Monday, June 06, 2011

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

June 5th, 2011 to June 11th, 2011

I think we have woken up the sleeping giant. I have been getting inquiries from Mac users to confirm they are able to listen to the show. The answer is yes - you can definitely listen to the show using a Mac. As I mentioned, we recently have added a Macintosh to our production computers and we have been testing our site and sounds on Macintosh. Since there isn't a Windows Media Player for the Macintosh, our listeners have been limited to only being able to listen to the live show in Real or archives using Real when they are using OS X. Now that has changed. We have tested VLC Media Player and it plays back either the Live feed of Windows Media or the 24/7 Windows Media feed (it also plays Real Media files). We encourage you to support such excellent open source programs. Visit the VLC Project and download your copy of their Media Payer for Windows, Linux, Mac and Unix.

In addition, you can also listen to both the Live show as well as the 24/7 Stream on your smartphone. You will need an app for listening. May I suggest They have a version for all types of smartphones, including Android and iPhone. It's fun to be able to listen on the go. Here's the link for the live stream: And this is the link for the 24/7 Stream:

Happy 1st Anniversary wishes go out to Rich and Kitten in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It's amazing that a year has gone by already. It was a pleasure to play Heaven Knows by The Grass Roots for the happy couple. Unfortunately, Kitten has come down with some type of flu bug and was not feeling in much like celebrating. Hope you feel better soon Kitten. And thanks to Rick and Connie is Madison, Wisconsin, who requested that I play Our Anniversary by The Five Satins for their best friends.

Speaking of celebrating, Happy Birthday wishes go out to Nancy Turnbull, a long time listener of the show, and to Paul Carter Jr. in Ellicott City, Maryland. And if you have a birthday coming up, be sure to let me know. Send the details to I'll be pleased to announce your birthday on the show and play our official birthday theme song by The Beatles, Birthday.

This week also marks the first anniversary of the Music Links Feature on the show. Many thanks to Paul Carter Jr. for his hard work on coming up with so many songs that are connected together. Another Music Link comes your way again on next week's show.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing The Exciters with their debut smash hit, Tell Him. The cool thing about this clip is that it is one of the original Scopitones, songs performed by the artist or group lip synching and captured on 16mm film. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents one of the greatest musical poets of our time, Paul Simon, with two of his many solo career hits: Kodachrome and Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard. Cast your vote for the song you'd like to hear by making your selection at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the winning song on next week's show in the 3rd hour.

Be sure to mark your calendar for our next set of specials coming up soon. On June 19th it's our Annual Father's Day Special, followed by the 15th Annual Summer Beach Party on June 26th. The next special will happen July 3rd when we present our Annual Made In Canada Special. Hope you can listen.

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.