The show is unique as Keith and Mike each have a wide and varied personal taste in music, which comes from their different background, cultures and lifestyles.
The show also includes guest DJs from the United States, England, Scotland, all of whom with their natural accents means that the show appeals to listeners all over the world.
(Left side in picture) Keith is a native of Manchester in the northwest of England, the home of the famous Manchester United football team (soccer to our listeners in the States)
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 42 internet, AM and FM radio stations around the world with thousands of listeners.
For several years Keith has been part of The Krushnation Radio with DJ Curtis out of Detroit.
(Right side in picture) Mike’s 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 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, AM and FM radio stations all over the world.
Mike continues as a guest DJ on the Elvis and Buddy Holly tribute shows on live radio in Detroit with his good friend and long time DJ Jimmy James.
Mike is truly honored to have met and interviewed many musicians and singers over the past several years.