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    WEEK COMMENCING OCTOBER 23

    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/

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

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

    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/

    Lay down your Arms/Anne Shelton (Philips, 1956)

    Memories are made of This/Dean Martin (Capitol, 1958)

    Sheila/Tommy Roe (HMV, 1962)

    If only Tomorrow/Ronnie Carroll (Philips, 1962)

    End of the World/Helen Shapiro (Columbia, 1963)

    And I love Her/Gary McFarland (Verve, 1964 from the LP ‘Soft Samba’)

    Don’t let the sun catch you Crying/Gerry & The Pacemakers (Columbia, 1964)

    Always something there to remind Me/Sandie Shaw (Pye, 1964)

    Don’t think twice it’s Alright/Heinz & The Wild Boys (Columbia, 1965)

    You don’t have to say you love Me/Dusty Springfield (Philips, 1966)

    East West/Herman's Hermits (Columbia, 1966)

    Ramblin on my Mind/John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers feat Eric Clapton (Decca, 1966)

    All or Nothing/Small Faces (Decca, 1966)

    It looks like I’ll never fall in love Again/Tom Jones (Decca, 1967)

    Come back when you grow Up/Bobby Vee (Liberty, 1967)

    Yesterday/P P Arnold (Immediate, 1968)

    Alfie/Stevie Wonder (Tamla Motown, 1968)

    Eloise/Barry Ryan (MGM, 1968)

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

    Hey Willy/The Hollies (Parlophone, 1971)

    Monster Mash/Bobby Pickett (London, 1973 recorded eleven years earlier)

    Everything I Own/Ken Boothe (Trojan, 1974)

    Uptown uptempo Woman/Randy Edelman (2oth Century, 1976)

    Sunshine after the Rain/Elkie Brooks (A&M, 1977)

    Time Passages/Al Stewart (RCA, 1978)

    A house is not a Home/Rex Harrison (Pye, 1978 from the LP ‘Favourite Songs’)

    Last time I felt like This/Johnny Mathis & Jane Olivor (Columbia-US, 1979)

    Toccata/Sky (Arista, 1980)

    Here’s to the Band/Frank Sinatra (Reprise, 1983)

    Dancing with tears in my Eyes/Ultravox (Chrysalis, 1984)

    Atlantis/Seafret (Sweet Jane Recordings, 2015)

     

    RODNEY AT THE WEEKEND - FOR BROADCAST ON

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

    ISLES FM SATURDAY 1100-1300 www.islesfm.com

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

    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 

    KALYPSO/FVUK FRIDAY 1600-1800 https://internetradiouk.com/kalypso-gold/ 

    Too close for Comfort/Eydie Gorme (ABC Paramount-US, 1956)

    And the heavens Cried/Anthony Newley (Decca, 1961)

    Ghost Train/Bert Weedon (Top Rank International, 1961)

    Story behind my Tears/Kenny Lynch (HMV, 1961)

    Theme for a Dream/Cliff Richard & The Shadows (Columbia, 1961)

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

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

    If only Tomorrow/Ronnie Carroll (Philips, 1962)

    I’m telling you Now/Freddie and the Dreamers (Columbia, 1963)

    Once upon a Dream/Mike Redway (Embassy, 1963)

    1964 medley: Baby Love/Supremes (Stateside); Just one Look/Hollies (Parlophone); Crying Game/Dave Berry (Decca)

    In the Meantime/George Fame (Columbia, 1965)

    It’s good news Week/Hedgehopper’s Anonymous (Decca, 1965)

    My Girl/Otis Redding (Atco-US, 1965)

    Since I lost the one I Love/Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions (ABC-US, 1965)

    Make it easy on Yourself/Walker Brothers (Philips, 1965)

    East West/Herman’s Hermits (Columbia, 1966)

    When I come Home/Spencer Davis Group (Fontana, 1966)

    Impossible Dream/Andy Williams (CBS, 1968)

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

    All kinds of Everything/Dana (Rex, 1970)

    Down on the Corner/Creedence Clearwater Revival (Liberty, 1970)

    HAVE YOU HEARD THIS ONE: Love’s been good to Me/Tom Jones (Decca, 1970 a hit for Frank Sinatra)

    We Will/Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM, 1971)

    Is this the way to Amarillo/Tony Christie (MCA, 1971)

    Let me be the One/Carpenters (A&M, 1971)

    Back Stabbers/The O’Jays (Philadelphia International, 1972)

    Walk on By/Gloria Gaynor (MGM-Europe, 1974)

    Hold me Close/David Essex (CBS, 1975)

    You’ll never Find…/Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International, 1976)

    We’ll meet Again/Tommy Cooper (Pye, 1978)

    She believes in Me/Kenny Rogers (UA, 1979)

    Cool Jerk/Darts (Magnet, 1979 from the album ’Dart Attack’)

    Ain’t no pleasing You/Chas & Dave (Rockney, 1982)

    Here’s to the Band/Frank Sinatra and Joe Parnello Orchestra (Reprise, 1983)

    Stones/Harvey Summers (NEW)

     

    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 & Sunday 0800 (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
    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 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 - including SMALL MERCIES -  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'  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 

    As Tony Bennett announces his well-earned retirement from the stage, Jasmine Records have a new CD out and it includes classics such as 'I Wanna Be Around' (in one of our shows this week) and 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco'. It's a double-album, 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