Friday 30 May 2008

Weekend Changes to the Late Show

Its another weekend and it seems to have gone so fast since the Bank Holiday last week. Sunday night will see the start of the Late Night phone in and debate brought forward to a new time of 11pm. Join me for that and if you want to email any comments and views to be considered for debate then get in touch right now to

The Bradshaws

The Bradshaws feature prominently in Abbey FMs late show twice nightly and this weekend I have the chance to meet the creator of the characters, chat with him and see the show.

*** Next show!!***

Saturday 31st May - Chipping Village Hall, Garstang Road, Nr Preston, Lancs, PR3 2QH

Tel: 0845 1309517 (local rates) - £10.00 (or pay on the door)

After chatting on the phone I will be looking forward to meeting the man behind the voices and the famous Bradshaws. I`ll tell you more next week.

Wednesday 28 May 2008

Whats On Guide

Are you a registered charity or a non-profit making organisation? Would you like your event featured on the whats on guide. You can do this free of charge by emailing your event details to and it will be publicised at regular intervals on the radio during the day

Tuesday 27 May 2008

Alphabet Artists

An hour of artists beginning with A, then tomorrow its artists beginning with B then C then D and so on. Music from artists as well as finding out a little bit about them starts from 11pm tonight. Also look out for the website review of the day and The Bradshaws as all part of the late show.

Monday 26 May 2008

Another Bank Holiday already

Standing in for Mark on Afternoon Drive for a Bank Holiday Monday with the biggest jukebox ever on the radio. All music chosen by you. I`ll be there from 2pm so text, email or phone your requests through to the studio and sit back and chill on a Bank Holiday Monday with some great tunes.

Sunday 25 May 2008

Bank Holiday Sunday

Its the Whitsuntide Bank Holiday Weekend so join me tonight @10 for some great tunes to chill out to. The normal features of the late shows are back to normal on Tuesday.

Saturday 24 May 2008

Acoustic sessions

I am on the lookout for local bands solo acts who can perform acoustically. get in touch with me at bill @ and you could be playing live on the radio reaching a very wide and varied audience. If you want to promote yourself for free then get in touch now by email or leave your details on 01229 808222

Friday 23 May 2008

The Bank Holiday Weekend starts here

Its another Bank Holiday weekend and that means another game of musical chairs so to speak. Thats when the presenters change around and we all cover each others shows. As for me this weekend I will still be there for the Retro Dance Party from 10pm tonight and you can email, text or phone your bank holiday dedications in.

Monday coming you will find me having a well deserved night off the late show as I will be presenting Afternoon Drive between 2pm and 6pm with every song played being one chosen by a listener. Then Tuesday, things go back to normal.

Wednesday 21 May 2008

Allan Hannath acoustic session

Live from studio 1 at Abbey FM, playing acoustically is Allan Hannath from Ambleside. Allan played his music and talked about what he does and enjoyed the acoustic session.

A video of one of the songs performed live in the studio is below. The complete session can be downloaded HERE.

Sunday 18 May 2008

Changes to the late show

As mentioned in an earlier post, things are changing a little on the late show. Between 11pm and Midnight, its "Alphabet Artists". One night we play an hour of artists beginning with A then next night B then C and so on and you can also choose the artists that we will showcase and talk about on the show. It all starts Monday 2nd June

Saturday 17 May 2008

late Night Phone In

Sundays late night phone in and debate this week will be the last one starting at midnight.
Next week there will be a break for the Bank Holiday weekend as things change around again and the following Sunday (1st June) The late night phone in and debate moves to a new time of 11pm.

Tuesday 13 May 2008

Dave Duffins Acoustic Experiences

Dave Duffin played live in the studios at Abbey FM together with "George". They played an acoustic session consisting of their own material as well as a few cover versions.

The session is available for download HERE and a video of
one of the songs performed live in the Abbey FM studios is below.

Double click the images to view full size. Do you know which one is Dave and which is George?

Monday 12 May 2008

Furness Fest 2008

Carl Hallows came into the studio tonight for a chat about Furness Fest.

More info at and tickets for the event are available from

Sunday 11 May 2008

The Late Night Phone In

Do you somethimes feel that you have a point to make and want to put your issues across or perhaps feel the need to comment or debate them with other listeners, or maybe you feel so strongly about something that you feel the need to have your say?

Well you now have that chance because you have the oppertunity to have your say, make your voice heard on any issue that you like.

Join me on the late night phone in from Midnight Sundays for now and then 11pm Sundays after the Whit week bank holiday.

Call the studio on 0871 900 1073 and we will ring you back so you dont have to worry about any costs.

Have your say on ANY issue? email me anytime with your views on anything to

Sounds for a summer night

Its Friday. The end of the week and some great retro tunes making their way to your ears from 10pm tonight. If you cant get to a party then let us bring the party to you. Tune in from 10p for the best party tunes spanning 4 decades including the 60s, 70s, 80s and the 90s.

Saturday 10 May 2008

More on the new look late show

Its on the way just after the next Bank Holiday. The acoustic hour and Juke Box remain as they are due to being very popular but the bit in between from 11pm changes,

Monday to Thursday - The A - Z of artists. More information soon,

Sunday Nights from 11pm things change as we cut the love songs from 2 hrs to one hour and start the late night phone in an hour earlier.

It all changes the Tuesday after the next Bank Holiday Monday

Thursday 8 May 2008

New sound of the late show

The new sound of the late show on Abbey FM is imminent.

The acoustic hour and promoting the local music scene will still be between 10pm and 11pm Monday to Thursdays so if you can play and sing acoustically then get in touch with me and we could be promoting you and your music on the show.

After 11pm it`s all change for a new feature which will be starting very soon and I just need to produce the shows output and will be making an announcement soon as to what it is.

The shows affected will be Sunday to Thursday, leaving Friday Night as it is.

Wednesday 7 May 2008

Bird of Prey

John Reynolds (under the name of Bird of Prey) travelled from Lancaster to play live acoustically and talk about his music on Abbey FMs acoustic hour. John performed very well and the interview can be downloaded HERE

A video of one of his songs performed live in the studio is below.

Tuesday 6 May 2008

Cari Flower

Cari Flower played a live acoustic session on Abbey FM Tonight. A video of one of the songs filmed in the Abbey FM studios is available below. and the full session is available to download HERE

Cari brought her friend in the studio with her. Shannon read all the text messages out and gave Cari encouragement.

Monday 5 May 2008

Bank Holiday Mid Morning

10am til 2am swapped with Murf who i`m sure will be doing a spendid job with tonights show whilst I have a night off.

Thanks to everyone who contacted the show today by text email and telephone. A very busy show for a bank Holiday

Sunday 4 May 2008

Star Wars


Couldnt resist it......

Today is National Star Wars Day...... May the 4th be with you..

Saturday 3 May 2008

Monday Lunch

The Bank Holiday line up on Monday sees some changes for the day which measn me getting the night off and standing in n the 10am - 2pm slot. Looking forward to a Bank Holiday Monday Night off.

Friday 2 May 2008

The Long Bank Holiday Weekend

Its a Bank Holiday coming up and some changes expected on Monday to the schedule. Meanwhile, tonight its a bank holiday retro party from 10pm. Requests and dedications can be emailed to

Thursday 1 May 2008

Gwen Hechle [The Requests]

Last week we had Gwen celebrate her birthday live on the radio and due to an exceptional demand for her to return, she filled a gap on the show tonight with all the requests that she had been asked to perform

The interview is available to download HERE