Wigan Today newspaper reporting the news that Richard Searling has been awarded the British Empire Medal in this weeks Queens Birthday Honours
'Richard Searling, who was the resident deck-spinner at the famous Northern Soul venue for seven years starting in 1974, said he was honoured to receive the accolade.
He received the BEM for services to the soul music industry and community in the north of England.
The 66-year-old was put forward for the honour by listeners to his radio shows.'
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