shows // Solar Island
Solar Island has been broadcast on Subcity Radio since 2002. Initially starting as a late-night outlet for a group of first year Glaswegian stoners with an equal love of both Chris Morris and Bergerac, it has morphed through various guises over the years from an ill-advised stint in the drive-time slot to a time-travel based scripted comedy and the occasional Dimbleby spoof, commentating at ancient university ceremonies.
Solar continue to lampoon anything within reach whilst staying true to its original 3am Buckfast fuelled motto:
"Solar Island on a Wednesday night.
Might be fucking amazing. Might be fucking shite."
Solar Hall of Fame
* Lord of the Dancehall aka DJ Dave Ince aka DJ Belgian Electrodes aka Will Survive aka Will Lord
* Mahrooq aka Marc Livingstone aka Frank Zispa
* Ham aka Gordon Hamilton
* The Monolith aka Alan Gardner
* DJ Indulgence aka Neil Palmer
* Diamond Jimmy Blade aka Boaby Digital aka Tim Wright
* Robin Davis
* DJ Scorpio aka Barney Crozier aka Shaun 'fae solar' Murphy
* Matthew Sillars aka scuseme
Highlights of this 4 hour broadcast are available to download and listen to in the form of a 28 minute mp3:
Posted at 14:35, 15th May 2010
live election 2010 special
Solar Island , The BBC and Ofcom invite you to tune in to this very special broadcast next Thursday on subcity.org
As a measure to ensure their coverage of the election results is balanced and meets Ofcom requirements, the BBC have commissioned the UK's finest slackers Solar Island to produce an complementary broadcast to run alongside their mainstream results coverage.
At great expense to the license fee payer the Solar Island team are being given access to the BBC's nationwide network of journalists, news teams and audio feeds to ensure they can bring you al of the results as they happen. Shaun fae Solar and Boaby Digital have also been working with the BBC radiophonic workshop to create the worlds first audio swingometer and virtualised aural parliament.
You can expect live reports from both Solar's own contributors from across the globe as well as special Solar only versions of reports and interviews from BBC studios across the country.
In addition to all of this the Rector of Glasgow University Charles Kennedy and the GURFC have insisted on a drinking game. The rules are currently simple but will no doubt change: For every Labour gain a shot of something red, for a Lib-Dem gain something orange, for a tory gain something which will leave a bad taste in the mouth and just so Alex Salmond doesn't sue, for an SNP gain down a shot of Irn-Bru + Whiskey + Haggis + Tartan + Sean Connery. A bonus shot of Viagra should be taken if Margaret Thatcher appears on screen on the BBC at any time.
See you there, love Solar x
Posted at 20:27, 28th April 2010
no-one has the right not to be offended
Solar will return for a one off special on the 7th May. The code name for the comeback is "no-one has the right not to be offended".
All will be announced over the coming days as to what the fuck is actually going to happen, but it will involve nation-wide on location broadcasting and interviews with some of the countries most recognisable faces.
Posted at 09:43, 26th April 2010
nine years of nonsense, one show of stupidity
A one-off Solar Special. The Youth Training Scheme has scrapped the bottom of their radio presenters barrel. Radio 4 hopefuls Alan, Matthew and Robin take it in turns not to swear on FM. Expect much nonsense as freshers are lured into the studio as Solar make themselves social pariahs once and for all.
Posted at 17:02, 22nd September 2009
"am no shittin his cum all over the floor"
Here's a comment from a listener called Ciaran:
"This was a great episode, it had me in stitches throughout. The Broons booty house was good. The bit where Matthew actually trapezed into the studio to Haddaway - What is Love? was inspired. The play-along-at-home quiz "Are You a Metropolitan Police Officer?" was great too. The end bit with the scuse me and Davey at T in the Park was so emotional. Matthew's squeaking tears were so realistic. "A hope they porta laveys arney overflowing, am no shittin his cum all over the floor."
Posted at 10:08, 14th April 2009