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  1. David Small on 7 October 2023

    I am really enjoying the new series of Evergreen introduced by ADRIAN JACKSON lovely selection of recordings however I have to comment this week on the poor sound quality of Adrian’s voice overs this week very echoing and somtimes muffled sounded like he was talking through a funnel but a lovely series so far

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    • Andy Marriott on 7 October 2023

      Hi David, I noticed that too. Something clearly went wrong in Adrian’s studio. I’ve made him aware of it.
      Thanks.

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    • Adrian Jackson on 8 October 2023

      Apologies David, it would seem I had a few gremlins in the studio, all sorted now and I look forward to Evergreen on Friday. I’m delighted you’re enjoying my selection of music.

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  2. Andy Logan on 7 October 2023

    Another Saturday morning and another much-needed helping of wry humour courtesy of the inimitable Jeff Owen.

    That’s the way to start the weekend!

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  3. Anne Wade NC on 7 October 2023

    Never fear Sean my husband and I listen to you every Friday evening and love your choices of music📀
    From across the pond🤩😎

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  4. Edgar on 7 October 2023

    There’s a Max Bygraves song I enjoyed a few minutes ago but for the second time I’m unable to find any information about it. I know I heard this song back in the day.

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    • Simon McLean on 7 October 2023

      Looks like it might be ‘What’s New’, which appears to be a vocal version of a Herb Alpert tune – is that the one?

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        • Mark Steyn on 7 October 2023

          That’s right: “So What’s New?” John Pisano, who was playing guitar with Herb at the time, wrote it as an instrumental. Peggy Lee heard it, liked it, and put a cute lyric to it. Max’s version is pretty good, but I have no idea why they mistitled it on the album.

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          • Paul on 24 November 2023

            Mark I am praying for your health and favorable resolution in your legal issues. I so enjoyed the incredible Song of the Week featuring Strangers in the Night. I marvelled at the hours of research, writing and editing involved. The incredibly woven narration and variety of selections amazed…and amused. Of all versions have you heard Billy May’s 1966 Billy May Today album? My wife nearly leaves the house when I play his Strangers in the Night at high volume. God Bless…..Paul from Ohio

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          • Paul "Ohio" on 29 November 2023

            Adding to the confusion there’s the Burke/Haggert standard that was the title song on Linda Ronstadt’s What’s New album with Nelson Riddle. Her manager and label didn’t want to do it but she insisted and it led to three well received albums.

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  5. DAVID MESHER on 6 October 2023

    Love listening to the new light music programme Evergreen especially in a monestery garden . this is a great replacement for the light programme sadly missed

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  6. Anne Wade NC on 6 October 2023

    Thank you Adrian for playing those wonderful Sousa marches so uplifting and beautiful 👏🏻😎
    Love listening to your show👏🏻 Great job😊

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  7. Barbara Heathcote on 6 October 2023

    Hi Andy, enjoyed tonight’s programme, some of my favourite crooners, especially Vic Damone of course, and love the 8.30 humorous section. Brings back memories of when all we had was the light programme, I was an Ovaltini if anyone can remember the programme. We didn’t get a TV until I was 12 and then I wanted to marry Dr Kildare.

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    • Andy Marriott on 7 October 2023

      Ah, The Ovaltineys. Such good fun. Much gentler days. Nice to hear from you Barbara.
      You had to go and mention Dr Kildare, didn’t you? Now I can’t get the tune out of my head… bom, bom, bom!

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  8. James Chapman on 5 October 2023

    Good music as always tonight. 8 o’clock pm seems to be about the correct time for a glass of something, purely medicinal of course, to accompany great music. Keep it going

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  9. Karen on 5 October 2023

    Thank you for the new album of the week feature which i have thoroughly enjoyed this week. I didnt really know an awful lot about Perry Como’s music apart from what ive heard on SR. But it’s been lovely… especially the tune David Yarnall played today Sunrise Sunset. I may even have to look for the album to buy it. Looking forward to the album choices in the future . Thank you

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    • Dick Fisher on 6 October 2023

      I agree Karen. This allows us an opportunity to dig a bit deeper into the work of some fabulous performers and enjoy music which is quite clearly not as familiar as the stuff which made the charts. There are some great albums, relatively unknown, still to come.

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  10. Mick Wenlock on 5 October 2023

    it may be lunch hour in the UK, but here on the Colorado High Plains its wake up time!!! 05:20 or so! “Wakey, wakey!”

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  11. Andrew on 4 October 2023

    One of my favourite programmes on Serenade Radio is Dinner at Eight on a Saturday evening. I would like to ask about the theme music used for the intro and outro. Is it something from the depths of the copyright-free library, or a commercial recording? Either way, please could someone tell me what it is called. The weekend line-up on Serenade is just superb; I could be back at my parents’ house in Ilkeston in the 1970s and 80s. Many thanks.

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    • Simon McLean on 4 October 2023

      Thank you for your kind words – Dinner At Eight is something of a labour of love for me, so I’m thrilled when anyone says they like it! The signature tune is ‘Music For Night People’ by the Larry Page Orchestra, which I first discovered on an LP when I was a teenager, and always stuck with me. Thanks again!

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      • Steve in Worcs. on 6 October 2023

        It’s a great show, Simon, and follows on nicely from Roger’s Dance Band Days.

        Thank you for it, from me.

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          • Nick Hingley on 6 October 2023

            I have made a regular date with Dinner at Eight for a long time now. I often time my dinner for 8pm on a Saturday – a bit of preparation going on during Roger Williams’s show which I also enjoy very much.
            I have been wondering about the theme tune so thanks for resolving that mystery.
            I recall that many moons ago there was a Dinner at Eight programme from Radio 390 from Red Sands Fort which had a similar music format to Serenade Radio (though I have to confess I was a Radio Caroline South fan in those days!).

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            • Simon McLean on 7 October 2023

              Yes, my Dinner At Eight is inspired by the 390 original (thanks to Mr Marriott for the idea!) I was delighted to hear a recording of the 390 version which played a track from a David Snell album which I play a fair bit on my own shows.

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  12. Judy Albutt on 4 October 2023

    Enjoyed your tribute to the late Syd Lawrence, he truly was a gentleman of perfection and as a result made his own success in the World of Big Bands. I feel very privileged to have known him, following his Orchestra for many years at home and abroad too. A tearful moment in the broadcast hearing the voice of the late Eleanor Keenan, a beautiful lady and vocalist too. Love your programme Johnny Beerling!

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  13. Arthur on 4 October 2023

    Thankyou for this morning’s very funny twaddle with the marvelous Joyce Grenfell and Norman Wisdom. Hearing Norman Wisdom laugh ( like when he tells a joke but cannot stop laughing) has always made me laugh so much. Great stuff. Cheered me up no end.

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  14. Mick on 3 October 2023

    You may now know Mr Yarnell but YOU are my wife’s morning workout programme!! It is 06:00 to 08:00 out here on the High Plains of Colorado and she (and I ) are fans of the station.
    I, like many of our generation, grew up with the Light Programme!! Thanks to your whole TEAM for what you do!

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  15. David Rough on 3 October 2023

    I was sorry to hear of the death of Brain Savin. I did some freelance work at BRMB during the mid-1980s and it was Brain who recruited, trained and mentored me. He was personable, affable, a great proponent of local radio and always determined to bring a professional approach to what was, at the time, a relatively young and sometimes chaotic medium. And, with his weekly Country Music show, Brian helped to widen the definition of the genre and include artists from beyond the confines of Nashville – a man ahead of his time and a man for all times. RIP.

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  16. Bruce on 2 October 2023

    I look forward to Soft Focus…another soul searching, journey into eternities of ones’ imagination. Please keep this particular programme till music and time are no longer…loyal listener and friend Bruce

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  17. ICR on 1 October 2023

    Well done Johnny B and your tribute to Syd Lawrence in what would have been his 100th year – a super selection of tracks, with great information about the early days of the band, when Syd left the NDO, and was told by many members of the band that it was an awful mistake !
    6 months later he was filling Theatres up and down the country !

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  18. Renee on 1 October 2023

    I can’t even begin to thank you for continuing to run Steyn’s s Song of the Week. Just a brief note of thanks and praise for your wonderful programming.

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  19. Pepe Sobreruedas (Miami, FL, USA) on 1 October 2023

    Thank you very much for your continued support and indulgence rebroadcasting “Steyn’s Song of the Week at Serenade Radio,” the only reason I tune in and meander to other excellent programing…So there you have it…this program’s life support radiates a pulse beyond the dead and dying, keeping your radio station alive beyond its corporal talents…May Serenade Radio live forever…

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  20. Tony James on 1 October 2023

    Once again, another rare appointment to listen, Sunday morning with Steve James.
    Along with Dinner at 8, favourites on the excellent Serenade.Have a golden day to Mr Marriot.Keep it up Guys.Best regards Tony James.

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  21. David on 30 September 2023

    There are a few “oldies” programmes on various stations on saturday mornings…. but the clear standout is Jeff Owen’s on Serenade! He doesn’t play the obvious, like other shows, and every tune is a surprise. A great way to spend Saturday morning!

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    • Jeff Owen on 30 September 2023

      Hello David – That’s very kind of you, and I haven’t even paid you! Thanks for listening, and I’m pleased that you enjoy it. All the best.

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  22. Martyn Bassey on 30 September 2023

    Great music on the Johnny McAtasney show this morning. Always loved Julie Andrews “Feed The Birds” and brilliant to hear three songs by the wonderful Johnny Mathis. Could I suggest Malcolm Vaughan or Joni James as featured artist sometime please. Many thanks Johnny.

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    • Johnny McAtasney on 30 September 2023

      Hi Martyn. Thank you for your kind comments and for tuning in to the best time of the day! Yes, two international treasures celebrating their 88th birthdays this weekend in Johnny Mathis and Dame Julie. I will certainly add Malcolm and Joni to my list of Artists Of The Week. Bravo!

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  23. Frank on 30 September 2023

    My recommendation for Album Of The Week is Tony Bennett’s 1965 masterpiece, ‘If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set.’ The title track alone is outstanding.

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  24. Chris Knowles on 29 September 2023

    Just heard that an album will be featured daily. Any chance of an Andy Prior album being chosen? His music sits well with your programmes but is rarely heard. Thanks.

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  25. Elaine on 29 September 2023

    I love that I can depend on you playing many of the songs of two of my all time favorite singers-Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson. These two women are truly incomparable. No “modern” singer compares.

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  26. ICR on 28 September 2023

    What a treat in store – Johnny Beerling is featuring Syd Lawrence, recorded in his favourite Theatre – the Playhouse in Manchester. A great celebration of what would have been his 100th year – what a wonderful musical legacy he left !

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  27. Judy Albutt on 26 September 2023

    Am so excited to hear Johnny Beerling is featuring Syd Lawrence.I knew him well, following his orchestra for so many years! Bless you Syd 100 years would have been a real milestone!

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  28. Margaret Jugl on 25 September 2023

    Just love radio Serenade. I am a new listener from Sydney, Australia. Thank you, my ears and heart will be tuned daily. Margaret.🤗

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  29. Frank on 25 September 2023

    I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Rosemary Squires. She was a stalwart of our type of music in the late 1950s and, though she never reached the stardom heights of her contemporaries, it’s comforting to know she’ll be fondly remembered on Serenade.

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  30. Pepe on 24 September 2023

    I am very sorry to learn of Brian Savin’s passing…Thank you for continuing to air “Steyn’s Song of the Week,” not only because it pleasures me greatly and you granted my request to continue its rebroadcast, but because it is also a tribute to Brian’s legacy…I enjoy the show immensely and hope you continue its airing for a long time to come…

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    • Mark Steyn on 24 September 2023

      Thank you, Pepe. I listened to today’s show (“Over the Rainbow”), which I hadn’t heard since its original airing, and I noticed a dozen subtle tweaks Brian had taken the trouble to do and which would never even occur to most people. But they’re the difference between an okay show and a great show. I learned so much from him, and I shall miss him every time I sit down in front of a microphone.

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  31. Barbara on 24 September 2023

    Thank you for adding a photo of Vic Damone
    So pleased I saw Serenade Radio posted on Facebook. Great music.

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  32. Karen on 24 September 2023

    Peter Tomlinson’s show is always a perfect relaxing sunday afternoon listen, but what an especially lovely program today dedicated to his friend Brian Savin. Well done Peter it was a lovely tribute .

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    • Anthony Parkin on 25 September 2023

      Karen, if I miss programmes I often catch the overnight repeats. I am doing that as I write this.
      In coming weeks its unlikely I’ll miss any of the original transmissions. These are going to especially important as we head into Autumn/Winter. Dark cold days and nights. Difficulty getting out with poor public transport.
      I’ll be under the duvet. Keeping warm. Music and my Serenade friends keeping me company.

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  33. Martyn Bassey on 24 September 2023

    Wonderful music on the Vic Groves show today. Great to hear Frank Sinatra, Caterina Valente, Nancy and Lee, and Louis Jordan who are just a few of my favourites. Many thanks.

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  34. Wendy on 24 September 2023

    I do love listening to the Dawn Chorus on a Saturday and Sunday… Worth waking up for on non working days (although my husband gets a bit fed up with the sunday 6am alarm ) …but why is there no Ed bio on the presenters page? The ‘new boys’ Vic and Adrian have a bio. But no Ed. Thank you for playing adiemus again today Ed. I never get fed up listening to that.

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