Your Space Or Mine
No Signal and their year book of stars
They say opportunity comes out of adversity and you’d do well to find anyone proving the point better than grassroots Black-led radio station No Signal launched back in March by brothers Jojo and David Sonubi. The London station is the latest to bubble up out of the capital’s ridiculously fertile radio scene that boasts OG pirates Rinse, tastemakers NTS, Reprezent, Worldwide FM, Balamii and many more.
None of these more established names could claim to have had a better spring lockdown than No Signal, though. You couldn’t move for timeline debate around the station’s flagship show #NS10v10 which pitted artists like Skepta and Giggs and Missy Elliot and Busta Rhymes against each other, with over 200,000 listening in and voting on Twitter as Wizkid took his clash with Vybz Kartel 10-0.
The team is over 40 volunteers deep, spanning producers and DJs to designers and social media managers all focused on the importance of keeping things fun and community-focused, not surprising given the Sonubi brothers’ history as promoters with their Recess parties. Education, information and entertainment are the three key pillars for the station who’ve labelled themselves as #blackradio, not shying away from supporting social causes like BLM and The Black Curriculum.