Monday, February 01, 2010

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

This week on Treasure Island Oldies
January 31st, 2010 to February 6th, 2010

Wow there are a lot of things I want to tell you about, so let's get started. To begin, I'd like to thank our Webmaster, Eddy Fisher, for the brand new alternative to mIRC to be able to connect with the Chat Room. He has been testing it, and several listeners were sent an email with access to the test page. By all accounts, it is a huge improvement over the former java chat applet, which stopped working in early January. It is NOT difficult to log into the Chat Room, but you must follow the instructions completely. For full details, click Chat on the Menu. Please note that the visually impaired are encouraged to use IRC software as it is easy for screen readers to assist with connecting and chatting. The Nuts are definitely back in the Hut!

I am pleased to have introduced a new weekly feature, the Oldies Artist of the Week in the first hour of the show. You'll hear a short artist profile followed by one of that artist's hit songs. My thanks to Russ Horton and IRSOA (Internet Radio Supports Oldies Artists) for providing the weekly artist profile spots.  I have been and continue to be an active supporter of oldies artists every week on the show since 1997.

Next week be sure to listen for our Annual Tribute to The Day The Music Died, February 3, 1959. We'll play the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, and also air interview segments and news clips from that tragic event. It'll all happen in the 4th Hour of next week's show.

In two week's time it our Annual Valentine's Special and this year we will be live right on Valentine's Day, February 14th. The last and only time this has ever happened was back in 1999. Be sure to get your requests and dedications to me in plenty of time for inclusion on the show. Call or Click: 206-203-4678 - the number for the 24/7 Listener Line, or click Requests on any page of the website. I look forward to playing your songs and dedications.

I am pleased to pass on the encouraging news that Susan Jacks, formerly of The Poppy Family, is going to receive a kidney transplant from her brother, Billy, on February 17th. She has been battling kidney failure and on dialysis on a regular basis. I know you join me in wishing Susan all the very best.

Another singer is on the mend; this time it's Austin Roberts, who had several hits including Something's Wrong With Me. Austin suffered the beginnings of a heart attack and entered hospital for triple bypass surgery. He is recuperating at Baptist Hospital in Nashville and would welcome and appreciate receiving get well cards. You can send them to Baptist Hospital, 2000 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37236, Attention: George Robertson.

There is a brand new series of DVDs being released, with the first four coming out at the end of March. It's The British Invasion, featuring individual discs from Gerry and The Pacemakers, Small Faces, Herman's Hermits, and the amazing Dusty Springfield. Be sure to go to the Treasure Island Oldies Blog to see a trailer. Dusty looks and sounds amazing in this. Speaking of Dusty, she's being featured this week at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog with Son Of A Preacher Man, performed live. It's our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

I played Andy Kim's fantastic new song, Happen Again, once again on this week's show. Not surprisingly, the response was phenomenal. Reading the comments posted on Facebook and elsewhere, people are loving this song and being moved deeply by the lyrics. The song and the rest of his brand new album will be released March 31st and will be available both as a CD in your local music store, as well as available online. I can't wait!

Speaking of Andy, he is part of the impressive list of 2009 Inductees to the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. There's more details on the Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Voice Your Choice next week has Bobby Vee being featured with two of his many hits: Charms and Rubber Ball. Cast your vote by clicking the Voice Your Choice button on any page of the website and then making your selection. The winner will be played in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

If you or someone special to you is having a birthday, let me know. Send the details to It'll be my pleasure to wish you Happy Birthday and play Birthday by The Beatles.

Remember to send in your photo for the Treasure Island Oldies Listener Gallery. Many folks have, and there's still room for yours. Send your picture, name and city to I look forward to receiving  it from you.

Is your high school, college or university Alma Mater planning a Reunion? Let me know and I'll be pleased to let the listeners know about it. Today with people scattered all around the globe, it is sometimes difficult to reach them. I'll do my best to help publicize and promote your Reunion. Send the details to

Have a good week.

Bye for now.