Monday, May 10, 2010

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

This week on Treasure Island Oldies
May 9th, 2010 to May 15th, 2010

We had a wonderful celebration for Mom with our Annual Mother's Day Special and I thank you for your requests. It is surprising just how many songs have been released over the years that are either a tribute to mothers or have Mom, Mammy, Mother, Mamma, etc. in the song title. When I played I.O.U. by Jimmy Dean, it was very moving and generated quite a few comments in the Chat Room. In a way, that might just be the ultimate record for Mother's Day. Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 20th for our Annual Father's Day Special. Once again I will gather all kinds of songs relating to Dad in recognition of his very special day. As usual, if there is a song you'd like me to play on our Father's Day Special, be sure to let me know. Click the Requests button on any page of the website or Call the 24/7 Listener Line at 206-203-4678.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is keeping the Mother's Day celebration going all this week by playing Connie Francis in a live performance of Mama. It's our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice spotlights Johnny Rivers, who made his name and got his career started in a big way by recording cover versions of songs that had been hits for other artists. However, this week we're featuring two original songs for your votes. Would you like to hear Slow Dancing Swayin' To The Music or Summer Rain? Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the winning song in the third hour of next week's show.

If you have a birthday coming up, be sure to let me know and I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and play our official birthday song for you, Birthday by The Beatles. Send the details to

The get well list continues this week with our best wishes going out to Craig Smith in Keswick, Ontario, who ended up back in the hospital this past week for a few days. Fortunately he was released in time to be home to listen to this week's show and for a visit in the Chat Room. George Mooth in Edwardsburg, Michigan, is also on the not well list. Hope you both feel better very soon.

You can check out both the Rock & Roll News and the Top 5 Countdown and both are available at the website. Click Podcast for the Rock & Roll News and click Listen for the Top 5 Countdown. You can Subscribe to the Podcast via iTunes. Go to the iTunes Store and search Treasure Island Oldies Podcast. Did you know that there are over eleven thousand downloads of the Rock & Roll News Podcast every month?

Send in your photo for the Treasure Island Oldies Listener Gallery. Many folks have, but 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.