Share memories of growing up with the great music of the 50s, 60s and 70s. My background includes radio and television personality as well as V.P. A&R for A&M Records, where I signed Bryan Adams. In 1997, I began Treasure Island Oldies, the Home of Lost Treasures. I play the biggies, but extensively feature hard to find rare oldies. Listen live Sundays 6 to 10 p.m. Pacific and also the show archives at www.TreasureIslandOldies.com
Let the memories flow!
Not only are the streets of downtown Vancouver packed with people celebrating the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the Treasure Island Oldies Chat Room was packed too, and I was pleased to welcome JJ from Pickering, Ontario for his first time visit. The regular Nuts in the Hut were most welcoming and within a few minutes, JJ seemed like a long time friend in the chat room. He was recommended to listen to the show from various oldies music sites, including the prestigious Spectropop, and has been listening for about four weeks now. He commented on how great the music was, the quality of the signal and the rock solid stream he was enjoying. Thanks, JJ, good to have you as a new listener. It would great to have you check out the Chat Room too. During the live show Sunday nights, click Chat on the Menu on any page of the website and follow the instructions to log on. It is very easy to do and you'll find that the chat room adds a new dimension to your enjoyment of the show.
Thank for your comments about being able to hear the Top 5 Countdown at any time. I know you don't always have a huge amount of time to listen to the entire four hour show. By listening to the Top 5 Countdown, you can still enjoy a segment of the show featuring the biggest songs from this week in Rock and Roll history. Go to the Listen page and scroll down to the Top 5 Countdown logo and click on the button.
Happy Birthday to George Mooth in Edwardsburg, Michigan who is celebrating his birthday this week. All the best, George. If you have a birthday coming up, let me know by sending your name, city and birthday date to firstname.lastname@example.org We'll play Birthday by The Beatles, our official birthday song.
The number of friends on Facebook continues to grow every week and this past few days have seen new connections made with Nichole Berry in Fort Wayne, Indiana, my friend JJ Johnston, General Manager of CKNW, Rock 101, 99.3 The Fox and AM 730 Traffic here in Vancouver has also connected. Stuart Pushkin, Airchecker, and another long time friend John Derringer has also connected. I worked with John's brother Bill Hayes at CFOM in Quebec City many years ago. Let's get connected; follow me on Facebook by clicking here.
I was very pleased to post a couple of great videos of Vancouver at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog, which I know you will enjoy. And this week I am pleased to spotlight Smith, featuring Gayle McCormick with their big hit single, Baby It's You, the remake of the classic hit by The Shirelles. Enjoy this live performance; it's our Song of the Week.
Voice Your Choice features Bobby Bare, from Ironton, Ohio with two of his hit songs for your votes this week: DetroitCity and 500 Miles Away From Home. Cast your vote for the song you'd like to hear at the Voice Your Choice page. Make your selection and we'll add up all the votes and play the winner in the 3rd Hour of next week's show.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.