Let's meet the Classic Oldies team...
David Hamilton is a broadcasting living legend.
David's career has seen him working for many BBC and commercial radio stations. He was a TV announcer in Manchester for ABC TV, before going on the BBC's Light Programme and then presenting the last edition of Housewives' Choice.
David has fond memories of being a high-profile figure on 1970s TV and radio. “There were some juicy perks. I totted it up once – I'd opened a thousand supermarkets around the country. "And when they didn’t do so well, I offered to go back and close them down."
On Radio 1, he was on the afternoon show from 2-5pm – a show which was simulcast on Radio 2, giving him a huge audience. David is proud to be a part of the "Happy Sound" of Classic Oldies every Monday to Friday from 10am-12pm.
On The David Hamilton Music Show, you can enjoy David's pick of relaxing songs for his 11 o'clock Morning Coffee Break, as well as some old favourites for Hamilton Hotshots.
Join David Monday to Friday 10-12pm for the David Hamilton Music Show.
Spend your lunchtimes with Peter.
Peter was born on 7th December 1974. His mother has sadly never got her figure back.
The number one that day was You're the First, the Last, My Everything by Barry White.
Peter grew up in Kingston Upon Hull - the new City of Culture!
He's appeared on other radio stations including Minster FM in York, Trax FM in Doncaster, Home FM (later Pennine FM) in Huddersfield, Lincs FM in Lincoln, Hallam FM in Sheffield, Alpha FM in Darlington, Sun FM in Sunderland, Durham FM in guess what Durham, Silk FM in Cheshire, Thames Radio in South-West London and Yorkshire Coast Radio in Scarborough.
Peter was one of the owners and Programme Controller of West Hull Community Radio in his home town of Hull when in 2009 was awarded the SONY Gold Award for Best Local Radio Station in Yorkshire.
Peter has now joined Classic Oldies.
Peter is married to Megan and they are proud parents to Isla and Isaac.
He also has a Cockapoo dog called Ozzy, a rabbit called Lola and two fish called Peppa and George.
Peter has worked his Community Wish Magic for just under 5 years. His organisation is completely volunteer based. There are no salaries paid and no professional fundraisers are hired. Well over 90% of the money that is contributed goes right back out to the families in need.
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Peter has 'Lunch with a Punch' from 12-2pm every weekday.
Let Paul take you through the afternoon with the Afternoon Oldies Party.
Born in Sheffield South Yorkshire otherwise known as God's country, Paul has worked in radio for as long as he can remember on stations all over the Yorkshire map.
Back in the nineties he was one of the owners of Meadowhall Radio in Sheffield which was famous throughout the city and is still fondly remembered to this day. Now he's thrilled to be on Classic Oldies playing songs that don't get enough airtime these days.
Paul is an avid jet setter with a trip to Florida usually on the cards. As well as travelling Paul likes science fiction, computers, the internet, 50s and 60s music, spending time with his mates and enjoying being a total radio "anorak".
Paul dislikes early mornings, cold weather and snow.
Favourite Album: Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds
Favourite Single: The Archies - Sugar Sugar
Paul presents his show the 'Afternoon Oldies Party' on Classic Oldies from 2pm until 5pm every weekday and join him on Saturday mornings for 'Down At The Diner' 9-1pm.
Start your day with Greg Dukeson's Ultimate Oldies Breakfast Show.
Greg worked and lived in the Middle East for five years before coming back to England. His radio experience has taken him to a number of different stations both in the UK and abroad but Greg is pleased to be back home with a gig on Classic Oldies!
What’s your favourite film?
Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind with Jim Carrey - my fave film or most films with Nicholas Cage
Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
Tim Disney, Paul Denton and of course, the housewife's favourite - Peter Marsham...... oh, and Chico and can I include Basil Brush?
What sport do you watch?
Football. Don't do Rugby or Cricket as they're far too intelligent and complicated to understand. Ball in the back of the net - get a point - none of this confusing - six for this, four for that or conversions or touch downs - I just want to know when someone's scored!
What's the best meal you can cook?
I quite enjoy cooking but, to pin point my best meal, I reckon you wouldn't go too far wrong with my roast dinner - my roast potatoes are the best in the land and would be willing to compete in a roast-potato cook off to prove it - come and have a go if you think your spuds are good enough.
If you gave it all up tomorrow then what other job would you like to do?
Serious bit, there is nothing I'd rather do than this job so, would prefer not to think about it - I've done quite a few things from running a pub to working as a head hunter but, I've always worked in radio, always, always, always, always......!
Listen to Greg Dukeson every weekday from 7-10am and wake up the right way with all your favourite oldies plus features and competitions to get your brain working and shake off the sleepy dust and join Greg every Sunday morning from 9-12pm.
Join David for some classic Nostalgia.
A Scot from Edinburgh, but at university in Glasgow, David embarked on his radio career at Radio Clyde in the Newsroom. But the attraction of teaching Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and French was too strong to resist.
In 1985, he moved abroad (to England!) and managed to own a restaurant, while teaching part-time. He had a regular Nostalgia programme on Yorkshire Dales Radio and after finally retiring from teaching, he found himself doing a daily breakfast show on a radio station near Harrogate.
David is happy to be involved in things relating to the 1950s, as he believes that is where his true forte lies.
We hope David's focus on this area of music will help you find music you already love or would like to be introduced to. David also brings you a spectacular 60s show every Saturday too.
Join David for his Late Night Gold show every weekday night from 11pm. Tune in for his 60s Show on Saturday from 6pm and the Nostalgia Club on Sunday from 8pm playing some great music but with David's little stories about each record that perhaps we didn't know.
Listen out for Chelle on The Evening Express 7-10pm.
From the stage to the air waves, Chelle Fontaine is a vibrant personality with years of public speaking, improvisational, and theatrical experience. Her training began at a very young age in the performing arts, making her a strong triple-threat performer.
Chelle has a BA in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida, and is a graduate of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.
Her professional career began with a ten-year run in the theatre, followed by a two-year shift of teaching middle school, and then finally settling into her current profession, and love, radio. Chelle is passionate about oldies music.
Chelle is dedicated to the art of radio broadcasting, and is thrilled to be a part of the Classic Oldies team.
Listen to Chelle on weekdays 'Sixties at 6' 6-7pm - 'The Evening Express' 7-10pm plus on Sunday the "Sunday Spectacular" 4-6pm and "Sixties at 6" 6-7pm.
Classic Oldies 'Mr Smoothy'.
Marvellous Marvin was raised by a pack of wild records! His dad, "Marv Boone," was a DJ until rock and roll came out and his dad said, "I can't play that noise," and became a newsman.
Marvin was infected with the radio bug early - but he actually worked for a living and played drums in various bands. That's until he realised he could just show up in clubs, and DJ's get free drinks without having to haul around drums.
He started his radio career in 1977 on American radio station WGUL in Tampa, Florida.
Marvin is a much sought after voice-over artist and you may recognise his deep voice from numerous TV and radio commercials. Marvin enjoys playing his favourite music - the greatest hits of the rock and roll era. He has a beautiful bride, Pamela, and around two cats.
Women: Once broke up with a girlfriend because she didn't like Louis Armstrong. Married three times, since 2002 to Pamela, who was escorted down the aisle by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas. They met when she was caller No. 9. He accidentally hung up on her.
First song he remembers: Splish, Splash, Bobby Darin's 1958 hit.
Band: Songwriter, drummer for the Stumbling Troubadors.
Fan Club: Mountain musician Ralph Stanley and bluesman Muddy Waters. "He has the countenance of Buddha."
Catch Marvin weekdays with the "More Music Hour" 5-6pm and Saturday breakfast 7-9am.
Listen out for Tim on Classic Oldies.
A popular DJ on Nottingham's Trent FM during his two spells at the station, Tim first started there in 1987 and worked his way up through the ranks until finally getting on the air two years later!
That was followed by a spell 'darn sarf' working on Classic Gold with DLT, Mike Read, Paul Burnett and others, and then to Worksop for the Breakfast Show at the launch of Trax FM. He then became the Programme Controller of Peak 107 in Chesterfield before returning to Trent in 2003.
A trained actor, Tim has appeared in various BBC network radio dramas and television roles. He now runs a film archive that locates and preserves lost television programmes and films and supplies clips to the BBC, ITV and supplies material to the British Film Institute.
Tim loves the oldies and that's what he's playing a lot of here on Classic Oldies!
Join Tim on Saturday afternoons from 1-4pm and on Sunday afternoons for 'Golden Sunday' 12-4pm.
Dennis became enamored of The Beatles at the age of 9.
After seeing their photos in the newspaper, he asked his mother what they were all about, and she told him they were "a bunch of guys with weird haircuts" Though she made no mention of music, Dennis found out soon enough what the buzz was about in early 1964. He also became a disciple of the legendary British disc jockey John Peel, who at the time was still working as John Ravenscroft on KMEN in San Bernardino, California. Dennis would call and pester John to play deep tracks from Beatles albums, and John would always oblige.
Dennis planted the seeds for a career in broadcasting by co-hosting his high school's weekly radio Top Ten countdown show on Saturday mornings. Honing his craft at stations in southern California, Dennis began working full-time in radio in Las Vegas in 1981, and hasn't looked back.
Join Dennis Mitchell's Breakfast With The Beatles Sunday Morning at 8am
Soul Shack Boys
Join the boys for some classic soul tunes.
The Soul Shack was an idea born years back when Scott Relf, and a good friend Johnny Rivera started to get together occasionally to listen to old r&b, blues, funk and soul records. As time went on, and their record collections expanded, they realised that it was a shame that only they were hearing the music and that they needed an audience.
Now the whole world can hear it on Classic Oldies! The show features the best in classic soul music.
The Soul Shack boys at a local record shop. Johnny Rivera (left) and Scott Relf (right)
Join the boys Sunday morning at 1am or Sunday night at 9pm.
What's on this week?
More themed daysClassic Oldies broadcasts regular themed days and features. Every Monday kick back and relax with our "MOTOWN MONDAY" featuring tracks from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and The Jackson 5.
Specialist daysTuesday sees our "TWIN SPIN TUESDAY" with at least one double dip from your favourite artists all day! Every Friday you can hear four Beatles songs EVERY HOUR on "THE FAB FOUR FRIDAY!"
No repeat workdayEach weekday day between 9am and 5pm we'll guarantee NEVER to repeat a song. The No Repeat Workday means you'll hear more variety because we won't just play one oldie by each artist, we'll play loads of them.
Weekends are full of funAnd every weekend we dig out more Elvis and Beatles hits on the Beatles and Elvis A-Z weekend!
Check out more on these and our other Classic Oldies shows on our What's On page.
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