Gordon Mac, CEO Mi-Soul London
Gordon Mac’s predominant claim to fame is the larger-than-life Kiss FM brand in 1985. The station born and raised as a pirate radio consolidated almost every important street sound and club night into its programming, giving early breaks to some of the UK’s most important tastemakers. Therefore the station became the legitimate, not legal yet tough, platform for the capital’s thriving dance music culture of the ’80s and ’90s. Finally in 1990, after an enduring and embattled struggle, Kiss FM received an official broadcast license and extended its hegemony to club nights, a magazine and even a TV show. In 1997 Gordon Mac left his by now grown up baby and managed several other media companies. Even though, being one of Britain’s most daring and successful entrepreneurs the soul boy at heart never neglected his love for music.