Jun 252014

On tonight’s show I have Jennifer Jarvis from East Lothian’s ‘Enjoy Leisure’.

She’ll be telling us about what you can get up to with your kids over the summer months and in between, we’ll have heaps of good tunes to get you in the mood for summer.  Dinae miss it – or you might miss what to do on a rainy day and that would be sad 🙂 x

Jun 232014

This week I have lined up a great show for you.

The ‘Artist of the Week’ is Cat Stevens. His music was always being played on the radio back in the 60’s and 70’s and he recorded some fabulous tracks including the likes of ‘Morning Has Broken’, ‘Peace Train’ and ‘Father and Son’. I’ll be playing half a dozen or so of his hits throughout the show.

The ‘Classical Corner’ spot features the ‘Masquerade Waltz’ by Arum Khachaturian which featured in the film ‘War & Peace’. So if you’re a classical music dummy like me, listen in as I have researched it and I’ll tell you what I found out about before playing it at around 11.30.

We’ll take our usual peep back in history at 10.30 with the help of Howard’s fabulous website ‘Beautiful Britain’ and discover what had happened here in the UK on 25th. June in years past and there is yet another chance to win a Radio Saltire Car Sticker in our free competition – ‘Spot The TV Show That Grannie Used To Watch’ by identifying the show from a very short piece of the signature tune that I will play.

No guest this week so I will be indulging in some great music – embracing a glorious mix of Golden Oldies, more recent and chart hits.

Join me if you can on Wednesday morning from 10.00 am.

Jun 192014

The website for Rushfest Scotland is   rushfestscotland.com.  There are no T-shirts left but there are still prints at £20 available for the original artwork by Fort William Artist Claire Innes, specially commissioned for the event.  Rushfest Scotland also have a facebook page for your ideas for next year too.  Please note proceeds go to MacMillan Cancer Support.

Jun 182014

On tonight’s show I have Mike Sword, one of the three blokes involved in RUSHFEST scotland. Mike is an old DJ friend so we’ll be talking not just about the wonderfully successful event itself and the money they raised for MacMillan, but probably harking back to some classics. Don’t miss it – should be a hoot, or should that be the hooters lol. http://www.rushfestscotland.com

Jun 162014

Regular listeners will know that each week I try to interview someone who is local and in the public eye and this week it is my pleasure to welcome a man who was born in the Vert Hospital in Haddington and brought up in Northfield, Tranent. A former Ross High pupil, he played football for Haddington Star and Tynecastle Boys Club, and whilst on the books at Celtic (under the watchful eye of Jock Stein), he appeared on loan in a Tranent Juniors Shirt. However he was spotted by Scottish soccer legend Willie Ormond and was persuaded to sign for Hearts. Unfortunately his career came to an abrupt end when injury forced him out of the game.
Since then he has worked as a lorry driver, a clerk in an office and with Lloyds Bank. In 1990 he qualified as a football referee and joined Tranent & Elphinstone Community Council, which he chaired for eight years.
However in more recent times he has been appointed as a director of Musselburgh Racecourse and in 2007 was elected as an East Lothian Councillor for the Fa’side Ward.
His passion is horse racing and as well as running a couple of tipster websites, he regularly becomes involved in raising money for charity through the horse racing fraternity.
Kenny McLeod
He is, of course, Kenny McLeod and Kenny will be joining me in the studio a little after the News Bulletin at noon.

There are the usual regulars including at about 10.30 a look back at ‘This Day in History’ to see what happened here in the UK on 18th. June in times past – helped along as usual by Howard and his terrific website – Beautiful Britain.

‘Classical Corner’ this week features Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 4 in A Major – Op. 90 ‘Italian’ – First Movement – a very long name for a very lovely piece.
So if you’re a classical music dummy like me, listen in at about 11.30 and I’ll tell you a bit about it before we give it a spin.

Then of course there’s this week’s competition. The ‘What’s The TV Show That Grannie Used To Watch Competition’: Just identify a mystery theme tune introduction and let me know what old TV show it fronted. Three lucky listeners will each win a Radio Saltire Car Sticker. Just email or text me during the show with your answer. All correct entries will be entered into the hat and the winners drawn out and announced at around 12.45 pm.

This week’s featured artist is the irrepressible Robbie Williams and I’ll be playing half a dozen or so of his tracks that I’m sure you will be familiar with throughout the show.

So try and join me on Wednesday morning from 10.00 am. There’s a lot to squeeze in – including a perfect mix (although I say it myself) of golden oldies, some newer stuff and a few tracks from the current charts. So something for everyone methinks….

‘AM into the PM’

Andy Morris into the afternoon