Dates to Remember
Classical Corner, 12pm with the Doc
The Sunday Rock Show hosted by Rockin' Robin Ellis 7pm to 10pm
The Baron's Rock Show hosted by Darren the Baron, 7pm to 10pm
The Wednesday Supplement- hosted by Darren The Baron 2pm to 6pm
Drive with the Doc & The Gang- hosted by Stephen "The Doctor" Hunt and others ! 2pm to 5.30pm
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday
The Dame's Mix Up hosted by Dame Penny Buxton, 7pm to 10pm, 1st & 3rd week
All That Jazz Fusion, alternately hosted by Doc & the Baron, 9.00pm to 11.00pm
1st & 3rd Saturday of
Darkness and Chaos, hosted by Nick "Master of Chaos" Court, 7pm to 10pm
Ms Deed's Adventures In Music , 7.00pm to 10.00pm
The Doc's Blues-Rock Show- hosted by The Doc, 7pm til 10.00pm (ish)
Classical Corner, 12pm with Ms Deed
Second Saturday of the Month
Rock Showcase or Special.
Each Showcase focuses on one artist or band and their connections to other bands. So for example, Ritchie Blackmore would include songs from Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmore's Night and so on, where as the Specials will be themed or non rock showcases, eg Rock Country.
Sometimes we need to fit in other specials and genre format shows- important anniversaries of album releases, just something Xtra and so on, and this is where we will put them. All shows are at 7pm except where started.
05/06: ULTRAVOX Vienna 40th Anniversary Show with Nick Court
25/07: A Classical Night at the Movies with Ms Deed
30/07: Underground Gems with the Doc
Tom Petty Showcase, The Baron and Miss Bonnie, 7pm to 10pm
Jeff Beck Showcase, The Doc, 7pm to 10pm
Jan to Dec 2020
Now that we have greater flexibility in our DeePlay autoplay system, we're looking to provide more entertainment to our listeners even when the pesky human colleagues aren't on air to provide it. Beyond this, we also feel that there are certain events and anniversaries that we should at least mark!
Some will be all day DeePlay MAX autoplaylists, connected to the theme of that event or anniversary, some will be marked with special live shows or features in live shows, and some will be a combination.
The key dates chosen for 2020 are as following:
31/01 Brexit Day. Whilst not a celebration or a lament, we do feel that 11pm on the 31st is such a momentous event, we should mark it. Therefore at 1055pm Europe's The Final Countdown will be played.
14/02 St Valentine's Day. This will be a fun couple of days. The 14th will feature rock ballads and other songs (and if you would like to make dedications to loved ones, we will add those to the DeePlay also). However, on the 12th February, The Baron's Rock Show will do it's annual Anti-St Valentine's Day Massacre Show, and Ms Deed's Adventure's In Music will round off the Anti theme with her show on the 14th. A Part 1 and Part 2 event if you will.
01/03. St David's Day. The Welsh National Saint will be honoured in two live shows- The Doc's Blues Rock Show on Monday, and the Baron's Rock Show "TimeTrax" feature on Wednesday. St David will get a full DeePlay Max from 2021.
08/03. International Women's Day: RRO will once again by doing two special features in live shows. Monday 9th March: A special "women in blues" feature on the Doc's Bues Rock Show and Wed 11th March: TIMETRAX: 10 songs back to back in two blocks of five, featuring female artists and female fronted band. Next year we will mark the day with a full 24 hour women fronted artists and bands.
17/03. St Patrick's Day. The Irish National Saint will be honoured in two live shows- The Doc's Blues Rock Show on Monday, and the Baron's Rock Show "TimeTrax" feature on Wednesday. St Patrick will get a full DeePlay Max from 2021.
12/04. Easter Sunday. TBC.
23/04. St George's Day. RRO is fed up of England not being allowed to properly celebrate its own National Saint, so will be doing a very special event day to bring him back from those dodgy movements and make him an English hero once again. The event will start on the BRS on the 22nd, with a prize being offered as part of the TimeTrax feature. Then on the 23rd, there will be a full day of English rock bands only. (Note, the All That Jazz Fusion show from Thursday night will move to the following Thursday).
08/05. VE Day 75th Anniversary. Special all day play, with songs about war and peace, including a feature in Ms Deed's Adventures in Music.
11/05. The Voyage of the Beagle (& Darwin) 200th Anniversary. Special all day play on Monday about discovery and science, with a feature in the DBRS, Rock for Breakfast and a TimeTrax feature on the BRS.
04/07. Independence Day. All day play of American bands only. Other shows will no doubt join in throughout that week.
06/09. The Mayflower Departure 400th Anniversary. All day play on exploration and new frontiers. Other shows may join in throughout that week.
31/10. Halloween. A special all day auto and live event as The Baron and Ms Bonnie bring you Baron & Baroness Blood's Cauldron of Evil Horrorfest.
05/11. Guy Fawkes Night. All day play on the theme of fireworks, bonfires and revolution, with a feature in Dame Penny's Mix Up Show.
30/11. St Andrew's Day. The Scottish National Saint will be honoured in two live shows- The Doc's Blues Rock Show on Monday, and the Baron's Rock Show "TimeTrax" feature on Wednesday. St Andrew will get a full DeePlay Max from 2021.
25/12. Christmas Day. Special all day Rock Christmas DayPlay.
31/12. New Year's Eve. TBC.
2021 will see a slightly different schedule with different important anniversaries celebrated or marked, and of course the full day National Saints autoplays for Wales, Ireland/N Ireland and Scotland. In the meantime watch our for promos and announcements regarding the events listed above.