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    WEEK COMMENCING APRIL 17

    RODNEY ON THE RADIO - 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 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 http://www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk/

    SOULBEAT RADIO WEDNESDAY 1100-1300 https://www.radio-uk.co.uk/soulbeat-radio 

    ISLANDS FM WEDNESDAY MIDDAY – 1400 https://www.islandsfm.org/live

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

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

    ABC OLDIES THURSDAY 0200-0400 http://www.abcoldies.com/

    REPLAY RADIO CLASSIC CHARTS THURSDAY 1300-1500 http://replayradio.org/schedule/

    WEST NORFOLK RADIO THURSDAY 1300-1500 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 http://replayradio.org/schedule/

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

    I really don't want to Know/Eddy Arnold (RCA-US, 1954)

    TV THEME: Perry Mason/Fred Steiner Orchestra (1957)

    Point of no Return/Diana Dors (Pye, 1960)

    Movin Away/Ricky Valence (Columbia, 1960)

    Beautiful Friendship/Nat King Cole & George Shearing (Capitol, 1961)

    No greater Love/Craig Douglas (Top Rank, 1961)

    It only took a Minute/Joe Brown (Piccadilly, 1962)

    Little Latin lupi Lu/Righteous Brothers (Moonglow-US, 1962)

    Man of Mystery/The Shadows (Columbia, 1963) not all stations

    Like I love You Today/Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde (Ember 1964)

    It's for You/Cilla Black (Parlophone, 1964)

    What have they done to the Rain/Searchers (Pye, 1964 see below)

    It was a very good Year/Frank Sinatra (Reprise, 1965 from 'September of my Years')

    Gimme some Lovin/Spencer Davis Group (Fontana, 1966)

    Kentucky Woman/Neil Diamond (Bang-US, 1966)

    Backstage/Gene Pitney (Stateside, 1966)

    I feel so Bad/Jackie Edwards (Island, 1966)

    Like an old-time Movie/Scott McKenzie (CBS, 1967)

    Just say Goodbye/Walker Brothers (Philips, 1967 from the LP 'Images')

    Oh what a Night/The Dells (Chess, 1969)

    Sweet Memories/Roy Orbison (MGM, 1969 unreleased until 2015)

    By the Way/The Tremeloes (CBS, 1970)

    Mean Girl/Status Quo (Pye, 1973)

    Queen of 64/Neil Sedaka (Polydor, 1975)

    Other side of Me/Crystal Gayle (UA, 1979)

    Thought I could handle It/Dennis Edwards (Gordy-US, 1984 from 'Don't Look Any Further')

    If we hold on Together/Diana Ross (EMI, 1992)

    American Pie/Don McLean (Curb-US, 1994)

    For all we Know/David Sanborn & Jimmy Scott (Elektra, 1995 from the CD 'Pearls')

    Sailing/Rod Stewart (Warner, 2019 from 'You're in my Heart')

    Sha-la-la-la Song/Terence Blacker (NEW from the CD 'Playing for Time')


    RODNEY AT THE WEEKEND - 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 

    Moovin and Groovin/Duane Eddy (Jamie-US, 1958)

    What do you Want/Adam Faith (Parlophone, 1959)

    Riders in the Sky/Steve Stannard (Embassy, 1961)

    Walk on By/Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury, 1961)

    Ginny come Lately/Brian Hyland (HMV, 1962)

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

    FILM THEMES: Days of wine and Roses/Henry Mancini (RCA, 1962) & Goldfinger/Shirley Bassey (Columbia, 1964)

    Confessin'/Frank Field (Columbia, 1963)

    Wild is the Wind/Lita Roza (Ember, 1963 from the LP  'Love Songs for Night People')

    Don't throw your love Away/Searchers (Pye, 1964 see below)

    Someone Someone/Brian Poole & The Tremeloes (Decca, 1964)

    To make a big man Cry/ P J Proby (Liberty, 1965)

    Keep Searchin/Del Shannon (Stateside, 1965)

    I feel so Bad/Jackie Edwards (Island, 1966)

    There must be a Way/Frankie Vaughan (Columbia, 1967)

    Princess in Rags/Gene Pitney (Stateside, 1967)

    Hi ho silver Lining/Jeff Beck (Columbia, 1967)

    Forget You/Vikki Carr (Liberty, 1967 from the LP 'It Must Be Him')

    There's a kind of Hush-Sunny/Timi Yuro (United Artists-US, 1967)

    With their new face On/Spencer Davis Group (UA, 1967 title track of LP)

    Walk On/Roy Orbison (MGM-US, 1968)

    Honky tonk Women/Rolling Stones (Decca, 1969)

    Brontosaurus/The Move (Regal Zonophone, 1970)

    Brazil/Antonio Carlos Jobim (CTI, 1970 from the LP 'Stone Flower')

    When you are a King/White Plains (Deram, 1971)

    Sad sweet Dreamer/Sweet Sensation (P)ye, 1974)

    Best thing that ever happened to Me/Gladys Knight & the Pips (Buddah, 1975)

    Dreams/Fleetwood Mac (WB, 1977)

    Slave to Love/Bryan Ferry (E'G, 1985)

    Nothing compare 2u/Sinead O'Connor (Crysalis, 1990)

    Day after Day/Lena Horne & Johnny Mathis (Blue Note, 1994)

    New York New York/Frank Sinatra (Capitol,, 1995 from 'Sinatra's 80th Live In Concert')

    Sha-la-la-la Song/Terence Blacker (NEW from the CD '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. 
    https://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. Then the show is on 
    www.smoothradiofm.com Monday 2100 (CET). Kalypso broadcast the programme - https://internetradiouk.com/#kalypso-gold Saturday at 0700 and on Tuesday at 2000, along with https://www.internet-radio.com/search/?radio=fvuk+radio . Long time broadcaster of our shows - http://www.islesfm.com/ at 2100 on Tuesday & 2300 Friday and http://www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk/  on Tuesday at 1500 & Wednesday at 0100 along with http://beverleyfm.com/  on Sunday at 1800; 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 Kenny Lynch collection featuring UP ON THE ROOF and his other early 60s hits. Kenny was a talented songwriter and producer as well - this is a fine budget release.  The same label has a Roy Orbison release (see below) ; and from the Morello label comes four vinyl albums on two CD's from Tammy Wynette concentrating on her 80's recordings. 

                                                                








    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