Rich has spent most of his life listening to and loving music and radio, and working in the radio, music and media businesses. From high school and college radio to recent on-air work at stations like WRNJ (where he hosted The Rest of the Week with Rich Appel and filled in mornings, middays and afternoons), WGHT and Pop Gold Radio (where he’s filled in as host for The Time Machine countdown), it’s all led up to that thing.
Rich’s background goes beyond just radio - far beyond. Following 20 years at Sony Music Entertainment (home to Columbia and RCA Records, among others), he was editor of Billboard’s Top 40 Update and continues to write for the magazine and website, with chart-based series such as “Hot 100’s Hottest Weeks” and "Revisionist History.”
I've been in radio since 1988, working at Philadelphia area stations WPEB FM (Philly), WAYV (Atlantic City) 1490 jAMs (Atlantic City), WNPV (Lansdale, PA) also the longest running hip hop station in Philadelphia, WUSL known as Power 99 FM and currently WDDF Radio in Drexel Hill, PA. I have spun records from night clubs to skating rinks to fire halls. I was inspired by the late, great Casey Kasem Rick Dees, Shadow Stevens and all of the great weekend American top 40 Countdown shows. I pride myself in my, as my wife puts it, head full of useless trivia--which I now put to use on my show. What's Your Twenty Started in September, 2016 and has almost 90 episodes I am a huge Beatles and disco freak. Oh and i guess I should mention that when I'm not doing the show I am a Licensed Practical Nurse for the past 20 years.
Roy Beagley presents The Romance Hour each Sunday from 2pm. A perfect blend of classics from the likes of Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald with the contemporary talent from singers such as Adelle, Christine Parri, Jason Mraz and Ed Sheeran together with love song classice from the 70's the 80's and the 90's. The perfect way to enjoy your Sunday Afternoon.
Having made a nuisance of myself at several commercial and BBC local radio stations over the years, I found myself on air presenting a Sunday morning show on Radio Caroline at the turn of the millennium. I found a home at my local community radio station and then decided to have a go at syndicating my own show where I can play my kind of music. For my sins I am a QPR supporter but don't know why as they never come and see me when I'm bad. My favourite drink is tea, especially when a packet of bourbon biscuits is attached to it. I also enjoy hill walking in Norfolk.
Retrosounds Radio was looking for a presenter who was smart, had a good vocabulary, a sense of humor and had tons of charisma. Instead we got Big Bob, a native of Detroit, Motown , Michigan. Bob's Memory Lane show features "Old Time Rock & Roll" along with charted hits from the 50's 60's and 70's, including one hit wonders and covers. Bob's database contains charted tunes from a variety of popular groups.
Contact Bob at http://memorylaneshow.com
I've had the pleasure of working for/with Tony Orlando,The Platters, The Drifters, Joey Dee and many others. Also, for almost 10 year I've been been providing my own special brand of D.J. entertainment at Mohegan Sun Casino. With a music selection of over 45,000 songs. (one of the largest oldies collection) With music from the 40's to the top 40's and most everything in between,
Richard Burns is the host of Richy’s Retro Roadshow … a music show dedicated to playing 70s and 80s chart, disco and soul records. Some we know as classics, and some we may have just forgotten about in the midst of time. One thing's for certain, you'll hear them all on the Retro Roadshow ...... the good, the bad and even the downright ugly.
"Music has always been a huge passion of mine, and 70/80’s is the music I grew up with. There were some great bands around in those decades, some of which are still performing today."
Richard came into radio presenting later than most, but, he knows what he likes and more importantly, loves the music he knows.
"I don't believe there is good and bad music ... music is art, and like all art there is some we like and some we don't like. It’s as simple as that. Just because we don't like it doesn't make it bad !"
Contact Richard at www.richysretroroadshow.wixsite.com/roadshow
Clive started His DJ career in 1976 at the height of the disco boom, playing at private events. By the early 80s he was a DJ at some of the London Clubs before joining one of Londons biggest FM soul pirate stations "LWR".
Clive went on to present shows professionally at several commercial FM stations around the UK.
He now brings his classic jazz funk and soul show to Retro Sounds Radio every Thursday at 1pm with a repeat at midnight Saturday morning.
The Camino Concept’ began on Internet Radio in Arizona, in 2016. But, as a hobby, ‘Billy’ has been a Volunteer Presenter throughout his entire adulthood. He’s always enjoyed sharing ‘Theme Mix Concepts of Oldies Music’, for Family, Friends, Ministry and Community
Steve Chelmsford is the host of "The Mop Tops & The King" and has been a fan of The Beatles and Elvis Presley since he was two years old. Steve got his start in radio when he met Dusty Fenders and Carl Brownfield, two local radio personalities on "Radio Goldfield", a small community radio station in the middle of the Nevada desert. Steve developed a friendship with Carl & Dusty and soon became a member of "The Carl and Dusty Radio Boogie" writing jingles and other musical pieces. About a year later, Radio Goldfield asked Steve if he would be interested in having his own show. In a previous life, Steve was a research engineer with the Air Force Research Laboratory for nearly 30 years. He is a life-long resident of Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Chris Clark has loved 45rpm vinyl records since 1954 when his mum and dad bought a Guy Mitchell EP, and pop music radio since he discovered Saturday Club on the Light Programme.
DC THE DJ
Hosted by DCtheDJ. Back to the Arena . Each week we feature music from a new CD from the last 90 days. The first hour is the regular show, and the final 30 minutes will be Back To The Arena EXTRA with extra rock... cause we all need more rock!
We play the sound of hair metal. You may call it Glam Metal, AOR, Melodic Rock or just good old Rock And Roll... we play everything from the glory days of hair metal like Poison, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Ratt, Cinderella, Def Leppard and more.... but that's not all. We also play the newer stuff from bands like Tokyo Motor Fist, Revolution Saints, Wildness, Atlas, One Desire, Arctic Rain and more
Hi, I am Mark, I love music & I love radio.
I enjoy eating out & relaxing at home with a nice bit of fried chicked watching classic sitcoms & stand up comedy.
Join me for 'Go Retro' feel good 80s & 90s tunes, the songs that you know & love plus some that won't have heard for ages.
A Philly native, Ryan has been spinnin' the wax for many years on the radio & other Internet stations. He has a vast knowledge & a great love for yestersday' s hits. Spend Saturday night from 10pm to Midnight with Ryan and enjoy those Motown Classics the second time around
Dave has been associated with the world of Radio Broadcasting for over 40 years, having started as many do, in Hospital Radio. He was one of the driving forces behind the formation of The Loughborogh Hospitals Broacasting Service (LHBS) back in 1975.
In fact Dave was the Station Manager for several years.
He was also associated with Radio Fox in the early 1990's. He produced and presented the Sunday Breakfast Show. Radio Fox provides entertainment and information for hospital patients in his home city of Leicester
Dave has, over the years, worked for both Commercial and Publicly funded radio stations both here in the UK, as well world-wide. He started as a Studio Assistant at
BBC Radio Leicester in 1976.
He was used as a Commercial 'Voice Over' talent by both Radio Trent in Nottingham and Mercia Sound in Coventry in the nineteen eighties.
Dave has also worked in the USA, Canada and Indonesia
Darryl, AKA Gdawg, is your engineer of the Time Machine.
Each week we spotlight a different year from the 60s through the 80s.
Please join us Sundays at 8PM for great music and memories from the past.
John Farmery has always had an interest in radio, right from the early Sixties,
when I listened to Radio Luxembourg and Pick of The Pops, with the late great Alan Freeman.
John was a teenager during the Sixties and a Twenty something during the Seventies.
Those two decades were the most exciting times to be young..plenty of jobs and money.
Now he is left with the memories...
Please join me and share the great music Contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith has a barrow full of experience in radio!
After a spell of mobile DJ'ing Keith secured a residency in the internationally famous JOLLEES CABARET CLUB, in Staffordshire England, during the seventies, where he worked with many national and international celebrities.
By the nineties Keith fulfilled his lifelong ambition joining the BBC as a Freelance Radio Presenter/Producer. Since then Keith has worked on many radio stations, and for two years ran his own station in the UK.
Keith has presented many internet based shows but now concentrates on a new one hour show, Keith Graham's Golden Hour featuring all genres of music.
My passion for music drew its first breath when Radio Rentals took our TV away. I was 10 years old. Not being one who waits to be entertained, and being of a curious nature, I decided to explore my mother's vast record collection, the bulk of which represented the genres of folk and country. But, hidden in its depths were some real sonic treasures. After a short search, I unearthed Bob Marley’s Burning and the Wailers albums, Donny Hathaway’s Extension Of a Man, and the complete works of Ray Charles and Millie Jackson. This was truly my Eureka moment!
Now I had a new passion, now I could see a path before me, one that I would follow from that day forth. Paper-round money was now being used to service a new addiction — a new hunger.
No longer would I be visiting the local toyshop to buy yet another Airfix Spitfire (1:72 scale) to cover in inappropriately-applied glue. No, from now on, it was now the racks of vinyl in my local record stores that beckoned me with their seductive contents. Aylesbury's Record House, Earth Records and Our Price were my after-school haunts. Even now I can still recall, as if it were yesterday, the alluring scent of clean, fresh vinyl that permeated these (what were in my mind) palaces, these shrines dedicated to music, sanctuaries where I could escape from the world and be Me.
The Grundig radiogram, my then pride and joy, with the glow of its valves radiating evocatively through the louvered vents of the rear cover, would now be pumped to the max, and my my bedroom window would be wide open. This was the life, sharing the music I loved with the kids playing outside my house, while Mother would scream her own chorus of disapproval, "NEIL! TURN DOWN THE BASS!”.
I knew it in my heart, my blood, my soul, I wanted to be a DJ.
Host of the Musical Way. The worlds number 1 musicals themed radio show. It’s two hours of the latest musicals soundtracks and loads for you to get involved with. You’ll hear the long song of the week and the musical of the week, and you’ll have the chance to play along in spot the encore!
Join Mark Hanna, for 2 hours each week, when he and his Giant Jukebox play the best music of the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Mark has been playing the tunes of these decades since he was in college. He has been on the radio, a mobile DJ, and since, 2006, on the Internet with his show, “JUKEBOX GOLD.”
In addition to the songs, each show has retro Jingles and special features, such as: A Motown Memory, A Trip to the Psychedelic 60s, The Sound of Philadelphia, No Words, Just Music, and more!
Dan Hawthorne & Patricia Garber
Dan Hawthorne, a 20+ year radio vet, comes together with Patricia Garber, published author and fellow Elvis aficionado, to lead Blue Suede Connection–two hours of Elvis, Elvis, Elvis!–where fun and laughs mix with the music.
So make your connection right here!
Dan loves inspiring others with his life changing story, and encouraging and letting everybody know you truly can get your life back. Behind the mic is where Dan belongs, entertaining, inspiring and sharing his love for Elvis along with putting a smile on faces, doing what he does best.
Long time Elvis fan and fabulist, Patricia Garber, weaves her knowledge of the legend Elvis Presley into stories that connect with fan’s across the globe.
George Heron is the host of the Daily drop; A daily show that aims to lift you from your busy life and give you an injection of great music & a bit of gossip each day
I have been involved in radio for a good few year now and recently diversified to writing comedy sketch’s for TV.
As a product of the 60’s my musical influences come from the 80s but I do enjoy music from across the decades; you’ll find much of these in my daily show THE DAILY DROP where I will try to bring you uplifting tracks to help your morning along.
Join me each weekday morning
I Like all kind of music and playing it out whenever possible on radio for people to listen to.
Have presented on internet stations around the world for the last 8 years
Colin has had an interest in radio since a child when he ''broadcast'' old 78's around the neighbourhood. He has worked on commercial stations both on air and behind the scenes as a voice talent. In the early 80's he produced a 60's top 40 show on Community Radio in Bankstown and later Liverpool in Sydney NSW Australia. Colin now produces his weekly show which is heard all over the world.
Contact Colin http://www.rewindtothe70s.com
Like many radio presenters, Gary started as a mobile DJ. From there he went on to hospital radio, and when the FM frequency beckoned he jumped at the chance to join Skyline Gold in Southampton.
It soon became apparent that other stations were sometimes short of presenters, and the norm in those days was to play automated music. He offered a show to Forest FM - Sounds Of The 70s - which he still presents there to date, and soon realised that here was a gap that needed filling elsewhere
Kevin has been behind the mic since the 70's working in radio, a nightclub DJ and mobile DJ and loves sharing the music. He presents Back to the 70's
Dave Mac hosts – The Retro Chart Show. Bringing back those days where you sat by your radio on a Sunday afternoon to hear the latest hits in the UK Charts. Dave relives those years by playing the hits from the UK charts on this day in history from the 60’s to the 90’s with loads of trivia about the songs thrown in for good measure. Dave loves unearthing tracks that haven’t been played on the radio for years, so your guaranteed to hear something fresh and different every week.
Dave has been in the entertainment business for over 20 years and has worked extensively as a presenter in Scottish commercial radio for most of those years. He is a self confessed chart geek with an extensive music library of vinyl and CD’s that you can hear him play on the Retro Chart Show. He’s a handy man to have on your pub quiz team as well as there’s hardly a random fact about music he doesn’t know! The Retro Chart Show started in 2015 and can now be heard on over 30 radio stations worldwide and is particularly popular in British ex-pat hotspots across the world where people look forward to their weekly musical trip back to the UK!
The show has a Facebook page. www.facebook.com/theretrochartshow
“The Daily Beatle Break” – Monday through Friday at 3.00pm . Hosted by Dave Marino, The Daily Beatle Break is intended to educate listeners about the influence the Beatles have had on Rock & Roll! Each episode features one Beatles song along with the story behind it – including rare outtakes and alternate song versions by the Beatles!
Pete Mathewmann presents Then & Now show
The show consists of music from
IMC's Video's of the Week
Old & New Country Songs
Born in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame City, Cleveland OH (Go Browns!), Chuck Matthews is a 25+ year broadcast veteran who's on air shenanigans include multiple Marconi Award winner WMJI/Cleveland, WTRG/Raleigh, WLCL/Atlanta, WAKR/Akron (where Alan Freed once worked), DMX Primestar Satellite (now DirecTV) as host of the Good Times, Great Oldies channel, and more. Chuck is also an accomplished national voiceover talent with credits that include The Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl LI, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, The Cleveland Clinic, and more. Now, Chuck Matthews goes Coast to Coast one more time, on Greatest Hits USA, playing America’s favorites!
Paul presents the Totally Eighties Request Show on the station. He has been involved in radio since 1997, and also presents a Psychic podcast and the Totally 80's Podcast quiz
Now resident in Spain, Paul describes himself as the oldest swinger in town
Dennis Mitchell is your host for Breakfast with the Beatles. Among the longest-running and most popular of all weekly Beatles radio shows anywhere in the world. Join Dennis each Saturday for a fun two-hour musical journey, and check back often for updates on the phenomenon that continues to make history
Alan Nicklin's Guilty Pleasures is a radio show playing only the great songs from the past few decades and also some of those songs that you haven't heard for ages and just make you want to turn the radio up!
It's time to dust off those old 45's and remember the days when vinyl was king. That's what Alec Nicol does as he brings you his shows Vinyl Days & The Lovezone to Retrosounds Radio
Vinyl Days is a Radio show with music from the 1960`s through to the 1990`s. 52 Weeks a year he plays you the best classic hits anywhere.
Features of the show include:
Song requests, tell us which songs mean a lot to you.
The Three in a Row quiz.
Top Three from the Past
The Lovezone show plays the best love songs - both classic love ballads which have stood the test of time
It all started in 1971 .. After the usual apprenticeship 'on the road' I must have been doing something right because in the space of a year I found myself selling the mobile disco kit, the van and associated bits and pieces to work for two radio stations, now defunct - (I must be a jinx) in the South of England. From there I was engaged by an entertainment agency as a DJ/Presenter/Compare and even a presenter for HRB .. a Hospital Radio Broadcasting company in the East of England .. That too was rewarding and fun.One highlight that will forever be a fond memory was meeting, and working with the ‘Emperor Rosko’ at a gig. Coming in second place was just fine when ‘doing it’ with the great man. He’s still going strong so there’s hope for me yet!
Jeremy Rees hosts 'Retro Records' a weekly show featuring hits and rarities from the years 1950 to 1969 - two decades of social revolution and music evolution. Expect the unexpected - and an emphasis on Soul, Rhythm & Blues and vocal Jazz.
A familiar voice on FM radio in South Wales for over a decade, presenting both music and talk shows but he actually cut his broadcasting teeth on Hospital Radio while still a teenager in the late 1970s. An avid music collector, Jeremy has a passion for discovering music from past decades that was either not released in the UK or didn't get much airplay at the time.
Contact Jeremy on or on the Retro Records Facebook page.
Jammin James Riley
James Riley with his Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour provides a full perspective of classic and current rockabilly music along with fascinating interviews that give the listener a chance to hear news and views direct from some of the biggest names in the business. His devotion and tireless efforts bring the best selection of both classic and new sounds to those who are already well versed in rockabilly and roots music and those who are just discovering it. The world of rockabilly music is bigger and stronger with him on the scene. James Riley is bringing us all the best and all the rest that rockabilly and roots music has to offer
Steve Riley will be spinning some of the classic tracks from Northern Soul’s legendary clubs: The Twisted Wheel, The Torch, Blackpool Mecca, Wigan Casino and more. Come and get those memories and relive those amazing all-nighters and stonking all-dayers!
Ever since I was 8 years old, I knew I wanted to be in radio and play the music that I was hearing in the car. I can remember being in my bedroom and playing “radio” with a boombox and a bunch of CD’s. Well, fast forward to 2010, I got to host a show on the college radio station called, “The Friday Night Renegade Show” which was basically me and a group of friends getting together and just having a ball on the airwaves every Friday night. That lasted until 2012 when I left the college station and put the show on hold for 3 years. In 2015, I started attending broadcasting school and I decided to bring the show back but this time brand it as “The Renegade Show” and that’s how the show that you are hearing came to be. What was once a 2 hour college radio show is now 3 hours of fun, excitement and of course music. I take all your requests on our Renegade Lines and I enjoy hearing feedback from you! Listen in, I promise, you won’t be disappointed!
Paul has been creating radio shows since he was old enough to work a tape recorder. Now, some 45 years later, he feels he is dangerously close to actually being good at it.
.Paul’s been a voice over artist for 30 years now, and in his new show–ReelMusic, he really wants the tunes to do the talking. You’ll hear chart hits made famous by movies, TV themes from shows both new and old, and lots more.
There’ll be brain teasers, random mixes and stuff you’ve never heard before, blended together in a show so eclectic, you’ll swear he’s making it up as he goes along.
Like many radio presenters of a 'certain age', I caught the radio ‘bug’ when I listened to the pirates in the 1960s on my 'tranny'. The jingles were my favourite part and ‘Big L’ had the best ones. In the seventies, I started broadcasting on a hospital radio station in Surrey and one of my shows won a national competition for best hospital radio programme. Noel Edmonds was one of the judges! In 1976, I became a Butlin's redcoat presenting music and chat from their Radio Butlin studios at Clacton in Essex. Great fun, but very hard work. In the 1990's, I did the weekday morning show on Eclipse FM which broadcast on cable and FM. One of our directors was Dave Cash. A couple of years ago, I did a spell on the weekday afternoon show of a commercial station at the seaside in East Sussex. I hope you’ll enjoy listening to it!
Contact : www.happyhourshow.weebly.com
Playing your requests for the best tunes from the 50's through to the 70's
Call 312 869 2068
I live and work in Leicestershire. For many years I worked on the radio networks for BT, but now my work involves promoting road safety to, mainly adult, motorists. At Christmas 2016 I finally retired from the road safety scene but have been helping two of our good friends at a local cattery.
After a lifelong interest in radio broadcasting I started as a volunteer presenter, engineer & fundraiser in hospital radio in 2007. My main signature programme was "Easy Sunday". I started recording programmes from home a year or so later and have carried on ever since
Mark Stafford started his radio career as a radio pirate broadcasting locally on FM and across Europe on Short Wave for a number of radio stations! Through the 1980’s he was Station Manager of the RBL International Service broadcasting legally on FM from the French Coast to the South Coast of England.
The 1990’s saw him working on Invicta FM, Invicta Supergold and other UK commercial radio stations before moving on to put together Europe’s first Satellite Rock Radio station, EKR – European Klassik Rock.
Broadcasting from the prestigious Maidstone Studios complex in Kent, EKR boasted a very high quality line-up including radio legends such as Dave Cash and Emperor Rosko. Mark was Director Of Music for EKR and was also in charge of creating the station image and on air sound.
After the closure of EKR, Mark was invited to join the legendary Radio Caroline as Head Of Music and the man in charge of the music output and programming as Radio Caroline launched it’s own satellite delivered radio service via the Astra Satelite. Over 20 years later, Mark’s own shows still continue on Radio Caroline. Along the way, his shows have morphed into the syndicated radio show Stafford’s World. Catch the show every Friday at 3pm
Susanne was introduced to Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rockabilly music at a young age and her love for this genre has as always stayed with here.
Each week she play tracks from the first days of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rockabilly through to the Revival of the 70’s and 80’s, including some R&B and Doo-wop numbers, both traditional and obscure,
Dan Sweeney is a Chicago native. He grew up listening to WCFL and WLS in the classic top 40 era. Dan was a radio personality in HS (WLTL, La Grange, IL) and College (WVXU, Cincinnati). In 2017 he created “Dan Sweeney’s One Hit Wonders” at KKSM, 1320AM in Oceanside CA. Now, One Hit Wonders can be heard on stations coast to coast in the USA, Canada, England and New Zealand.
Besides radio, Dan has had a successful carrier in Cable TV and TV technology. He worked for Showtime, and regularly hosted weekend previews on local cable systems, selling Showtime “on the air”. Later, he worked for TV Guide (the cable TV “on screen” guide you couldn’t control) and developed interactive program guides that are now common place. The fun continued with Buzztime games, the multiplayer interactive trivia games in cable TV homes and bars, available all over the United States
Elaine presents Covers each week featuring songs that were hits by other artists and also a monthly Doo Wop program of the best vocal harmony from the 1950’s and early 1960’s.
Elaine’s entire career revolves around the magazine publishing industry. Among other companies, she worked for Billboard in the late 1970’s. She lives in Connecticut, USA and says, “I love my Kindle, love my cat Birdie and miss the pub in Yorkshire that gave me Black Sheep Ale coasters.