gain work experience and a recognised qualification of achievement.
Written by: iLive UK