Current Nostalgia Radio

 


There are a growing number of internet radio stations and blog sites that play music of years gone by. This is more than nostalgia, after all, there are few around today who were active record buyers and listeners in the 1920s.  The music of the past is our heritage. It is also very enjoyable. Below are some of the sites that can be found on the web to satisfy our musical needs at a time when mainstream stations are increasingly competitive within a narrow range of modern music. If there are other stations worth listing here, please do let me know and I can add more in. 

‘The Dance Band Days’ Tony Bradley presents a specialist show that features  the sounds of the dance bands and the big bands, old and new, on Thursday evenings between 8 and 9pm.


Listen again to the broadcast of ‘The Dance Band Days’ 31-8-17 and 7-9-17. Left click to listen, right click to download.


DBD GLOSS FM - BROADCAST 31-8-17.mp3

GLOSS FM -  BROADCAST 7-9-17.mp3

DBD - GLOSS FM - BROADCAST 14-9-17.mp3

DBD - GLOSS FM - 21-9-17 BROADCAST.mp3


Memorable Melodies. Mike Carey, of Radio Derby, presents an excellent show, featuring a wide range of music on Sunday afternoons from 4-6pm. Mike’s musical knowledge is second to none, and he is of course Denny’s biographer.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d743

Memory Lane - Nick Muir presents Exmouth’s ‘Bay FM’  ‘Memory Lane’ two hour programme on Sunday afternoons and he plays music from the 20s through to the 60s, including lots of dance bands. Nick has an all inclusive show and his listeners are known collectively as the Memory Lane family.  You can hear a selection of Nick’s two hour shows on the ‘listen again’ page on the Bay FM site. Nick will ask you to identlfy lesser known singers to win a gold star. One of the nicest programmes around.

Angel Radio is a dedicated Station run by dedicated people who love music nostalgia.


http://angelradio.co.uk   

The British Dance Band Show - John Wright


John Wright’s British dance band Show features music, often rare items, from his own vast collection of 78rpm records. John has extensive knowledge of the music and artists.


http://r2ok.co.uk/dancebandshow.htm 

Radiocafe is a dedicated site for a variety of nostalgia sounds.


http://www.radiocafe.co.uk  

Clare Teal - Radio 2


Clare plays a variety of vintage music on Radio 2. Clare took over Malcolm Laycock’s Sunday night dance band and big band programme and her current two hour show has become broader based. Clare still features the dance bands.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0940rnr  

Retro Jukebox. Musician and great artist Andy Eastwood brings all kinds of musical nostalgia to his interesting site.


http://www.retrojukebox.biz

‘Unforgettable’ is a two hour show that is broadcast as three separate programmes each week on BBC Radio Manchester and BBC Radio Lancashire by Gerald Jackson and Radio Solent by Bob Roberts. 


BBC Radio Manchester - Unforgettable with Gerald Jackson  Sundays at 10.00pm till 12.00 midnight.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05cj75y


BBC Radio Lancashire - Unforgettable with Gerald Jackson   Sundays at 4.00pm till 6.00pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05cj2wc


BBC Radio Solent Unforgettable with Bob Roberts Sundays at 9.00pm till 12.00 midnight. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05c3q73


Dale Temple - ‘Time Was’ Dale plays a broad range of vintage music that also quite a lot of British and American dance bands. Dale also appreciates Denny Dennis and plays Denny’s records whenever he can. His show is on Thursday afternoons from 3 until 6. (USA time - which one?) Click on the red radio to listen live. The whole Station plays vintage music of many kinds.


http://www.wrdv.org/index.html

Serenade Radio


Easy Listening specialists


http://www.serenade-radio.com

Discover a wealth of old broadcasts from such classic presenters as Alan Dell and Brian Rust.


http://musicnostalgia.com

Masters of Melody. In the days before Radio 1 and 2 there was a thing called light music and ‘Music While You Work’. Through his wonderful website, composer Brian Reynolds brings it all back to us through recordings of those broadcasts and Brian’s extensive knowledge of the artists involved, many  of whom were part of the Golden Age of British Dance Bands. Brian regularly adds recordings to his site. A superb site.

Shellac Stack Podcast

Bryan hosts an excellent weekly one hour podcast that features music of all genres from 78 rpm records. Bryan has a great interest in British and American dance bands of the 1920s to 1940s, and this is reflected in his show.

The Earl Okin Show. Lots of podcasts that offer an eclectic mix of many genres of vintage music. A search through the podcasts and their playlists will reveal music from the dance band era. 


http://earlokin.blogspot.co.uk

Scratchy Grooves - lots of podcasts of vintage music from Bill, with  downloads. A real treasure trove of musical history.


http://scratchygrooves.com

Nostalgia Programmes from the BBC