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    WEEK COMMENCING FEBRUARY 27

    FOR BROADCAST ON:

    KALYPSO/FVUK SATURDAY 0800-1000 https://internetradiouk.com/kalypso-gold/

    WIGAN FM SATURDAY 1100-1300 https://www.wiganfm.com/

    MISKIN RADIO SATURDAY 1800-2000 https://www.miskinmedia.co.uk/miskin-radio/

    BULLSEYE RADIO  NEW YORK SATURDAY 1900-2100 www.bullseyeradio.com

    REPLAY RADIO CLASSIC CHARTS SUNDAY 1000-1200 http://replayradio.org/schedule/

    SMOOTH FM SPAIN SUNDAY 1000-1200 http://www.smoothradiofm.com/ 

    ISLANDS FM SUNDAY 1900-2100 https://www.islandsfm.org/live

    BEVERLEY FM SUNDAY 2200-MIDNIGHT https://beverleyfm.com/

    ISLES FM MONDAY 1000-1200 www.islesfm.com

    WEST NORFOLK RADIO MONDAY 1900-2100 http://www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk/

    WEST NORFOLK RADIO TUESDAY 0100-0300

    SOULBEAT RADIO WEDNESDAY 1100-1300 https://soulbeat-radio.com/home

    ISLANDS FM WEDNESDAY MIDDAY – 1400

    ABC OLDIES WEDNESDAY 1300-1500 http://www.abcoldies.com/

    VULCAN SOUND WEDNESDAY 1900-2100 https://www.vulcansoundradio.com/

    ABC OLDIES THURSDAY 0200-0400

    REPLAY RADIO CLASSIC CHARTS THURSDAY 1300-1500

    WEST NORFOLK RADIO THURSDAY 1500-1700 http://www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk/

    ISLES FM THURSDAY 1400-1600 www.islesfm.com

    ABC OLDIES THURSDAY 2000-2200 http://www.abcoldies.com/

    KALYPSO/FVUK THURSDAY 2000-2200 https://internetradiouk.com/kalypso-gold/

    REPLAY RADIO CLASSIC CHARTS FRIDAY 0100-0300

    KALYPSO/FVUK FRIDAY 1900-2100 https://internetradiouk.com/kalypso-gold/

    Who am I/Adam Faith (Parlophone, 1961)

    Hello Mary Lou/Rick Nelson (Imperial-US, 1961)

    Let there be Love/Nat King Cole & George Shearing (Capitol, 1962)

    Go away little Girl/Mark Wynter (Pye, 1962)

    Telstar/Tornados (Decca, 1962)

    Til there was You/Beatles (Parlophone, 1963 from 'With The Beatles')

    Don't turn Around/The Merseybeats (Fontana, 1964)

    Baby Love/Supremes (Stateside, 1964)

    Remember walking in the Sand & I can never go home Anymore/Shangri-Las (Red Bird Taragon-US, 1964/1965)

    Don't let me be Misunderstood/Animals (Columbia, 1965)

    Left my heart in San Francisco/Tony Bennett (CBS, 1965)

    I really got carried Away/Madeline Bell (Philips, 1966)

    Cherish/The Association (WB-US, 1966)

    Girl from Ipanema/Sergio Mendes (Atlantic, 1966)

    I'm a Man/Spencer Davis Group (Fontana, 1967)

    She shot a hole in my Soul/Geno Washington & Ram Jam Band (Piccadilly, 1967)

    Death of a Clown/Dave Davies (Pye, 1967)

    What a wonderful World/Louis Armstrong (HMV, 1968)

    Alfie/Stevie Wonder (Tamla Motown, 1968)

    Searchin for the Dophins/Al Wilson (Liberty, 1968 title track of album)

    FILM TUNE: On days like These/Matt Monro (Capitol, 1969 from 'The Italian Job')

    Years may come years may Go/Herman's Hermits (Columbia, 1969)

    Morning please don't Come/Tom & Dusty Springfield (Decca & Philips, 1970)

    Strangest Feeling/Bill Brandon (Quinvy-US, 1970

    Cowboy's work is never Done/Sonny & Cher (MCA, 1972)

    Don't waste your Time/Edwin Starr (20th Century, 1978 from the CD 'Clean')

    More than I can Say/Leo Sayer (Chrysalis, 1980 from the LP 'Living In A Fantasy')

    People who people choose to Love/Patti Boulaye (President, 1981)

    Here you come Again/Dolly Parton (RCA, 1984)

    Second time Around/Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff (Milestone, 1986)

    TV THEME:Wycliffe/Nigel Hess (HTV, 1994)

    This girl's in Love/Anita Harris (Right Recordings, 2003)

    Barefoot with Angels/John Howard (Hanky Panky, 2007)

    Time is a hard-ridden Pony/Terence Blacker (TalkingCat, 2020 from 'Playing For Time')

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    FOR BROADCAST ON

    ABC OLDIES SATURDAY 0700-0900 http://www.abcoldies.com/

    ISLES FM SATURDAY 1100-1300 www.islesfm.com

    BEVERLEY FM SUNDAY 0400-0600 https://beverleyfm.com/

    ABC OLDIES SUNDAY 1200-1400 http://www.abcoldies.com/

    WEST NORFOLK RADIO SUNDAY 1600-1800 http://www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk/

    KALYPSO/FVUK SUNDAY 1700-1900 https://internetradiouk.com/kalypso-gold/


    Listen to Me/Buddy Holly (Coral, 1957)

    Sweetie Sweetie/Edmundo Ros (Decca, 1957)

    Ballad of Bethnal Green/Paddy Roberts (Decca, 1959)

    White cliffs of Dover/Acker Bilk (Columbia, 1960)

    Consider Yourself/Max Bygraves (Decca, 1960)

    Sheila/Tommy Roe (Judd-US, 1960 original recording)

    Venus in blue Jeans/Mark Wynter (Pye, 1962)

    Soldier Boy/Shirelles (Scepter-US, 1962)

    Ahab the Arab/Ray Stevens (Mercury, 1962)

    Je suis d'Acord/Francoise Hardy

    Blue Bayou/Roy Orbison (London, 1963)

    If I ruled the World/Harry Secombe (Philips, 1983)

    I love you Because/Jim Reeves (RCA, 1964)

    Rain rain go Away/Eden Kane (Fontana, 1964)

    Ferry cross the Mersey/Gerry & The Pacemakers (Columbia, 1964)

    Round every Corner/Petula Clark (Pye, 1965)

    If you gotta Go/Manfred Mann (HMV, 1965)

    Richer man than I/Bobby Goldsboro (UA, 1965 from the album 'Today')

    Circles/Fleur de Lys (Immediate, 1966)

    Thunderbirds Theme/Barry Gray (Pye, 1966)

    Ain't nothing but a Houseparty/Showstoppers (Beacon, 1968)

    ABC/Jackson 5 (Tamla Motown, 1970)

    Without You/Nilsson (RCA, 1971)

    Silver Machine/Hawkwind (UA, 1972)

    Candle in the Wind/Elton John (DJM, 1974)

    Love is the Drug/Roxy Music (Island, 1975)

    Sultans of Swing/Dire Straits (Vertigo, 1978)

    Don't walk Away/Four Tops (Casablanca, 1981 from the album 'Tonight')

    Soulful Strutt/Grover Washington (Columbia-US, 1996 from 'Soulful Strutt')

    Crying Game/Chris Spedding (RAK, 1980 from the CD 'I'm Not Like Everybody Else')

    Barefoot with Angels/John Howard (Hanky Panky, 2007)

    I'll see you in my Dreams/Joe Brown Universal, 2008)

    Sisters/Linda Ronstadt & Bette Midler (Rhino, 2014 from 'Duets')

    Time is a hard-ridden Pony/Terence Blacker (TalkingCat, 2020 from 'Playing For Time')


    In addition to the shows above, don't forget The Gene Pitney & Friends Show is broadcast as follows - 
    https://www.perfectunefm.com/ on Saturday at 2100 (local time Connecticut)  - this broadcast is available world-wide as are all of those listed below. 
    http://www.abcoldiesradio.uk/listen-live/ Monday night into Tuesday morning Midnight until 0100 and 0300 Friday
    https://tunein.com/radio/Replay-Radio-Classic-Charts-s287334/ on Sundays at 0900 and on Thursdays at Midday and Midnight
    https://internetradiouk.com/#kalypso-gold Saturday at 0700 and on Tuesday at 2000 
    https://www.internet-radio.com/search/?radio=fvuk+radio on Saturday at 0700 and Tuesday at 2000
    http://www.islesfm.com/    at 2100 on Tuesday & 2300 Friday
    http://www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk/  on Tuesday at 1500 & Wednesday at 0100  
    http://beverleyfm.com/  on Sunday at 1800 and Wednesday night at Midnight; lastly the programme is on Saturday at 1900 on http://www.wiganfm.com/  


    The Searchers are one of the most requested bands from the |Liverpool Beat Era on the show. Below you will find all their 60s Pye albums collected in original sleeve artwork - plus all the hit singles. Great value boxed set. 

    Ace Records have an interesting album with Scott Walker presenting Jacques Brel songs alongside the originals  sung by the composer. You will find classics here such as 'If You Go Away' and 'Jackie'.







    From Zone Records comes a DVD from the 60's LIVERPOOL SOUND. It features Gerry and the Pacemakers, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, Dusty Springfield and Gene Pitney - a classic TV show. More about the DVD at www.zonerecordsltd.com 

    Jasmine Records have a Maureen Evans collection featuring her discs for the Woolworth Embassy label and Oriole. And there is also a new release of Roy Orbison early singles containing tracks from his Sun, RCA and Monument days. 

                                                                






    All of our programmes are produced on a free-to-air basis. The programme information above excludes dozens of other stations that also broadcast our programmes, without any formal agreement. We also broadcast RADIO OUTREACH on many radio stations world-wide and also represent RISE AND SHINE a breakfast show presented by Peter Haynes and produced by Wigan FM for various stations world-wide. For more information please contact Radio Services by e-mail - rodney.collins@gmail.com or send a message to our Radio Services Page on Facebook. Same address please for enquiries about RADIO OUTREACH. 

    I have been in the media business now for more than 50 years starting out with local newspapers in Surrey and then Record Mirror and Music Week, part of the Billboard group. I then joined Pye Records/ATV and Stoll-Moss Theatres at the end of the 60’s. In 1971 I moved to BBC Radios 1 & 2 in the early 70’s and then worked for Radio Luxembourg/Atlantic 252 in a management capacity and then ran local commercial stations in Glasgow, London and the Isles of Man and Lewis. My programme is currently broadcast by a mix of FM and internet stations and I am now Chairman of Isles FM and a Board consultant to another. In 2002 we had a world exclusive on Frank Sinatra on Isles FM - see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/1790935.stm