Monday, October 24, 2011

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies

October 23rd, 2011 to October 29th, 2011

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Ulf Ligander, the Program Director of Radio 88 FM in Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2003, Radio 88 FM became the very first FM radio station to carry Treasure Island Oldies, and we have been on the air every week for over 8 years now. I extend my most sincere condolences to Ulf's family, friends, co-workers, and listeners. We will continue to be on Radio 88 FM every week.

I simply cannot thank you enough for the absolutely amazing number of birthday wishes I received via phone calls, emails and on Facebook. I apologize for not replying to each and every greeting, as there were just too many. Suffice it to say I was overwhelmed with the number of well wishers: friends, listeners, colleagues, even former co-workers from my early radio and A&M Records days. Thank you all so much. And I'd like to send out very Happy Birthday wishes to California Barb as well as to Elmer Pugh. And if you have a birthday coming up, please be sure to let me know. Send the details to and I'll with you Happy Birthday on the show and play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

I had the honour to attend a major fundraising dinner event, honouring my good friend Red Robison. The event was the 21st Annual Doormen's Dinner. This is an association of Greater Vancouver hotel doormen, who many years ago, decided to stage an annual fundraising event for charity. The CH.I.L.D. Foundation (CHildren with Intestinal and Liver Disorders Foundation), which raises funds for research and finding a cure for children and young adults with Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and liver disorders. It was wonderful to see so many long time friends and colleagues pack the ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. His introduction was done by Bruce Allen, talent manager extraordinaire for Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams, and other very significant and successful artists. During his acceptance speech, Red thanks and acknowledged the hundreds of people in attendance and said that he would be here all night if he mentioned everyone's name. However, he wanted to say a big thank you to his wife Carole; together they will celebrate their 48th Anniversay together next spring. He thanked Bruce Allen, his friend and working associate for over 25 years. He recognized his brother Bill Robinson and Grace McCarthy, founder of the C.H.I.L.D. Foundation and former British Columbia politician who, at one time was the Deputy Premier for the Province of British Columbia. Red also said he'd like to recognize his long time friend Michael Godin. I was honoured to have been mentioned by Red. All in all, it was a great event, with a lot of money raised that night via both silent and live auctions for such a great cause. Having been diagnosed with Crohn's myself a few years ago, I have an affinity to this charitable organization. Congratulations to all the organizers!

We are one week away from our 15th Annual Halloween Spooktacular. We'll open up the Crypt at 6 pm Pacific time for four hours of the deadliest Halloween hits. Join us, if you dare! Many thanks to our "Crypt Master", Eddy Fisher for all his hard work preparing the decorations that you'll get to see next week. By the way, keep an eye out for the EYES!

To get you in the mood for next week's 15th Annual Halloween Spooktacular, the Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing Witchy Woman, in a live concert performance by The Eagles. It's our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Speaking of the Halloween Spooktacular, there will be NO Voice Your Choice on next week's show. It will return in two weeks, on the November 6 Live show, with the Four Seasons and two of their many hits: Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye) and Dawn (Go Away). Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page and we'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of the show for the week of November 6.

I have come across another app for your iPhone and Android. It's by TuneIn Radio, and comes in both free and paid versions. Using your smartphone, search for TuneIn Radio in your app store. Please let me know if you know of other apps that you would like to pass on to me and I'll let everyone know. And as a reminder, here are the links you need to listen to the show wherever you are. To listen to the 24/7 Stream, here's the link: I would really like to hear from you with your thoughts and comments.
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I hope you have a great week and see you next Sunday for the live show.

Bye for now.