Monday, January 23, 2012

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

January 22nd, 2012 to January 28th, 2012

It was good to be back with you on the show this week and am I ever glad to be feeling better. Just a leftover: a cough, but that is diminishing every day. Thanks for your many get well wishes. I appreciated receiving your emails, phone calls and postings to my Facebook page.

Happy 7th Anniversary to Tim and Jill in Cambridge, Ontario. They met in the Treasure Island Oldies Chat Room seven years ago. They eventually met and, after hitting it off in the chat room, they sure hit it off in person and have been together ever since. How wonderful! I'm sure happy for the both of you.

Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Fred Waterer in St. Catharines, Ontario, and to my nephew Tony's wife Charlene Smith-Gize in Airdrie, Alberta. If you have a birthday coming up, be sure to let me know by sending the details of your special day to I'll be pleased to wish you Happy Birthday on the show and play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

It was sad news for R&B and Rock & Roll music fans with the news of the passing of Etta James and the man who discovered her, Johnny Otis. I was pleased to play some great songs by Etta including At Last, Pushover, Tell Mama and more; and it was good to hear Johnny Otis' biggest hit, Willie And The Hand Jive, again. If you missed the Live show, be sure to listen to the Archive at the Listen page.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is paying tribute to Etta James with a wonderful live performance from Austin City Limits of her signature hit song, At Last. It's our Song of the Week. Just scroll down this page for the video. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice spotlights the 1910 Fruitgum Co. with two great bubblegum hits for your votes: 1 2 3 Red Light and Simon Says. Cast your vote for the song you'd like to hear at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

As we approach May 4, 2012, the actual date for the 15th Anniversary of Treasure Island Oldies radio show, I'd like to ask you to consider contacting your local oldies or adult contemporary radio station and ask them to carry Treasure Island Oldies on their station. We're nearly at 30 radio stations airing the show in various countries around the world including New Zealand, Singapore, Scotland, England, Germany, Sweden, the United States and Canada. You can check out the individual stations on the Treasure Island Oldies Broadcast Partners page. It would be a fantastic 15th Anniversary celebration to get even more stations. Thanks for your ongoing support of Treasure Island Oldies.

Have a good week.

Bye for now.