SG Radio - the Best in Synthesizer Music!
Founded in 2015 as Synthesizer Greatest Radio the station has been renamed into SG Radio!
SG Radio presents the very best in electronic music - we play the classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s as well as recent and contemporary tracks! And as we would like to present you a wide range of electronic music we are not biased to a certain genre of electronic music.
Besides the big names such as Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream or Klaus Schulze we are also playing great music by artists such as Philippe de Canck, Karl Bartos, Andreas Vollenweider, Mike Oldfield, Jan Hammer, Ed Starink, Pino Donaggio, John Carpenter, Johan Timman, Bernd Kistenmacher, Helmut Teubner, and many others! We also play great music by less known artists and offer newcomers to present their music on our station! And as we are addicted to synthesizer music of any kind we also have a passion for progressive/art rock like Saga, Yes or ELP!
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The best retro trax from the John Carpenter, Jan Hammer, David Hasselhoff, DynaTron, and many others.
The best synthesizer-based film and TV scores - Vangelis, Ken Freeman, Pino Donaggio, John Carpenter, and many others.
Best of Electronic Music
The best electronic tracks from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and from today - presented in our 6 hours show!
SAGA celebrate their 40th Anniversary
SAGA are going to celebrate their 40th Anniversary - and unfortunately 2017 the saga is about to end. Michael Sadler, SAGA's lead singer, announced on Facebook the definite end of SAGA in 2017. No more albums, no more concerts. Just the tour in 2017 and maybe a final appearance on the famous 'Cruise to the Edge' event in early 2018.
Founded in 1977 SAGA released their self-titled debut album one year later. The following years gave us great albums such as Silent Knight and Images at Twilight with its almost prophetic cover artwork.
But the 80's should be the era for SAGA. Their 1981 album Worlds Apart can be considered as a winner on the turntable (in the CD player). Produced by Rupert Hine, this album leads in a more commercial direction, lots of keyboards and synthesizers played by Jim Gilmour, combined with the virtuos talents of Ian Crichton on the electric guitar. SAGA's drummer Steve Negus used even an electric drumkit on that album. And above all of this: the great and unique voice of Michael Sadler.
Also the albums Heads or Tales (1983) and Behaviour (1985) marked a big success in the band's history.
In 1986 drummer Steve Negus and keyboarder Jim Gilmour left the band. The remaining band nevertheless released some albums which weren't a big success. In 1992 they decided to reunion again and released their comeback album The Security of Illusion which style is more rocking. The following albums didn't receive the same praise by critics or the fans.
However a remarkable album is their 1995 concept album Generation 13, based on the novel 13th Gen: Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail? by Neil Howe and William Strauss, which combines SAGA's unique style with orchestral elements.
In 1999 SAGA returned - soundwise - to their roots with the album Full Circle and the following albums such as House of Cards (2001), Marathon (2003) and Trust (2006).