Rich has spent most of his life listening to and loving music and radio, and working in the radio, music and media businesses. From high school and college radio to recent on-air work at stations like WRNJ (where he hosted The Rest of the Week with Rich Appel and filled in mornings, middays and afternoons), WGHT and Pop Gold Radio (where he’s filled in as host for The Time Machine countdown), it’s all led up to that thing.
Rich’s background goes beyond just radio - far beyond. Following 20 years at Sony Music Entertainment (home to Columbia and RCA Records, among others), he was editor of Billboard’s Top 40 Update and continues to write for the magazine and website, with chart-based series such as “Hot 100’s Hottest Weeks” and "Revisionist History.”
When it comes to music, it literally rules my life. I have been DJ’ing since the early ’80s, but it wasn’t until the mid-90’s that I became interested in radio presenting. I love and respect all types of good music, right from as far back as the classic ’50s through to the indie pop ’90s. Unfortunately, I didn’t really enjoy much of what music had to offer after the ’90s ended.
I grew up listening to the radio as a young lad and started collecting vinyl at the mere age of 5 years old in the early ’70s. I would save my pocket money up to buy records as often as possible, and even now, 50 years on, I still collect music and I’m running out of space to put my vinyl collection.
Since inheriting his sister’s records when he was knee-high to a grasshopper in the 70’s, Chris knew broadcasting, music and communications was the life for him, and the more buttons, levers, switches, faders and general gadgets involved the better, with his first “DJ kit” being a Bush Cassette Recorder and a Bontempi Organ, for his 4th Birthday.
Starting with a modest collection of MFP and K-Tel compilations and a few Beatles 45s mostly more battered than your average cod, he’s never looked back. In the early days it was the joy of spending 85p for this week’s hot single from WH Smith, and still having 15p pocket money left for a small scoop of cola cubes.
The 80’s was Chris’s “Golden Age” of music. Chris showcases his perennial penchant for 70’s and 80’s music and it’s modern contemporaries on Solid Gold Sounds, where he is just as happy with forgotten 45’s as their well known air-play and chart counterparts, so expect an eclectic and original mix of both on the programme.
The show has regular features and occasional themed specials, so if you love that wonderful era too (even if you weren’t there..) - there’s a warm welcome for all to enjoy the classics and maybe even a few you missed ! (“Relax” T-Shirt, flairs, platform shoes, space hopper, and rubik's cube all entirely optional !)
Chris has been a Presenter and Audio Engineer with the East Shropshire Talking Newspaper For The Blind, for the last 32 years, and a radio veteran; having started out with involvement in Community Radio in the 90’s - his last station residency being a very happy 11 month stint at Revenge FM.
Chris is married to a published author, and when not busy editing her latest novel, he enjoys landscape photography, and can often be found alongside the dustiest box of vinyl in any remaining record shops, hoping to unearth a hidden gem, or failing that, at the nearest purveyors of unhealthy food !
Chris’s Music Trivia
First Single : Blondie - Heart of Glass
Favourite Single : Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile
Favourite Album : Genesis - Invisible Touch
Favourite 12 Inch : Queen - Breakthru
First CD : Madonna - Like A Prayer
Favourite Music Video : Adam and The Ants - Prince Charming
Welcome to my weekly show on VYPA Radio called “The Blues Café”
Its a weekly one hour radio show of the best Blues music across the decades.
You will find me early morning tucked away at here on VYPA Radio. I hope some of you night owls might join me for some late night blues.
I bought my first single in 1969. “Sugar Sugar” by The Archies!
I continued collecting rather a cross section of music until my best friend bought me “Burn” by Deep Purple for my eighteen birthday!! That was it, I became a life long “rocker” from then on!!
So my first love is ROCK, as is my second & third love although, the Carpenters are my guilty pleasure! Aside from Rock, I also love Sixties & Seventies music probably because I lived through them! lol
A final thought. If someone had told me in 1969 not to collect the 6000 plus albums I collected over the decades because you’d be able to access them & more on a mobile phone that fits in the palm of your hand, I’d have never have believed it! Mind, I did enjoy collecting them!
I have worked in local/community radio for nearly 30 years and before that spent several years as a mobile DJ and then as a host of pop quizzes across the Country. My love is of music from the Rock & Roll era through to the early 1980's but I often find room in my shows for a good tune from more recent times.
50 Years of Pop presents arange of eclectic music from the50’s to the end of the 90’s, all wrapped up with info and chatfrom Peter Kirkpatrick
Roy Beagley presents The Romance Hour each Sunday from 2pm. A perfect blend of classics from the likes of Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald with the contemporary talent from singers such as Adelle, Christine Parri, Jason Mraz and Ed Sheeran together with love song classice from the 70's the 80's and the 90's. The perfect way to enjoy your Sunday Afternoon.
Having made a nuisance of myself at several commercial and BBC local radio stations over the years, I found myself on air presenting a Sunday morning show on Radio Caroline at the turn of the millennium. I found a home at my local community radio station and then decided to have a go at syndicating my own show where I can play my kind of music. For my sins I am a QPR supporter but don't know why as they never come and see me when I'm bad. My favourite drink is tea, especially when a packet of bourbon biscuits is attached to it. I also enjoy hill walking in Norfolk.
I have been interested in music as long as I can remember, collecting vinyl over the years to the point that storage became a problem! I ran my own business for 20 years and retired in 2021 moving to live in Lanzarote where we have owned a house since 2007. After moving to Lanzarote I volunteered as a presenter on whitebeachradio.online a community station here in Lanzarote and that is where The Time Of Our Music Life was "born"
The Camino Concept’ began on Internet Radio in Arizona, in 2016. But, as a hobby, ‘Billy’ has been a Volunteer Presenter throughout his entire adulthood. He’s always enjoyed sharing ‘Theme Mix Concepts of Oldies Music’, for Family, Friends, Ministry and Community
Steve Chelmsford is the host of "The Mop Tops & The King" and has been a fan of The Beatles and Elvis Presley since he was two years old. Steve got his start in radio when he met Dusty Fenders and Carl Brownfield, two local radio personalities on "Radio Goldfield", a small community radio station in the middle of the Nevada desert. Steve developed a friendship with Carl & Dusty and soon became a member of "The Carl and Dusty Radio Boogie" writing jingles and other musical pieces. About a year later, Radio Goldfield asked Steve if he would be interested in having his own show. In a previous life, Steve was a research engineer with the Air Force Research Laboratory for nearly 30 years. He is a life-long resident of Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Chris Clark has loved 45rpm vinyl records since 1954 when his mum and dad bought a Guy Mitchell EP, and pop music radio since he discovered Saturday Club on the Light Programme.
DC THE DJ
Hosted by DCtheDJ. Back to the Arena . Each week we feature music from a new CD from the last 90 days. The first hour is the regular show, and the final 30 minutes will be Back To The Arena EXTRA with extra rock... cause we all need more rock!
We play the sound of hair metal. You may call it Glam Metal, AOR, Melodic Rock or just good old Rock And Roll... we play everything from the glory days of hair metal like Poison, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Ratt, Cinderella, Def Leppard and more.... but that's not all. We also play the newer stuff from bands like Tokyo Motor Fist, Revolution Saints, Wildness, Atlas, One Desire, Arctic Rain and more
A Philly native, Ryan has been spinnin' the wax for many years on the radio & other Internet stations. He has a vast knowledge & a great love for yestersday' s hits. Spend Saturday night from 10pm to Midnight with Ryan and enjoy those Motown Classics the second time around
Dave has been associated with the world of Radio Broadcasting for over 40 years, having started as many do, in Hospital Radio. He was one of the driving forces behind the formation of The Loughborogh Hospitals Broacasting Service (LHBS) back in 1975.
In fact Dave was the Station Manager for several years.
He was also associated with Radio Fox in the early 1990's. He produced and presented the Sunday Breakfast Show. Radio Fox provides entertainment and information for hospital patients in his home city of Leicester
Dave has, over the years, worked for both Commercial and Publicly funded radio stations both here in the UK, as well world-wide. He started as a Studio Assistant at
BBC Radio Leicester in 1976.
He was used as a Commercial 'Voice Over' talent by both Radio Trent in Nottingham and Mercia Sound in Coventry in the nineteen eighties.
Dave has also worked in the USA, Canada and Indonesia
Barry, AKA Gdawg, is your engineer of the Time Machine.
Each week we spotlight a different year from the 60s through the 80s.
Please join us Sundays at 8PM for great music and memories from the past.
Al " Bear" Galpin is a Podcaster & Radio Presenter. As well as Second Hand Songs he’s also host of The Bear Cave Radio Show and co-host of the 3 Amigos podcast. He’s also the founder of SuperPod: The Charity Podcast Festival. Al got his radio start at Southampton Hospital Radio before studying Radio Production at University, helping to set up a new student radio station and presenting on local commercial radio in the North West of England. Cover versions have long been a musical passion of Al’s, and he says that getting to bring you his favourites and discover new covers through his show is a real delight. Outside of audio-stuff he’s a keen Southampton FC and Boston Red Sox fan, and Pointless finalist. He’s keen on comics, country music and chocolate as well as burgers, bunnies and bourbon.
Ginger & Nuts
Voted the ‘Best Community Radio Show’, the unique duo are bursting at the seams with creativity, interaction, banter, and so much more.
Married in real life, Ginger and Nuts have that natural ability to make people laugh. It’s their unique style that has secured collaborations with Disney, Marvel, Lush, Lovehoney, Bondara and Empire Cinemas.
D J Big
DJ Big J UK is a DJ, presenter and performer that’s had a career that’s spans three decades in the entertainment industry. Having being previously a singer in 90’s boyband ‘The Limit’ to touring the UK with Hollyoaks star Lee Otway in the band ‘Diversify’ to doing headline shows at Blackpool Tower to name just a few. Performing live DJ sets throughout his career he’s gone on to create and present ‘The Big J 90’s Show’, due to his extensive knowledge hands on of the 90’s era plus the desire to continue entertaining. The Big J 90’s Show features the Boyband Gem, the Indie Classic, the Forgotten Cover Version along with the One Hit Wonder presented with a bit of humour, a few stories and some good old fashioned nostalgia thrown in. Feel free to follow DJ Big J UK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram just search “@DJBigJUK”, and that’s where you’ll find him.
My passion for music drew its first breath when Radio Rentals took our TV away. I was 10 years old. Not being one who waits to be entertained, and being of a curious nature, I decided to explore my mother's vast record collection, the bulk of which represented the genres of folk and country. But, hidden in its depths were some real sonic treasures. After a short search, I unearthed Bob Marley’s Burning and the Wailers albums, Donny Hathaway’s Extension Of a Man, and the complete works of Ray Charles and Millie Jackson. This was truly my Eureka moment!
Now I had a new passion, now I could see a path before me, one that I would follow from that day forth. Paper-round money was now being used to service a new addiction — a new hunger.
No longer would I be visiting the local toyshop to buy yet another Airfix Spitfire (1:72 scale) to cover in inappropriately-applied glue. No, from now on, it was now the racks of vinyl in my local record stores that beckoned me with their seductive contents. Aylesbury's Record House, Earth Records and Our Price were my after-school haunts. Even now I can still recall, as if it were yesterday, the alluring scent of clean, fresh vinyl that permeated these (what were in my mind) palaces, these shrines dedicated to music, sanctuaries where I could escape from the world and be Me.
The Grundig radiogram, my then pride and joy, with the glow of its valves radiating evocatively through the louvered vents of the rear cover, would now be pumped to the max, and my my bedroom window would be wide open. This was the life, sharing the music I loved with the kids playing outside my house, while Mother would scream her own chorus of disapproval, "NEIL! TURN DOWN THE BASS!”.
I knew it in my heart, my blood, my soul, I wanted to be a DJ.
Join Mark Hanna, for 2 hours each week, when he and his Giant Jukebox play the best music of the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Mark has been playing the tunes of these decades since he was in college. He has been on the radio, a mobile DJ, and since, 2006, on the Internet with his show, “JUKEBOX GOLD.”
In addition to the songs, each show has retro Jingles and special features, such as: A Motown Memory, A Trip to the Psychedelic 60s, The Sound of Philadelphia, No Words, Just Music, and more!
Dan Hawthorne & Patricia Garber
Dan Hawthorne, a 20+ year radio vet, comes together with Patricia Garber, published author and fellow Elvis aficionado, to lead Blue Suede Connection–two hours of Elvis, Elvis, Elvis!–where fun and laughs mix with the music.
So make your connection right here!
Dan loves inspiring others with his life changing story, and encouraging and letting everybody know you truly can get your life back. Behind the mic is where Dan belongs, entertaining, inspiring and sharing his love for Elvis along with putting a smile on faces, doing what he does best.
Long time Elvis fan and fabulist, Patricia Garber, weaves her knowledge of the legend Elvis Presley into stories that connect with fan’s across the globe.
Middagh Goodwin is the host of the This is Ska programme. He has spent three decades booking and promoting live music including many of the bands you will hear each and every week.
Ian Davies began broadcasting in hospital radio in the mid 80s before moving on to FM and AM stations in the north of England.
In recent times, Ian has presented a variety of shows, including 80s, oldies, album charts and rock on several FM, DAB and Internet radio stations, including Spectrum FM, the largest English language radio station in Spain, broadcasting on FM across all of southern Spain, Gibraltar and Majorca.
Gill was a primary school teacher who, on retirement, got involved with hospital radio followed by a stint as the breakfast show presenter on a local community radio station. With lockdown and broadcasting from home came other opportunities and the Retro Hits and Headlines Show was born.
Gill also volunteers for a local sight loss charity doing their Talking News service
Colin has had an interest in radio since a child when he ''broadcast'' old 78's around the neighbourhood. He has worked on commercial stations both on air and behind the scenes as a voice talent. In the early 80's he produced a 60's top 40 show on Community Radio in Bankstown and later Liverpool in Sydney NSW Australia. Colin now produces his weekly show which is heard all over the world.
Contact Colin http://www.rewindtothe70s.com
Stuart is married with a grown-up son and daughter; he lives in East Sussex just outside of Hastings. His radio career began in 1976 in hospital radio for the Woolwich Hospitals Broadcasting Service. In the same year he went to work, as a studio assistant, for BBC Medway, now called BBC Kent.
In 1979 he joined P&O Cruises as an Entertainment Officer/Disc Jockey, on board SS Oriana and SS Canberra. Whilst overseas, he was offered freelance work in Gibraltar for the British Forces Broadcasting Service. He took up their offer and made regular visits to cover for holidays on the late show.
In 1983 he took up the full-time post of Breakfast Show Presenter with the Commercial Radio Station for Ipswich, called Radio Orwell, now called Heart.
At the end of his contract with Orwell, he was offered a full-time freelance position with Radio Wyvern and Radio Tees. BFBS also offered him the role of Presenter/Producer, which would be a staff post, so in 1985 he joined their biggest radio station BFBS Germany, first in the regional studios of Berlin, then in Cologne, as the Network Breakfast Show Presenter with a daily audience of 10 million listeners.
After leaving Germany Stuart travelled with BFBS to Gibraltar, Belize, Hong Kong, Paderborn Germany, Brunei, London, Bosnia and Catterick.
During his twelve years with BFBS Stuart held many positions, such as, Presenter, Senior Producer, Music Director, Station Manager, Head of Presentation and Deputy Controller Worldwide Programming BFBS London.
Stuart left BFBS in 1997 as he was very unhappy with the way radio had changed to a computerised music scheduling format with no opportunity to have any musical input in to his show. Stuart went on to work for KFM Tonbridge, European Klassic Rock via Satellite, Sovereign Radio Eastbourne and BBC World Service in Network Operations.
Stuart has also been seen on many tv programmes and films over the years as a walk on. he has appeared in The Bill, EastEnders, Holby, Star Wars, Jack & the Beanstalk and many others.
Over the last few years Stuart has again been involved in radio, more behind the scenes with various internet radio companies.
But now he is really looking forward to getting back to his first love, presenting.
Stuart said “I can’t wait to start broadcasting, picking my own music again and formatting the show, just like radio used to be. It’s going to be great” You can find out how ‘The Golden Jukebox’ project came to be by visiting his website www.thegoldenjukebox.com
My love of radio extends way back to my childhood in the early 80’s, when my parents bought me my first radio in the shape of a can of ‘7up’.
It was a very creative decade with many different musical styles: the era of New Wave and the New Romantics but it was Soul music and Motown that really captured my attention.
It was from this point that my childhood ambition was born – to become a Radio Presenter.
As the years passed, the idea was parked – only to re-emerge a few years ago as the technology became available to create my very own home studio and I have never looked back.
Kevin has been behind the mic since the 70's working in radio, a nightclub DJ and mobile DJ and loves sharing the music. He presents Back to the 70's
Being a child of the 70s, I began to take notice of chart music at around the age of 5 or 6 years old, which would have been the early 80s. Like many of my school friends I would be glued to the radio as often as possible hoping to hear my favourite records. I used to visit the local record shop with my mum from a very early age, which is where my music collection began.
Over the years, I have collected many different types of music. Now I have the opportunity to share some of that music with you, here on your favourite station. My show includes weekly features such as..
“RETRO REWIND” “TIME TUNNEL” & “SANDY M's 12"INCH FINISH”
I hope you can join me from time to time right here each week.
I look forward to sharing some great music from across all the decades.
60s, 70, s 80s, 90s, 00s & 10s.
Dave Mac hosts – The Retro Chart Show. Bringing back those days where you sat by your radio on a Sunday afternoon to hear the latest hits in the UK Charts. Dave relives those years by playing the hits from the UK charts on this day in history from the 60’s to the 90’s with loads of trivia about the songs thrown in for good measure. Dave loves unearthing tracks that haven’t been played on the radio for years, so your guaranteed to hear something fresh and different every week.
Dave has been in the entertainment business for over 20 years and has worked extensively as a presenter in Scottish commercial radio for most of those years. He is a self confessed chart geek with an extensive music library of vinyl and CD’s that you can hear him play on the Retro Chart Show. He’s a handy man to have on your pub quiz team as well as there’s hardly a random fact about music he doesn’t know! The Retro Chart Show started in 2015 and can now be heard on over 30 radio stations worldwide and is particularly popular in British ex-pat hotspots across the world where people look forward to their weekly musical trip back to the UK!
The show has a Facebook page. www.facebook.com/theretrochartshow
DJ Richy B
D J Richy B is the host of Richy's Retro Roadshow playing 70's And 80's chart , soul and disco music
Richy came into radio presenting later than most, but, he knows what he likes and more importantly, loves the music he knows.”Like most people growing up in the 60s/70s & 80s, I was surrounded by great music. From the Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who in the 60s, Glam Rock, Disco, Motown in the 70s through to New Romantic, Electronic of the 80s. As a teenager, I listened mostly to Motown, Soul, Funk and Disco, but secretly always wanted to be in the band The Brothers Johnson.””Music has always been a huge passion of mine, and 70/80’s is the music I grew up with. There were some great bands around in those decades, some of which are still performing today.”“I don’t believe there is good and bad music … music is art, and like all art there is some we like and some we don’t like. Just because we don’t like it doesn’t make it bad !”
Born in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame City, Cleveland OH (Go Browns!), Chuck Matthews is a 25+ year broadcast veteran who's on air shenanigans include multiple Marconi Award winner WMJI/Cleveland, WTRG/Raleigh, WLCL/Atlanta, WAKR/Akron (where Alan Freed once worked), DMX Primestar Satellite (now DirecTV) as host of the Good Times, Great Oldies channel, and more. Chuck is also an accomplished national voiceover talent with credits that include The Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl LI, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, The Cleveland Clinic, and more. Now, Chuck Matthews goes Coast to Coast one more time, on Greatest Hits USA, playing America’s favorites!
Dennis Mitchell is your host for Breakfast with the Beatles. Among the longest-running and most popular of all weekly Beatles radio shows anywhere in the world. Join Dennis each Saturday for a fun two-hour musical journey, and check back often for updates on the phenomenon that continues to make history
It's time to dust off those old 45's and remember the days when vinyl was king. That's what Alec Nicol does as he brings you his shows Vinyl Days & The Lovezone to Retrosounds Radio
Vinyl Days is a Radio show with music from the 1960`s through to the 1990`s. 52 Weeks a year he plays you the best classic hits anywhere.
Features of the show include:
Song requests, tell us which songs mean a lot to you.
The Three in a Row quiz.
Top Three from the Past
The Lovezone show plays the best love songs - both classic love ballads which have stood the test of time
ANDY BEE HAS BEEN A DJ & RADIO PRESENTER FOR 32 YEARS, WORKING AT VARIOUS RADIO STATIONS OVER THE YEARS.
HE BEGAN HIS RADIO PRESENTING ON A RSL STATION, THEN A FEW FM STATIONS, BEFORE UNIVERSITY RADIO IN CAMBRIDGE, WHERE HE STAYED FOR NEARLY 5 YEARS.
THEN INTO A NEW ERA, ANDY STARTED RUNNING HIS OWN INTERNET RADIO STATION FOR A WHILE…SINCE THEM DAYS IN THE NAUGHTIES, HE HAS APPEARED ON A NUMBER OF ONLINE STATIONS ACROSS THE WORLD AND YEARS
ANDY LOVES HIS MUSIC AND HAS AN ECLETIC TASTE COVERING ALL GENRES, ACROSS ALL YEARS, FROM THE BEATLES…ELTON JOHN…BILLY OCEAN…MADONNA
KYLIE MINOGUE…JAMIROQUAI & M PEOPLE
TO JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE…TAKE THAT…ROBBIE WILLIAMS…RIHANNA…DUA LIPA
BRUNO MARS & ED SHEERAN, TO NAME BUT A FEW, AND MANY MORE
Stephen Carnaby Cat Planson
Stephen 'Carnaby Cat' Planson...DJ, Writer and Time Traveller...bringing you music from the 1950s and 1960s on the Cat - A - Go - Go. He has worked on stations in Britain , including Auntie Beeb and the USA, where he was lucky enough to work at Graceland. His knowledge and love of 1950s and 1960s music is only matched by his knowledge and love of Doctor Who. ..something he has been an avid fan of since the first episode in 1963. So basically, to sum him up...he's a bit of a saddo.
For 50s and 60s requests. please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy Rees hosts 'Retro Records' a weekly show featuring hits and rarities from the years 1950 to 1969 - two decades of social revolution and music evolution. Expect the unexpected - and an emphasis on Soul, Rhythm & Blues and vocal Jazz.
A familiar voice on FM radio in South Wales for over a decade, presenting both music and talk shows but he actually cut his broadcasting teeth on Hospital Radio while still a teenager in the late 1970s. An avid music collector, Jeremy has a passion for discovering music from past decades that was either not released in the UK or didn't get much airplay at the time.
Contact Jeremy on jeremyreesCF10@gmail.com or on the Retro Records Facebook page.
Jammin James Riley
James Riley with his Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour provides a full perspective of classic and current rockabilly music along with fascinating interviews that give the listener a chance to hear news and views direct from some of the biggest names in the business. His devotion and tireless efforts bring the best selection of both classic and new sounds to those who are already well versed in rockabilly and roots music and those who are just discovering it. The world of rockabilly music is bigger and stronger with him on the scene. James Riley is bringing us all the best and all the rest that rockabilly and roots music has to offer
I’m the one who has never been a DJ! A professional host, gasbag and raconteur are as close as I ever got.
Having been a radio fan since listening to the Pirates under my bed covers and being a regular Pub Quizzer, it occured to me why not combine popular music with quiz questions in a single radio show.
So, Ladies & Gentlemen (and others), I give you Music & Stuff.
It's a bit odd ...but the doctors say so am I.
Paul has been creating radio shows since he was old enough to work a tape recorder. Now, some 45 years later, he feels he is dangerously close to actually being good at it.
.Paul’s been a voice over artist for 30 years now, and in his new show–ReelMusic, he really wants the tunes to do the talking. You’ll hear chart hits made famous by movies, TV themes from shows both new and old, and lots more.
There’ll be brain teasers, random mixes and stuff you’ve never heard before, blended together in a show so eclectic, you’ll swear he’s making it up as he goes along.
Like many radio presenters of a ‘certain age’, I caught the radio ‘bug’ when I listened to the British ‘pirate’ stations in the 1960s on my transistor radio. The jingles were my favourite part and ‘Big L’ had the best ones (and I’m now proud to say that I have some personalized versions on my show!).
In the seventies, I started broadcasting on a hospital radio station in Surrey and one of my shows won a national competition for best hospital radio programme.
Noel Edmonds was one of the judges! In 1976, I became a Butlins redcoat entertainer presenting music and chat from their Radio Butlin studios at Clacton in Essex. Great fun, but very hard work.
In the 1990’s, I did the weekday morning show on Eclipse FM which broadcast on cable and FM. One of our directors was the legendary Dave Cash. A couple of years ago, I did a spell on the weekday afternoon show of a commercial station at the seaside in East Sussex.
My most embarrassing moments in radio were interviewing Bo Diddley who insisted I call him ‘Mr. Diddley’, and when I interviewed the comedian Richard Digance and I got a nose-bleed halfway through!
I now really enjoy presenting my weekly Happy Hour show here on Retrosounds Radio and I hope you’ll enjoy listening to it!
Playing your requests for the best tunes from the 50's through to the 70's
Call 312 869 2068
I live and work in Leicestershire. For many years I worked on the radio networks for BT, but now my work involves promoting road safety to, mainly adult, motorists. At Christmas 2016 I finally retired from the road safety scene but have been helping two of our good friends at a local cattery.
After a lifelong interest in radio broadcasting I started as a volunteer presenter, engineer & fundraiser in hospital radio in 2007. My main signature programme was "Easy Sunday". I started recording programmes from home a year or so later and have carried on ever since
Mark Stafford started his radio career as a radio pirate broadcasting locally on FM and across Europe on Short Wave for a number of radio stations! Through the 1980’s he was Station Manager of the RBL International Service broadcasting legally on FM from the French Coast to the South Coast of England.
The 1990’s saw him working on Invicta FM, Invicta Supergold and other UK commercial radio stations before moving on to put together Europe’s first Satellite Rock Radio station, EKR – European Klassik Rock.
Broadcasting from the prestigious Maidstone Studios complex in Kent, EKR boasted a very high quality line-up including radio legends such as Dave Cash and Emperor Rosko. Mark was Director Of Music for EKR and was also in charge of creating the station image and on air sound.
After the closure of EKR, Mark was invited to join the legendary Radio Caroline as Head Of Music and the man in charge of the music output and programming as Radio Caroline launched it’s own satellite delivered radio service via the Astra Satelite. Over 20 years later, Mark’s own shows still continue on Radio Caroline. Along the way, his shows have morphed into the syndicated radio show Stafford’s World. Catch the show every Friday at 3pm
Susanne was introduced to Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rockabilly music at a young age and her love for this genre has as always stayed with here.
Each week she play tracks from the first days of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rockabilly through to the Revival of the 70’s and 80’s, including some R&B and Doo-wop numbers, both traditional and obscure,
Anthony presents the Doo Wop Diner Show . As an internet broadcaster, performer, music publisher, and recording artist, I have had the pleasure and opportunity to work with some talented arrangers, producers, musicians, singers, and recording engineers. As I do my weekly show it is with great pride that I now can share this and my love for this music with you.
It is my wish that you enjoy the music and all of the great memories that they may provide .
Dan Sweeney is a Chicago native. He grew up listening to WCFL and WLS in the classic top 40 era. Dan was a radio personality in HS (WLTL, La Grange, IL) and College (WVXU, Cincinnati). In 2017 he created “Dan Sweeney’s One Hit Wonders” at KKSM, 1320AM in Oceanside CA. Now, One Hit Wonders can be heard on stations coast to coast in the USA, Canada, England and New Zealand.
Besides radio, Dan has had a successful carrier in Cable TV and TV technology. He worked for Showtime, and regularly hosted weekend previews on local cable systems, selling Showtime “on the air”. Later, he worked for TV Guide (the cable TV “on screen” guide you couldn’t control) and developed interactive program guides that are now common place. The fun continued with Buzztime games, the multiplayer interactive trivia games in cable TV homes and bars, available all over the United States
Elaine presents Covers each week featuring songs that were hits by other artists and also a monthly Doo Wop program of the best vocal harmony from the 1950’s and early 1960’s.
Elaine’s entire career revolves around the magazine publishing industry. Among other companies, she worked for Billboard in the late 1970’s. She lives in Connecticut, USA and says, “I love my Kindle, love my cat Birdie and miss the pub in Yorkshire that gave me Black Sheep Ale coasters.