2015/09/07

UPDATE: Alton Andrews now on NovumFM

Alton Andrews 2015
BFBS Cologne's Drive Time Show in the late 80s into 1990 was hosted by Alton Andrews until the last show from the BFBS Cologne Studios in Parkstrasse 61, Cologne Marienburg. The last Drive Time Show went out and I was there to witness the sad moments including the late PMcD who sadly passed away in the February 2015.

With the help of the great internet I found Alton Andrews again who hosted a show called "Rythm of the Night" on Diamond FM in the United Kingdom. I tuned into it the other day and I felt like listening again to BFBS Cologne's Drive Time Show with Alton Andrews. He still has the same speed and it is great to hear him on the radio again. Unfortunately, in the summer of 2015 Diamond FM closed down and Alton moved to NovumFm based in Germany, however, hosts the show from the United Kingdom.

Here is the link to the website of NovumFM where you can find the radio player to listen to. Enjoy Alton Andrews again on the radio.

#BFBS #BFBS_radio #AltonAndrews #BFBS-DJs

2015/03/27

Paul Gambaccini's American Greatest Hits on BFBS - Bullets

Paul Gambaccini
BFBS Radio also made sure the American Charts were played on the network and there surely is no better radio presenter to engage in hosting the American Chart Show than PAUL GAMBACCINI. Thank you to the kind fan of BFBS who went through his collection and digitalised the tapes and made the shows available. I am sure many of you will be very happy with this series to appear here for your listening pleasure. 
By the way - Paul Gambaccini still is on the radio and hosts America's Greatest Hits on BBC Radio 2 every Saturday evening. Check it out. Also he sounds still the same than way back when... :)  Happy Listening!

Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 21 January 1984
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 11 February 1984
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 25 February 1984
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 28 July 1984
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 09 March 1985
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 01 June 1985
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 24 August 1985
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 14 September 1985
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 19 October 1985
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 09 November 1985
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 18 January 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 15 February 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 29 March 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 10 May 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 07 June 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 26 July 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 06 September 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 18 October 1986 (Show Incomplete)
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 06 December 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 07 February 1987
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 25 April 1987 (Show Incomplete)
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 13 June 1987
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 22 August 1987
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 07 November 1987
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 23 January 1988
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 02 April 1988
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 11 June 1988
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 06 August 1988
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 10 September 1988
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 05 November 1988
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 07 January 1989
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 11 March 1989

BFBS Soul Shows added

BFBS Radio aired great Soul Shows over the years in programmes such as Soul Train with Andy Peebles, Soul Station with Tony Blackburn and Tommy Vance hosted the Soul Bowl. Thanks to fans from around the BFBS family I am glad that we received so many recordings which you can experience now on this page and enjoy the great Soul Music. 

But now enjoy below shows from the BFBS Soul Cave. :)

Tommy Vance on BFBS
Tommy Vance hosted a series of "The Soul Bowl" on BFBS in the late 80s. Two of the shows are available below.

Soul Bowl (Tommy Vance) June 1988
Soul Bowl (Tommy Vance) December 1988

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Andy Peebles "Mr. Soul Train"
Andy Peebles also hosted a very nice series of shows on BFBS called "Soul Train" in the mid 80s

Soul Train (Andy Peebles) May 1986
Soul Train (Andy Peebles) July 1986
Soul Train (Andy Peebles)(week 22-89)
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Tony Blackburn
Tony Blackburn hosted the "Soul Station" on BFBS in the mid to late 80s. Very glad to share all these shows with you and thanks to the kind person that made the shows available for us. 

By the way, Tony Blackburn hosts a weekly Soul and Motown Show on BBC Three Counties Radio every Sunday morning. Well worth a listen and Tony does still sound as in the early days.

Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) December 1985
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) March 1986
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) April 1986
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) Ocotber 1986
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) October 1986 - Second show in the month
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) November 1986
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) January 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) February 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) March 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) April 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) June 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) July 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) September 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) October 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) December 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) January 1988
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) March 1988
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) June 1988
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) August 1988
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) September 1988

2015/03/25

BFBS Cologne - A Fairytale - watch this

Staff, Presenters, Sound Engineers etc who worked at BFBS Cologne took part at the annual BFBS Cologne Dinner and this year saw the 25th Anniversary after the closure of BFBS Cologne which was based in Parkstrasse 61 in Cologne Marienburg. The last BFBS Cologne Station Manager Colin Rugg opened the evening to welcome all the attendees and guests such as former BFBS Presenters Richard Astbury, Alan Clough, Mark Tyley, Nick Bailey but also remembered the famous BFBS voices that passed away since the last gathering like Peter McDonagh.

During the dinner a video was presented of BFBS Cologne that Tom Hausmann found and kindly shared it with all of us via the internet. Now it is my great pleasure to share that video with the many fans of BFBS Radio.

BFBS-Cologne - A Fairy-Tale from Joe Bloggs on Vimeo.

2015/02/03

And now: Some More Big Wood Tales found

Uncle Bill telling the stories
Following to the success of the Big Wood Stories which I received some more episodes from a fan who recorded them off BFBS Radio when they were initially broadcast. Uncle Bill stories that first aired on BFBS during the 60s and lived on on BFBS during the following years. A big thanks to Kevin Lach who kindly more stories for our BFBS Radio Archive. Enjoy this trip down Memory Lane! :)

Before with have some more audio stories Also I received a written story narrated by Keith Kelly from the United Kingdom:

Hi,

Great idea for a trip down memory lane!

I was in Iserlohn with the Royal Engineers during the 70s and there was an occasion when the Regiment had an open day, basically to show the wives and Kids what the blokes actually did at work.

There was a sort of mini fairground, rides on armoured vehicles etc etc AND a beer tent, run by the Corporals Mess. BFBS, before the event, showed great interest and promised to send someone along.

Uncle Bill arrived, quite early in the day, accompanied by the BFBS Outside Broadcast Unit, and they set up their gear next to the beer tent. Throughout the day various events were covered, live, on the radio. Bill seemed to be spending a lot of time in the beer tent, not forgetting the rather boozy lunch in the Sgts Mess!

The time arrived for Bill to do his stuff and a hush fell over the sports fields as we listened to him, broadcasting to the entire Free World LIVE! At the end Bill did what Bill always did and said “Goodnight Children, Everywhere”.  Spontaneous applause erupted from the gathered throng outside the trailer and Bill, not realising he was still ON AIR said, in a very loud, slurred voice,

“That will shut the little fuckers up for another night”

How I, and many around me, didn’t suffer a heart attack at that very moment I will never know.

Very Funny!

Regards
Keith


And now it is time for some more stories as told by Uncle Bill:

038 - Mr Owl and the Bishop's ring
039 - Aunt Daisy's Potted Plant
040 - The old windmill
041 - The water cress adventure
042 - The secret of the castle library
043 - Badger's motorbike and sidecar
044 - Mr Ospray's magic
045 - A game of golf
046 - The bells of St. Francis
047 - Rumpus at Big Wood Primary School
048 - Greenfly
050 - The Highwaymen
051 - Bramble Pie
052 - The Ten Tennis Balls
053 - The North Bay Branch Line
054 - Operation Thatch Cover
056 - Mr. Owl and the Fire-Fighting Exercise
057 - The Luxury Cruise
058 - The Silver Jubilee Visit
059 -  Owl's bi-plane Hetty-incomplete
060 -  The Jam Runners - incomplete
061 -  The trip to the sea
062 -  The long weekend

2014/06/05

Shows Added: Dave Windsor's BFBS Gold on BFBS Radio 2


BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor

BFBS Gold BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor - Christmas Number Ones (recorded in 90s)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2008-07-30-2)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2008-07-30-3)
Dave Windsor in the BFBS Gold Mine
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2008-07-30-4)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2010-12-17)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2010-12-23)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-07-18)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-07-20)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-07-22)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-07-25)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-07-26)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-07-27)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-07-28)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-07-29)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-02)
Dave Windsor with Fred Povey (Fan)

BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-03)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-04)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-05)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-08)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-09)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-10)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-11)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-12)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-15)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-16)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-17)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-19)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-22)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-23)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-24)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-25)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-08-26)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-09-06)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-09-07)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-09-09)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2011-09-12)
BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2012-11-01) second to last show

BFBS Gold with Dave Windsor (2012-11-02) last show


The Dave Windsor Show on BFBS Radio 2

Dave Windsor at the
Mixing Control Desk at BFBS Radio 2 in London
Dave Windsor (2008-12-19-1)
Dave Windsor (2008-12-19-2)
Dave Windsor (2008-12-19-3)
Dave Windsor (2008-12-19-4)
Dave Windsor (2008-12-22-3)
Dave Windsor (2008-12-24-3)
Dave Windsor (2008-12-24-4)
Dave Windsor (2008-12-26-3)
Dave Windsor (2008-12-26-4)
Dave Windsor (2009-01-28-3)
Dave Windsor (2009-01-28-4)

BFBS Radio Archive is getting bigger - More Audio has been added

Today I have added a whole pile of BFBS audio that over the last few months have been sent in to me for which I am very grateful. Thank you very much to each and every one of you who contributed to the BFBS Fan Blog. Should you still find something in your Treasure Chests in regards to BFBS audio, please do get in touch with me via CONTACT. But now enjoy the shows, jingles, etc - JP:)

Asters' Classics on BFBS Radio 2

Richard Astbury on BFBS Radio 2 - His Afternoon Show


30 Years at Number One

30 Years at Number One - 1968 (David Hamilton)(1985-12-09)
30 Years at Number One - 1975 (David Hamilton)(1986-01-25)
30 Years at Number One - 1979 (David Hamilton)(1986-02)
30 Years at Number One - 1983 (David Hamilton)(1986-03)

Forces Folk Music Shows over the years on BFBS


BFBS London Folk Song Cellar (1970)
BFBS Hello Folk (Wally Whyton)(1969-02-09)

BFBS Sandi's Folk Musikband 112 R4 (1970-11-06)
BFBS Sandi's Folk (excerpt 18'of30', no intro) (1971-04-30)
BFBS Sandi's Folk (excerpt)(1971-04-30)
BFBS Sandi's Folk (excerpt)(1971-04-30)
BFBS Sandi's Folk Musikband 143 G1 (1975-07-20)

BFBS Country Folk (David Allen) (1976-09-01)
BFBS Country Folk (David Allen)(1977-12-03)

BFBS Hello Folk INTRO (1977-02-07)

BFBS Interviews


Me Mark Page


BFBS Top 40

BFBS UK Top 40 (12 Dec 1985) (Charles Foster)

BFBS Oldies Shows


Special BFBS Programmes


Various other BFBS Shows


BFBS Malta

 

Trailers, Spots, Announcements


More BFBS Jingles

BFBS Jingle Package 2002 Reelworld

2014/06/02

At long last: The Big Wood Tales have been found

Uncle Bill and his Tales
I received many requests for help to find these great Uncle Bill stories that first aired on BFBS during the 60s and lived on on BFBS during the following years. A big thanks to BFBS's own Richard Astbury who kindly helped us with the search and got hold of a copy for our BFBS Radio Archive. So the entire series is there for all the fans listed below. Enjoy this trip down Memory Lane! :)





Peter McDonagh (PMcD) from BFBS (He of BFBS Angora) - wrote on his Facebook page the following note after seeing that the Big Wood Tales are on the BFBS Radio Archive website here:

(2014-06-03)
Juergen Boernig, BFBS's archivist in Germany, in conjunction with Richard "Asters" Astbury, MBE, has located and placed in the public domain the tales written and performed in the 60s and 70s by Uncle Bill - William Charles Boyden-Mitchell, possessor of the only airtime voice which made Brian Sewell sound common. I was lucky enough to see at first hand the impact of these stories on HM Forces when I flew out for a Directorial BFBS visit to Hohne. This was the home of the 9th/12th Lancers and their Scimitar Tanks. Their Officers' Mess was an ex-Nazi mansion in the deepest woodland. One lunchtime, with Station Manager Steve Britton, we were driven in convoy on Scimitars to this Wolfschanze, and, standing on the steps of the Mess, I was told by the CO how his officers used to rush back from exercise to undergo a daily weekday ritual with Uncle Bill on BFBS.

As Bill started his Big Wood story for the day on the radio (they lasted about 11 minutes each), every officer would pull the cork from an individual 75cl bottle of duty-free scotch, and see how many inches of scotch he could glug while Uncle Bill's story ran. The prizewinner, who had drinks bought for him for the whole evening, was the officer who consumed the most scotch.

The outright winner was a renegade ex Rhodesian Forces Special Forces officer who managed a whole bottle. Sadly, he didn't last too long....

If the Soviets had known this was their opposition during the Cold War, they would have fucked off back to Russia many years before they actually did!

We salute Uncle Bill for his selfless contribution to the Cold War, and the Triumph of the West!

PMcD

Tales from Big Wood: 01 - Big Wood Cricket Match
Tales from Big Wood: 02 - Gold And Cream Teas
Tales from Big Wood: 03 - High Wind In Big Wood
Tales from Big Wood: 04 - Mr. Owl & The Sorry Tale Of Summer Madness
Tales from Big Wood: 05 - Mr. Owl Strikes Oil
Tales from Big Wood: 06 - Mr. Owl & The Spring Flower Show
Tales from Big Wood: 07 - The Big Wood Local Defense Regiment
Tales from Big Wood: 08 - A New Look For The Regiment
Tales from Big Wood: 09 - War In Big Wood
Tales from Big Wood: 10 - Mr. Hedgehog's Secret
Tales from Big Wood: 11 - Mr. Owl And A Strawberry Trifle
Tales from Big Wood: 12 - Trouble On The Industry Front
Tales from Big Wood: 13 - Mr. Owl And The Bees
Tales from Big Wood: 14 - Mr. Owl And The Big Wood Firework Display
Tales from Big Wood: 15 - Mr. Owl And The New Bus
Tales from Big Wood: 16 - Mr. Owl And The New Council Offices
Tales from Big Wood: 17 - Mr. Owl Catches Fire
Tales from Big Wood: 18 - Mr. Owl Does The Cooking
Tales from Big Wood: 19 - Mr. Owl Gets A Surprise
Tales from Big Wood: 20 - Mr. Owl Goes Caravaning
Tales from Big Wood: 21 - Mr. Owl Goes On A Picnic
Tales from Big Wood: 22 - Mr. Owl In The Fog
Tales from Big Wood: 23 - Mr. Owl Paints The House
Tales from Big Wood: 24 - Wild Man Of The Woods
Tales from Big Wood: 25 - Mr. Owl Takes A Bath
Tales from Big Wood: 26 - Mr. Owl Under The Weather
Tales from Big Wood: 27 - On The Night Of The Blizzard
Tales from Big Wood: 28 - Owl And The Fishing Contest
Tales from Big Wood: 29 - Owl Goes Camping
Tales from Big Wood: 30 - The Big Wood Elections
Tales from Big Wood: 31 - A Visitor From Mars
Tales from Big Wood: 32 - The Black Leather Document Case
Tales from Big Wood: 33 - The Egg & Spoon Marathon
Tales from Big Wood: 34 - Thunderstorm In Bog Wood
Tales from Big Wood: 35 - Unveiling The Cathedral Clock
Tales from Big Wood: 36 - Water Rat's Grand Flying Tour