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In our fast-paced modern world it's important to have an escape. Serenade Radio is just that.

Sometimes, it's an escape into the past with a wealth of great songs written at a time when quality was paramount. At other times, we long for the gentler, more carefree world of our childhood. Often, all it takes is a good song well sung, to refresh the soul.


This on-line radio station was born out of a real appetite to hear those great songs from that golden era of song writing. Not just the occasional treat, buried in a sea of pop mediocrity, but all day every day.

From Frank Sinatra to The Carpenters; Bing Crosby to Bread; Ella Fitzgerald to Michael Buble. You get the idea.

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Serenade Radio

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Or  - on your phone or tablet, find Serenade Radio on one of the general radio listening apps.

Or - you can listen to us on your PC, laptop or tablet by just clicking  at  the top right of this page next to the arrow.

*Hot  News!  For a limited period, you can now enjoy Serenade Radio on DAB in Dorset only. Just re-scan your DAB set if you cannot see us listed.

Any problems? Drop us a line and we'll do our best to help.

There are lots of ways to hear us - but we're not generally* found on your FM/DAB radio set. (*apart from in Dorset!)

Or indeed on a crystal set.

 

HOLIDAY  MONDAY

TUESDAY - FRIDAY

SUNDAY

6.0        THE QUIET HOUR

                            with

   KEVIN TAYLOR

Just the right blend of music

as Bank Holiday dawns.

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7.0       ANDY MARRIOTT

Start the day right with Andy as breakfast  is served.

3.0            JOHN DARVALL

with some great swinging music plus on the half hour the Serenade Spotlight falls on a famous music maker.

 

6.0              PROGRAMMES

      as above from 6.0 a.m.

1.0              THE GENIAL       

          SENIOR PROGRAMME

                               with

                   JANE MARKHAM

9.30            MUSIC WHILE

YOU WORK

Calling all Forces overseas and workers at home, a special half-hour of music.

 

10.0           JEFF OWEN

An easy blend of music and conversation

for the holiday weekend.

12.0   CALLING ALL WORKERS

Remember 'Music While You Work' on the BBC? The programme began 80 years ago this year.

 

Announced in the Radio Times as a “half hour’s music meant specially for factory workers to listen to as they work”,  it soon proved a favourite with all listeners, as its familiar signature tune by Eric Coates  rang out.

In this hour, Brian Savin traces the programme's fascinating history.

6.0        THE QUIET HOUR

                            with

    JANE MARKHAM

Conjuring up just the right

morning mood.

 

7.0       ANDY MARRIOTT

Start the day right with Andy as breakfast  is served.

9.30         MUSIC WHILE

YOU WORK

Calling all Forces overseas and workers at home.

 

10.0           BRIAN SAVIN

The finest easy listening.

12.0   Tue - Thur: MUSIC BOX

SIMON McLEAN  with an hour of mostly instrumental music.

 

Fri:  CROONERS' CLUB

Homage to the best song stylists and the

songwriters who inspired them.

Chairman: JOHN WALTON

1.0              PAUL ROBEY

Your afternoon entertainer with the   softer side of the '60s and '70s.

3.0            JOHN DARVALL

with great swinging music plus the Serenade Spotlight falls on a famous music maker.

6.0              PROGRAMMES

      as above from 6.0 a.m.

6.0      A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC

7.0           STEPHEN JAMES

As another weekend begins, 

Stephen keeps you company.

10.0          GREAT OLDIES

from the 1960s and 70s

with

JEFF OWEN

 

12.0        MUSIC CAVALCADE

with 

JOHN WALTON

Skilled arrangers, inspired close harmony , master crooners and divas of delight.

3.0         WEEKEND COMPANY

with

DAVID LLOYD

 

5.0       THE TELEVISION SHOW

with

ANDY MARRIOTT

TV nostalgia.

 

6.0             SHOWSTOPPERS

Music from stage and screen with

ELAINE MOORE

8.0            DINNER AT EIGHT

Your Master of Ceremonies

SIMON McLEAN

 

9.0             HOME OF THE STARS

with

KEVIN TAYLOR

Music and stories from Palm Springs. 

11.0          LATE NIGHT EXTRA

Rare and melodic 1960s tunes with

STEPHEN JAMES

 

12.0              PROGRAMMES

      as above from midday

Happy Holiday!

SATURDAY

 

6.0       A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC

 

7.0           STEPHEN JAMES

Stephen sets the mood for a

traditional British Sunday.

 

10.0              EASY LIKE

A SUNDAY MORNING

with

KRISSI CARPENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.0         MUSIC CAVALCADE

with

JOHN WALTON

 

3.0       WEEKEND COMPANY

with

DAVID LLOYD

 

5.0    SING SOMETHING SIMPLE

The Adams Singers

Directed by CLIFF ADAMS
Accompanied by JACK EMBLOW

 

5.30    STRINGTIME SERENADE

Half an hour of music from

101 STRINGS ORCHESTRA.   

Introduced by GERALD BAXTER

6.0            SOUNDS FROM

THE BOTTOM DRAWER

ROBERT WALTON  rummages in his bottom drawer filled with original 78s.

7.0    THE LIGHT PROGRAMME

with

DAVID CORBETT

Two hours of Light Music

and Light Classical Music.

9.0      HOME OF THE STARS

KEVIN TAYLOR  

entertains from our studio in Palm Springs, California.

 

11.0         AN HOUR OF JAZZ

with

JOHN HELLINGS

 

12.0          PROGRAMMES

as above from midday

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