Red Sands Through Midnight

 Instrumentals, themes and songs you just won’t hear anywhere else makes this a definite listen Red Sands Radio Life Ring Logo

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

Red Sands Radio Fort

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

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

Red Sands Radio 2015 Mon 11/05/15

Red Sands Radio 2015


Red Sands Radio

Thanks to everyone for your views and comments regarding Red Sands Radio. We were encouraged by the many positive remarks and support for your truly local station

A huge thank you also for all the kind offers of help, we have noted everyone’s contact information for future broadcasts

Our original mission statement was that Red Sands Radio would always be ‘live and local’ and therefore the notion of programme sharing, pre-recorded and voice tracking is just not an option

Sadly we do not have the resources  to broadcast this summer, but never say never again!

Happy Christmas 2014 Sat 20/12/14

Red Sands Radio wish all our sponsors, advertisers and listeners a very Happy Christmas

Red Sands Christmas Card

& a healthy and prosperous new year

Nights are brighter Tue 02/07/13

Red Sands Radio 24/7 with the best blend of music, genres ever

Moody Street

Moody Street

Never afraid to be different ‘Red Sands Through Midnight’ plays those instrumentals, themes and songs not heard anywhere else

Moody Street 2

Moody Street 2

The famous ‘Street’ at Tankerton at low water where shore line meets the sky

After Hours Sat 29/06/13

Into the late hours ‘Red Sands Radio Through Midnight’ …

Bitter End

Bitter End

… brings something different to your radio, instrumentals, some great ballads & themes give it a try 

Whitstable Harbour Thu 13/06/13

Dark clouds, threats of rain & stormy seas

Whitstable Harbour

Whitstable Harbour

These sailors call it a day

Muddy Sunsets Sun 15/07/12

Loved for terrific sunsets across Whitstable Bay and over the Isle-of-Sheppey

Union Pluto

Union Pluto

The tide ebbs a fair way particularly on springs

Union Pluto

Union Pluto

But the reflections in the mud produce a dramatic effect

Pura Vida

Pura Vida

The Blyth, (BH) Northumberland registered Pura Vida, note the Tower Block Flats of Southend in the distance

Whitstable RNLI

Whitstable RNLI

The Whitstable RNL Lifeboat Station

Moody Sky

Moody Sky

Looking accross Whistable Bay towards the Isle-of-Sheppey, with anchored Windfarm service vessels