The Checkers this week on The Juke in the Back

The “Juke In The Back” features another highly underrated R&B vocal group from the 1950s: The Checkers.  They never scored a national hit, but they’re one of the finest examples of polished 1950s R&B and their story deserves to be shared.  The Checkers were formed after tenor Charlie White and bass Bill Brown split from Bill Ward & His Dominoes.  They had some regional success with “House With No Windows,” an uptempo version of “White Cliffs Of Dover” and “Don’t Stop Dan,” the sequel to “Sixty Minute Man.”  Matt The Cat digs through a mess of King Records 78s to bring you the be

Our documentary celebrating Radio Hauraki's 50th airs today

Today marks the anniversary of a milestone in New Zealand radio. At 11 AM on 4 December 1966, a young man named Bob Laehy pressed a button on an open reel tape deck, on which was threaded a documentary that started a new radio station.

But it wasn't any ordinary radio station. All the radio stations in New Zealand since 1936 had been operated by a government corporation, so this new venture, Radio Hauraki, was broadcasting from a ship just outside New Zealand's territorial waters in an effort to break the Government's broadcasting monopoly.

Mosen on down for another Country oasis

Oh mercy! Sadly, Cute Caroline's not able to be with us this week, so her meagre understudy is back with two hours of great country music.

It's December, so surely no one, I mean no one, can argue with playing Christmas music now. So we'll throw a few good cotton-pickin', finger-lickin' country Christmas tunes in the mix.

Yeah, remember those days back on the farm, where grandma would go out and shoot a turkey on Christmas eve, then get run over by a reindeer on the way home with it? Ah memories, memories.

It's a Millerless Funny Fridays this Week!

That's right! I'm proud to announce that as your guest host (isn't that an oxymoron?) again this week on Funny Fridays, I have ensured the quality of the programming you are going to hear to the extent that there will be *no* Mrs. Miller anywhere in the playlist! It will be a Miller-free zone! The Miller will be so light that it won't even be there! None! Nada! Zero! Zip! NulloMilleris! (That's "no Miller" in Lattin of course.)

Use our cool holiday request system to request your favourite holiday song

The festive season is upon us, and Mushroom Fm is once again hanging out the holly and opening the holiday music vault. But this time, there's a twist.

A three-hour documentary celebrating Radio Hauraki, New Zealand's only Offshore Radio Station

I'm proud to give you some notice of a special three hour documentary to air on Mushroom FM this weekend.

This Sunday, 4 December 2016, marks the anniversary of a milestone in New Zealand radio. At 11 AM on 4 December 1966, a young man named Bob Laehy pressed a button on an open reel tape deck, on which was threaded a documentary that started a new radio station.

Tick Tock, Tick Tock, it’s almost 11 o’clock in the Shed.

And this means, four hours of insanity is almost upon you, you’ve been warned.
You’ll hear a triple threat, a live and loud segment, plenty of waffle from me, and a wide variety of music in between.
As always, should you wish to contact the show to say hi or for requests, e-mail: anthony at mushroomfm dot com
Or hit me up on that Twitter thing: @kiwisnake
Looking forward to seeing ya, like real soon, at the top of the hour!

It's St. Andrew's Day This Week on Come By The Hills!

November 30th is coming up, and for Scots at home and abroad, this means St. Andrew's Day. He is the apostle who is credited with bringing Christianity to the area of the world we now call Scotland, and so over the years, his day has become a day to celebrate Scottish culture, and with that culture, of course, comes music!

Bonair is On Air

It’s on-air with Bonair Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST right here on mushroomfm and in all your fav music aps. There’ll be the usual Bonnie banter, a little “Food for Thought” and a little music and your requests thrown in the mix. If you’d like to contact the show, email or tweet @bonniemosen.

Lowell Fulson this week on The Juke in the Back

This week, the “Juke In The Back” spotlights Lowell Fulson, one of the blues’ most versatile and vastly underrated talents. In the late 1940s, Fulson stormed the charts with his first hit “Three O’Clock Blues,” a song that B.B. King would take to the top of the charts in 1951. Fulson started the 1950s with a bang, scoring six charted hits for Swingtime Records in 1950 alone. By ’54, he was on Checker Records out of Chicago with a song that would be covered by Elvis in 1960, “Reconsider Baby.” Fulson wrote many of his own songs and was a major inspiration to both B.B.


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