“On the Beat” Programmes on BBC Radio Merseyside.
The programmes are broadcast on 95.8FM, from 6pm to 8.00pm most Saturday evenings. Football comes first – the show will be cancelled if there is a late kickoff for Liverpool or Everton. Similarly, it may also start early. Sorry for the confusion but it’s not down to me!
Saturday 6 December 2014 No show – football
Saturday 13 December 2014 Tony Cartwright (former manager, Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck and sole agent Our Kid), Frank Davies (manager, Our Kid) with live music from Chilli, Susan Hedges and Thomas McConnell.
Saturday 20 December 2014 Ken Dodd, John Otway (going for the Christmas No 1!) and American singer/songwriter Eric Taylor
Saturday 27 December 2014 Music book special including books on the Beatles, Nick Cave, Nick Drake, Jerry Lee Lewis and Joni Mitchell. Reviewers: Neil Campbell, David Charters, Paul Gallagher, Gill Hughes, Norman Killon, Mick O’Toole, Clive Pownceby and Sir Ron Watson. Live music too from Neil Campbell.
Saturday 3 January 2015 (5.30 – 8pm) Gary Brooker (Procol Harum)
Saturday 10 January 2015 Hunter Davies on The Beatles Lyrics and The John Lennon Letters, and Ronan MacManus playing live
Saturday 17 January 2015 Rock writer Simon Warner, author Text And Drugs and Rock and Roll, with Andrew Barker,curator of the Mersey Poets Archive at Liverpool University
Saturday 24 January 2015 – No show, late kickoff
Saturday 31 January 2015 Juke Box Jury with Tim Adams, Julia Baird, Pete Cowley and Dave Donnelly