Back in early 2006, radio legends Chris Prior, David Blood, Phil Wright and Rafe Lavine, joined me in forming The Rockfest on a community station called Radio Today (later to become known as 1485am). We were on that station for around three and a half years before it was stopped. The present Rockfest has been with Mix93.8fm since November 28, 2009, but only David and I of the original five, remain. I will, together with Michael Tymvios and Manie Grove, be doing a six hour show (9am to 3pm) tomorrow (Monday 31st Jan). I’m hoping to have Chris, Phil, David and Benjy Mudie, who is also one of radio’s legends, in the studio with me, as guests, from around midday (unfortunately Rafe can’t be there). We’ll be talking to these legends about the invaluable contributions they’ve made to rock radio in South Africa for decades, where they’ve been, and what they’re doing today. A sort of “Rockfest Reunion”, of sorts! I’m hoping that other current Rockfest presenters, such as Graham Rees, Ruston Hornsby and Chris Venter, will join us as well! So, six hours of laughs, great music and interviews are on the cards on this last day of 2012! Hope you can tune in – it should be quite a memorable day! Thanks to you, the listener, whether you live in South Africa or overseas, for your support, appreciation and encouragement for what we do, and for tuning in, not just to The Rockfest, but to this wonderful community station that has, thanks to you, started kicking some SERIOUS butt! We wish you a fantastic, successful, safe and prosperous 2013!! (Audio streaming via www.mixfm.co.za or http://www.rockitscientist, or www.tunein.com).
On The RockIt Scientist on Mix93.8fm tomorrow (Friday) night, between 8pm and midnight: Special feature on one of the greatest guitarists who / that ever lived, the legendary, and much missed GARY MOORE! From his early days with Skid Row, Colosseum 2, Thin Lizzy and others, to his brilliant solo career, there were, and are, few guitarists around who could, or can, match up to him. Plus, of course, the usual MIX of blues, rock, metal, jazz, etc etc. Would be fantastic to have your company on this last Friday night before Christmas. Streaming via www.mixfm.co.za or www.rockitscientist.co.za, or via www.tunein.com. TUNE INNNNN!!!
On The RockIt Scientist on Mix93.8fm tonight: Firstly, I’ll be starting a bit late (at around 8.30pm, due to some political broadcast). Interview with the guys from NOVA RISE, who were recently in LA (that’s Los Angeles, not Lower Alberton, as Clint would say!). As it’s the FESTIVE SEASON, special feature will be on some well known and not-that-well-known gems from the DISCO era (remember that, when they used REAL drums, REAL strings, REAL guitars, REAL strings and horns, etc??). Plus, of course, the usual MIX of blues, rock, metal, jazz, etc etc! Streaming via www.mixfm.co.za, or www.rockitscientist.co.za, or www.tunein.com. TUNE INNNN
Mike “Turkey Breath” Tymvios is not feeling that great, so I will be doing his “Late Night At Michael’s” show tonight on Mix 93.8fm, between 9pm and midnight. Tomorrow night, on my RockIt Scientist show (between 8pm and midnight), I will be
doing an interview with very talented and exciting all-girl group SAARKIE, from around 8.15! Special feature will be on San Francisco’s Y & T, featuring the awesome DAVE MENIKETTI on guitars and vocals! Plus the usual MIX of blues, rock, metal, jazz, etc etc!! Audio streaming via www.mixfm.co.za, or www.rockitscientist.co.za. Join the chatroom for fun and games (www.grandaxemusic.com)! TUNE INNN!!!