Radio Appearances

Radio Appearances

ALL RADIO APPEARANCES – PAST AND FUTURE
This is a summary of all of Derek Shelmerdine’s radio appearances.
Follow the links for details of all of these radio appearances: the podcasts, associated blogs and extended playlists.
The radio shows are mostly based around the content of his book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, which tells the story of rock’n’roll from its roots to punk in the mid-1970s and its influence on the artists and bands which followed.

1: REGULAR MONTHLY RADIO APPEARANCES

2: CONTINUING RADIO APPEARANCES

  • BBC RADIO YORK – England, York: Next appearance – To be announced…
  • Two or three times a year I join Adam Tomlinson and Anna Wallace on their afternoon show. It runs from Monday to Friday and I join them for a five-part series, which is then aired at the same time on each day of that particular week. The topics have included Christmas Specials and The Summer of Love

3: OCCASIONAL & ONE-OFF GUEST RADIO APPEARANCES

  • CCR – CHELMSFORD COMMUNITY RADIO – England, Chelmsford:
  • Occasionally, I join Paul Dupree on his Transmission show, when we chat for the duration of his two-hour show about some aspect of rock’n’roll and talk about the various songs, chosen to illustrate the point.

  • TALK RADIO EUROPE – Spain, Costa Del Sol
  • During a stay in Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol, I made a regular monthly appearance on Dave Hodgson’s show on Talk Radio Europe, when we chatted about artists and bands such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones (the Brian Jones Years).

SINGLE GUEST RADIO APPEARANCES

Mostly interviews to promote my book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled

    RADIO STATION DETAILS

    The radio stations are listed ALPHABETICALLY – Please use the index above to access them with ease.

    ALIEN X RADIO – Monthly Radio Appearances: THE JOHN LEBANG SHOW

    Alien X Radio Detroit – USA
    On the last Sunday of every month Derek Shelmerdine joins John Lebang to talk about what some of rock’n’roll’s legends were up to in the 1960s and ’70s and where you can see them on tour now.

    The John Lebang Show is first aired on Alien X Radio and is then syndicated on radio stations across America and the UK, every day for the next week.

    ALL of Derek Shelmerdine’s guest appearances with John Lebang:
    details of ALL the shows + LISTEN AGAIN + details of the syndicated radio stations – dates and times
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    NEXT SHOW
    25 February: The John Lebang Show
    What rock’n’roll’s heroes were up to in the 1960s and ’70s and where you can see them on tour now.
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    PREVIOUS SHOWS
    For details of ALL the shows + LISTEN AGAIN + details of the syndicated radio stations – dates and times.

    2018

    28 January: The John Lebang Show
    British and American bands in the “British Invasion”. What rock’n’roll’s heroes were up then and where you can see them on tour now.

    5 January: The John Lebang Show – Banger Music Awards
    I announced the winner of the Best Music Video of 2017 award.

    2017

    25 & 26 November:
    John Lebang Show – Festive Special
    This month my Rock’n’Roll Unravelled spot is spread across both of John’s first and second hours!
    For details of the Festive rock’n’roll stories, the artists and bands on tour, and the syndicated radio stations – dates and times

    29 October
    Halloween Special, taking a look at: Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Queen and much more…

    9 September
    This month we look at The Doors, Jefferson Airplane and 1970s punk bands New York Dolls, The Clash, The Stranglers, The Runaways and Sex Pistols.

    30 July
    This month we look at The Rolling Stones, Cream, Frank Zappa collaborations with The Animals, Led Zeppelin and Grand Funk Railroad, and Queen.

    25 June
    This month it’s The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Monkees and Pink Floyd.

    28 May
    In this second episode, we looked at Alice Cooper, Procol Harum, Buffalo Springfield and The Drifters, what they were up to in the 1960s and ’70s and where you can see them now.

    30 April
    This first episode of a new monthly slot with John looked at, Bob Dylan/The Band, The Beach Boys, The Who and Deep Purple – Then and Now.

    2016

    11 December
    John is on for eight hours of Alien X Radio’s 36-hour Radiothon, from midnight to 8.00 am (Eastern).
    I’ll be joining John on-air around 9.00 am UK (4.00 am Eastern).

    2 October
    Interview with John Lebang about my book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and the music of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

    BBC RADIO YORK

    BBC Radio York (York – UK)
    For more information about Adam & Anna’s Afternoon Show and to listen again…
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    NEXT APPEARANCE
    Next topic and dates to be announced…
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    PREVIOUS SHOWS

    2017

    18 to 22 December
    Christmas Special -The stories behind some of the classic Christmas singles.

    21 to 25 August
    5-part series 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

    27 to 30 December 2016
    The fifteen-minute slot will be on around 3.10 pm UK.
    The five topics are:
    TUESDAY: Phil Spector’s Christmas
    WEDNESDAY: The Beatles at Christmastime
    THURSDAY: Christmas Rock Embraced the Classics
    FRIDAY: Christmas at Motown
    FRIDAY: Rock’n’Roll Heroes at Christmas

    1 to 5 August 2016
    …At around 3.15 pm (UK) each afternoon Derek Shelmerdine provides a 15-minute slice of rock’n’roll history.
    MONDAY: The Rise and Fall of American Rock’n’Roll in the 1950s
    TUESDAY: The Beatles
    WEDNESDAY: Rock Music Matured in the mid-1960s
    THURSDAY: Elvis Presley
    FRIDAY: Eric Clapton

    14 June 2016
    …A look at Derek Shelmerdine’s new book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled

    CCR – CHELMSFORD COMMUNITY RADIO

    CCR – Chelmsford Community Radio (Chelmsford – UK) CCR – Chelmsford Community Radio
    Paul Dupree – Transmission Wednesday evening, 8.30 to 10.00 pm (UK)
    For more information Simon Dupree: Transmission – Listen again
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    NEXT SHOW
    To be announced…
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    PREVIOUS SHOWS
    For ALL the shows Simon Dupree: Transmission – LISTEN AGAIN

    2017
    12 April: The Birth of Rock Music – 1965-1969
    2016
    21 September: The Stiff Records Story
    10 August: Rock’n’Roll Unravelled The story of rock’n’roll continued… – Part 2: the 1970s.
    18 May: Rock’n’Roll Unravelled The story of rock’n’roll from its roots to mid-1970s punk – Part 1

    FLIPSIDE RADIO

    Flipside Radio (Chester – UK)
    Kenny Stewart: Elvis Airways Tuesday evening, 7.00 to 8.00 pm (UK) Flipside Radio
    For more information about the Elvis competition and to listen again
    26 July: The winner of the Elvis competition will be announced
    5 July 2016: Interview with Kenny Stewart
    …PLUS an Elvis competition, the prize is a copy of my book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled

    k107 FM

    k107 FM (Kirkcaldy – UK)
    Lunchtime with John Murray – Wednesday, noon to 2.00 pm (UK) k107 FM
    For more information about the show
    14 December 2016: Interview with John

    MERIDIAN FM

    Meridian FM (East Grinstead – UK)

    MERIDIAN FM – DAVE ROBERTS
    Music for Grown Ups Thursday, 8.00 to 11.0 pm (UK) Meridian FM
    Once a month Derek Shelmerdine joins Dave Roberts for two sessions during Dave’s Music for Grown Ups show.
    PART 1
    At around 8.20 until 9.00 pm: to talk about some aspect of rock’n’roll. It could be an artist, band, record label, genre, just about anything associated with the music of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.
    PART 2
    Derek rejoins Dave at 10.00 pm for the Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour. A look at what went on in the world of rock’n’roll down the years.
    STANDING IN FOR DAVE ROBERS
    Derek Shelmerdine stands in for host Dave Roberts when he takes a well-deserved break, with three hours of great music and the stories behind the songs.

    MERIDIAN FM – TIM WATERS
    Derek Shelmerdine also covers sometimes for Tim Waters on his Off the Beaten Track show, every Thursday 5-8.00 pm (UK), with three hours of great music and the stories behind the songs.

    For a list of the previous shows with Dave and Tim

  • Meridian FM – With Dave Roberts and covering for him
  • Meridian FM – Covering for Tim Waters
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    NEXT SHOW – WITH DAVE ROBERTS
    15 February
    PART 1: 8.20 – 9.00 pm (UK): The Story of Atlantic Records – Part 1
    details of show

    PART 2: 10.00 – 11.00 pm (UK): Rock”n’Roll Unravelled Hour
    The stories behind the songs, the artists and bands, plus lots more…
    details about the Rock”n’Roll Unravelled Hour

    NEXT SHOW – STANDING IN FOR TIM WATERS
    15 March
    Great music from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s… and the stories behind the songs.
    Watch this space for details of the show…
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    MERIDIAN FM – WITH DAVE ROBERTS AND COVERING FOR HIM

    PREVIOUS SHOWS – WITH DAVE ROBERTS
    For details of ALL the shows + LISTEN AGAIN + ASSOCIATED BLOGS + PLAYLISTS

    1 February
    I stood in for Dave, who was away on holiday.

    25 January
    Dave was taken ill just before the show and I stood in for him.

    2018

    14 December
    Part 1: The Glyn Johns Story
    Part 2: Rock”n’Roll Unravelled Hour – the stories behind the songs, the artists and bands, plus lots more…

    30 November
    Part 1: The Krautrock Story
    Part 2: Rock”n’Roll Unravelled Hour The stories behind the songs, the artists and bands, plus lots more…

    26 October
    Covering for host Dave Roberts, who’s away on holiday
    Three hours of great music and stories about the artists and songs – three hours of rock’n’roll unravelled!

    5 October
    The Andrew Loog Oldham Story

    21 September
    Part 1: The Liverpool Scene in the 1960s
    Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – the stories behind the music…

    24 August
    I am standing in for host Dave Roberts who is away on holiday this week – for the whole 3-hour show!

    17 August
    Part 1: The Roots of Heavy Metal
    Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – August down the years

    20 July
    Part 1: UK Glam Rock in the 1970s
    Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – July down the years

    8 June
    Part 1: Summer of Love – 50th Anniversary
    Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – June down the years

    18 May
    Part 1: Rock’n’Roll Tragedies
    Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – May down the years

    6 April
    Part 1: The Chuck Berry Story
    Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – April down the years

    9 March
    Part 1: The UK’s Psychedelic ’60s
    Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – March down the years

    9 February
    Part 1: The Motown Story
    Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – February down the years

    19 January
    Part 1: Giorgio Gomelsky and the Crawdaddy Club
    Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – January down the years

    2016

    15 December
    Part 1: Guitar Heroes (part 2)
    Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – December down the years

    17 November
    Part 1: The R&B Roots of Rock’n’Roll
    Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – November down the years

    20 October
    Part 1: From Altamont to Punk
    Part 2: Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – October down the years

    15 September
    Part 1: 3 Producers Who Changed the Face of Rock’n’Roll: Sam Phillips, Phil Spector and George Martin
    Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – September down the years The first Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour

    28 Jul: Three Guitar Legends BB King, Chuck Berry and Eric Clapton

    23 Jun: A Dip into Rock’n’Roll Unravelled

    26 May: Early Beatles (Before Ringo)

    28 Apr: 1960s Underground Scene

    17 Mar: Stiff Records Story

    25 Feb: Singer-Songwriters

    21 Jan: David Bowie Story

    2015

    17 Dec: Rise and Fall of American Rock’n’Roll

    19 Nov: 1970s Punk

    1 Oct: Cream: Coming Together

    MERIDIAN FM – COVERING FOR TIM WATERS

    2017

    PREVIOUS SHOWS – STANDING IN FOR TIM WATERS
    For details of ALL the shows + LISTEN AGAIN + ASSOCIATED BLOGS + PLAYLISTS

    14 December
    5.00 to 8.00 pm (UK) – The Rock’n’Roll Story Part 2 Part 1 took the story from rock’n’roll’s roots to the birth of rock music in the mid-1960s. Part 2 concludes the story and takes up to mid-1970s punk.
    For more details about The Rock’n’Roll Story Part 2

    30 November
    The Rock’n’Roll Story Part 1 from its roots to mid-1970s punk
    Part 1 takes the story from rock’n’roll’s roots, to the birth of rock music in the mid 1960s.
    For more details about The Rock’n’Roll Story Part 1

    MERSEY RADIO

    Mersey Radio (Liverpool – UK)
    The Frank Carlyle Show: 8.00 – 10.30 pm (UK) Monday Evening on Mersey Radio
    For information about ALL of the shows + LISTEN AGAIN
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    NEXT SHOW
    26 February: More Famous After Death
    Watch this space for information about the show…
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    PREVIOUS SHOWS
    For information about ALL of the shows + LISTEN AGAIN

    2018

    22 January: The Drifters Story

    2017

    25 December: extended version of the Stories behind Classic Christmas Singles
    18 December: Stories behind Classic Christmas Singles

    27 November: The Clarence “Frogman” Henry Story

    23 October: The Jackie Wilson Story

    18 September: The Jimi Hendrix Story

    28 August: The Steve Marriott Story

    24 July: The atmosphere and intimacy of the 1960s Liverpool Clubs

    26 June: Less Well-Known Merseybeat Bands

    29 May: The Sgt Pepper story

    1 May: Liverpool Clubs in the Late 1950s and 1960s

    10 April: Brian Casser plus The Big Three

    13 February: The History of Liverpool’s Cavern Club

    2016

    12 December: Story of the Early Beatles Before drummer Pete Best, 1957 to mid-1960.

    24 Oct: Frank has kindly invited me onto his radio show to talk about my book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled.

    RADIO WEY

    To listen to the shows on Radio Wey
    Listen with Lara
    Listen With Lara with Lara Mcnamee: 4.00 – 5.00 pm (UK) Sunday afternoon.
    Brunchtime Breakfast
    Brunchtime Breakfast with Jon Andrews: 9.00 am – noon (UK) Monday Morning
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    NEXT SHOW
    Jon Andrews’ Brunchtime Breakfast: To be announced…
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    PREVIOUS SHOWS
    2017
    Jon Andrews’ Brunchtime Breakfast
    15 May
    All about Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and the music of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.
    To listen to the show

    Listen with Lara
    9 April
    I’ll be talking to Lara about three 1960s songs which bring back great memories of the time.
    For more information about the show

    THE SATURDAY HOP

    The Saturday Hop (UK based radio show, syndicated in the UK and America)
    Hosted by Susanne Taggart, the show plays music from the first days of rock’n’roll and rockabilly, through to the Revival of the 70’s and 80’s.
    10 December 2016: Derek Shelmerdine will be talking to Susanne about his new book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled
    For more information and to listen again The Saturday Hop
    The show is syndicated to:
    91.8 Hayes FM: Saturday 12 pm (UK)
    WFRM: Saturday 2 pm (UK)
    Jive Time Radio: Saturday 3 pm (UK)
    Kidderminster Local Radio: Saturday 7 pm (UK)
    WLINY Radio: Saturday 7 pm (US Eastern)
    Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues Radio: Saturday 8 am and Monday 11 am (US Eastern)

    TALK RADIO EUROPE

    The Daily with Dave Hodgson, Monday to Thursday, 4.00 to 6.00 pm (CET), on Talk Radio Europe
    San Pedro, Costa del Sol
    For information about ALL the Talk Radio Europe shows + LISTEN AGAIN

    2017
    25 May: Jimi Hendrix Story

    20 April: The Birth of Rock Music

    16 March: The Rolling Stones – The Brian Jones Years

    2 February: Eric Clapton: The Band Years

    11 January: Rock’n’Roll Unravelled
    At 4.25 pm (CET), I’ll be talking to Dave about my new book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. We’ll also be chatting about the music of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.