week on Treasure Island Oldies
April 19th, 2015 to April 25th
It’s sure busy here on the Island.
Next week I will announce the April winner in our
year-long 18th Anniversary Contest.
You still have time to enter to be eligible for the
draw this coming Sunday, April 26th. It’s
easy to enter. Just click the Celebrate 18 logo for
In two weeks we’ll be celebrating the actual 18th
Anniversary of Treasure Island Oldies on
Sunday, May 3rd.
I sure hope you can join in on the fun. I am also
very excited to let you know that we will be
launching a brand new website in conjunction with
the 18th Anniversary special. Our
Webmaster, Eddy Fisher, is working furiously
at getting all the final details completed in time
for the launch. There will be a brand new look to
the website and I am excited to share the new
website with you as of Sunday, May 3rd.
This will be the first new website since 2006!
A quick note to
remind you that if your birthday is coming up soon,
I’d to recognize your special day by wishing you
Happy Birthday and playing Birthday by
The Beatles for you. Send your birthday details
I had the pleasure of attending the
semi-annual RPM lunch that Red Robinson
and I started many years ago. It came about when
many broadcasting who were attending a memorial
service for the late Rick Honey commented on
how sad it is we only see each other at funerals. So
Red and I decided to arrange a lunch twice a year
and it was very well attended. In the past few
years, it started back up and the latest get
together featured a tribute to Vancouver broadcast
legend Fred Latremouille, who had passed away
a few weeks earlier. As this was going to be the
only celebration for Fred, the attendance was way
beyond expectations and the highest attendance yet.
It was wonderful to hear the great tributes
delivered by close friends and colleagues. I love
attending these lunches as it is a great chance to
see old friends. I was so pleased to sit beside my
long time broadcast colleague and friend Dale
Buote, who sadly is no longer in radio but doing
very well in his new career with an architectural
Speaking of tributes, it was my pleasure to pay
tribute to the late Percy Sledge on this
week’s show by playing many of Percy’s beautiful
soulful hits. When I played his hit version of
Elvis’s Love Me Tender, the response was
terrific. While it was a Top 40 hit for him, it is
rarely every heard these days. R.I.P. Percy Sledge
and thank you for the great gift you gave to us of
your music and voice.
The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is also
playing tribute to Percy Sledge with his live
performance of When A Man Loves A Woman. It’s
our Song of the Week.
Voice Your Choice
presents Fats Domino with just two of his
many hits. Cast Your vote at the Voice Your Choice
page for either I’m Walkin’ or My Blue
Heaven. I’ll play the winner on next week’s
Here’s the Rock and Roll News for the week of
Listen to the Top 5
Countdown from 1962
That’s about all
for this week. Just a last reminder to enter the 18th
Anniversary contest and I will announce the April
winner on next week’s show. Maybe it will be you!
Bye for now.
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