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Red Sands Station Themes

Radio 390

(22nd September 1965 - 28th July 1967)

Issue: 1 Dated 28th October 2017

From the last official 'Programme Diary For Radio 390' as taken off the Fort, you'll notice the best of KING Radio shows were retained

6.30 – 7.00 am 'Bright & Early'

Chris Barber & His Jazz Band - When The Saints Go Marching In: Storyville (Denmark) A45006 (1954) Pye 7NJ 2013 (UK) (1957) Metronome (Germany) B 45-1189 (1958) Nixa (Australia) NJ-2023 (1958) various albums

Chris Barber & His Jazz Band - When The Saints Go Marching In 45

 

7.00 – 7.30 am 'The World Tomorrow'
 

 

 

7.30 - 8.00 am 'Sing Song'

Unknown Artist - Sing Out, No Details

 

 

 

08.00 - 09.00 am 'Morning Melody'

Ray Conniff & Billy Butterfield - Oh What A Beautiful Morning: Conniff Meets Butterfield album, CBS (UK) SBPG 62929 (1959)

Ray Conniff & Billy Butterfield - Album

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previously 'Melody Hour' on Radio KING returned to afternoons later on Radio 390

09.00 am Start of Eve 'The Women’s Magazine of the Air'

09.00 – 9.15 am 'Cover Girl'

Philip Green & His Mayfair Orchestra - She’s My Lovely: Can be found on Capitol of the World series, The Moods of London, Capitol Records, T-10059 (1969) Moments In Mayfair album, Vocation CDEA6177 (2011)

Philip Green & His Mayfair Orchestra - Album
Philip Green & His Mayfair Orchestra - Album

 

9.15 – 10.00 am 'Your Lucky Stars' (Horoscopes)

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra - You Are My Lucky Star: Hey … Let Yourself Go album, Capitol, T814 (1957)

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra - Hey … Let Yourse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.00 – 10.30 am 'South of the Border'

(1st theme) Robert Delgado – Guadalajaa: Along Mexican Highways album, Polydor, 84 039 (Germany) & 184039 (France) (1965)

Robert Delgado – Guadalajaa: Along Mexican Highways album,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.00 – 10.30 am 'South Of The Border'

(2nd theme) Ray Conniff - South Of The Border from Conniff meets Butterfield album CBS1346 USA (1959)

Ray Conniff & Billy Butterfield - Album

'South of the Border' was an original Radio KING programme

10.30 – 10.35 am 'Family Doctor 390'
 

 

 

10.35 – 11.00 am 'Keyboard Cavalcade'

Bill Evans Trio – It Might As Well Be Spring: Moonbeams album, Riverside, (UK) RLP428 (1962)

Bill Evans Trio –  Moonbeams album

 

 

 

11.00 - 11.15 am 'Masters of the Organ'

Franz Schubert, Der Lindenbraum (The Linden Tree) interpretation by Reginald Dixon - Under the Lindon Tree: Mr Blackpool album, Columbia SCX3504 (1964)

Reginald Dixon Mr Blackpool album

 

 

 

 

11.15 – 11.30 am 'Dr Paul'
 

 

 

11.30 – 12.00 am 'Music from the Shows'

Stanley Black London Festival Orchestra - There’s No Business Like Show Business: Broadway Blockbusters, Phase 4 Stereo album, London Records, SP44088 (1967)

Stanley Black London Festival Orchestra - Broadway Blockbusters album

'Music from the Shows' was an original Radio KING programme

12.00 – 12.30 am 'Lunch Break'

George Martin - She Loves You: Off The Beatle Track album, Parlophone PMC 1227 Mono, PCS 3057 Stereo, TA-PMC 1227 reel to reel (1964)

George Martin - Off The Beatle Track album

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.30 – 1.00 pm 'Country Style'

Columbus Stockdale Blues: No Details

 

 

 

 

'Lunch Break was 'Lunch Box', 'Country Style' were Radio Invicta programmes that survived both KING Radio & Radio 390

1.00 - 2.00 pm 'From Me To You'

George Martin - From Me To You: Off The Beatle Track album, Parlophone PMC 1227 Mono, PCS 3057 Stereo, TA-PMC 1227 reel to reel (1964)

George Martin - Off The Beatle Track album

 

 

 

 

2.00 – 2.15 pm 'Playtime'

Unknown - Girls & Boys Come Out To Play: Hi-Brow male sung version of the children’s nursery rhyme

Girls & Boys Come Out To Play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.15 – 3.15 pm'Melody Hour'

Frank Chacksfield - Love Is a Many Splendid Thing: Hollywood Almanac double album, London Records, PSA3200 (1957) Frank Chacksfield - Love Is the Sweetest Thing: Close Your Eyes album, Decca Records, LP 4138 (1956)

Frank Chacksfield - Hollywood Almanac double album
rank Chacksfield - Close Your Eyes album

'Melody Hour' was an original KING Radio programme

3.15 – 3.30 pm 'Spotlight'

(Stairway to the Stars): superseded by – Mantovani - The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: Mantovani Magic album, London Records, PS 448 (1966)

Mantovani - Mantovani Magic album

 

3.30 – 4.00 pm 'Memory Lane'

David Rose & His Orchestra – Thanks For The Memory: C/W The Continental RCA Records, RCA 20-1551 (1960) & Fabulous Thirties album, Kapp KXL5004 (1958)

David Rose & His Orchestra - Fabulous 30's album

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Memory Lane' was an original Radio Invicta programme which survived both KING & Radio 390

4.00 – 4.30 pm 'Intermezzo'

Ballet Giselle, Marche, Militaire, Op 51 No. 1: said to be The Hunting Strings, No details

Ballet Giselle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.30 – 5.30 pm 'Tea Time Tunes'

(1st theme) Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Sweet & Lovely: Artco 45-6224 (1962)

Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Sweet & Lovely 45
Nino Tempo & April Stevens

Previously used by Mike & Mandy Raven on KING Radio for 'Meet Mike & Mandy'

4.30 – 5.30 pm 'Tea Time Tunes'

(2nd theme) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - Mame A&M AM 509. Pye Int 7N25400 (1966)

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - Mame 45

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.30 – 5.30 pm 'Tea Time Tunes'

(3rd theme) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass – So What’s New?: C/W Flamingo, A&M Records, 813 also on What Now My Love album A&M SP4114 (1966)

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass – So What’s New? 45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.30 – 6.00 pm 'Continental Cabaret'

Kurt Edelhagen - Paris Canaille: Ballroom in Paris album, Polydor, (Germany) 46 357 LPHM, LPHM 46 357 (1961)

Kurt Edelhagen - Ballroom in Paris album

 

6.00 - 6.30 pm 'Stateside 65 (66)'

George Evans & his Symphony of Saxes – Manhattan: Greatest For Dancing album, London Records, LL 3119 (1959)

Greates George Evans & his Symphony of Saxes t For Dancing album

George Evans & his Symphony of Saxes

George Evans & his Symphony of Saxes

6.30 pm End of Eve 'The Woman's Magazine of the Air'

6.30 – 7.00 pm 'The World Tomorrow'

 

7.00 – 8.00 pm 'The Mike Raven Show'

(1st theme) Chuck Berry – Liverpool Drive: C/W of No Particular Place To Go, Pye International, 7N25242 & St Louis To Liverpool album Chess 1488 also (Netherlands) Funchler 45-124 (1964)

Chuck Berry – Liverpool Drive 45

 

7.00 – 8.00 pm The Mike Raven Show

(2nd theme) Lucas & the Mike Cotton Sound - Soul Serenade MGM 1398 (1968)

Lucas & the Mike Cotton Sound - Soul Serenade 45
Lucas & the Mike Cotton Sound - album

Originally known as Lucas & the Mike Cotton Sound 'Soul Serenade' the band was managed by & the track composed by Mike Raven, the album right The Mike Cotton Sound Columbia 33XS 1647 (1964)

The Mike Cotton Sound

Mike Cotton Sound publicity photograph

Lucas & the Mike Cotton Sound made a clever cover of Lonnie Mack as Beau Dollar & the Coins: Fraternity 960 USA (1966)

8.00 - 8.30 pm 'From Me To You'

George Martin - From Me To You: Off The Beatle Track album, Parlophone PMC 1227 Mono, PCS 3057 Stereo, TA-PMC 1227 reel to reel (1964)

George Martin - Off The Beatle Track album

 

08.30 pm – Midnight daily 'Serenade'

Lonely Ballerina incorrectly listed by Radio 390 as ‘Lovely Ballerina’: Mantovani – Lonely Ballerina, Decca 78rpm, F 10395 (1954) also on London LL1259 album of same name (1956)

Mantovani – Lonely Ballerina 78
Mantovani – Lonely Ballerina album

A-Z Deviations to Programme Diary & additions in final months

'Conniff In Rhythm'

Ray Connniff & His Orchestra & Chorus - Say It With Music: A Touch Of Latin album, Columbia CK8282 (1960)

Ray Connniff & His Orchestra & Chorus -  A Touch Of Latin album

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.00 - 8.30 pm daily 'Dinner at Eight'

(1st theme) Some believe Norman Warren Sextet - The Shadow Of Your Smile: Unable to trace any details

Norman Warren Sextet -Swinging Sleigh Bells 45

Norman Warren Sextet recorded a single in 1962 called 'Swinging Sleigh Bells' with c/w 'Street of a Thousand Memories' on Windsor Records WPS 111

8.00 - 8.30 pm daily 'Dinner at Eight'

(2nd theme) Frank Chacksfield Orchestra – Lovely Way To Spend An Evening: Lovely Lady album, London Records, LL1614 (1956) N.B also on the album Dinner At Eight but not used as the programme theme!

Frank Chacksfield Orchestra – Lovely Lady album

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.00 - 8.30 pm daily 'Dinner at Eight'

(3nd theme) Robert Farnon & his Orchestra - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening: The Hits of Sinatra album, Philips BL 7672 (1965)

Also on Also released on SBL 7672, Fontana SFL13048, Philips (US) PHM200-179, PHS600-179 & CPP 1015 (MC)

Robert Farnon & his Orchestra - The Hits of Si

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Discussion Forum'
 

 

 

7.00 - 7.30 pm Saturdays 'Encounter'
 

 

9.00 - 11.55 pm Monday - Saturday 'Evening Serenade'

(1st theme) Orlando Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Hans Last, Evening Serenade:

Hans Last

 

 

 

 

 

12.30 - 1.00 pm Sundays 'Jim Reeves Show'

I Love You Because: An orchestral version of the Jim Reeves song - No Details

 

The Jim Reeves Show was an early a scheduled Radio 390 weekday programme

09.30 – 10.15 am daily Light & Bright
George Martin - She Loves You: Off The Beatle Track album, Parlophone PMC 1227 Mono, PCS 3057 Stereo, TA-PMC 1227 reel to reel (1964)
George Martin - Off The Beatle Track album

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

110.00 – 11.15 am Monday – Friday LP Special
 

 

'Marie Simone Hour'

(1st theme) said to be The Hunting Strings - Ballet Giselle Theme: No details found

Ballet Giselle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Marie Simone Hour'

(1st theme) most likely Herbert von Karajan Wiener Philharmonic - Adan; Giselle, Act 1, No. 8 Final (Bis): Recorded 9/61, Decca Records, SXL 6002 (1962) various pressings since

Herbert von Karajan - Giselle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.15 - 3.15 pm 'Melody Hour'

Bert Kaempfert - Lonely Nightingale: Polydor NH59009 (1964)

Bert Kaempfert - Lonely Nightingale 45

 

2.10 – 2.15 pm Monday – Friday Moonmice
Radio 390 Moonmice Sticker

 

 

 

 

'Music Express'

5.00 – 6.00 pm Monday – Saturday Music Bound/Music Express
Henry Mancini Orchestra - Cheers!: Uniquely Mancini album, RCA Victor, LSP-2692 (1963)

Henry Mancini Orchestra - Uniquely Mancini album

 

'My Kind Of Music'

Lew Stone & His Band featuring Al Bowlly & Nat Gonella – Oh Suzanna: Ten Thirthy Tuesday Night album, Ace of Clubs Treasury (Reissues) ACL 1147 (1963) First reissues of music from 1930's on World Record Club. They formed in 1954 acquired by EMI in 1965. EMI renamed World Records, retrospective series began in 1973. Oh Suzanna on EMI World Records (6) SH177/8 (1934-1935) The 390 programme featured Lew Stone & artists he'd signed

Lew Stone & His Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'On The Scene'

Andre Brasseur - Holiday: C/W The Kid: CBS 2557 (1966

Andre Brasseur - Holiday 45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.35 – 10.45 am Monday – Friday 'Pause for Prayer'
 

 

09.00 - 09.30 pm Sundays Red Sands Rendezvous with Ted Allbeury

Johnny Douglas & His Orchestra - A Fine Romance: Romance In Rhythm album, London Records, LL1378 (1965)

Johnny Douglas & His Orchestra - Romance In Rhythm album

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.50 – 8.00 am Monday – Friday 'Revive Your Heart'
 

 

11.00 – 11.15 am Sunday 'Russ Conway Show'
Russ Conway - Side Saddle: Columbia, DB4256 (1959)

Russ Conway - Side Saddle 45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.00 – 7.30 pm Saturdays Encounter
 

 

 

9.00 – 10.00 pm Saturdays 'Saturday Night at Nine'
Johnny Mann Singers – Walk Right In: Golden Folk Song Hits album, Liberty LST-7296 (1963)
Johnny Mann Singers –  Golden Folk Song Hits album

Johnny Mann Singers

Johnny Mann Singers

 

6.00 – 6.30 pm Monday – Friday 'Scene at Six'
Francis Bay - Skyliner: All that Swing 10” album, Phillips, P 14006 R
(1957)
Francis Bay - All that Swing 10” album

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.30 – 11.45 am Sundays 'Silver Circle Bingo'
 

 

6.00 – 6.30 pm Saturdays 'Six O’clock Sing-a-long'
 

 

 

 

9.00 – 9.30 am Monday – Friday 'Stars on Disc'
 

 

'Stateside Special'

Bert Kaempfert Orchestra – Gentleman Jim: Living It Up album, Decca DL 74374 (1963)

Bert Kaempfert Orchestra – Living It Up album

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Hutchings

'Sunday Story Time'

Hymn - Onward Christian Soldiers: No Details. Presented by Evangelist Eric Hutchings founder of the 'Hour of Revival Evangelistic Association' in 1952

Eric Hutchings preaching

 

'Sunday Swing Session'

Benny Goodman Orchestra - Let’s Dance (Theme Song): Columbia 78rpm, 35301 (1939) also on Let’s Dance album, Capitol Records, 31C 052 81713 (Brazil) (Undated) Let’s Dance album, Durium, BLJ 8013 (1975)

Benny Goodman Orchestra - Let’s Dance 78 Benny Goodman Orchestra - Let’s Dance album

 

'Sunday Times Hour Of Jazz with Alexis Corner'

Charles Mingus - Boogie Stop Shuffle Charles Mingus from Mingus Ah Um album Columbia USA CL1370, CK45517 & CS8171 (1959) Recorded programme Presented by Alexis Corner also on Radio 270

Charles Mingus - Ah um album

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.55 - Midnight daily 'Thought at Midnight'

 

 

 

 

 

The Voice of Business
 

 

11.15 – 11.30 am Sundays 'Warner Holiday Requests'
Harry Warner opened a Holiday Camp at Hayling Island in 1932. Re-branded The Warner Company (Warner Holidays) formed in 1994 for adult only short breaks at 13 country and coastal locations in the UK
Harry Warner opened a Holiday Camp leaflet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following presenters on occasion used their own themes when not hosting Format Programmes

Guy Blackmore

The Surfaris - Wipe Out: London DOT HLD 9751 (1963)

The Surfaris - Wipe Out 45

 

 

 

 

The Surfaris - Wipe Out appeared on several record label: DOT (London), Decca, Brunswick, Princess, Danger Zone, DFS, MCA & numerous compilation vinyl & CD albums since

John Ross-Barnard

Tutti's Trumpets - Surf Della'Amore: Coliseum 45-2706 USA (1966)

Tutti's Trumpets - Surf Della'Amore 45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio 390 Announcer/Presenters not already mentioned above

David Allen
 
Paul Beresford
 

Woolf Burne

 

Christopher Clarke

 

 

Edward Cole

 

Brian Cullingford

 

 

Lee Gilbert

 

Graham Gill

 

 

Roger Gomez

 
Jonathan Hall
 

 

Mark Hammerton
 
Peter James
 

 

Sheldon Jay
 
Gordon Johns
 

 

Domonic Lefoe
 
Samantha Leigh
 

 

Jack MacLaughlin

 
Robert Randall
 

 

Roger Scott
 
Clement Shaw
 

 

David Sinclair
 
John Stewart
 

 

Alan West
 
Steven West
 

 

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