Monday, January 27, 2014

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of January 26th, 2014

January 26th, 2014 to February 1st, 2014

What a great time this week on the show. The Chat Room was buzzing with the regulars and also new friends. In fact, Linda from West Plains, Missouri stopped by for a first time visit. She surprised everyone by saying she’s been listening to the show since it began back in 1997! We all hope she’ll become a regular. I must say if you come for a visit during the live show, you’ll find it is a nice enhancement to the show itself. There’s lots of conversation about a given song that’s playing at the moment, and it often prompts an “instant request” from someone. Try it for yourself by coming to the website then Click Chat on any page; follow the instructions and you’ll soon be with the other Nuts in the Hut. Hope to see you next week.

I wanted to share an update I received from Ian MacLeod, General Manager, RadioMax Radio Networks in the People’s Republic of China. Another new station, CNAE, is on the air at 95.1 FM in Shenyang, in addition to the stations in Beijing, Anshan, and Liaoyang. Furthermore, “the People’s Liberation Army has seized on the entertainment value and so from Lhasa Tibet to the Gulf of Aden, the shows are being rebroadcast for the enjoyment of the young men serving their country”.  Treasure Island Oldies is the most recent show to become part of the programming schedule. According to “Mac”, it has met with tremendous success. What really surprised me is the following comment: “the music content is excellent, and a lot of our university students are turning to his speech patterns as actual English lesson content! Also the servicemen patrolling the pirate-infested waters of the Gulf of Aden have voiced their enjoyment at listening to Michael’s shows while they are out there on a very lonely water for hours, days, weeks and months at a time.” Holy smoke! Can you believe it??!! I am thrilled with the response and humbled by the comments.

Happy Birthday wishes to Sally Link in Peoria, Illinois. My thanks to her friend Cora Quinn for letting me know. If you have a birthday approaching, let me know by sending the details to I’ll wish you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing the Dave Clark Five as they’re spotlighted in a rare British Pathé News Reel Documentary. They perform both Glad All Over and Bits And Pieces. Together they’re our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents The Temptations with two of their many hits. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Masterpiece or Runaway Child Running Wild. I’ll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week’s show.

Here’s the Rock And Roll News for the week of January 26th.

Listen to the Top 5 Countdown from 1962.

Be sure to join me next week for the annual Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper for The Day The Music Died. It’ll happen in the 4th hour.

Have a good week.

Bye for now.