Friday, 28 August 2015

PROGRAMMES PREVIEW AUG 29-30





JOIN ME this weekend for six hours of advert-free, nostalgic songs and melodies on www.serenade-radio.com

SATURDAY’S (Aug 29) lunchtime programme with yours truly on the easy listening internet radio station Serenade Radio (12 noon to 3pm UK time) features recordings by the likes of Debbie Reynolds; Vic Damone; Doris Day; Dick Haymes; The Carpenters and The Highwaymen plus offerings from British recording stars Tommy Steele; Marion Ryan; Anita Harris; the King Brothers and The Stargazers. And not forgetting instrumental tracks from Ted Heath; Tony Hatch; Cyril Stapleton; Henry Mancini and Glenn Miller.

SUNDAY’S (Aug 30) show – same place, same time – includes items from Peter Skellern; Cilla Black; Ronnie Hilton; Alma Cogan and Matt Monro, plus Stateside recordings from Vikki Carr; Mel Torme; Johnny Mathis; Ketty Lester Tony Bennett and the Mills Brothers. And there are also instrumental contributions by Bert Kaempfert; Acker Bilk; George Shearing; Les Baxter and Jackie Gleason.

The above named artistes are just a few of the star performers taking part in this weekend’s shows. I hope to have your company along the way. Here’s that link again:-


By the way you can email me at any time at:-


I look forward to hearing from you.


Friday, 21 August 2015

PROGRAMMES PREVIEW AUG 22-23







WHERE can you find advert-free, melodic music and meangingful lyrics?

Why, on-line at Serenade Radio, that's where. So do try to join me @MrNostalja (my Twitter tag) for six hours of truly nostalgic songs and melodies this weekend on www.serenade-radio.com

SATURDAY’S (Aug 22) lunchtime programme with yours truly on the easy listening internet radio station Serenade Radio (12 noon to 3pm UK time) features recordings by the likes of Perry Como; Jo Stafford; Harry Connick Jr; Peggy Lee; Andy Williams and Dionne Warwick plus offerings from British recording stars Ruby Murray; Kenny Ball; Acker Bilk and Julie Andrews. And not forgetting instrumental tracks from George Shearing; Hugo Winterhalter; Russ Conway; Count Basie and Teddy Wilson.

SUNDAY’S (Aug 23) show – same place, same time – includes items from Shirley Bassey; Lee Lawrence; Lita Roza; Malcolm Vaughan and David Hughes, plus Stateside recordings from Barbra Streisand; Tommy Edwards; Connie Francis; Brook Benton and Linda Ronstadt. And there are also instrumental contributions by Benny Goodman; Harry James; Bill Snyder; Percy Faith and Horst Jankowski.

The above named artistes are just a few of the star performers taking part in this weekend’s shows. I hope to have your company along the way. Here’s that link again:-


When you land on the Serenade Radio home page, just click on the ‘Click here to listen’ button. By the way you can email me at any time at:-


I look forward to hearing from you.




Friday, 14 August 2015

PROGRAMMES PREVIEW AUG 15 & 16






JOIN ME this weekend for six hours of nostalgic songs and melodies on www.serenade-radio.com

SATURDAY’S (Aug 15) lunchtime programme with yours truly on the easy listening internet radio station Serenade Radio (12 noon to 3pm UK time) features recordings by the likes of Guy Mitchell; Jim Reeves; Patti Page; Dinah Shore and Frankie Laine plus offerings from British recording stars Jimmy Young; the Kaye Sisters; Bob Manning and Norman Wisdom. And not forgetting big band sounds from Glenn Miller; Woody Herman and Billy May and their respective orchestras.

SUNDAY’S (Aug 16) show – same place, same time – includes items from Dorothy Squires; Val Doonican; Eartha Kitt; Matt Monro and Diana Dors (pictured below), plus Stateside recordings from Glen Campbell; Gene Autry; Bette Midler; Peggy Lee; Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra. And there are also instrumental contributions by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra; Al Hirt; the Dudley Moore Trio; Ron Goodwin and Mantovani among others.

The above named artistes are just a few of the star performers taking part in this weekend’s shows. I hope to have your company along the way. Here’s a link:-


When you land on the Serenade Radio home page, just click on the ‘Click here to listen’ button. By the way you can email me at any time at:-


I look forward to hearing from you.


DIANA DORS
 Image: courtesy of Pixabay.com


AUGUST 14 1967 ~ AUGUST 14, 2015




48 YEARS AGO TODAY ... on August 14, 1967 ... the British government of the day outlawed offshore Pirate Radio stations. Much has changed since, but not necessarily for the better.


One thing worth remembering about the generation of post-World War II Baby Boomers who made Pirate Radio the success it was, is this ... when we demanded that the BBC create a music radio station for us (Radio 1), we didn't insist on the older generations being ignored. On the contrary we made it clear our Mums, Dads and grandparents should have a music radio station of their own too (Radio 2).

Nearly 50 years later, we Baby Boomers are now the older generation, but we have been ignored to the extent where our share of the UK 'radio cake' has been whittled away to little more than left-over crumbs.

That's why I'm starting a campaign through my Pensioners Platform column in the Torbay Times and my www.oap-uk.blogspot.com Blog and this Blog too, for a dedicated national radio station and TV channel to be created by the BBC for we UK seniors.

After all, there's more than 10 million of us now ... and that represents a huge, untapped audience!


Images courtesy of Piaxbay.com

Friday, 7 August 2015

PROGRAMMES PREVIEW AUG 8 & 9





JOIN ME this weekend for six hours of nostalgic songs and melodies on-line at Serenade Radio.





SATURDAY’S (Aug 8) lunchtime programme with yours truly on the easy listening internet radio station Serenade Radio (12 noon to 3pm UK time) features recordings by the likes of Vikki Carr, Glen Campbell; Lena Horne; Buddy Greco; Julie London and Tony Bennett plus offerings from British recording stars Peter Skellern; Joan Regan; Danny Williams and Petula Clark. And not forgetting big band sounds from Billy May; Jimmy Dorsey and Count Basie (and their respective orchestras).





SUNDAY’S (Aug 9) show – same place, same time – includes items from Ronnie Hilton; Semprini; Dickie Valentine; Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson, plus Stateside recordings from Andy Williams (pictured below); Anne Murray; Bobby Darin; Ray Anthony and Dinah Washington. And there are also instrumental contributions by Tony Osborne; Perez Prado; Paul Mauriat and Larry Page with their respective orchestras.





The above named artistes are just a few of the star performers taking part in this weekend’s shows. I hope to have your company along the way. Here’s a link:-





www.serenade-radio.com





When you land on the Serenade Radio home page, just click on the ‘Click here to listen’ button. By the way you can email me at any time at:-





david@serenade-radio.com.





I look forward to hearing from you.