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    RODNEY COLLINS


    Week beginning May 14

    COUNTYWIDE RADIO SATURDAY 1100-1300 https://countywideradio.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/ 

    BEVERLEY FM TUESDAY 1800-2000 https://beverleyfm.com/

    SOULBEAT RADIO WEDNESDAY 1000-MIDDAY www.soulbeat-radio.live

    also available in Spain Vera/Almería on 90FM

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

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

    SUNSHINE RADIO ONLINE WEDNESDAY 2200-0000 https://sunshineradioonline.co.uk/ 

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

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

    Not as a Stranger-Same old Saturday Night/Frank Sinatra (Capitol, 1955)

    Round and Round/Perry Como (HMV, 1957)

    Midnight Special/Lonnie Donegan (Pye Nixa, 1958)

    16 Candles/The Crests (London, 1959)

    Happy birthday sweet 16/Neil Sedaka (RCA, 1961)

    Way over There/Marvelettes (Tamla-US, 1961)

    Guitar Tango/The Shadows (Columbia, 1962)

    Any day Now/Chuck Jackson (Stateside, 1962)

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

    She taught me how to Yodel/Frank Ifield (Columbia, 1962)

    FILM TUNE: King of the whole wide World/Elvis Presley (RCA, 1962 from ‘Kid Galahad’)

    TV THEME: Z Cars/Johnny Keating (Piccadilly, 1962 not all stations)

    You’ll never walk Alone/Gerry and the Pacemakers (Columbia, 1963)

    Code of Love/Mike Sarne (Parlophone, 1963)

    Ferris Wheel/Everly Brothers (WB, 1964)

    Take me for what I’m Worth/The Searchers (Pye, 1965)

    Maria/ P J Proby (Liberty, 1965)

    Catch the Wind/Donovan (Pye, 1965)

    Girl/The Truth (Pye, 1966)

    Canadian Sunset/The Symbols (President, 1966)

    East West/Herman’s Hermits (Columbia, 1967)

    Time Seller/Spencer Davis Group (Fontana, 1967)

    Didn’t We/James Darren (WB, 1967)

    Last train to Clarkesville/The Monkees (RCA, 1967)

    Coat of many Colours/Dolly Parton (RCA, 1971)

    I need It/Johnny Guitar Watson (DJM, 1976)

    Children and Flowers/The Bachelors (Galaxy, 1977)

    HAVE YOU HEARD THIS ONE: May each Day/Matt Monro (EMI, 1978 major hit for Andy Williams)

    More than a Woman/Tavares (Capitol, 1978)

    Heart of Glass/Blondie (Chrysalis, 1979)

    Turn it On/Level 42 (Polydor, 1981)

    I want to stay Here/Dusty Springfield (Parlophone, 1990)

    Hey soul Sister/Train (Columbia-US, 2010)

    Secrets/The Shed (Trust, 2017)

    RODNEY AT THE WEEKEND WILL  BE BROADCAST ON:

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

    ISLES FM SATURDAY 1100-1300 www.islesfm.com

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

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

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

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

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

    SUNSHINE RADIO ONLINE SUNDAY 1900-2100 https://sunshineradioonline.co.uk/ 

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

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

    Along came Jones/The Coasters (London, 1958)

    Twelfth of Never/Johnny Mathis (Fontana, 1960)

    Halfway to Paradise/Billy Fury (Decca, 1961)

    Run to Him/Bobby Vee (London, 1961)

    FILM TUNES: Once upon a Dream/Billy Fury (Decca, 1962) & At a time like This/Bobby Vee (Liberty, 1962)

    Sukiyaki/The Eagles (Pye, 1963)

    We open in Venice/Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise, 1963)

    There but for you go I/Robert Goulet (CBS, 1964)

    My Tambourine Man/Byrds (CBS, 1965)

    I hear you Say/Andy Kim (Red Bird-US, 1965)

    Wouldn’t it be Nice/Beach Boys (Capitol, 1966)

    I’m waiting for the Day/Beach Boys (Capitol, 1966 from ‘Pet Sounds’)

    May each Day/Andy Williams (CBS, 1966)

    What the world needs Now/Jack Jones (Kapp-US, 1966 now on the Zone release ‘Our Song/In Crowd’)

    Reach out for Me/Burt Bacharach (A&M, 1967)

    This is my Song/Harry Secombe (Philips, 1967)

    My elusive Dreams/Tammy Wynette & David Houston (Columbia-US, 1967)

    In the Evening/Alexis Korner (Liberty, 1968 from the LP ‘New Generation of Blues’)

    You and I/Petula Clark (Pye, 1969)

    Season of the Witch/Lou Rawls (Capitol, 1969)

    It’s not that I don’t love You/Gene Pitney (Pye International, 1972)

    Gonna make you a Star/David Essex (CBS, 1974)

    How deep is your Love/Bee Gees (RSO, 1977)

    Your Song/Billy Paul (Philly Int’l, 1977)

    Silhouette/Kenny G (Arista, 1988)

    Fireflies/Owl City (Universal Republic 2009)

    Train/Drive By (Columbia-US, 2012)

    Careless Love/Hugh Laurie (Warner, 2013 from the CD ‘Didn’t it Rain’)

    Day in day Out/Laura Zakian (33Records, 2013 from ‘About Love’)

    Human/Rag n Bone Man (Sony, 2017)

    HAVE YOU HEARD THIS ONE: Crying in the Chapel/Bobby Hatfield (Verve, 2017 recorded earlier – chart-topper for Elvis Presley)

    Every day a new Adventure/John Howard (NEW - Kool Kat Musik)


    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. Long time broadcaster of our shows - http://www.islesfm.com/ at 2100 on Tuesday and http://www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk/  on Tuesday at 1400 & Wednesday at 0100 along with http://beverleyfm.com/  on Sunday at 1800 and 0400 Thursday; lastly the programme is on Friday at 1500 on  https://countywideradio.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. Now we have the release of his new album  - for more information on this and his other solo albums see - https://parisrecords.co.uk/ 

    From 7T's Records (distributed by Cherry Red) comes a 3-CD set featuring all of the big selling albums Alvin Stardust enjoyed with Magnet Records. The hits are here, along with bonus tracks. We'll be playing selections soon - great value.













    Just look at the line up on the BLUES BAND album above. We'll be featuring tracks soon with some great vocals from ex-Manfred Mann frontman Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness. The album will also be available as a 2-LP vinyl set from April by the way. This release is from Repertoire Records - see more about the band at http://www.thebluesband.net/ 

    Lastly, thanks for all the positive comments you've sent us regarding ALEX DUNN who did the first of his monthly weekend shows in March. Well, he's back at the end of May presenting both shows (above) and his own hour. To contact Alex direct with requests etc - Facebook.com/MrADunn or Twitter.com/MrAlexDunn 
    Meanwhile you can catch him Monday to Friday on the breakfast show on  BEVERLEY FM - you will find a link to the radio station in the station lists above.

                                                                








    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 55 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, a Director of Beverley FM and a Board consultant to another station. In 2002 we had a world exclusive on Frank Sinatra on Isles FM - see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/1790935.stm