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co owner of expansion records
Ralph joined LWR (from the original soul pirate Radio Invicta) during the Johnny Dawson (Keith Green) era. He also launched his own soul music magazine called Groove Weekly before joining Blues & Soul, becoming assistant editor of the magazine throughout the 80’s and 90’s.
However, Ralph is probably best known for running one of the longest running independent record labels in the UK (from the mid 80’s to date), the award winning Expansion records. A label specialising in both classic and new soul music. He originally joined the label in 1989.
In 2008, Expansion records joined forces with Jazz FM for a joint venture Jazz FM Records, creating a series of compilations. Coinciding with this, Ralph also presented a Sunday afternoon show on Jazz FM which ended in 2012.
Ralph currently hosts a show on Solar radio and continues in his long established partnership with (founder of Expansion) Richard Searling who runs the events side of the business, including the popular annual Luxury Weekender in Blackpool. [Words: Jay James]