Monday, May 02, 2011

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

May 1st, 2011 to May 7th, 2011

What a great 14th Anniversary celebration of Treasure Island Oldies we had this week! Thank you for your kind emails and phone calls, they are very much appreciated. I continue to be honoured to bring you the show every week. I was asked to give a short version of how the show came about. Ok here we go. Some of you may know that I began my career in radio as both DJ and Music Director. In 1975 I joined A&M Records and eventually became Vice-President of A&R (Artist & Repertoire), it's the "talent scout" division. I moved to Vancouver in 1986 to start my artist management, music publisher and industry consultant company. Michael Godin Management Inc. continues to exist today and it manages the business of Treasure Island Oldies. In late 1996, my friend DJ Tom Lucas had started doing a new thing called Internet radio with his show the Worldwide Retro Rock Request Show. I had never lost my desire to be on the air again and so I met the head of the Dowco Entertainment Network, Hugh Dobbie Jr. and we discussed my idea for an oldies show. I wanted to be able to play the big hits for sure, but wanted to also delve deeper into the artist or group's hits, beyond their Top 10 or Top 20. And then I thought about what music I'd like to hear if I was on a deserted island. So the idea of Treasure Island Oldies was born and it debuted May 4, 1997. Technologically speaking, it was the era of the 56k dialup modem and the connections were never stable. I refer to it as the "2 tins and a piece of string era". We persevered and so did the transmission, to today where we are in HiFi Stereo with a great broadband feed in both Real Media and Windows Media via the MediaOnTap Network from the studios at INSINC. Not only that, but we have grown to the point that we are now heard on almost 30 FM, AM and Online radio stations around the world every week. Here's to many more years of sharing great music and wonderful memories together. Happy 14th Anniversary!

Happy 25th Anniversary wishes go out to Rick and Connie Canode in Madison, Wisconsin who are off to Philadelphia for their celebration. All the best to you both.

Happy Birthday to Eddy Fisher, our Webmaster here on the Island. Best wishes also to Marc Baillergeon in Edmonton, Alberta, Andy Neill in Fortazela, Brazil, and Joe Summers, my friend and colleague at A&M Records in Toronto. Hope you're doing well, Joe. If you have a birthday coming up, be sure to let me know. Send the details to I'll then wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play our official birthday song for you, Birthday by The Beatles.

Be sure to join is next week for our loving salute to mothers everywhere on our Annual Mother's Day Special. We'll have lots of songs for and about Mom.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing the Little River Band and Happy Anniversary. It's the perfect song so celebrate our 14th Anniversary and it's our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents the Rolling Stones with two perfect songs for our Mother's Day Special next week: Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadows and Mother's Little Helper. I wonder if's we'll have a tie this week. Time will tell. 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.

Thanks for the comments at our Facebook page, particularly about the death of Phoebe Snow and Tom King from The Outsiders. I appreciate reading your thoughts.

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 to be placed at the end of your outgoing emails is available for download. Click Goodies on the upper menu on any page on the website. Thanks to the many folks that have downloaded their own copy of the Email Signature. That's great!

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

Bye for now.