Friday, 27 April 2012

Rodney Collins.


See new broadcast schedules below
Lively/Lonnie Donegan (Pye, 1960)
And I never Knew/Tommy Hunt (Scepter-US, 1961)
Halfway to Paradise/Billy Fury (Decca, 1961)
March of the Siamese Children/ Kenny Ball's Jazzmen (Pye Jazz Today, 1962)
Stay Awhile/Dusty Springfield (Philips, 1964)
Universal Soldier/Donovan (Pye, 1965)
See you in September/The Symbols (President, 1966)
Have I stayed too Long/Sonny & Cher (Atlantic, 1966)
24 Sycamore/Wayne Fontana (Fontana, 1966)
Colour my World/Petula Clark (Pye, 1966)
Winchester Cathedral/New Vaudeville Band (Fontana, 1966)
Sunny/Georgie Fame (Columbia, 1966)
Everything under the Sun/Walker Brothers (Philips, 1967 from the LP 'Images')
Even the bad times are Good/Tremeloes (BBC recording, 1967 from 'Saturday Club')
My sentimental Friend/Herman's Hermits (Columbia, 1969)
Almost close to You/Vic Damone (Ember, 1969 from 'Live At Les Vegas')
I hear you Knockin'/Dave Edmunds (MAM, 1970)
When you are a King/White Plains (Deram, 1971)
Remember the Good/Mickey Newbury (Elektra, 1971 from 'Frisco Mabel Joy')
Sad Song/New Seekers (PolydorSuper-GTO, 1974 from the LP 'Farewell')
Rock your Baby/George McCrae (President, 1974)
Your Song/Billy Paul (Philadelphia International, 1977)
Autumn's not that Cold/Lorrie Morgan (RCA, 1991 from 'Something In Red')
Folks who live on the Hill/Ralph Sharon Trio (Nelson, 1993 from 'Magic of Jerome Kern')
HAVE YOU HEARD THIS ONE:Can't get enough of your Love/Taylor Dayne (Arista, 1995 world-wide hit for Barry White)
Fairground/Simply Red (EastWest, 1995 from the CD 'Life')
Song for small Pipes/Vatersay Boys (from TRTV Records, 2007)
Funny how time slips Away/Glen Campbell & Willie Nelson (Capitol, 2017 from 'Adios')
In the stillbeat of a silent Day/John Howard (NEW)

Although last week we featured the Searchers from one of their BBC sessions, there is a set of their complete Pye Recordings on 'When You Walk In The Room' issued by Grapefruit/Cherry Red. All the hits are here.

Ace Records have an interesting album with Scott Walker presenting Jacques Brel songs alongside the originals  sung by the composer. You will find classics here such as 'If You Go Away' and 'Jackie'.

Wonderful new CD from ex-Dire Straits man David Knopfler which includes 'All The Fun Of The Fair'. This has been one of the most popular tracks in the show recently. 

And from Zone Records comes a DVD from the 60's LIVERPOOL SOUND. It features Gerry and the Pacemakers, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, Dusty Springfield and Gene Pitney - a classic TV show. More about the DVD at 


Every effort is being made by radio stations to broadcast the show in line with the details below at this difficult time. It is broadcast (BST from Sunday) on  ABC Oldies- - on Saturdays at 0700, Sundays at Midday, Wednesdays at 1300 and Thursdays at 0200 & 2000. You can also tune in via any smart speaker.  Then we are on Isles FM - - on Monday mornings at 1000 and Thursday afternoons. We have a second show on Isles FM, too, at 1500 on Saturday afternoons. Replay Radio broadcast the show at 1000 on Sundays and  on Thursdays at 1300 and Fridays at 0100-

Beverley FM presents the show on Sundays at 2200 -      
A new station from Spain Smooth FM live has joined us on Tuesdays at 1400 (1500 CET) - see -
You can hear the programme on Miskin Radio -   - each Saturday at 1800. There is then Soul Beat Radio - at 1100 Wednesday, see  Then there is Kalypso Gold - see on Saturday at 0800, Sunday at 1700 and   Thursday at 2000. If you have Alexa, first ask it to "enable Kalypso Gold Radio'; after that just say 'Alexa, play Kalypso Gold Radio'.Now to  Wigan FM Gold  -  -  you can hear the show on Saturday at 0800 (just after Gene Pitney & Friends). Then we have  WNR - West Norfolk Radio - they  play the show on Mondays at 1900, Tuesday at 0100 and on Thursdays at 1300; they are available on Alexa too.  Find them at  and Vulcan Sound Radio on Wednesdays at 1900 - FVUK broadcasts the show on Sundays at 1700 and Thursdays at 2000 - .   Bullseye Radio based in the US play the programme on Saturday at 1900 - . This station is licensed by BMI-ASCAP, but the broadcast may not be available in certain territories. 

The Gene Pitney & Friends Show is broadcast as follows - on Saturday at 2100 (local time Connecticut)  - this broadcast is available world-wide as are all of those listed below. Monday night into Tuesday morning Midnight until 0100 and 0300 Friday on Sundays at 0900 and on Thursdays at Midday and Midnight Saturday at 0700 and on Wednesdays and Fridays at 2000 on Saturday at 0700 and Tuesday at 2000   at 2100 on Tuesday & 2300 Friday  on Tuesday at 1500 & Wednesday at 0100 on Saturday at 0700. 

You can also hear GENE PITNEY - FROM THE ARCHIVES on Saturday at 1900 on 
WIGAN FM and on KALYPSO GOLD on Sundays and Thursdays, too. It is also broadcast on FVUK on Thursdays at 1900. 

All of our programmes are produced on a free-to-air basis. The programme information above excludes dozens of other stations that also broadcast our programmes, without any formal agreement. We also broadcast RADIO OUTREACH on many radio stations world-wide and also represent RISE AND SHINE a breakfast show presented by Peter Haynes and produced by Wigan FM for various stations world-wide. For more information please contact Radio Services by e-mail - or send a message to our Radio Services Page on Facebook. Same address please for enquiries about RADIO OUTREACH. For requests for our shows  -

I have been in the media business now for more than 50 years starting out with local newspapers in Surrey and then Record Mirror and Music Week, part of the Billboard group. I then joined Pye Records/ATV and Stoll-Moss Theatres at the end of the 60’s. In 1971 I moved to BBC Radios 1 & 2 in the early 70’s and then worked for Radio Luxembourg/Atlantic 252 in a management capacity and then ran local commercial stations in Glasgow, London and the Isles of Man and Lewis. My programme is currently broadcast by a mix of FM and internet stations and I am now Chairman of Isles FM and a Board consultant to another. In 2002 we had a world exclusive on Frank Sinatra on Isles FM - see