As of February 21, 2012 the new blog for Rock-it Radio. http://www.rockitradio.net
Listing of and archiving the newsletter and playlists of our shows. Rock-it Radio has been online since 1995 and plays roots Americana rock and roll. Including Rockabilly and Doo Wop.
Wow been almost a month since we have created the
last Rock-it Radio newsletter. We have plenty of surprises
this past month. Most notably the loss of our blog and 7
years of archived playlists and newsletters. We have also
started releasing new vintage broadcasts in our Launching
pad site. The first time for over a year! We are announcing
a new give away here at Rock-it Radio. And the winners
of the North and South battles and the results plus much
more so let's get started!
And also don't forget that our vintage radio broadcasts
in our rock-it radio launching pad store makes wonderful
nostalgic gifts. and there is still time for us to ship.
these are actual rock radio shows from the 50s thru the 70s
and you can check out our list at: http://www.rockitradio.net/store.html
And your purchase is also a donation to help keep Rock-it
Radio on for 2012!
============================================ REMEMBER YOU CAN ORDER ANY OF THESE ROCK-IT RADIO SHOWS ON CD!!!! NEW EASIER ORDERING!
Would you like one of these Rock-it Radio shows on CD? To
be able to play anywhere? And help support Rock-it Radio at the
same time. For complete information check out our program
ordering webpage at: http://www.rockitradio.net/order.html
Our shows are of course copies straight from the studio so they are
studio quality and satisfaction is guaranteed.
Or if you would rather receive an invoice let me know and we
can e mail you a copy - Just e mail us the show(s) you would like
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============================================== All Rock-it Radio shows stay online from 18 to 24 days and are
broadcast in MP3 Format. To tune in just click to the speaker
at our program page at: http://www.rockitradio.net/programs.html
The newest show added replaces the oldest show so if you see a
show near the bottom of the listing - you should listen as soon as
TREVOR HYLAND AND THE ROCK AND ROLL DANCE PARTY ROCKABILLY SHOW ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4003
From Bendigo, Victoria Australia comes one fantastic Rockabilly
show with plenty of great Rockabilly from around the globe. If you
are a lover of Rockabilly Music - Then Trevor's show is for you!
Have a listen and I think you will definetly agree on our Rock-it
Radio program webpage. Featuring the some of the great Rockin'
groups of Aussie Rockabilly & the great Art Adams with Dancing
Doll. Jumpin' Gene Simmons drops by with four rockin' tracks.
Check out The Flattrakkers from Aussie with Red Hot Rockabilly
01. Rockabilly Guy - The Polecats ( UK )
Hopped Up Cadillacs' & Other Hot Machines
02. Red Hot Rockabilly Hotrod - The Flattrakkers ( Aussie )
03. Ford 56 - Eva Eastwood ( Sweden )
04. Indian Squaw - Bob " Git It " Kelly ( 1959 )
05. Bop Tonight - Satellites
06. Give Me A Chance - Satellites
07. Teddy Boys Picnic - Andy & The Rockits
08. My Big Olds - Andy & The Rockits
09. Sherry Baby - Benny & The Fly By Nighters
10. She Knock's Me Out - Benny & The Fly By Nighters
11. If Jerry Lee's The Killer Then I Don't Mind Dying - Diddley Daddies
12. That Certain Female - Diddley Daddies
13. Midnight Monsters Hop - Jack And Jim
14. Dancing Doll - Art Adams
15. She Don't Lie No More - Art Adams
High School Rock & Roll
16. High School USA ( Virginia ) - Tommy Facenda
17. Life Begins At Four O'Clock - Ronnie Diamond
19. Boppin' High School Baby - Don Willis
Outer Space Spot
24 .First Man On Mars - Jackie Fautheree
25. Man From Mars - Butch Paulson
26. Holly Hop - The Crickets
27.Man We Had A Party Promo
You know Trevor loves his e mail and if you have a favorite
Rockabilly song and would like to hear it on Rock-it Radio or
have a comment or would just like to say Hello you can reach
Trevor at: email@example.com
============================================== MATT THE CAT AND A DOO WOP CRUISE IN 2012
2012 Oldies But Goodies Doo Wop Cruise Out Of New York City
Join our own Matt The Cat as MC on Norwegian Cruise Line's
new luxury ship, the Norwegian Gem, as we bring back the greatest
Doo Wop recording legends of the 1950s & 60s.
You'll see ...
The Five Keys,
Otis Williams & The Charms,
and Johnnie & Joe
and more on the Oldies But Goodies Cruise, sailing to the Bahamas from New
York City May 12-19, 2012. For more information, please call
1-800-818-3739 or visit www.mlccruises.com .
And let them know you heard it through Rock-it Radio.
============================================== DJ SPINNING ROCK BOOGIE WITH THE MOVIN' AND GROOVIN' OLDIES SHOW ON ROCK-IT #4004
DJ Spinning Rock Boogie is back this week for the Movin' and
Groovin' Show filled with early Rock and Roll right here on
Rock-it Radio. If you haven't heard him yet you should definetly
give his show a listen! Here is the playlist.
02. Rock Everybody - The Teen Queens (56) RPM
03. Everything From A-Z - Clyde McPhatter (62) Mercury
04. Miss Sunshine - Tommy Roe (62) ABC Paramount
05. Oh Little Girl - The Lancers (63) Panther
06. Blue Suede Shoes - Pee Wee King (56) RCA Victor
07. Tell Me How - Deke Dickenson & The Ecco-Fonics (M)
08. House Of The Rising Sun - Johnny Angel (M)
09. Wine Women & Whiskey - Papa Lightfoot (54) Imperial
10. I'm Leaving - John Lee Hooker (63) VeeJay
11. Don't Start Crying - Slim Harpo (61) Excello
12. Too Many Drivers - Lowell Folson (54) Chess
13. Bounce Me Brother - The Andrews Sisters (41) Decca
14. Be Baba Leba - Helen Humes (45) Philo
15. Mother Fuyer - Dirty Red (47) Aladdin
16. Rock Mr Blues - Wynonie Harris (50) Federal
17. Betty My Angel - Jerry Fuller (59) Challenge
18. Lonely Blue Boy - Conway Twitty (59) MGM
19. Turn Me Loose - Fabian (59) Chancellor
20. Midnight Stroll - The Revels (59) Norgolde
21. Barefoot Baby - Janis Martin (56) RCA
22. Cadillac Baby - Bill Sherrell (58) Tyme
23. She Ran Off With My Cadillac - Baker Knight (56) Decca
24. Careful Baby - Joe Poovey (58) Dixie/Starday
25. Slow Smooth & Easy - Anita Tucker & The Tuckers (55) Capitol
26. Good Looking And Foxy Too - Roy Brown (59) King
27. Broken Hearted melody - Sarah Vaughan (59) Mercury
28. Hot Hot Lips - Ralph Prescott (72) Lanor
Good Going DJ Spinning Rock Boogie with this show and it truly does
Rock with that great early Rock and Roll feel! If you have a future request
to Spinning Rock or a comment or friendly hello you can too by writing to
him at: Spinningrock@rockitradio.net
============================================== ROCKIN' DADDY O'S ROCKABILLY RANCH PARTY ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4005
The Rockin' Daddy O is back this week in show #4005 with
another great release of Rockabilly Songs out there by bands
today and those of yesteryear - for one high energy rockin' show
here on Rock-it Radio. To tune in just go to our program
webpage and then click to the speaker to show #4005!!!!
Here is the playlist of what you will hear!
1) Womp Womp--Freddy and the Heartaches
2) Jeez Louise--Racketeers
3) Dance Franny Dance--Floyd Dakil Combo
4) Papa Lou and Gran--Little Victor
5) Baby Come Back--Esquerita
6) Coming Up--Mike Wagoneer and the Bops
7) Baby What You Want Me To Do--Lou Reigers and Troops
8) Linda Lou--Ray Sharp
9) Rock n' Roll--Bo Diddley
10) Darlene--Jack Southern
11) Everybody's Rockin'--Delacardos
12) Didn't It Rain--Tormenters
13) Beat Out My Love--Lee Dressler
14) Sucker For A Cheap Guitar--Ronnie Dawson
15) El Camino Real--Less Dressler
16) Lonesome Baby Blues--David Ray
17) Please Mama Please--Go Cat Go
18) Say Mama--Gene Vincent
19) Chalk It Up To the Blues--Big Sandy and the Fly Rite Boys
20) Who Was That Cat--High Noon
21) Tired and Sleepy--Cochran Brothers
22) Booze Booze Booze--Charlie Hightone
23) Let's Get On With It--Arsen Roulette
24) Hard Headed Woman--Chuy and the Bobcats
25) Do Do Do--Commonwealth Jones
26) Hide and Seek--Bunker Hill
27) Three Steps To Heaven--Eddie Cochran
If you love Rockabilly on Rock-it Radio please let our DJ's
know with just a brief note. If you would like to contact the
Rockin' Daddy O here on Rock-it Radio you can reach him
with future requests - hellos or any rockabilly questions at:
============================================== MIKE BOLLEA JUKEBOX PARTY ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4006.
Mike Bollea is back with this week's Jukebox party. Unfortunately,
we don't have the playlist for this show. But a guaranteed good
listen by clicking to show #4006 in our program webpage.
Thank you Mike and you can't go wrong playing the King of Rock and
Roll. If you would like to e mail
Mike Bollea with requests, comments etc. you can reach
him at: Jukeboxparty@rockitradio.net
Also, Mike has been added to our Facebook listings below
in case you want to catch him there as well!
============================================== PETE CHASTON'S DOO WOP SHOW ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4007
Pete is back this week with usual fun listen of Scratchy 45's -
Remastered Doo Wop on CD and of course the Silly Song
Segment. Here is the playlist of what
you will hear in this show.
1. Doo-Wop All Night Long-The Blue Emotions
(opening theme song) (1982)
2. White Cliffs of Dover-The Robins (1961)
3. Rent Man-The Silhouettes (xxxx)
4. Come on Baby-The Cordovans (1957)
5. Louie, Louie-The Pharaohs (1956 or '57)
6. White Port & Lemon Juice-The Bel-Aires (1955)
7. My Reckless Heart-The Rocketeers (1956
8. Crazy Bells-The Marcels (1961)
9. Oo Wee Baby-The Ivy Tones (1957)
SCRATCHY 45 RPMs SEGMENT:
12. In the Evening-The Keynotes (1956)
13. Pretty Little Girl-The Monarchs (1956)
14. Two People in the World-The Marcels (1961)
15. Do You Love Me-The Willows (xxxx)
BACK TO THE CDs &/or More 45 RPMs:
16. I See a Star-The Roulettes (xxxx)
17. In My Younger Days-The Monarchs (1956)
18. Ankle Bracelet-The Pyramids (1958)
19. Hidi Hidi Hidi-The Night Raiders (1959)
SLOW SONG SEGMENT:
20. You Told Another Lie-The Youngsters (xxxx)
21. Lost Lover-The Cameos (xxxx)
22. Baby-The Fabulous Idols (1960)
23. The First Time in my Life-The Comic Books (1959)
24. My Heart's Desire-The Wheels (1956)
25. The Wind-The Jesters (1960)
26. (closing theme song) Adios-The Five Discs (1961)
Do you have a special Doo Wop Request?? I bet Pete Chaston
could very well have it! Or if you would like to send a comment
or hello you can reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
============================================== MEL VENTURES BACK IN TIME SHOW WITH WHAT WAS THE LAST ROCK 78 RPM RECORD?? ON SHOW #4008
In this feature of Rock-it Radio - Mel attempts to discover and
find the last rock and roll 78 rpm record that was commercially
What was the last mass-produced rock song on the 10" 78 RPM record?
Was there ever a 78 RPM disc pressed in stereo?
What was the last year that 78's were pressed?
Tune into show #4008 to find out!
1)WHISPERING - PAUL WHITEMAN (1920) OPENING THEME
2) LOVE ME TENDER - ELVIS PRESLEY (1956)
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS SONG?
3) BUMBLE BOOGIE - B. BUMBLE AND THE STINGERS
4) JAILHOUSE ROCK - ELVIS PRESLEY (1957)
5) YAKETY YAK - THE COASTERS (1958)
6) TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM -THE TEDDY BEARS (1958)
7) TELL HIM NO -TRAVIS & BOB (1959)
8) TOO POOPED TO POP - CHUCK BERRY (1960)
9) CATHY'S CLOWN - THE EVERLY BROTHERS (1960)
10) SURRENDER - ELVIS PRESLEY (1961)
11) THE 2,000 POUND BEE PART 2 - THE VENTURES (1962)
12) A HARD DAY'S NIGHT - THE BEATLES (1964)
13) CAN'T YOU SEE THAT SHE'S MINE - THE DC5 (1964)
14) MICHELLE - THE BEATLES (1965)
15) SECRET AGENT MAN - THE VENTURES (1966)
16) SOMEBODY TO LOVE - JEFFERSON AIRPLANE (1967)
ANSWER TO "WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS SONG"?
17) BUMBLE BOOGIE - B. BUMBLE AND THE STINGERS
18) OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA - THE BEATLES (1968)
19) RUMBLE - LINK WRAY AND THE WRAYMEN (WRAPPING IT UP)
Do you have a request or comment to Mel?? Or would like to talk
to him about this subject?? Or just to say hello?? You can by e
mailing him at: email@example.com
============================================== MIKE TAYLOR'S ROCKABILLY HOUR IN SHOW #4009 ROCKIN' GALS PT. 1 FROM 1949 TO 1956
Some great shows lie ahead for this show with Mike Taylor
as he does Part I of the Rockin' Gals of Rockabilly. Featuring
the very beginnings of Rockabilly and the female rockers from
1949 to 1956. To tune in just go to our program webpage
and click to the speaeker on show #4009. Here is the playlist
of the show!
1. George's Playhouse Boogie - Maddox Brothers & Rose 1949
2. I've Got The Boogie Blues - Charlene Arthur 1950
3. Rock-A-Bye Boogie - The Davis Sisters 1953
4. Razzle Dazzle - Ella Mae Morse 1955
5. Silent Lips - Georgia Gibbs 1955
6. I Want You To Be My Baby - Lillian Briggs 1955
7. Fujiyama Mama - Annisteen Allen 1955
8. We' re Gonna Bop - Alvadeen Coker 1955
9. Hush Money - The Collins Kids 1955
10. Drugstore Rock & Roll- Janis Martin 1956
11. I Gotta Know - Wanda Jackson 1956
12. Bigelow 6-200 - Brenda Lee 1956
13. Welcome To The Club - Jean Chapel 1956
14. Music Drives Me Crazy - Martha Carson 1956
15. Big Rock Inn- Dolly Cooper 1956
16. Stop, Look & Listen - Patsy Cline 1956
17. Honey Honey - Dottie Jones 1956
18. Rock & Roll Cinnamon Tree - Maggie Sue Wimberly 1956 (Unissued)
19. Rock-A-Bop - Sparkle Moore 1956
20. Real Gone Jive - Nettles Sisters 1956
21. Long Sideburns - Bolean Barry 1956
22. Needle In A Haystack - Penny West 1956
23. Little Lovin' - Mimi Roman 1956
Thanks Mike and can hardly wait for Part II of the female rockers!
Listening to the news this morning we heard a tornado whipped
through Branson, Missouri where Mike lives. We sincerely
hope that he is A OK from last night's twister.
If you would like to e mail Mike to just say Hello, or comments
on this show or future rockabilly requests -esp. of the female rocker
variety that he can add in next show. You can reach him at:
============================================== STEVE PROPES' 45 SHOW WITH GREAT EARLY R&B ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4010
If you love early Rhythm and Blues and Rock and Roll you will
definetely love the music selections of Rock and Roll & R&B
author and DJ Steve Propes has to offer here on Rock-it Radio
We don't have a playlist for this show but he does
ID each song in his show.
If you have any comments or would just like to say Hello to
Steve you can reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
============================================== COOL BOBBY B AND THE DOO WOP STOP ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4011 IN OUR PROGRAM WEBPAGE.
Cool Bobby B is back this week with another fantastic set of 50's
and early 60's Doo Wop Rock and Roll Group Harmony on this
week's Doo Wop Stop here on Rock-it Radio. Here is what you
will hear in this two part series in our program page this week
on Rock-it Radio.
We currently don't have a playlist available for this show.
It is another great set of 47 Doo Woppers from the Cool Bobby B
Show - remember to tune in just go to our archives page at:
and then click to the speaker to show #4011.
If you would like to write to Cool Bobby B you can contact
him at: email@example.com
And please make sure you let him know you heard him here on
OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL RADIO SHOWS REMASTERED ON CD - HELP SUPPORT ROCK-IT RADIO.
============================================== GIVE THE GIFT OF NOSTALGIA IN 2012
Nostalgic Rock and Roll and Country Radio shows for sale and remastered onto Compact Disc. Economically priced and 100s to choose from of the 1950's thru the 1970s. Local and Nation wide famous DJ's and stations. Hear how Radio was. Check out the Rock-it Radio Launching Pad store at: http://www.rockitradio.net/store.html
AND WHEN YOU PURCHASE FROM THIS SITE IT IS A DONATION TO HELP KEEP ROCK-IT RADIO ONLINE!
NEW LIVE FEED CHANNEL ON ROCK-IT RADIO We have a new live feed channel here on Rock-it Radio and a
new live feed webpage as well. Now when you click to the VU
Sound Meter on our live feed on Rock-it Radio. You will be
redirected to a new webpage that will automatically play our
latest shows here on Rock-it Radio.
The website address is: http://www.rockitradio.net/live.html
FEBRUARY END OF MONTH WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR LAUNCHING PAD SUPPORTERS.
At the end of every month on Rock-it Radio we have a random
drawing for those that have supported Rock-it Radio by purchasing
either Rock-it Radio Shows through either the Rock-it Radio
Launching pad - http://www.rockitradio.net/store.html
Or by going and ordering Rock-it Radio shows at:
The February Winners this month are:
Annette Bitterman -- Cheektowaga, New York USA John Mosby -- Charlotte, North Carolina USA Gregory Franck -- Mundelein, Illinois USA
SUPER MEGA WINNER - WINNER OF 10 SHOWS OF THEIR CHOICE !!!!!!!!
Either way Congratulations and let me know what you would
like to have along with a mailing address and we will got
those items out to you. Just our way of saying Thank
you for helping support Rock-it Radio. And of course we will
have March drawings as well at the last week of next month.
our e mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTH AND SOUTH BATTLE RESULTS IN TIE ... JANUARY 2012 SHOW RESULTS.
The Rock-it Radio listeners have voted and the final results are in.
Rockiteers, we have a tie. Both the North represented by D J Bill
Green and the South represented by D J Lane Quigley won six
rounds each. We hope you enjoyed participating in the seventh annual
North South Showdown. The round by round results appear below.
Five lucky voters will be selected at random and receive a cool gift
from the Rock-it Radio Launching Pad store. Winners will be
contacted by station manager, Benne Dingo.
Remember the 14th annual East West Showdown comes up in July.
So be on the lookout for another chance to listen, vote and possibly
win a great prize from Rock-it Radio.
Round # 1: Organic Connections
54%____ She's About A Mover - Sir Douglas Quintet (1965)
46%____ 96 Tears - ? and the Mysterians (1966)
Round # 2: I've Heard This Before
63%____ Little Things - Bobby Goldsboro (1965)
37%____ Selfish One - Jackie Ross (1964)
Round # 3: Who's On That Record
68%____ Tragedy - Thomas Wayne (1959)
32%____ All Around The World - Little Willie John (1955)
Round # 4: Singing A Second Language
41%____ Je Suis Bele Pour T'aimer - Joe Barry (1961)
59%____ Wie Shon Das Ist - Marvin Gaye (1964)
Round # 5: Previously Unreleased
38%____ Mad About You - Richard Berry (1956)
62%____ I Don't Want It - Etta James (1961)
Round # 6: Saxy Men
68%____ Raunchy - Bill Justis (1958)
32%____ Come See About Me - Junior Walker and the All Stars (1967)
Round # 7: Acronym
43%___ SYSLJFM - Joe Tex (1966)
57%___ Stop Her On Sight (SOS) - Edwin Starr (1966)
Round # 8: Award Winning Animal Sounds
64%____ Bulldog - The Fireballs (1960)
36%____ Peter Rabbit - Myron Lee and the Caddies (1962)
Round # 9: A Royal Pair
47%____ Rock Me Baby - B B King (1964)
53%____ A Bad Case Of The Blues - Dinah Washington (1959)
Round # 10: Same Title, Different Song
68%____ Hey Baby - Bruce Channel (1962)
32%____ Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song) - The Buckinghams (1967)
Round # 11: Elvis Did It Later
49%____ I Just Can't Help Believing - B. J. Thomas (1970)
51%____ Only The Strong Survive - Jerry Butler (1969)
Round # 12: Nicknames
38%____ Ain't Got No Home - Clarence "Frogman" Henry (1957)
62%____ Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight - The Spaniels (1954)
============================================= WELCOME NEW MEMBERS TO THE LISTENER'S CLUB!!!!
A big welcome to the below new Rock-it Radio listeners that
joined our Listeners Club from February 8, 2012 to February 29, 2012..
We hope that you enjoy the music Rock-it Radio provides and our playlists and information that our weekly newsletter provides. Any comments, criticisms, kudos, compliments or future ideas is always welcome and you can e mail me personally at: email@example.com
Melanie Gresham -- Palmer, Alaska USA
Z. Saluk -- Lincoln Park, Michigan USA
Joe Martinez -- Fontana, California USA
Mark Patten -- Rodez, France
Michel Bichet -- Blois, France
Vern Ray -- Jersey City, New Jersey USA
Ahmad -- ??
Rich Lovejoy -- Charles City, Iowa USA
Sangeeth -- Adimaly, India
John Politis -- Philadelphia, Pa. USA
Jayseline De Erio -- Davao City, Philippines
Mark Welland -- United Kingdom
Sopha -- ??
Bob Groves -- Pace, Florida USA
Robert Davis -- Portland, Oregon USA
Heidi -- Texas, USA
Lajos Szabo -- Budapest, Hungary
Rick Michael -- Pickering, Ontario Canada
C. Harclerode -- Everett, Pennsylvania USA
Since our major advertising campaign began it is physically
impossible for me to list all the new members in our Facebook
site -- We have gained 1,941 new members in our listeners club
in our Facebook page Rock-it Radio Fan Page as well this week.
We have added 1,960 new members to the Rock-it Radio
Listeners Club since our last newsletter. We now have 49,239 exactly that have joined the Rock-it Radio Listeners club.
We hope that you enjoy the rare 50's and early 60's Rock and Roll, Rockabilly and Doo Wop (which most commercial oldies radio stations have forgotten) that we are able to play for you from Rock-it Radio. Remember, we are here for you!
So if you ever have any requests, dedications, comments and suggestions we always love to hear from our listeners. Our e mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
OUCH!!! ROCK-IT RADIO LOOSES 7 YEARS OF ARCHIVED
Wow! I never saw it coming! But on early February I noticed that
our blog was not coming up on our blogstream site.
The same site we have been using since 2005 to store our
newsletters and playlists to refer back to, was gone.
Without warning blogstream failed to exist with no forwarding
information. Just a simple note that stated as of January 31
blogstream will no longer exist.
We are working on a replacement but I am afraid all those old
newsletters and playlists are now gone eventhough we do have
every show of Rock-it Radio still in our studios. Over 4000 now!
AFTER NEARLY A YEAR OF NO NEW RELEASES THE LAUNCHING PAD RELEASES 6 NEW VINTAGE BROADCASTS.
It has been over a year since the Launching Pad has had any new
releases of vintage radio broadcasts. But we are ready to release
more and have released 6 new shows this past week. Including
a very special interview broadcast from London's Capital Radio
and a interview with Paul and Linda McCarthy from 1973.
Here is our latest releases.
RIR #562 -- Jack Armstrong - WKYC Cleveland from 8/21/1967
Great Mid 60's Rock and Roll with this famous Jock.
Purchases of these rare rock radio broadcasts help keep Rock-it
Radio Online and broadcasting the oldies you just don't hear on
the radio anymore!
A big thank you to all those that purchase these broadcasts as it is our main source
of income to keep Rock-it Radio on the Air! And another hearty thank you to all
the Rock-it Radio DJ's that have been helping out in this project of getting more
playlists out so that these shows can be released.
Even if you are not a member of Ebay you can still purchase these items online.
Simply go to our Launching Pad site at: http://www.rockitradio.net/store.html
And then you can read the description by clicking to the title of each show available.
Then going back and if it's something you might like -- Just click to the add to
All the vintage shows we offer usually ship within 24 hours of receiving your order.
And we ask if you can please help support Rock-it Radio. The Rock-it Radio Launching Pad
store provides the funds to pay all those copyright fees, internet bandwidth etc.
that it takes to run Rock-it Radio. And these vintage broadcasts do make wonderful
nostalgic gifts as well.
With these broadcasts you actually hear it as it was broadcast on that date.
With Great DJ personalities!, Actual vintage Ads and of course the songs as well.
as they are uncut and unedited.
When you go to the Rock-it Store and click to each broadcast it will show you the playlist
of each broadcast. 100% of all purchases of the Rock-it Launching Pad goes back to
Rock-it Radio to help keeping the music alive and pay the bills that we must pay to
continue broadcasting. And their is more rare radio broadcasts that are unedited in the
Rock-it Store at: http://www.rockitradio.net/store.html
ROCK-IT RADIO DJ - STEVE PROPES' BOOK NOW ON
After years of being out of print - The book co written by Rock-it
Radio DJ Steve Propes along with Jim Dawson.
Has once again re appeared. A fascinating
read of 'what was the first rock and roll record??'
It is listed on Amazon.com for kindle readers when you just
run a search of 'What was the first rock n roll record?
Like him or not politically you have to see with interest the
transcript that Rock-it DJ Clarke Davis shared with us.
As a caller into his show got him off of Politics and a conversation
ensued on Top 40 Radio. Here is the transcript of the call.
Would Top 40 Radio Work Today?
December 03, 2010
RUSH: Chip in Rutherford, North Carolina, nice to have you, sir, on the
EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hello. Good afternoon, Rush. Mega dittos, and Merry Christmas.
RUSH: Same to you, sir.
CALLER: Yeah, I was talking to Bo about maybe changing topics a little
bit and get off the political train for a bit. I wanted to revisit Top 40 radio
and talk a little bit about those days in the late sixties, early seventies.
Do you think Top 40 radio could work today?
RUSH: Well, it would, of course, depend on the music.
CALLER: Yeah, exactly.
RUSH: You're gonna have to help me out. I hate to admit this, but since I lost
my hearing I don't know what new music there is 'cause it all sounds the same.
I haven't listened to music since the early parts of this decade because I can't
hear it. The only music I can listen to is music that I knew before I went deaf
because my memory supplies the melody. I don't really hear it, 'cause I
don't have the hearing sensitivity anymore to do it, so my memory does.
RUSH: So is there any music out there that is comparable to Top 40 in
the sixties and seventies?
CALLER: Well, you know, I don't think there is. The Billboard charts are still
published, of course, and then you've got your oldies stations and --
RUSH: See, the oldies stations are the closest thing to Top 40 that there is, and
that format works depending on the music rotation, how big the play list is and the
jocks. Nostalgia is a big thing. I think it could be made to work. If John Rook
could come back around and put WLS back together the way it was in the
'60s and '70s, it would be fun to try it; it could be interesting to see.
KXOK St. Louis. Oh-ho-ho. KFI Los Angeles. It was KHJ back then.
Those would be fun to see. But I think as retro as our society is I don't
think there's any question it could be made to work if you had the right
people behind it, led of course by me.
RUSH: As a radio guy I got my start in Top 40. We had a guy with a great
question, "Would Top 40 work today?" And, you know, I've always believed
that all media, but particularly including radio, it's content, content, content.
That will determine whether something will have an audience or not,
not so much the format, not so much the frequency, just content,
content, content. I'm convinced that a number of you, if you had to, would
use string and tin cans to listen to this program 'cause if that was the only
place you could get it that's what you would do. Now, with Top 40, we do
have a retro society. I look at the TV show Mad Men. People love that
show because it is an exact depiction of life in the sixties. It's especially
relevant to me because it's about the advertising business, and it's just
right on the money culturally, too.
So Top 40, '60s, '70s version of Top 40, what would be the primary competitor
to that today? The primary competitor would be iPods or MP3 devices,
which is the thing facing all music formatted radio today. If you can put
whatever music you want and listen to it however, in what order and
whenever you want to on your iPod or MP3, why tune to an FM radio
station and listen to some program director's choice of what you get to
hear and the order in which you get to hear it, and then a bunch of dumb
disk jockeys in the middle of it? So what would you have to do, if the music
is available to people, they go back and they can listen to Top 40 music in
the '60s, '70s that audience can get it any time they want on their iPod, what
can't they get? They can't get great talent; they can't get great disk
jockeys. It would have to be more personality oriented radio than it ever
was allowed to be throughout the broadcast day. Mornings and nights you
could pretty much cut loose, but it was tightly regimented during the day.
It could be done, but it would emphasize my point that content, content,
content, talent, talent, talent would be the determining factors here because
the music is now available to anybody, anywhere, any time and it's specifically
what they want. If they want to listen to ten songs one day, they can do it.
If you have an obsession over one song there's no way you're gonna listen
to a radio station for that one song. You might hear it once every three hours,
if that, and then you'd have to make sure you're listening all three hours
to hear it the second time they play -- (interruption) what, Snerdley, what's
the question? Snerdley says personalities have always been the determining
factors, so why have program directors deemphasized personalities?
Well -- (laughing) do you want me to tell you the truth? All right, here's
the reason -- and I know this 'cause I did it. The one thing in a format
a program director can't claim credit for is the talent of a particular
disc jockey. He can claim credit for spotting it and hiring the guy,
or the girl, he can claim credit for the music rotation, he can claim
credit for the format clock, claim credit for all that stuff, but not for
the jock, other than hiring the jock. Plus it was budgetary. I mean the
bigger star you make outta somebody the more they're gonna be able
to demand from you.
What really killed Top 40 -- this is gonna be sacrilege to a lot of people --
what really killed Top 40 was the Bill Drake, Chenault and these kind
of guys that came along and basically deemphasized, I mean the jocks
were cookie cutters and they all had the same names from market to
market to market, Johnny B. Johnson and George B. Georgeson,
other than the morning guy, which they allowed to cut loose. But those
guys, their purpose was to establish the music and the format as the
reason people listen, not the talent. And if you were in tight with those
guys as a talent you did well, you could do okay, but if you weren't you
had a tougher road to go. But I think it could still be done. It would be fun
to try, and you could try it on the net, you could try it first, test-market it
on the net. Believe me, radio stations are going to be looking for all kinds
of programming solutions as more and more programming is in the cloud,
music's in the cloud now, meaning on your iPod, you download it from
somewhere, it's in the cloud. But it would be interesting to see if it could
be done again. Certain things from the past you can't replicate, can't bring 'em
back, they're best maintained as the past and as nostalgia.
============================================= HOW TO ORDER OLD ROCK-IT RADIO SHOWS = YOUR PURCHASES HELP US STAY ONLINE!!!
We have received many inquiries on how to order Rock-it Radio shows that are no longer in our on archives webpage. These shows are still available on CD and mailed to you within 24 hours of receiving payment. To help search for older shows that you may be looking for you may want to check the Rock-it Radio blog site. Old newsletters describing the shows and playlists
are archived there and there is a menu bar on the right side that breaks down every playlist by month. This website is: http://rockitradio.blogstream.com
Then you may either pay by check or money order or paypal. Rock-it Radio shows are only $9.50 U.S. each and are studio quality broadcasts that were placed on Compact Disc here at the Rock-it Radio Studio. We have a flat rate shipping charge of $1.50 U.S. so if you order one or several -- it is still only $1.50
U.S. shipping. And we ship worldwide, overseas orders are mailed out first class airmail. Instructions where to send payment is at our webpage: http://www.rockitradio.net/order.html
If you are a member of paypal (http://www.paypal.com) you can e mail directly and let me know via e mail (email@example.com) what shows you would like we can send you a paypal invoice within 24 hours.
When you order a Rock-it Radio show or shop at our Rock-it Radio Launching Pad you help keep these oldies alive and help us pay the bills here at Rock-it Radio.
And at the same time -- you are not getting nothing for your donation, but actually some of the shows and memories we hope we keep alive here at Rock-it Radio.
ROCK-IT RADIO IS NOW ON FACEBOOK!
Come join the Rock-it Radio Facebook Fansite. Where you can
join and register and enter the discussion board, meet other
Rock-it Radio Listener's and even help us grow and enter even
more postings from Rock-it Radio.
If you would like to join the Rock-it Radio Facebook fansite you
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There you will also find links and facebook sites of the other Rock-it
Radio DJ's as well.
ROCK-IT RADIO DJ'S NOW ON FACEBOOK
This past month several Rock-it Radio DJ's have started
their own Facebook webpage. Here is a few links in case
you want to befriend them on Facebook.
With the rapid increase of Facebook membership for Rock-it Radio and it's Facebook page -- We have added daily updates on this page.
If you are on Facebook and want to know the minute a new Rock-it Radio Show comes online in our program webpage. Come become a fan of our Facebook site at:
============================================ ROCK-IT RADIO FOOD CHANNEL -GIVE THE GIFT OF GOURMET FOOD YEAR ROUND
It's not oldies but it is delicious! We are continuing to expand our webpage dedicated to excellent food sources and even dieting. In the Rock-it Radio Food Channel. We have added more links to Ethnic foods you can order online and a few sites offering exotic meats and cheeses from around the world.
It lists various deals with ordering ethnic and gourmet food from
reputable places from around the world! And also some diet sites as
well in case you over do it :) -- When you click to a link that interests you on The Rock-it Radio Food Channel a small referral fee will be given to Rock-it Radio and help us keep these oldies playing online. The website for the new Rock-it Food Channel is: http://www.rockitradio.net/food.html
NEW ROCK-IT RADIO WEBPAGE DEDICATED TO
Rock-it Radio this past week released a new webpage on collecting airchecks or actual radio broadcast recordings. If you would like to check it out the website address is: http://www.rockitradio.net/aircheck.html
ROCK-IT RADIO LAUNCHING PAD HAS FACEBOOK PAGE Rock-it Radio now has a facebook webpage that is completely dedicated to the vintage broadcasts we offer in the Rock-it Radio Launching Pad. And get word of the latest releases and answer any questions. If you use Facebook we invite you to come in and check it out at this rather lengthy link.
ROCK-IT RADIO LISTENER'S SAVE $$$
WITH OUR COUPONS ....
Are you a coupon clipper??? Well now you can find and clip them online with our new service this week?? And save money on name brands. You can either go to this direct link at: http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-1377222-10416381
Or you can just go to our main webpage at Rock-it Radio http://www.rockitradio.net and scroll down towards the middle of the webpage and you will find the banner to go to. We have been using these coupons ourselves and work perfectly well... simply clip the ones you want and when you're done ... ask the computer to print and it will insert the bar code and everything to legitimize the coupon -- Then go to your Grocer and Save!
============================================= GET NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD -- ON ROCK-IT RADIO
It's another public service on Rock-it Radio -- The Rock-it Radio
news webpage -- Let's you tune into Radio News Sources over your
computer from around the world. It is at: http://www.rockitradio.net/news.html
============================================= TOP 10 SELLERS OF THE ROCK-IT RADIO LAUNCHING PAD THIS WEEK
As you know the Rock-it Radio Store sells vintage Radio Broadcasts - Where you hear the actual music, news and vintage advertisements - uncut and unedited just like you would of heard it back then. Here are the top sellers this week.
1. RIR #312 -- Dick Biondi - WLS Chicago 5/2/1963
2. RIR #467 -- Dr. Don Rose -- WQXI Atlanta 7/28/1967
3. RIR #406 -- Bob Stewart - Beatles Interview Radio Caroline 3/13/1966
4. RIR #190 -- Jimmy O'Neil -- KFWB Los Angeles 12/30/1966
5. RIR #383 -- Robert W. Morgan - KHJ Los Angeles 5/27/1968
6. RIR #292 -- Eddie Gale - WNOE New Orleans 6/28/1963
7. RIR #166 -- Dick Biondi - WLS Chicago 9/2/1962
8. RIR #144 -- Radio Luxembourg Top 40 show 5/28/1963
9. RIR #524 -- Danny Martinez - KHJ Los Angeles 10/22/1975
10. RIR #205 - Porky Chedwick - WAMO Pittsburgh Pa. 6/16/1960
If you would like to view these shows in depth you can check out our Rock-it Radio Ebay Store at:
and in the upper left hand corner - there is a search box where you can type in the DJ name or Station Call letters and that information on that show will pop up.
Ordering from the Ebay store will also qualify you for the Rock-it Radio
giveaway mentioned previously in this newsletter. Sale of these broadcasts is what keeps Rock-it Radio going and thank you again to everyone that buys these!
=============================================== TOP 50 NATIONS THAT ARE TUNING INTO ROCK-IT RADIO.
We are always amazed at the World Wide Web and the 150+ Countries that tune us in every month online. Here
are the top 30 Countries so far this month.+ or - shows up or down how many positions from the previous week.
(This week we have increased it to the top 50)
1. United States +0
2. United Kingdom +0
3. Canada +0
4. Germany +0
5. France +0
6. Mexico +0
7. Australia +0
8. Netherlands +0
9. Sweden +0
10. Spain +0
11. Brazil +0
12. Japan +0
13. Switzerland +0
14. Belgium +0
15. Italy +0
16. Philippines +0
17. Russia +0
18. Argentina +0
19. Finland +0
20. Czech Republic +0
21. Norway +0
22. Colombia +0
23. Hungary +0
24. Poland +0
25. Serbia +0
26. India +0
27. Peru +0
28. Slovakia +0
29. Chile +0
30. Romania +1
31. Austria -1
32. Indonesia +0
33. Greece +0
34. Thailand +0
35. Ireland +0
36. Morocco +0
37. Turkey +0
38. Denmark +0
39. Barbados +0
40. New Zealand +0
41. Croatia +0
42. Ukraine +0
43. Portugal +0
44. Malaysia +0
45. Bulgaria +1
46. Venezuela -1
47. South Africa +0
48. Slovenia +0
49. Israel +0
50. Saudi Arabia +0
TOP 25 U.S. STATES TUNING INTO ROCK-IT RADIO
1. California +0
2. Florida +0
3. Pennsylvania +0
4. New York +0
5. Texas +0
6. Ohio +0
7. North Carolina +0
8. New Jersey +0
9. Massachusetts +0
10. Illinois +0
11. Washington +0
12. Maryland +1
13. Missouri -1
14. Georgia +1
15. Michigan -1
16. Arizona +0
17. Wisconsin +0
18. Indiana +0
19. Oregon +0
20. Virginia +1
21. Alabama -1
22. Nevada +0
23. Connecticut +0
24. Tennessee +0
25. Minnesota +1
SHOW THE WORLD YOU TUNE INTO ROCK-IT RADIO!
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============================================= TUNE INTO THE WORLD ON YOUR COMPUTER!
Tune into the World on your Computer....In our Radio Links page we have put together several directories of sites of Radio Stations that can be heard around the world... Come check it out and tune into the world right from your computer at: http://www.rockitradio.net/internetradio.html
============================================ DO YOU HAVE A WEBSITE? WANT TO PUT A ROCK-IT RADIO LINK ON IT?
Do you happen to have your own website? We would love to swap links with you and help promote each others site. We now have a new link as well that will automatically play Rock-it Radio programs on your website. To get the html code
and design of your choice you can just go to our links page at:
If you or know someone that would like airplay on Rock-it Radio we invite you to submit your press kits to Rock-it Radio. Our website for further informmation is: http://www.palmsradio.com/airplay.html
============================================ Latest openings at Rock-it Radio.
============================================ Rock-it Radio Program Webpage Reminder
Remember, if the show that you want to hear is getting close to the bottom of the list of radio shows, you should tune in as soon as you can. These shows to have a high audio quality require a lot of internet bandwidth and memory. And currently we can only afford the 25 latest shows online here at Rock-it Radio. So, when a new show is put online it knocks the oldest one off the Rock-it Radio archives page. Usually a show will at least last 16 to 20 days, once it is placed in the archives.
============================================ Come Join the Rock-it Listener's Club
Want to join our Listeners Club?? And be notified when new shows are playing on the Rock-it. If you are not a member of our listeners club it isreally easy to join... just go to our main website at: http://www.rockitradio.net
and click the button that reads... "click here to be on our mailing list" at the top of the page. When you click there leave your e mail address and you are in...it's free and it gives you the playlists and news on our latest shows.
============================================ OUR SISTER STATION FIRST NATIONS BROADCASTING.
We invite you to also check out our sister station -- First Nations
Broadcasting. And tune into the rather Cool North of the Yukon and Alaska with our very own Debbie Snowdove!