The UK USA Rock n Soul Connection is unique as Keith is from the UK and Mike is from the USA. Both have a wide and distinctly personal taste in music, which comes from their different background, cultures and life styles.
The show on Sundays on Blue Panda Radio is made more interesting by featuring guest DJ’s from England, Scotland and America, all with different accents appeals to listeners all over the world.
(Left side in picture) Keith is a native of Manchester in the northwest of England.
He relocated to Poole, Dorset on the south coast of the UK in 1972 and moved on to Shillingstone, North Dorset in 2015.
From a very young age, Keith had a passion for Cars and Pop music, living through the Mersey beat era, attending gigs in the Manchester clubs and theatres.
In 2004 Keith began an association with WPON, a radio station in Detroit, via the internet. In 2007 he was invited to visit the station and was a guest DJ on Jukebox Classics with Bel Air Bill and Howling Harry. He formed close friendships with them and several other DJs in Detroit. Luckily for Keith, his visit coincided with the Indycar Grand Prix of Detroit.
Subsequently, Keith teamed up with Mike Kroll and formed what he considers a great association by co-founding “The UK USA Rock n Soul Connection” playing the sort of music they love to hear. It has been a very successful collaboration and they hope it will continue for some time to come.
The UK USA Rock n Soul Connection show can now be heard on over 40 internet and FM radio stations around the world with thousands of listeners.
(Right side in picture) Mike grew up in East Pointe, Michigan outside of Detroit. He has fond memories of playing drums throughout his school years and his love of music comes from his father, as he recalls his Dad playing records and dancing with his mother in their living room.
Mike’s interest in radio began when he was a teenager. He would attend live radio remotes in the Detroit area and dreamed about becoming a Rock and Roll DJ.
About 20 years ago Mike’s dream came true when he began radio broadcasting as a guest DJ on several live radio shows in Detroit and had the opportunity to be a part of David Washington’s Twenty Grand Revue on WPON. It was on David’s show where Keith’s and Mike’s paths crossed. Keith originally from Manchester who now lives in Dorset was a regular call in correspondent from the UK.
From there Keith and Mike developed a friendship and co-founded the UK USA Soul Connection, now the UK USA Rock n Soul Connection a syndicated international radio show that airs on the internet and FM stations all over the world.
Sundays 8-10pm on Blue Panda Radio.