Stephen Howie - Barnet Community Radio Presenter

Stephen Howie


Born in the early 80s, Stephen grew up in the Scottish west coast town of Saltcoats listening to the likes of Shalamar, Earth Wind & Fire and Kool and the Gang thanks to his mother’s partner John, a soul and funk DJ in the west of Scotland and resorts of Spain throughout the 80s and 90s. Then, the Christmas present that changed it all – a 3 CD compilation of Earth Wind & Fire from his dad. Grooveline was conceived on that very day.

Grooveline has been on the air since 1998, on dozens of stations across Europe, playing a weekly diet of soul, jazz funk and soulful house, with music spanning the early 70s to the current day. Recent guests on the show include Frank McComb, Bluey (Incognito), Imaani (Incognito/Reel People) and Christian Urich (Tortured Soul).