||The Groove Radio Story
Tuesday, October 15, 2002 @ 2:22 AM
Swedish Egil just wanted to groove...
|To get the full story of Groove Radio, you have to know about the man behind the groove, Swedish Egil. For nearly two decades, Egil has been bringing fresh music to the world's ears, starting with 10 years as a DJ at KROQ-FM in the 80's where he helped break many artists into the mainstream including New Order, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, UB40 and Front 242. Always on the pulse of new and exciting global sounds, Egil spearheaded much of the music and the bands which formed the Punk, New Wave, and eventually the underground Dance movements of the early 90's. Egil then accepted a rare opportunity to develop his Music Director skills at the now legendary MARS-FM in Los Angeles - the station that broke techno /rave music on U.S. radio with The Orb, Prodigy, and Moby.|
In 1992, Egil began to focus on the future beats of club culture when the first radio broadcast of his own GROOVE RADIO INTERNATIONAL program was heard from the Arizona desert. The feedback was immediate. Listeners began to demand this new electronic sound, this breath of fresh air and positive vibes. GROOVE RADIO soon became the catalyst for electronic music's exposure across the entire states. It was the first media outlet in the US to cater wholly to the underground community - bringing DJs, artists, and personalities from all over the world to play, spin, or just share moments of their lives across the airwaves.
With early presence on the internet back in 1995, GROOVE RADIO was the first to feature global webcasts with artists such as Future Sound of London and Orbital. This true commitment to championing the art of the DJ has helped bring into the GROOVE RADIO studio such talents as Paul Oakenfold, Timo Maas, Pete Tong, BT, John Digweed, Basement Jaxx, Groove Armada, DJ Rap, Sasha, LTJ Bukem, Dimitri From Paris, Dave Ralph, Richard Humpty Vission, Christopher Lawrence, Roni Size & Reprazent, Aphrodite, Roger Sanchez, The Chemical Brothers, and Olive.
Since its inception, GROOVE RADIO has celebrated over 250 syndicated shows, launched the first 24/7 radio station in Los Angeles dedicated to DJ culture, became a top 5 internet station in the world, and has released an acclaimed series of GROOVE RADIO PRESENTS recordings. With a worldwide audience at GROOVERADIO.COM, Egil maintains his vision and the promise from years ago to make digital dance music available to the masses.
View Groove Radio's History here.
Make contact with Groove Radio here.
GROOVE RADIO - The Rhythm of the Future
rose - 12/24/2010 11:48:34 PM
Dang now how do i get a hold of Outsider....hmmmmmi'll leave my yahoo and hope he gets it firstname.lastname@example.org
outsider get ahokd of me okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk hugs and warm fuzzy kisses hehehehehehe
tomten - 6/14/2008 8:47:03 AM
Haha, I remember MARS.FM... Jesus, it's been many years!
tomten - 6/14/2008 8:46:23 AM
I remember when the show was still in Swedish (so, not very International, just Groove Radio). 1991, 1992 maybe? Egil made lots of really silly jokes. And played non-electronic non-house music!
ou81pup - 5/9/2008 5:21:31 PM
I can't believe I found this site! You know I always thought your name was the Swedish Ego?! I was just reminiscing about listening to the "groove countdown" at 1:00am on 96X out of Hampton Roads, VA about 13 years ago. Those were the days of Deep Forest and the Shaman. We used to have to put the radio on top of a Shelf, wrap the antenna in tin foil and practically stand on our heads in specific places in the room just to get the station from over 150 miles aways in MD, But I always listened.. So Bring it EGIL! The music makes me feel young...
dajordan - 3/4/2008 11:54:20 AM
Hey Egil,need to get back on the radio. So we can listen to good music in the car.
ildirector - 3/4/2008 11:13:41 AM
Alas, I'm a bit nostalgic of the old days of MARS FM, where I could hear music like 2 Unlimited for the first time. Very pivotal in my life to have this music. An outcast person listening to the outcast music LOL. I listen to satellite now, but each time I hear it, I think to myself that it wouldn't have been possible without your efforts. Thank you!
erikthewarm - 2/15/2008 9:47:13 PM
Thanks to you, Swedish Egil, I've remained ahead of each coming generation of mainstream music for the past 9 years. I never knew, until now by reading groove radio's origins, you were to thank for the broadcast in the Arizona desert in '92. You are great!
1BigDog - 7/31/2007 2:26:13 PM
We need you here in the ATL! When will you be broadcasting over our airwaves?! Keep the phat beats beating!!!
htsekr - 1/5/2007 12:09:41 PM
Thanks for all you do Egil!
spere1 - 10/17/2006 10:51:23 PM
Hey swedish egil...you bring nice memories from back in the day with the best station ever, MARS. I remember you, tony largo and the rest of the staff. Then i moved to Phoenix and heard you on the Edge103.9. It's nice to hear your format again...
cochise2010 - 9/23/2006 11:57:09 AM
I remember you since your days at KROQ. Sorry to say KROQ sucks without you. I remember also when you I started to listen MARS 103.1 and then later Groove Radio. It was cool to listen electronica and techno. Now, I am able to listen to you via internet. I miss the radio station, but it is cool to listen to you via internet. I dont miss your programming and your music. I always listen on the weekends. Keep it coming!!!
data_b - 7/18/2006 2:33:26 PM
Hey Egil, Its been a while since I tuned in. Good to hear your voice. Its like an echo from my past. Drop by the groove family sometime, say hi.
redmeat - 6/20/2006 10:11:31 PM
great to see the station back - can't believe it's been 10 years since I first tuned in!!
Tspoon - 6/12/2006 6:26:39 PM
Tspoon checking in. Over and out.
OUTsider - 4/8/2006 1:05:47 AM
rose !!!!!!!! how are ya honey ? LTNS !
Yeah, I miss that damn chatroom too. The current one complains about the ID not being found... BAH.. Egil... FIX IT ! :) :) :)
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