Monday, May 31, 2010

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies
May 30th, 2010 to June 5th, 2010

I'd like to welcome another radio station to the Treasure Island Oldies Broadcast Partners Network,, spreading music from the Space Coast of Florida on Merritt Island. We'll be with you on the station twice every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then again from 8 pm to midnight. I look forward to being part of your station!

The Chat Room was hopping and full of fun once again this week with the Nuts in the Hut having a blast visiting with their friends and listening to great music. What a combination! Please consider this your invitation to join in on the fun every Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. Pacific. To log into the Chat Room, click Chat on the Menu and follow the instructions. See you next Sunday night.

It was very nice hearing from Christina Vahlsing in New Mexico with her five great requests: Needle In A Haystack by The Velvelettes, Mickey's Monkey by The Miracles, Shirley Ellis and The Clapping Song, The Spinners with The Rubberband Man, and finally, Motown's Temptations with Psychedelic Shack. It was good to hear from Kitten Connie with a request for the love of her life, Rich in Hillside, Illinois. She asked me to play Pledging My Love by Johnny Ace. And Vance in Everett, Washington called in with a good request too, Bongo Rock by Preston Epps. It would be great to hear from you with your requests. Call or Click: the 24/7 Listener Line at 206-203-4678 or the Requests button on any page of the website.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Bruce Toews in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was fun to play Birthday by The Beatles for Bruce. If you have a birthday coming up, by all means let me know and I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and Play our official birthday song. Send the details to

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Shirley in Cleveland, Ohio, who is going into the hospital for some surgery. And to our own Webmaster, Eddy Fisher, who is also going into the hospital for a procedure on his spine. We wish them both a very speedy recovery.

The talk about the great documentary movie The Wrecking Crew continues and its reputation as an excellent look at the hits, hit makers, and the musicians that made it all happen. I was so excited about what I've been reading that I sent in this comment: "Doug is absolutely right about The Wrecking Crew documentary movie. I saw it at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2008 and then spent a fantastic evening after with its director, Denny Tedesco, a great guy and the son of the great guitarist Tommy Tedesco. He made this movie for all the right reasons: to tell the story of the players, to mesmerize the audience with the breadth of music these guys and gals played on, and for the passion he has for the music and wanted to share with music fans everywhere. We've been keeping in touch with each other ever since our visit. I too hope this movie finally gets into wide circulation/distribution and the home DVD market ASAP. It's great music and great history!" Find out more about this movie by visiting the official website at

It was great to have the voting booth back up and running again this week and there were many votes on Voice Your Choice once again. Next week we feature Lady Soul, Aretha Franklin with two of her later hits for your votes: Until You Come Back To Me and Rock Steady. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing The Beach Boys in a live TV performance of Surfer Girl, played and sung live. It's our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Get ready for two more specials in June: our Annual Father's Day Special on June 20th, and our 14th Annual Summer Beach Party on June 27th.

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 Rock and Roll News 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.