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Remembering Elvis on what would have been his 82nd birthday tonight on The Early Years

When you hear the dying strains of Van Halen's Happy Trails signalling the end of The Mosen Explosion for another week, don't touch your PC, your device or your internet radio and join me in The Early Years on Mushroom FM.
Hello, I'm Steve Cutway and my musical focus is the 50s and 60s.
Elvis Presley was born Jan. 8, 1935, 82 years ago today. Few artists before or since have had the impact that he had on the first two decades of rock.
In the first of two programmes, I'll play many of his top songs from the 50s and I'll throw in some of my favourites as well.

Join Jonathan for the first live Mosen Explosion of 2017

Let me start this little promotional message for this week’s show by making a startling, staggering, hither-to unrevealed and shocking revelation. I am not Steve Cutway. Yes it’s true, just repeating that news, I am not Steve Cutway.

Back In The Saddle Again

Well, The holidays are over, and we're back in the swing of things. You'll find the Snowman Radio back on the air, and up to it's usual tricks.
In hour one, Steve joins me, and we share our personal stories, plus, indulge in the ways in which others have bad days that are worse than our own. We regail one another with our brillian trivia questions, and make fun of the wacky news. All of that comes punctuated with a great selection of good old tunes from the 60's and 70's, and stories from the old days.

Bo Diddley's 1955 recordings this week on The Juke In The Back

This week’s “Juke In The Back” takes a look at the breakthrough year of one of rock n’ roll’s true architects and innovators, Bo Diddley. His first recording session was held at Chess Records in Chicago on March 2nd and 3rd, 1955, where he laid down 4 original tunes. One of those songs, “I’m A Man,” would inspire blues great Muddy Waters’ “Manish Boy,” while the other, “Bo Diddley,” would be the igniting spark for rock n’ roll. Diddley was a complicated and compelling artist, who’s talents go way beyond his signature “hambone” rhythm, his vibrato guitar and his crazy lyrics.

The top songs of 1967 this week on The Early Years

When you hear the dying strains of Van Halen's Happy Trails signalling the end of The Mosen Explosion for another week, don't touch that PC, that device or that internet radio and join me in The Early Years on Mushroom FM.
Hello, I'm Steve Cutway and my musical focus is the 50s and 60s.

Join Jonathan for the first Mosen Explosion for 2017

Another year of Mosen Explosion radio shows begins…soon! I don’t know how we get away with it, I tell you.

I’m unavailable to host the show live this week, it’s summer and all that, or rather, it’s at least supposed to be. But never fear. Even though the show isn’t live, there is indeed a full four-hour show, and it’s got lots in it! In fact if you turn it over, you’ll see all the ingredients written on the back!

Christmas Leftovers & New Year’s Resolutions this week on The Juke In The Back

Matt The Cat has dug up some more R&B Christmas treasures and added a few tunes about New Years for this week’s continuation of the “Juke In The Back” R&B Christmas Special. The holiday juke is jumpin’ with cool tunes by Big John Greer, Champion Jack Dupree, Lowell Fulson, The Moonglows, Marvin & Johnny and many more. The range of topics is wide, from dancing Santas to lonely Christmases to making up with your baby on New Year’s Eve.

We're Celebrating the "Virtues" of Alcohol this week on Come By The Hills

The new year begins on Sunday, and on Saturday night in many places around the world, people will be dancing, singing, partying, and of course, drinking. So, even though this week's Come by the Hills will be on when most of us are busy recovering from the morning after the night before, I thought it fit to devote an entire episode to Celtic songs about beer, whisky, punch, and any other alcoholic beverage that I can think of.

You're invited to another new year's party at Mosen Towers

Even when on holiday, we’re beta testing at Mosen Towers. We just can’t help ourselves! This time every year, since the year seems to have a habit of ending on 31 December all the time, we bravely go where no one has gone before and test the new year for you. New Zealand sees in the new year a full 18 hours before it makes its way to the east coast of the United States, 21 hours before it makes it to the US west coast, and 13 hours before it gets to the UK! I mean dude, we are, like, so totally advanced.

All George Michael and Wham! on the next two editions of 80s Lady

In a year where we've lost many legends who contributed to 80s music, such as David Bowie, Glen Frey, Prince and more, George Michael died yesterday.

Bonnie will be paying tribute to him by playing nothing but music by George Michael, with and without Wham! on the next two editions of 80s lady, today and tomorrow.

If George Michael and Wham! were part of the soundtrack of your life, then do join us at 8 PM Eastern tonight and tomorrow night, and share your memories via the MushroomFm Twitter hashtag.

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