80’s Power

Sponsored by: The Peter Cushing

What’s going on sponsored by: Parry Law

 Pumping out the Hits from the decade that spawned so many great artists & trends Red Sands Radio Life Ring Logo

 

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"; } ?> Red Sands Radio Theme Tunes Wed 06/07/16

We’ve had a number of enquiries about the Red Sands Radio Theme Tunes so here;s the information:

The Red Sands Radio Themes & Fillers

The Red Sands Radio Station Opening Theme Tune used from 2007 – 2014 is by the French Band ‘Air’ entitled ‘La Femme D’Argent’ (The Silver Woman/The Money Girl)

This comes from their album ‘Moon Safari’ recorded in Paris between April – June 1997 & released on the 19th January 1998, in the UK by Virgin Records: 7243 8 44978 2 8

I was given an advanced copy by Fiona at Virgin when running Medway FM where we promoted the track ahead of it becoming popular to a wider audience. It was included daily during the ‘Medway FM Café Live Lunch’

Red Sands Radio Closedown Theme Tune is by ‘Franck Pourcel’ entitled ‘On A Clear Day You Can See Forever’. The track from the Musical of the same name was composed in 1929. ‘Robert Goulet’ also recorded it in 1965 for his ‘On Broadway‘ LP which Offshore Radio Essex used as a Tender call

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We played it in tribute to the original Radio 390 theme, which was a KPM library piece by the ‘Telecast Orchestra’ called ‘Sentimental’, sounding very similar & often confused with ‘On A Clear Day’ There’s no evidence, although many think Frank Chacksfield recorded the track

The late French Orchestral leader ‘Franck Pourcel’ recorded the track originally in 1965 with vocals for the ‘Overture’ LP

Re-recorded, it appeared again in France on a 1977 compilation Music Cassette called ‘Unforgettable Melodies’ featuring the orchestras of Franck Pourcel, Ron Goodwin, Geoff Love & Manuel & His Music Of The Mountains

‘Unforgettable Memories’ on CD was released in UK on the EMI Music for Pleasure Label: CD-DL-11- 1120 in 1991 & Readers Digest included it on ‘Melodies Moods & Memories’ an 8 vinyl LP set in 199 GMMM-A-215

Both tracks, as well as the 30+ Red Sands Radio fillers were edited to suit, & remixed with ‘live’ atmospheric recordings of the resident Fort Seagulls, the Redsands North Buoy, & waves lapping around the Forts legs

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"; } ?> Red Sands Radio 2015 Mon 13/07/15

Red Sands Radio 2015 …

RSR Antenna

Red Sands Radio Antenna

With many people disappointed that Red Sands Radio isn’t on-air for what would have been our 9th year, we reiterate the reason(s) we’re not on-air as usual this summer

Whilst we’ve sighted a shortage of competent professional presenters: Press Release #2 2015

In tandem we have a deficiency in funding with both KCC (Kent County Council) & CCC (Canterbury City Council) no longer contributing towards the project

In the background the Local Authority have plans to redevelop our harbour studio building so we’ve had to vacate the premises

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"; } ?> Staff Shortages hit Local Radio Station Fri 01/05/15

Red Sands Radio Staff  Shortages

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Red Sands Radio Flag

Based in the historic harbour at Whitstable, Red Sands Radio originally broadcast from the Offshore Forts and this year is suffering a severe shortfall in staff

“Red Sands Radio Founder MD and Programme Director Bob Le-Roi said; “With a small core of dedicated key members it’s always been difficult to juggle life-work commitments with running Red Sands Radio”

“We strive to achieve a high standard at Red Sands Radio with core daytime programmes hosted by professional broadcasters. However, when they become indisposed or indeed things go wrong we don’t have sufficient quality back-up”

“This coupled with a shortfall at weekends; we haven’t the resources to provide the quality of service the Coastal Towns expect of us. Consequently with regret, it’s unlikely Red Sands Radio will be on-air for its 9th successive year in 2015”

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"; } ?> Coastal Towns Events Sat 11/04/15

 Run by Red Sands Radio and relaunched the Coastal Towns Events Website

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Coastal Towns Events

The definitive listing of what’s going on along the coast: The Coastal Towns Events Website came about in trial format after a number of Whitstable and Herne Bay Liaison Group Meetings 

Run experimentally by Red Sands Radio and powered by Koolwebs, the site quickly proved popular, and at the trial peak listed more than 700 events 

With Local Authority approval and a positive reaction from the Community and business, the site has re-launched in a more appealing and user-friendly format

 It’s easy to use and simple to get your event added quickly

 If it’s going on Locally it should be in the Coastal Towns Events Website from Red Sands Radio  

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"; } ?> Paul Cues the Girls Sun 03/08/14

The regular features  finds at Boot Fair finds, oh how lucky, this week he finds a few ladies in the bargain bin …

Mary Jane Girls

What a song; The Mary Jane Girls

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Cue the ladies

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"; } ?> Oyster Time on 80′s Power Sun 27/07/14

Features a classic 80′s album from Lionel Richie …

Lionel Richie

Can’t Slow Down

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Opening the vinyl vault with a rediscovered gem by Robert Palmer from 1980, although not a big single it  was widely used in car advertising during the 80′s & a few Boot Fair Finds!

Seadogs

Outside alternative salty dog singers

We have 80′s Movie Music from Kenny Loggins from one of the biggest movies of the decade

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"; } ?> 80′s Remembered Sun 27/07/14

The 80′s was without doubt a fantastic decade for music, littered with songs by the biggest & best bands

Tight Fit Clock

Paul find the songs you’ll recall & others that are forgotten but well worth a spin

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"; } ?> Rutters 80′s Rack Sun 20/07/14

Here he is Paul ‘Big Boy’ Rutters …

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Anorak Paul – Michael Jackson, 7″ single, CD & Cassette!

More real records on the turntables: Today’s featured album Michael Jackson – ‘Bad’ 

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Show prep’ 80′s mess, albums, singles, cart’s

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Spinning at 45rpm

Vinyl Vault playing Elton John – Kiss the Bride, Red Box – For America, Matt Bianco – Wap-Bam-Boogie

It’s true Paul’s been scouring the boot fairs for singles this week in the mix

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"; } ?> Pura Vida Mon 28/04/14

Wind Farm support vessel the ‘Pura Vida’

Pura Vida

Making fast on the East Ballast Quay near Deadmans’ Corner on Sunday 27th April  the 17m x 6 m craft is a high-speed catamaran has a top speed of 23 knots but normally cruises at 14 knots

Identified by call sign 2ESX5 with Ofcom MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) 367569620 issued to vessels with a digital Selective Calling (DSC) she’s in Whitstable after working on the Thanet Windfarm out of Ramsgate

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"; } ?> 70′s Magic meets 80′s Summer Music Power Sun 21/07/13

‘Solid Gold Sunday’ today always a friendly team at Red Sands Radio …

70's, 80's Anyone

70′s, 80′s Anyone

… here’s Martin & Paul have fun with a triple stack Cart’ machine, they we’re the tools of the radio industry in the 60′s, 70′s & 80′s …

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"; } ?> Sharks in Whitstable Bay Sun 21/07/13

Last chance to win Dave Barbarossa’s book ‘Mud Sharks’

Muddy Desk

Muddy Desk

Contemplate before you tweet with perhaps …

Danny in Whitstable did that & walked off with the book

Rutters the Whelk

Rutters the Whelk

Paul never shy gets stuck into some West Whelks 

Whitstable Bay Ale

Whitstable Bay Ale

… nice pint of Whitstable Bay to wash ‘em down

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"; } ?> Vinyl Vault 14/7 Sun 14/07/13

Into the Vinyl Vault we dive we found Taffy on 12″ I Love My Radio

Gotta be Red Sands Radio

Madonna Jumps

Madonna Jumps

Madonna did a few jumps but hey, old school technology …

Grace Jones

Grace Jones

… and Grace Jones for Island Life ‘Slave to Love’

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"; } ?> Mud Shark Bites 80′s Power Sun 14/07/13

The former ‘Adam & the Ants’ & ‘Bow Wow Wow’ drummer has written a new book based on his own upbringing in the guise of Harry Ferdinand ‘Mud Sharks’ …

Mud Sharks

Mud Sharks

… takes us on a journey through his childhood, school, adolescence and finding the love of his life – drums, as he’s plunged into a world revolving around Punk Rock

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"; } ?> Beach Bag Sun 14/07/13

Loyalty to the whole Kent Coastline

Bag Man

Bag Man

Paul with a few singles from the Vinyl Vault

Quintessentially English

Quintessentially English

Strawberries ‘n beer, why not?

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"; } ?> Rutter’s View Mon 08/07/13

A few photos from Paul Rutters & Nicky …

Rutter's Reggae

Rutter’s Reggae

Show prep dressed for the part sorting out some Reggae for the Vinyl Vault

Tankerton Slopes

Tankerton Slopes

A stop off at Tankerton

Harbour Hangout

Harbour Hangout

A stroll ’round the Harbour before the show

Post Programme Pint

Post Programme Pint

Good show, nice pint, lovely

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"; } ?> A Hot One Sun 07/07/13

Hottest weekend of the year with temperatures reaching a sizzling 30 degrees inland, but with a refreshing cool breeze along the North Kent Coast

Harbour Beach

Harbour Beach

Whitstable Yacht Club Races

WYC Races

WYC Races

Off the Harbour Beach makes a nice spectacle for relaxing visitors,  many we noticed from Spain

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"; } ?> 80′s Power Out Sun 30/06/13

Taking a breather after a hectic show

Rutters

Rutters

 Paul breezes around the harbour

Lifeboat

Lifeboat

The Whitstable Stations RNLI Atlantic 75 B764 ‘Oxford Town & Gown’ takes a run into the harbour

Flute

Flute

Musicians included this flutist 

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"; } ?> Paul’s Vinyl Vault Sun 30/06/13

We have a turntable use it of loose it …

Vinyl Vault

Vinyl Vault

Paul’s first singles selection Europe, Belinda Carlisle & Tight Fit

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"; } ?> More EPICentre Sun 22/07/12

The celebration of food continued through Sunday here are some more images from the day

Neil Globe & Rainbow

Neil Globe & Rainbow

Neil from the Globe & Rainbow Ranters Lane  Kilndown, Kent TN17 2SG
01892 890 803 cooking deep fried battered oysters …

Tasty

Tasty

Appreciative tasting gave between 6 – 8 out of 10

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Harbour Village 1

Some of the hub hub at Whitstable Harbour Village

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Harbour Village 2

Crowds sampling everything on offer

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Harbour Village 3

The Village is a vibrant alternative shopping outlet

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Harbour Village 4

And taste and sample they did

Yacht in Harbour

Yacht in Harbour

Yacht leaving Whitstable Harbour basin

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"; } ?> Charming Sun 15/07/12

Accomplished Red Sands Radio featured Ben Russell & the Charmers were performing at the Harbour garden Cafe on the South Quay of Whitstable Harbour during the 80′s Power Programme

Ben Russell Charmers

Ben Russell Charmers

They were so good Paul Rutters decided to pop out for a brief listen

Whitstable Harbour Village

Whitstable Harbour Village

Whitstable harbour Village a hub for alternative shopping 

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"; } ?> Crusin Sun 08/07/12

Keep the 80′s alive as part of our Solid Gold Sunday with 80′s Power

Cruising

Cruising

Cpatain Giovanni with Paul in his daytime role as Cruise Director

You can catch Paul on a Monday too with Rutters Red Monday

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"; } ?> Rutters Fri 06/07/12

Paul has a new name (his own) and a new show this year in addition to the 80′s Power programme he’ll be on Rutters Red Monday from 7 – 9pm

Rutters

Rutters

80′s Power picks the tracks others ignore each Sunday from 1 – 4pm

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"; } ?> More Power Sun 01/07/12

Danni B pops in with her husband Giovanni for Paul’s 80′s Power

Paul, Danni B & Giovanni

Paul, Danni B & Giovanni

Danni B voice of ‘Red Sands Radio Weekend Night Ride’ looking good & just 10 days from the arrival of her & Giovanni’s first baby

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"; } ?> Sunday Fair Mon 25/07/11

Sailing Action

Sailing Action

Yachts off the Harbour mouth in Whitstable Bay

Sunny People

Sunny People

Sunday at EPICentre Food Fair with an afternoon & evening of lovely warm sunshine

Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea

The Essex coast line beyond the racing yachts

Red Sands Forts

Red Sands Forts

The Red Sands Fort & middle sands beacon pictured from the land studios

Cat Racing

Cat Racing

Catamaran’s from Whitstable Yacht Club racing off the Harbour

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"; } ?> Lumberjack Sun 17/07/11

Paul Pearson fierce with the 80′s on a Sunday as part of Solid Gold Sunday with 80′s Power, but Paul’s does love his woodman shirts

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"; } ?> Paul’s Bird Sun 17/07/11

Paul's Bird

Paul's Bird

Disruption at Red Sands Radio as a Seagull began hammering it’s bill on the room of the studio’s during the 80′s Power show with Paul Pearson

Strangely the tapping usually begins in the early evening, obviously the Seagulls along the North Kent Coast are 80′s fans

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"; } ?> Paul Pearson Thu 07/07/11

Paul Pearson

Paul Pearson

Paul gets his reward a pint of Kents Best having performed well on his first 80′s Power Show on Red Sands Radio

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"; } ?> 80′s Power Sun 03/07/11

Paul Pearson’s beside himself which great 80′s song to play next, so much choice – makes a change!