Monday, August 30, 2010

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

August 29th, 2010 to September 4th, 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed having my good friend Tom Locke in the studio with me for the first hour of this week's show. We celebrated ten years of the Moment In Time feature on the show, which Tom has been researching and writing for all of these years. In fact, we have aired over 350 Moments in Time. The feature originally began when Tom arranged for a new start up company to sponsor a new feature on the show and it became the Sorrells Pickard Pick of the Week. Not only was it a treat to re-live ten of the great Moments, but it was also so cool to hear those great Sorrells Pickard Gourmet Peanut Butter commercials once again. I always loved the last line of the ads, when Sorrells sings "you'll fall in love all over again", followed by "it's mighty good". One of the company's co-founders, Herb Dow, dropped by the Chat Room for a visit to mark the occasion. He indicated that the peanut butter may just make a comeback in the not too distant future. Now that would be great! It was, in fact, it was the best peanut butter I have ever tasted. And judging from the many listeners who either bought the product or won a gift pack through the show, they agreed with me. Incidentally, Tom will have a book published later this fall relating to the Moment In Time. There will be 100 actual scripts from the Moment In time feature. Once I get more details, I will be sure to pass them onto you.

Before I go any further with this week's update, I would like to take a moment to wish our Webmaster, Eddy Fisher, all the very best as he goes into the hospital this week for a complete knee replacement. I know you join me in wishing Eddy a successful operation and a healthy recovery. Just so you know, there may very well be a delay in having the website updated for a few days. In addition, an alert to our Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations: please note that access to your private pages may also be delayed by a few days. Thanks for your patience as our patient recovers.

I would like to welcome three new stations to the Treasure Island Oldies Broadcast Partners Network: QCCR-FM in Liverpool, Nova Scotia; 1035 Capital FM in Iqaluit, Nunavut; and in Selkirk, Manitoba. In the past two we have added a total of five new stations including 247 Music Radio in Singapore and in Saint John, New Brunswick. Thank you very much!

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Carl Fiset in Quebec City, Quebec, who just turned 40 this week. If you have a birthday coming up, send the details to me including your name, birthday date, and your city to and I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and play Birthday by The Beatles for you as well.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing the incredible Dusty Springfield with Wishin' And Hopin'; it's our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice is featuring one of the early Girl Groups this week, The Essex. Which song would you like to hear: A Walkin' Miracle or Easier Said Than Done? Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the winning song during the 3rd hour of next week's show.

Speaking of next week's show, be sure to join us for our Annual Labour Day Weekend End of Summer Back To School Special. We'll feature some last songs of the summer, as well as work songs and school tunes. It is always a fun way to wrap up the summer and get ready for the fall season. And we have more specials lined up for you for the remainder of the year including our Canadian Thanksgiving Special, the 14th Annual Halloween Spooktacular, Music By Numbers Special and our 14th Annual Christmas Special. For all dates, go to the Listen page then click Schedules.

Did you know you can download the weekly Rock & Roll News as a Podcast? It's easy; go to iTunes and search for Treasure Island Oldies Rock & Roll News. You'll be among the over 11,00 downloads of the Podcast every month. You can also listen to the Top 5 Countdown, when you only have time to listen to a few songs. Go to the Listen page and click Top 5 Countdown.

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.