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
- ALIEN X RADIO – The John Lebang Show – USA: Detroit, MI: Next appearance: 25 February
Following its debut on Alien X Radio, The John Lebang Show is syndicated all the following week on radio stations across America, the UK and Australia.
- MERIDIAN FM – England, East Grinstead: DAVE ROBERTS Next appearance: 15 February
- MERIDIAN FM – England, East Grinstead: TIM WATERS Next appearance: 15 March
- MERSEY RADIO – England, Liverpool: Next appearance: 26 February
Every month I join John to look at what bands and artists were up to in the 1960s and ’70s, and where they can be seen on tour now. The tour information can be found elsewhere on this website.
Every month I join Dave Roberts on his Music for Grown Ups show, for two separate sessions.
From around 8.20 – 9.00 pm (UK) we talk about rock’n’roll, it could be an artist, band, producer, record label, genre, or just about any aspect of music from rock’n’roll’s roots to mid-1970s punk – and beyond…
I rejoin Dave at 10.00 to 11.00 pm (UK) for the Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour, where I look at the background to six pieces of rock’n’roll history – truly, rock’n’roll unravelled…
AND SOMETIMES when Dave is taking a well-earned break, I stand in for the three hours, with great music and the stories behind the songs.
I also stand in for Tim Waters on his show Off the Beaten Track, Thursdays 5-8 pm (UK), with three hours of great music and the stories behind the songs.
Every month I join The Frank Carlyle Show to chat with Frank and his studio guests about a piece of rock’n’roll history. The first few shows focused on the 1950s and ’60s Liverpool scene, with discussions about the early Beatles (before Ringo), Liverpool clubs, movers and shakers, and cult Merseybeat bands. The discussions have now extended to look at some of the roots artists and bands, such as Jackie Wilson, Clarence “Frogman” Henry and The Drifters…
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:
- TALK RADIO EUROPE – Spain, Costa Del Sol
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.
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
- BBC Radio Cornwall – England, Truro
- BBC Radio Leeds – England, Leeds
- EGH Radio – England
- Flipside Radio – England, Chester
- k107 FM – Scotland
- Radio Wey – England, Surrey
- The Saturday Hop – England
- 24.7 The Stream – USA, Chicago, IL
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.
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.
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.
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
Halloween Special, taking a look at: Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Queen and much more…
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.
This month we look at The Rolling Stones, Cream, Frank Zappa collaborations with The Animals, Led Zeppelin and Grand Funk Railroad, and Queen.
This month it’s The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Monkees and Pink Floyd.
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.
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.
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).
Interview with John Lebang about my book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and the music of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.
BBC RADIO CORNWALL
BBC Radio Cornwall (Truro – UK) BBC Radio Cornwall
David White Show Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to noon (UK)
BBC RADIO LEEDS
BBC Radio Leeds (Leeds – UK) BBC Radio Leeds
Richard Stead Show Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to noon (UK)
5 June 2017
Derek Shelmerdine makes his first appearance on BBC Radio Leeds.
For details of Derek Shelmerdine on the Richard Stead Show + LISTEN AGAIN
BBC RADIO YORK
BBC Radio York (York – UK)
For more information about Adam & Anna’s Afternoon Show and to listen again…
Next topic and dates to be announced…
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
To be announced…
For ALL the shows Simon Dupree: Transmission – LISTEN AGAIN
12 April: The Birth of Rock Music – 1965-1969
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 (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
- Meridian FM – With Dave Roberts and covering for him
- Meridian FM – Covering for Tim Waters
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.
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.
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
NEXT SHOW – WITH DAVE ROBERTS
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
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
I stood in for Dave, who was away on holiday.
Dave was taken ill just before the show and I stood in for him.
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…
Part 1: The Krautrock Story
Part 2: Rock”n’Roll Unravelled Hour The stories behind the songs, the artists and bands, plus lots more…
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!
The Andrew Loog Oldham Story
Part 1: The Liverpool Scene in the 1960s
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – the stories behind the music…
I am standing in for host Dave Roberts who is away on holiday this week – for the whole 3-hour show!
Part 1: The Roots of Heavy Metal
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – August down the years
Part 1: UK Glam Rock in the 1970s
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – July down the years
Part 1: Summer of Love – 50th Anniversary
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – June down the years
Part 1: Rock’n’Roll Tragedies
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – May down the years
Part 1: The Chuck Berry Story
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – April down the years
Part 1: The UK’s Psychedelic ’60s
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – March down the years
Part 1: The Motown Story
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – February down the years
Part 1: Giorgio Gomelsky and the Crawdaddy Club
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – January down the years
Part 1: Guitar Heroes (part 2)
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – December down the years
Part 1: The R&B Roots of Rock’n’Roll
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – November down the years
Part 1: From Altamont to Punk
Part 2: Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – October down the years
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
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
PREVIOUS SHOWS – STANDING IN FOR TIM WATERS
For details of ALL the shows + LISTEN AGAIN + ASSOCIATED BLOGS + PLAYLISTS
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
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 (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
26 February: More Famous After Death
Watch this space for information about the show…
For information about ALL of the shows + LISTEN AGAIN
22 January: The Drifters Story
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
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.
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 with Jon Andrews: 9.00 am – noon (UK) Monday Morning
Jon Andrews’ Brunchtime Breakfast: To be announced…
Listen with Lara
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
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.