THE R&B EXPERIENCE
Welcome to The R&B Experience - a radio program dedicated to playing blues and real rhythm & blues from Australia and around the world, with music from the 1930's through to today. The program is broadcast every Thursday night 9pm EST from the studios of Connect FM 100.9fm in south west Sydney, Australia.
ABOUT YOUR HOST
I first started in radio way back in January 1990 at my local station 2BCR (later renamed to B-FM, and now known as Connect FM 100.9) at Bankstown. At the time I hosted a weekly music program on Tuesday nights covering music from the 50’s to the 80’s. Around 1993 I changed the format to a purely R&B-based program called “The R&B Experience”. Also at this time I joined our Saturday morning sports program Sports AM covering basketball & baseball.
During mid-1996 I decided to move stations and presented a music show on 2SSR Sutherland. It was also a various music format and ran until October 1998 when I shifted to 2GLF Liverpool to do Sunday breakfast. It was also in this time that I had a short stint on commercial station 2CA Canberra. The 2CA show did not last long and I was back at 2GLF until the end of 2000.
I took 2001 off to live & work in London with my wife before returning home, restarting my Sunday breakfast show at 2GLF. This last until mid-2005 when I picked up a casual show on Campbelltown’s commercial station C91.3. I was there for 2 years before I lost my shift and found myself (again) back at 2GLF, this time as a duo on Sunday nights for a music program called “Retro Rock Live” (www.retrorocklive.com).
We stayed at 2GLF until May 2019 when we moved on to Campbelltown’s local station 2MCR. Unfortunately circumstances changed between some team members & the show wound down in August 2020.
Feeling the need to get back into solo shows I have now restarted The R&B Experience at my very first station. I am very excited on 2 counts : playing real rhythm & blues music from Australia & around the world, and also being on my own for the first time in 13 years.
The R&B Experience is broadcast every Thursday night from 9pm Australian Eastern time and goes for 3 hours. Check your clocks for local times….
And I am always happy for people to email me with music suggestions, comments, queries and the like at firstname.lastname@example.org or find my Facebook page “The R&B Experience Radio Show” and feel free to leave your comments. Just remember to keep it clean & nice – spam or abuse will be deleted.
HOW TO LISTEN TO THE R&B EXPERIENCE
You can listen in to The R&B Experience a few different ways.
If you live in Sydney tune your radio to 100.9fm every Thursday night from 9pm EST.
Outside the Sydney area you can head to www.connectfm.au to listen live on a Thursday night.
If you miss a program you can go to the station's webpage and click on the on-demand link to hear our last show, or if you want to dig further into the archives scroll down to page and find out previous shows link.
ALL OUR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS
The following is a list of the current stations that the R&B Experience is broadcast on. Please refer to their websites schedule to see what day & time we are on air.....
4 Ever Radio Netherlands
AOW Radio Network Twin Falls Idaho USA
Attic Radio Daventry Northamptonshire UK
Blues Wave Radio Athens Greece
Brickies Radio Norwich UK
Butterfly Radio Vislanda Sweden
Cosmos Radio Network Shropshire UK
CT Jamz East Hartford Connecticut USA
Gemini Sounds Midlands UK
Almeria Gold Spain
Heat FM New York USA
Krush Nation Detroit Michigan USA
More Muzic Radio Fenland East Anglia UK
Night Wave Radio Lawton Oklahoma USA
Paisley Radio Paisley Scotland
Randy Is On The Radio Ontario Canada
Rock Radio UK
RTI.FM Poprad Slovakia
Starz 247 Drachten Netherlands
Tap The Mike Radio Parkton North Carolina USA
Time Out Radio Brittany France
Timeless Hits Radio Redditch UK
Tomorrow Radio Lucan Dublin Ireland
United As 1 Radio California USA
WA Radio Network Western Australia
Web Sound Radio Larne Northern Ireland
Wireless Company Melton UK
WSSE-DB Clarksville Tennessee USA
WVMI Radio Philadelphia USA
Have you missed a program in the not so distant past? Or do you want to go back & hear a show again? Perhaps you are having a party & want some great blues music for the night? All you need to do click on the link below and it will take you to a Google drive where all my past programs are kept.