Buying his first record at aged 9 for 45 pence! Victor Anderson rapidly built up a solid record collection & started DJing at his local Community Centre at the rip old age of 15.
After a few years of djing in local bars and various private parties, Victor discovered local record shop “Street Sounds” that was owed by local business man Pat Coogan who also ran a radio station called “Contrast Radio” and he offered Victor his very first radio program under the name “Mr Vader” taken from his Invader Sound.
With a roster that contained “Jazzie B”, “Kid Batchelor” “Love Unlimited” now known as “Stamina”(son of the late Sir Biggs) “Chris Harvey” “Gordon Bennet” “Dave Lee” and many more, this gave Victor great start to his radio DJ career.
Unfortunately at this time radio stations including Contrast Radio were experiencing shut downs by the DTI so after a couple of years of honing his radio skills Victor discovered LWR Radio in the mid 80’s & met with ZAK, and started broadcasting a regular Wednesday night Radio Show. About a year after that Victor teamed-up with DJ “Maxi Jazz” who hosted the Soul Food Cafe Show and was given a daily Monday to Friday breakfast show.
Many legendary DJ’s were on this Rosta including “Tim Westwood” who hosted the weekday afternoon show at 3pm-6pm & Derrick Boland (r.i.p)
The weekly line up was Mr Vader – 6am-9am, Jigs – 9am-12pm, “Jasper The Vinyl Junkie” – 12pm-3pm. “Ron Tom” “DJ Elayne”(now known as Elayne Smith) “Maxi Jazz” Jazzie M, “Barry Bee” “Jay Jay” (getting hot) “Zak” “Fuzzy Dee” & “Daddy Ernie” hosted the Reggae Shows & the list goes on.
Currently. Victor hosts “FRIDAYNIGHTUK @ The Lounge next to “Yum Yums” with his group “Syndicate Soul DJ’s” (Mikey Mac & Damon D).
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