Monday, October 25, 2010

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

October 24th, 2010 to October 30th, 2010

I'd like to thank you once again for all the great birthday greetings I received. There were dozens of friends on Facebook, emails and phone calls from listeners, and even birthday wishes from recording artists, colleagues and relatives. What a great birthday I had. Thank you very much once again.

Be sure to be listening next week for our 14th Annual Halloween Spooktacular. The Crypt will be open for your fright and delight and I know you will "dig" it! Our annual "scare-athon" will begin at 6 pm Pacific time on Halloween, October 31st.

Long time listener, Dana in New Jersey sent in an email with some advice on how to transfer your vinyl to your computer in an easy way. Here's what he said: "Last week someone had the question about getting their vinyl albums into the computer so he could make CD's from them.  He couldn't hear anything when he plugged  the turntable directly into the computer.  The answer is actually quite simple and involves using the tape deck jacks on the stereo. Go to Radio Shack and get an adapter to connect the phono plugs into a 3.5mm  stereo headphone plug. Plug this plug into the Aux in port of your sound card.  Play the albums on the turntable like you are going to make a mix tape from them and use audacity to record your audio.  The adapter from phono jack to mini RCA plug is only a couple of dollars, and if your stereo is across the room like mine is then a 20' stereo headphone extension cord is also available for a few dollars more.  Audacity is the program to use for recording and best of all its FREE!!  I recommend the person doing this wash his albums with soap & water and dry them thoroughly before attempting to record them." Thanks very much Dana, and I hope this helps you capture your precious vinyl onto your computer. I welcome your comments that you'd like to share with the other listeners. You can reach me by writing to

To get you in the mood for Halloween and next week's 14th Annual Halloween Spooktacular, the Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing one of the all-time Halloween classics, I Put A Spell On You by Screaming Jay Hawkins. It's our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice and all of our regular features are being pre-empted next week due to the Halloween special but will return in two weeks with Elton John. We'll spotlight two of his signature songs, Your Song and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Cast your vote for the song you'd like to hear by going to the Voice Your Choice page and making your selection. We'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of the November 7th show.

I am experimenting with an app for the iPhone that will enable you to listen to the Treasure Island Oldies 24/7 Continuous Feed on your iPhone. I'll let you know my thoughts in a week or two. If I really like it, I'll let you know the name of and price for the app. So far it sounds pretty cool.

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. There are now over 12,000 downloads of the Podcast every month! You can also listen to the Top 5 Countdown at any time, when you only have time to listen to a few songs. Go to the Listen page and click Top 5 Countdown.

Let the world know you're a proud listener of Treasure Island Oldies. Send in your name, photo, city and province or state for the Listener Gallery to and our webmaster, Eddy Fisher, will post it on the Listener Gallery page along with the many already received. You can also let all your friends know you enjoy the show with your personal Treasure Island Oldies Email Signature. A selection of complimentary signatures is available for download at the Goodies page on the website.

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

Bye for now.