Classic Oldies News

Here's the latest news of what's happening at Classic Oldies


  • It's Christmas at Classic Oldies and boy do we know how to celebrate.
    Classic Oldies is pleased to announce a cracker of a festive line up this Christmas. All your favourite Christmas music, presenters and special shows including Santa playing all his favourites on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, For more information check out our

    festive schedule >

  • Classic Oldies puts the spook into spooky tunes!
    Join us all day Wed 31st October for plenty of Halloween songs and surprises! We have a fang-tastic selection of music as always and we know it's just going to be FaBOOLous.

  • Former Radio 1 and Radio 2 presenter David Hamilton Joins Classic Oldies
    David Hamilton is one of Britain`s best known radio and TV personalities with a career spanning over five decades and he's coming to join us here at Classic Oldies.

    You can hear The David Hamilton Music Show from 10am till 12 noon Monday to Friday as David picks a bunch of relaxing songs for his 11 o'clock Morning Coffee Break, as well as some old favourites for Hamilton Hotshots.

    Read all about David on the presenters page >

  • Celebrate August Bank Holiday with a host of special programmes
    Monday 27th August is Bank Holiday Monday a day to relax if you're not working. To help keep you entertained round the BBQ or if you're listening at work we have a host of special programmes for you to enjoy.

    07-08 Sun Up Sounds with Marvellous Marvin
    08-10 Dennis Mitchell's Breakfast With The Beatles
    10-12 Paul Denton's Bank Holiday Brunch
    12-16 Jim Quin 'Tribute Show'
    16-18 The Northern Soul Bank Holiday Special with Peter Marsham
    18-20 The Oldies Countdown: 1959
    20-22 Peaceful Elvis
    22-23 The Soul Shack Summer Special with Scott and Johnny
    23-00 Pop Bigalo's 50's Rock And Roll Show
    00-02 Non-Stop Doo-Wop!
    02-07 NightTrax

    See the full schedule here festive schedule >

  • Classic Oldies remebers the King of Rock 'n' Roll Elvis Presley
    Elvis Week 2018 (Aug 9th-18th) will be the biggest and best Elvis Week yet! As Graceland looks forward to welcoming fans from around the world as they make the ultimate pilgrimage for the annual celebration of the life and legacy of Elvis Presley. In celebration Classic Oldies will be playing more Classic Elvis tracks so if you're a fan join us and tell all your friends all about us.

  • Classic Oldies welcomes "Dennis Mitchell's Breakfast with the Beatles
    Forget corn flakes ... Sunday mornings go much better with The Beatles. Join Classic Oldies Sundays at 8am for Dennis Mitchell's Breakfast with the Beatles.

  • Spring is nearly here and we are gearing up to bring you a whole new line up of shows.
    Greg Dukeson will be moving to the early hours to bring you his Ultimate Oldies Breakfast Show from 7am. Greg will have the 5-A-Day, Birthday Song, Temple Of TV Tunes the Hall Of Fame and lots more.

    Peter Marsham is moving to lunchtimes where he will be packing Lunch With A Punch. Peter has his Number 1's at 1, It Sold A Million and Motown Magic to keep you entertained. Tune in and catch these and more great new shows coming this spring to Classic Oldies.

  • New Year New Shows
    Here are the new shows coming to the Classic Oldies lineup from this weekend.
    Check out the full programme schedule details here

    The Soul Shack
    Join hosts Scott Relf & Johnny Rivera for a few fine beverages and the very best soul records.
    Saturday 1am - 2am
    Sunday 9pm - 10pm

    Classic Cruisin'
    Enjoy a 60-minute recording of an American Top 40 Rock-and-Roll and pop music radio station from the 50s or 60s, complete with contemporary ads, station jingles, and a radio DJ from that era introducing each song, reading out local news, and inviting the listeners to join in competitions. This is the sound and style which heavily influenced British pirate radio.
    Sunday 10pm - 11pm

    Non-Stop Doo-Wop!
    We go Doo-Wop style non stop for two hours.
    Sunday 12am - 2am

    **Coming soon**
    David Sibbald will host a daily weekday late show from 11pm - 2am.

  • Classic Cruisin' brings back the heyday of American Top 40 radio
    Every Sunday at 10pm enjoy a 60-minute recording of a contemporary radio station from a particular year, complete with contemporary ads, station jingles, and a radio DJ from that era introducing each song, reading out local news, and inviting the listeners to join in competitions. Classic Cruisin' brings back the heyday of American Top 40 radio which heavily influenced the British pirate radio stations.

  • Just released the Classic Oldies Christmas and New Year Schedule
    Classic Oldies is pleased to announce a cracker of a festive line up this Christmas. All your favourite Christmas music, presenters and special shows. For more information check out our

    festive schedule >

  • Remeberance Sunday
    As the nation remembers we will broadcast a special programme of remembrance at 10:50 on Sunday 11th November, including the two minutes silence at 11am.

  • Classic Oldies puts the spook into spooky tunes!
    Join us all day Tuesday 31st October for plenty of Halloween songs and surprises! We have a great selection of gruesome music as always Muahahaha!!

  • It's a 1960s Bank Holiday Monday!
    Join us all day Monday 28th August as we are playing your favourite Number 1s all day long from the 1960s! Relive the music and memories of that Classic Era.

  • The Northern Soul Show comes to Classic Oldies
    Make sure you have the talc and lino down ready for our Northern Soul Show with Peter - playing classic, rare and special versions of those marvellous songs for fans old and new.
    Sunday 7-8pm

  • Stick 'Em Up! Claim your free car sticker today!
    Do you want a free Classic Oldies Radio car sticker delivered straight to your door?
    Do you want to show off to everyone else that you listen to the greatest oldies radio station with the biggest variety of the best oldies?
    Well now you can, just get in touch through our website at ClassicOldies.co.uk with your address details and we'll send one out to you, free of charge.
    You'll then be able to show your love for your favourite radio station by displaying it proudly in your car window.

    A Classic Oldies Free Car Sticker


  • Summertime has arrived at Classic Oldies
    Summer has arrived in the UK and Jukey has got his flip flops out and his Summer Hits on. Join us for some Great Summer tunes to relax in the sunshine to.

    Jukey celebrating the summer on the beach


  • Through the night with even more Great Oldies
    Why should the oldies stop? That's the question many of our listeners have asked us at 11pm every night.

    So, with that in mind we've recently plugged in a few extra turntables behind the scenes and now, at any time and place, you can enjoy even more Good Times and Great Oldies as we're now with you all day, and all night long.

  • Exciting new shows on Classic Oldies
    Evening entertainment on Classic Oldies sees Marvellous Marvin in the hot seat from 5pm with stacks of great music from his own personal collection on the Music Marathon.

    Chelle Fontaine is here weekdays from 6-8pm with Sixties At Six from 6-7pm and our Backseat Memories show - weeknights from 10pm. Chelle is also the new presenter of our Sunday afternoon show from 4pm.

    Our new boy Greg Dukeson takes over the controls of the Evening Express from 8pm on weekday evenings.

    Due to the popularity of Sixties At Six on weekdays, we've now added the hour to weekends too, so you can now enjoy a dose of solid gold sixties music every evening from 6pm.

    Also at the weekends Marvellous Marvin is the host of our new weekend breakfast shows on Saturday and Sunday from 7am.

  • Valentine's Day Competition
    February 14th; the day when we shower our other halves with love and affection and maybe even a chocolate treat if they're lucky! This Valentine's Day we're celebrating the occasion by playing some of the finest love songs on-the-air and we're giving away a delicious gift box full of mouth watering chocolate treats too.

    Melt your Valentine's heart with a chance of winning a chocolate hamper worth £40.

    To be in with a chance of winning our chocolate hamper, just e-mail your name, address and contact number to studio@classicoldies.co.uk to be entered into our prize draw. Good luck from Classic Oldies - the radio station to fall in love with!

  • Greg Dukeson Joins the Classic Oldies Team
    Another new signing to the team here at Classic Oldies. We proudly welcome Greg Dukeson who is joining us next week and you can find out more about Greg on the presenters page.

  • What's Your Greatest Oldie?
    Here is your chance to take control of the greatest ever music collection - ours!

    To get on the air and select your favourite song of all time simply call 07522 353 849 and record your very own message we can broadcast across the UK.

    Tell us your greatest oldie of all time, and of course why it's so important to you - then sit back and enjoy the greatest oldies of all time as chosen by Classic Oldies listeners weekdays from 10am with Tim Disney.

  • Just released the Classic Oldies Christmas and New Year Schedule
    Classic Oldies is pleased to announce a cracker of a festive line up this Christmas. All your favourite Christmas music, presenters and special shows. For more information check out our

    festive schedule >

  • Tim Disney joins us full time at Classic Oldies
    Classic Oldies is pleased to announce the sign up of the excellent presenter Tim Disney. You can hear Tim with the Gold Rush on weekdays 10-2pm and on Sunday Afternoons 12-4pm.
    Find out all about Tim on his profile Who is Tim Disney?

  • Classic Oldies puts the spook into spooky tunes!
    Join us all day Saturday 29th October for plenty of Halloween songs and surprises! We have a great selection of music as always and the boss has just agreed to do it all again on Monday 31st October so you get to enjoy a double Halloween experience. Muahahaha!!



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