Monday, July 19, 2010

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

This week on Treasure Island Oldies
July 18th, 2010 to July 23rd, 2010

I'd like to start this week's update by wishing long time listener and Chat Room regular, Craig Smith, in Keswick, Ontario all the very best. He's been in and out of the hospital in the past few weeks and is waiting for a kidney transplant, that can't come too soon. Craig, please know that all your friends, the Nuts in the Hut, in the Chat Room are thinking of you and send their very best wishes to you. Speaking of the Chat Room, it was great to welcome back Sunny in Berkeley, Illinois, after being away for the past few weeks on vacation. We missed you Sunny and good to have you back on the Island. As well, we welcomed back Rich, who not only just got married, but also moved from Hillside, Illinois, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to be with his bride Kitten Connie. How wonderful! I was relieved to hear that my good friend and producer of Hits From Across the Pond with Fay Greenwood, Matt Meaney is feeling better after hitting his head in a work related injury. Talk about a splitting headache!

While we had no Happy Birthday wishes to extend this week, I do want to know when you are celebrating your special day. Send the details to and I will be sure to say hi to you and to play Birthday by The Beatles for you on the show.

Had an interesting email a couple of days ago from the host of another radio show, Cafe Jazz. Ted Hasiuk said he was trying to locate a song that he only had a thread of information on but "figured you would be the logical guy that might be able to help". The song he was looking for is Suavecito by Malo. His reply when I told him was "You are bang on!! That's it ! You're the king!". It was my pleasure to help Ted and his listeners at Cafe Jazz.

I haven't mentioned it in a while, but things are still very active at the Treasure Island Oldies Facebook page. Recent friends include Bill Hayes, DJ and commercial voiceover guy extraordinaire and a good friend of mine; musician Bobbi Style also connected . Peter Foldy who had a hit in the mid '70s with Bondi Junction also connected. What was interesting was when I mentioned to him that I had thought of him last September when I was in Sydney, Australia and visited Bondi. He replied that he too was there at the same time. What a coincidence. You never know who is going to connect with you on Facebook.

A reminder that next week is the first of two more back to back specials. Be sure to join in for the Technicolor Special. Judging from the conversation in the Chat Room, there seems to be quite a bit of excitement for this special. In two weeks, it's our Annual Instrumental Gems - Wordless Wonders Special, one of the most anticipated shows of the year.

The Number One song on this week's Top 5 Countdown was by the Four Seasons and the Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing that Number 1. Our Song of the Week is Rag Doll by The Four Seasons. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice features a group that had seven hits, yet only played on their first two records. Only in bubblegum land! This week we feature the 1910 Fruitgum Co., a bubblegum group from New Jersey. Would you like to hear Simon Says or 123 Red Light? Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page and we'll play the winning song in the 3rd Hour of next week's show.

Here is a reminder for the Alumni of Petaluma High School Class of 1974. The 36 Year Reunion of this Petaluma, California high school is taking place the weekend of August 20th. For information contact Diane at If your alma mater is planning a Reunion, be sure to let me know and I'll pass the information on to you on the show and on the website too. Send the details to

I am so pleased with the number of people who enjoy the Rock & Roll News Podcast every week. You can download it at the iTunes Store by searching for Treasure Island Oldies Rock & Roll News Podcast. There have been over 11,000 downloads of this popular Podcast in the past 30 days! Thank you. You can also enjoy the Top 5 Countdown. While not available for download, you can listen to it at any time on the Listen page.

The Listener Gallery has is ready to hang your photos. Send in your picture, name, city and province or state to and our webmaster, Eddy Fisher, will post it on the Listener Gallery page.

I hope you have a great week and see you next Sunday for the live show.

Bye for now.