Monday, June 01, 2009

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

May 31st to June 6th, 2009

Wow - another great week of your requests and all great songs too; thank you very much. It is always a great pleasure to hear from you. The Chat Room was also jumping with the regulars, the Nuts In The Hut, but also some new visitors as well. Please consider dropping by when we are doing the live show Sunday nights from 6 to 10 p.m. Pacific time. Click Chat on the Menu for full directions. See you soon!

Happy Birthday wishes this week to our long time friend and contributor to the show, Britt Brittingham in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Happy Birthday from yours truly and all your friends at Treasure Island Oldies. Do you have a birthday coming up soon? Send your name, birthday date, city and country to We'll play Birthday by The Beatles, our Official Birthday Song, for you.

We had a bit of a mix-up on the last day of voting for Voice Your Choice this week and O.C. Smith got replaced by next week's artist, Gogi Grant. However, there had already been plenty of votes cast so we had a fair election and honest results, with the winning song being The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp.

Over at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog, we present The Grass Roots with a great Top Ten hit, Let's Live For Today. It's our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice spotlights the delightful Gogi Grant with her two Top Ten Gold records for your votes: Suddenly There's A Valley and The Wayward Wind. Cast your vote; just click the Voice Your Choice button on any page of the website and make your selection. We'll play the winner in Hour 3 of next week's show.

This week we received two more pictures for the Listener Gallery. Thanks to Becky in Westbank, British Columbia, who is also known as ogopogo in the Chat Room. Nice picture of her and her daughter Becky. And it was very nice to hear from California Barb, in California, and her photo is now in the Gallery as well. It would be wonderful to add your picture too. Just send your photo, name, city and country to and we'll be sure to include you in the Listener Gallery.

I wanted to take a moment to recognize and thank our regular weekly contributors to the show with their always interesting and enjoyable features. Tom Locke has been writing the Moment In Time feature every week for over 10 years now, even when it was called the Sorrells Pickard Pick Of The Week, which many of you will recall. This is a big task for Tom to both research and prepare. EJ Phillips in Troy, North Carolina has been making the Oldie of the Week suggestion almost since the show began back in 1997 and Britt Brittingham in Cherry Hill, New Jersey always has a great Britt Beatles Classic for us to enjoy. Tim & Jill in Cambridge, Ontario are huge Motown fans and every week they suggest another classic song from the vault of Hittsville, USA at Motown Records. Rick Canode in Madison, Wisconsin has Rick's Rare Rock & Roll Relic, always a fascinating and very rare song featured. And most recently, there's Hits From Across The Pond with Fay Greenwood from Langley, British Columbia, an educational and very entertaining piece with a song and artist from England. I really appreciate the amount of work and time go into their preparations every week. I just wanted to say a big thank you, your features add to the show with songs you will not likely hear anywhere else but on Treasure Island Oldies. And of course, big thanks go to our Webmaster, Eddy Fisher, who keeps everything working smoothly at the website with the updates almost on a daily basis, ensuring you can hear the Archives in a timely manner after the show airs live, as well as the Podcast of the Rock & Roll News, and so much more.

We are just a couple of week away from our Annual Father's Day Special on Sunday, June 14. If you'd like to hear a song on the show, be sure to get your requests in to me ASAP. Click the Requests button on any page of the website or call and leave a message on our 24/7 Listener Request Line at 206-203-4678. I look forward to hearing from you and playing your requests.

If you missed the live show this week, click Listen on the Menu then click Archive. And check out the Playlist to see all the songs we played on the show.

Have a great week.

Bye for now.