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PLAYLIST FROM JULY 13 - but please see our up-dated list or station broadcasts below
You're just in Love/Rosemary Clooney (Columbia-US, 1949)
We have to be so Careful/Beverley Sisters (Columbia, 1953)
There's good rockin Tonight/Ricky Nelson (Imperial-US, 1958)
My old man's a Dustman/Lonnie Donegan (Pye, 1960)
HAVE YOU HEARD THIS ONE: When my little girl is Smiling/The Drifters (Atlantic, 1962 major UK hit for Jimmy Justice and Craig Douglas – we also play the Craig Douglas version this week see below for more on Craig & Street called Hope/Cilla Black (Parlophone, 1968 a UK hit for Gene Pitney)
Another night with the Boys/Big Dee Irwin (Colpix-US, 1963)
In Dreams/Roy Orbison (London, 1963)
Goodbye my Love/Searchers (Pye, 1964)
Um Um etc/Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders (Fontana, 1964)
Little Children/Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas (Parlophone, 1964)
Tried of waiting for You/Kinks (Pye, 1965)
All I see is You/Dusty Springfield (Philips, 1966)
Get out of my life Woman/Lee Dorsey (Amy-US, 1966)
Another tear Falls/Mark Wynter (Marble Arch, 1966 from the LP 'Mark')
Gotta get you into my Life/Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers (Parlophone, 1966)
Truly Julie Blues/Bob Lind (Fontana, 1966 from the LP 'Don't Be Concerned')
Nowhere Man/The Settlers (Pye, 1966)
Summer is Over/Dusty Springfield (Philips-France, 1967 French version)
Love Grows/Edison Lighthouse (Bell, 1970)
Change your Mind/Ruby Murray (President, 1970)
To love Somebody/Lulu (Columbia, 1967)
Do you know the way to San Jose/Dionne Warwick (Pye International, 1968)
In the year 2525/Zager & Evans (RCA, 1969)
I'll be There/Gerry & The Pacemakers (EMI, date unknown)
TV THEME: Eye Level/Simon Park Orchestra (Columbia, 1972 theme for 'Van der Valk')
Matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and Dogs/Bryan and Michael (Pye, 1977)
Words of Wisdom/Strawbs (Arista, 1977 from the album 'Deadlines')
Ride On/Christy Moore (WEA, 1983)
Steal Away/The Christians (Cherry Red, 2012 from the CD 'Speed Of Life')
Barefoot with Angels/John Howard (Hanky Panky, 2017 title track of the album)
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.

On the playlist this week is the ever-popular Craig Douglas. A new CD from Jasmine features all of the Top Rank, Columbia & Decca hits - great value.  Also, Cherry Red have a new release from Jess Conrad titled 'Jess For You'. Apart from containing all the singles, this set also includes the four tracks from the hard-to-find TV show 'The Human Jungle' which Jess starred in with Herbert Lom. The episode was the 'Flip Side Man'.

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. Plays start soon and this set (on RPM) really is selling well. 

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 on Saturdays at 0700, Sundays at Midday, Wednesdays at 1300 and Thursdays at 0200 & 2000. Then we are on Isles FM - 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 - - each Saturday at 1800. There is then Soul Beat Radio - at 0900 Wednesday, see for more about the station Now to  Wigan FM  - go to -  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, and Vulcan Sound Radio on Wednesdays at 1900 -  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 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   at 2100 on Tuesday & 2300 Friday  on Tuesday at 1500 & Wednesday at 0100 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 - 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 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 

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