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    WEEK COMMENCING JULY31

    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 SUNDAY 0800-1000 www.replayradiouk.org 

    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 1600-1800 https://internetradiouk.com/kalypso-gold/


    FILM TUNE: True Love/Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly (Capitol, 1956 from ‘High Society’)

    When I fall in Love/Gene McDaniels (Liberty, 1960)

    Footsteps/Steve Lawrence (ABCParamount-US, 1960)

    No-one can ever take your Place/Sam Cooke (Keen-US, 1960)

    Michael row the boat Ashore/Lonnie Donegan (Pye, 1961)

    Oh lonesome Me/Johnny Cash (London, 1961)

    Theme from Exodus/Ferrante & Teicher (London, 1961)

    Spanish Harlem/Jimmy Justice (Pye, 1962)

    Johnny’s Tune/Eagles (Pye, 1962) not all stations

    HAVE YOU HEARD THIS ONE: I’d never find another You/Paul Anka (ABCParamount-US, 1962 a UK hit for Billy Fury)

    J’suis d’acord/Francoise Hardy (DisquesVogue-France, 1962)

    Good golly miss Molly/Swinging Blue Jeans (HMV, 1964)

    I love you yes I Do/Merseybeats (Fontana, 1965)

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

    Lovin Things/Marmalade (CBS, 1968)

    MacArthur Park/Richard Harris (RCA, 1968)

    Dear Mr Fantasy/The Sorrows (Miura, 1969 from the LP ‘Old Songs New Songs’)

    Galveston/Glen Campbell (Ember, 1969)

    Song of Joy/Miguel Rios (A&M, 1970)

    Theme from Midnight Cowboy/Young-Holt Unlimited (Atlantic, 1970 from ‘Mellow Dreamin’)

    Raindrops keep falling on my Head/Bobbie Gentry (Capitol, 1970)

    How can I be Sure/David Cassidy (Bell, 1972)

    Metal Guru/ T Rex (Marc, 1972)

    That’s where the music takes Me/Neil Sedaka (RCA, 1973)

    HAVE YOU HEARD THIS ONE: Breakin up is hard to Do/David Cassidy (Bell, 1974 from ‘David Cassidy Live’ this was a 60s international hit for Neil Sedaka)

    Down Under/Men at Work (Columbia-Australia, 1981)

    I loved Her/Frank Sinatra (Reprise, 1981 from the album ‘She Shot Me Down’)

    Lately/Vince Hill (Evergreen-President, 1982)

    Joanna/Tony Hatch Orchestra (President, 1994)

    Time is a hard-ridden Pony/Terence Blacker (NEW 2020 from the CD ‘Playing For Time)


    RODNEY AT THE WEEKEND - FOR BROADCAST ON

    ABC OLDIES SATURDAY 0800-1000 http://www.abcoldies.com/

    REPLAY RADIO SATURDAY 0800-1000 www.replayradiouk.org 

    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 

    Rock Island Line/Lonnie Donegan (Pye, 1955)

    High Hopes/Frank Sinatra (Capitol, 1959)

    Only the Lonely/Roy Orbison (Monument-US, 1960)

    Do you Mind/Anthony Newley (Decca, 1960)

    Big bad John/Jimmy Dean (Philips, 1961)

    I’ve got a Man/Annie Williams (UA-US, 1961)

    As long as she needs Me/Sammy Davis (Reprise, 1962)

    Dream Lover/Ben E King (Atco-US, 1962 from ‘Ben E King Sings for Soulful Lovers’)

    Donna means Heartbreak/Gene Pitney (Musicor-US, 1963)

     I’m gonna be Strong/Gene Pitney (Stateside, 1964)

    Needles and Pins/Searchers (Pye, 1964)

    You’ve got your Troubles/Fortunes (Decca, 1965)

    Come Tomorrow/Manfred Mann (HMV, 1965)

    Eleanor Rigby/The Beatles (Parlophone, 1966)

    Out of Time/Chris Farlowe (Immediate, 1966)

    Too soon to Know/Roy Orbison (London, 1966)

    Build me up Buttercup/Foundations (Pye, 1968)

    Fire/Crazy World of Arthur Brown (Track, 1968)

    If you go Away/Scott Walker (Philips, 1969 see below)

    Ruby don’t take your love to Town/Kenny Rogers (Reprise, 1969)

    Something/Shirley Bassey (UA, 1970)

    Vincent/Don McLean (UA, 1972)

    Conquistador/Procol Harum (Chrysalis, 1972)

    Welcome Home/Peters & Lee (Philips, 1973)

    Blue Angel/Gene Pitney (Bronze, 1974)

    They don’t play our love Songs/Anita Meijer (T2Entertainment-Holland, 1981)

    Heartbreaker/Dionne Warwick (Arista, 1982)

    Another day in Paradise/Phil Collins (Virgin, 1989)

    So What/ Florence Joelle (Zoltan, 2013 from the CD ‘Stealing Flowers)

    All shook Up/Columbia Brothers (NEW)

    Shy Away/TwentyOne Pilots (NEW Warner, 2021 from the CD ‘Scaled And Icy’)


    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; also on the Replay Radio network at 1400 Sundays - www.replayradiouk.org . 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 1400 & 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/  


    David Knopfler,  who featured on the first two Dire Straits albums - the band he helped to form - now has the 4th volume of his ANTHOLOGY available. This includes SHADOWLANDS which we will be playing soon and THE FUN OF THE FAIR which has been one of the most popular recently recorded tracks in the show this year. For more information on this and his other solo albums see - https://parisrecords.co.uk/ 

    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' (in one of our shows this week) and 'Jackie', presented in the two very different styles. 









    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 Tony Bennett release out later this month and it includes classics such as 'I Wanna Be Around' and 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco'. It's a double CD, so great value from one of the classiest singers. 

                                                                












    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 Kalypso 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 53 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