Dark Side of the Moon - Gary Jackson
Dark Side Of The Moon is a classic and progressive rock radio show. How many radio shows play music by vintage Genesis, Pink Floyd, Barclay James Harvest, Lynyrd Skynyrd or Led Zeppelin? This show pulls no punches in delivering the music bought by millions, but hardly ever played on radio anywhere! Whether you want a request, a dedication or just want to tune in to some great memories, this is the place for fans of classic rock! Originally an internet only show, Dark Side Of The Moon aired on FM radio for the first time eight years ago. It has gone from strength to strength since then, attracting listeners from all corners of the globe.
My Generation - Gary Jackson
My Generation started in 1996, which is almost half way back to the 60s! Remember the 60s? Would you like to recreate them on your station? Now the world's first online 60s radio show is available LIVE exclusively to your station. It has many of the features you might want from a sixties radio show. B sides, rarities, interviews, quizzes - which of course are more fun in live shows where listeners can make contact with the studio and try to be first in with a correct answer - even features not heard elsewhere such as "They Write The Songs", highlighting the songwriters. 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. Other stations followed including the legendary 1260KYA in San Francisco, Castledown Radio in Wiltshire, and the Bigl, today’s equivalent of 60s pirate station Radio London. He is now broadcasting live on the BigL from his south coast studio. Soon stations all over the world started airing the shows. Many are listed in the stations page. Some have used the shows for a while then replaced them with live presenters when available, others have given them their own permanent slots. Many people have asked who was his favourite interviewee, and the answer has to be Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Not only did Stu give him around twenty minutes, he was happy to talk about the days when things weren’t good, and after all, Creedence was his all time favourite band in the 70s. For the 60s, it has to be The Searchers who are now friends, and he has published their official website since 1997. As he has often said “On the rare occasions when things are hard going I go see The Searchers. Their sheer hard work and professionalism put me to shame and give me the kick up the backside I need”. His shows often feature guests, and his interviews have included chats with Mike Rutherford (Genesis), Paul Carrack (Mike and The Mechanics, Squeeze), Alan Clark (Dire Straits), Tom McGuiness of Manfred Mann, Deborah Bonham, Simon Townsend, Stu Cook (Creedence) Dave Clark (Dave Clark Five) and just about every other 60s band still working! Not only that but household names like Jenny Eclair and Toyah Willcox have also joined him! Gary’s live radio work has taken him to California, and his shows now air from Tenerife to Tasmania! Very much a fan of personality radio, Gary always remembers that the listener comes first, tries to give his shows a live feel and keep listeners interested with features like the “A side B side”, “follow that” and the “back to front” song.
Confessing the Bleus - Cleve Baker
About Confessing the Blues Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in communities of primarily the “Deep South” of the United States at the end of the 1800’s from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and narrative ballads. Blues Music is responsible for and ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll. Blues Music is truly the Backbone of American Music. My introduction to the Blues came at an early age in my Grandfather’s tobacco fields. Granddad’s help would sing work songs and field hollers as they primed tobacco walking bent over in the long, long rows of those tobacco fields. That’s where my fascination and my appreciation of Blues music began. Come Saturday night, the farm workers would meet with their guitars, harps, dobros and drum sticks at D.E. Baker’s Country Store. They’d buy some wine and gather round back to sit, drink and play the blues. Those drum sticks bouncing on a steel barrel and wooden Pepsi crate set the back beat to my introduction to renditions of my first Muddy Waters, Lightening Hopkins, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Williams andHowlin’ Wolf among others. I just couldn’t wait for Saturday night’s at Granddaddy’s store. I ease out the back door of the store with wine and an occasional jar of Granddad’s Moonshine so those men would continue to play. Those days and that music has never left me. Sleepy Wilkins and Memphis Red Hicks, hard working men and great blues artist, told me tall tales about their travels on the Blues Highway out back of that country store. Tales of their migration from Mississippi up north to Chicago in their younger years just added to the lore of the music. The Blues Highway, Highway 61 that starts in New Orleans and parallels the Mississippi River north. Highway 61, the route that crosses Highway 49 in Clarksdale, MS where legend has it Blues Great Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil. The Great River Road, Hwy 61, that was the conduit for spreading the Blues from down south to Baton Rouge, LA, West Memphis, AK, Memphis, TN, St. Louis, MO, to Dubuque, Iowa on to St. Paul, MN. Sleepy and Memphis Red spun tales of good times, rolling turmoil, and great blues music that was spawned in Juke Joints, Barrel Houses and Road Houses dotting the roadside along the way. From that early introduction to the music and from the stories of adventure, the live music, the dancing, the beer and hard liquor, the gambling and the raw energy of it all has come “Confessing the Blues”, a new conduit for the spirit and passion of Blues Music and Blues Artist to reach the masses to relay their stories of Living and Loving, Fighting and Forgiving and the Ruin and Redemption of Life… Join the Roadhouse Party and let “Confessing the Blues” Radio spark the Blues fire in you …
Blues Deluxe - Dave Johnson
BLUES DELUXE IS AMERICA’S LONGEST-RUNNING SYNDICATED BLUES MUSIC SHOW! WE’VE BEEN ROCKIN’ THE BLUES FOR 30 YEARS! EVERY WEEK, PROGRAM HOST DAVE JOHNSON PRESENTS THE LATEST IN ROCK-ORIENTED AND TRADITIONAL BLUES MUSIC TRACKS, WITH CLASSICS FROM THE ALLMAN BROTHERS, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, JOHN LEE HOOKER, ERIC CLAPTON, BONNIE RAITT, JANIS JOPLIN, JIMI HENDRIX…ALL THE WAY TO ZZ TOP! ON OUR BLUEBLOODS SEGMENT, WE INVITE SUBMISSIONS FROM UNSIGNED BANDS AND INDEPENDENT MUSIC LABELS – YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE SIGNED TO ANY LABEL AT ALL! IT’S BLUES YOU CAN USE! IT’S BLUES DELUXE!FIND OUT MORE AT