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PLAYLIST FROM AUGUST 17
It's Wonderful/Doris Day (radio recording, 1952)
Song of the Clyde/Kenneth McKellar (Decca, 1958)
Standing on the Corner/King Brothers (Parlophone, 1960)
HAVE YOU HEARD THIS ONE: Apache/Bert Weedon (Top Rank, 1960 a million-seller for the Shadows) & Town Crier/Tommy Roe (ABC Paramount-US, 1962 a UK hit for Craig Douglas)
Walk right Back/Everly Brothers (WB, 1961)
African Waltz/Johnny Dankworth (Columbia, 1961)
Softly as I leave You/Matt Monro (Parlophone, 1962)
No true Love/Dixie Cups (Red Bird-US, 1964)
FILM THEME: Goldfinger/Shirley Bassey (Columbia, 1964)
Everybody loves Somebody/Dean Martin (Reprise, 1964)
You're my World/Cilla Black (Parlophone, 1964)
No particular place to Go/Chuck Berry (Pye International, 1964)
Turn turn Turn/The Byrds (CBS, 1965)
Green Tambourine/Lemon Pipers (Buddah Pye,1965)
Out in the Streets/Shangri-Las (Red Bird-US, 1965)
Bang Bang/Cher (Imperial-US, 1966)
Help Yourself/Tom Jones (Decca, 1968)
Eloise/Barry Ryan (MGM, 1968)
The Stranger/David McWilliams (Major Minor, 1969)
Living in the Past/Jethro Tull (Island, 1969)
Kentucky Rain/Elvis Presley (RCA, 1969)
In the Summertime/Mungo Jerry (Dawn, 1970)
If we only have Love/Julie Rogers (Ember, 1972)
Crazy/Mud (RAK, 1973)
See my baby Jive/Wizard (Harvest, 1973)
Air that I Breathe/The Hollies (Polydor, 1974)
If I can't have You/ Bee Gees (RSO, 1977)
Baker Street/Gerry Rafferty (UA, 1978)
Lucky Stars/Dean Friedman (Lifesong, 1978)
Cavatina/Vince Hill (Ember, 1979)
Don't bite the hand that feeds You/Leroy Van Dyke (Plantation-US, 1980)
Looking for Linda/Hue and Cry (Circa, 1989)
Closing theme is Midsummer Night Blue by James Trott – see


Are you a Gene Pitney fan? - he's in the show most weeks but we have a weekly one-hour programme 'Gene Pitney And Friends' on twelve radio stations (see the list of the main stations below).  A Facebook page has been set up to support the programme, take requests and for information on the artist you won't find published elsewhere. It's a closed group so you need to apply to join The Gene Pitney Show.

A new Craig Douglas CD from Jasmine features all of the Top Rank, Columbia & Decca hits and 'B' sides - great value and a big seller right now.






Marty Wilde's career is celebrated by a boxed set from RPM that faithfully follows his career from the start until the present day. A couple of tracks are missing for copyright reasons but you have a lot of tracks here not previously available on CD. 

John Howard has been making decent albums for more than forty years and a half dozen of his tracks remain very popular with listeners to the show. His new CD ' CUT THE WIRE' is out now on You Are The Cosmos Records. We've played 'So Here I Go' a couple of times and another track follows in September. 

From Ace Records comes a Dion CD with many of the tracks appearing for the first time in many years. The songs are drawn from two Columbia US albums - 'Ruby Baby' and 'Donna The Prima Donna'. Great versions of 'Go Away Little Girl' and 'End of the World' included here.

Another superb boxed set is by the Searchers featuring their hits and five of their albums for Pye. This 6-CD collection is really well put together, this is a must for fans as it is mid-priced - from Cherry Red Records. 

                                                            





Our show is broadcast (BST) on  ABC Oldies- http://www.abcoldiesradio.uk/ - on Saturdays at 0700, Sundays at Midday, Wednesdays at 1300 and Thursdays at 0200 & 2000. Then we are on Isles FM - http://www.islesfm.com/- on Monday mornings at 1000 and Thursday afternoons and there's a mid-week overnight broadcast as well.You can hear the programme on Miskin Radio - http://www.miskinradio.co.uk/ - each Saturday at 1800. There is then Soul Beat Radio - at 0900 Wednesday, see http://www.soulbeat-radio.com/ or   https://tunein.com/radio/Soulbeat-Radio-s193298/?fbclid=IwAR06jq5N6CLAhrYgEIAxMF5189AGkCz1t2oDU8D_ctlxsi1M837Qwvx8SCo      for more about the station There's a new station with us on Sunday at Midday - more information at https://80sandmore.net/
Now to  Wigan FM  - go to http://wiganfm.com/ -  you can hear the show on Saturday at 0800 (just after Gene Pitney & Friends),  Monday and Friday at 1600, Tuesday at 2200, Wednesday at 1400 and Thursday at 2300. Then we have  WNR - West Norfolk Radio  play the show on Mondays at 1900, Tuesday at 0100 and on Thursdays at 1300.  Find them at http://www,westnorfolkradio.co.uk and Vulcan Sound Radio on Wednesdays at 1900 - http://www.vulcansoundradio.com/.  Bullseye Radio based in the US play the programme on Saturday at 1900 - https://tunein.com/radio/BullsEye-Radio-s116511/ . This station is licensed by BMI-ASCAP, but the broadcast may not be available in certain territories. 


The Gene Pitney Show is broadcast as follows - 
https://www.perfectunefm.com/ on Saturday at 2100 (local time Connecticut)  - this broadcast is available world-wide as are all of those listed below. 
http://www.abcoldiesradio.uk/listen-live/ Monday night into Tuesday morning Midnight until 0100 and 0300 Friday
http://www.islesfm.com/   at 2100 on Tuesday & 2300 Friday
http://www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk/  on Tuesday at 1500 & Wednesday at 0100  
http://wiganfm.com/ on Monday at Midday and Saturday at 0700. You can also hear GENE PITNEY - FROM THE ARCHIVES on Wednesday at Midday and Saturday 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 - rodneyrs@btinternet.com or send a message to our Radio Services Page on Facebook. Same address please for enquiries about RADIO OUTREACH. For requests for our shows  - rodney.collins@gmail.com

I have been in the media business now for 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 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/1790935.stm 











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