Thursday, August 31, 2006

Busy days.... and changes afoot...

Hey Zoneheads, what's been happening ?
Apologies for the few days absence - a few days away from AZ Towers on other projects has been the name of the game. So, what's up and coming ? Well, a few changes afoot, I feel. Firstly, we are but a couple of weeks away from a new Presenter making his debut on the Zone, one Barry De Foyle.
Furthermore, two more new recruits are being considered - nothing decided yet - one guy, one girl, and we'll see how all that works out over the next week or so. Updating not only the Music, but the Personnel too, is all important in the Zone World. Watch this space for further details.
As for the Pod, that will change this coming weekend too, with not only new AZ Programmes, but a range of 'Vintage' for your delectation too. You know where to find it...

This weekend ?
Well, I'll be back with you for 2 days of Playlists.
On Saturday I will appear magically here, to let you know the playlist of that nights Katrine Show, her 3rd for The Album Zone.
And, on Sunday, I will furnish you with the full playlist of that nights Johnny Reece Show.
Oh, and I may just give you some gossip. Maybe. Maybe not.

Thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Girlies On The Air...

Oh, it's a bit of a Girly weekend on air here, via AZ Towers...

Firstly, tonight at 21.00 hrs UK time, worldwide via RTI, Sky, and various other European frequencies, the Punklicious Zoe Street presents her Pogo Sessions programme once again, this week featuring The Slits, The Damned, Patti Smith, Ruts, The Jam, Joy Division, and many more.
This programme will also be repeated shortly on Radio Seagull (Wednesdays).
Did you miss it ? Have no fear - it's on our Pod, right now.

Meanwhile, Katrine returns too, with her 3rd Show for The Album Zone.
This will be aired via RTI, Sky, and all the other outlets, next Saturday night, 2nd September, at the usual time of 21.00 hours (UK time).
Want a sneak preview ? Sure, we've put it up early, on the Pod.
It's there for your delectation, as we speak.

Thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

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Friday, August 25, 2006

Scheds Ahead... and, ermm, Cereals

Well well well Kiddies, a good day to you all.

We here at AZ Towers trust you are well.
What have we been up to for the last 4 days ?
I'll tell you, we have been knee deep in computer parts and studio bits, lots to update and change around.
All quite dull really as we are not particularly technical, we just want the damn things to work.
With this in mind, whilst all that was going on, surrounded by very strange pieces of metal and things which I wouldn't know where to put back, and seeing various people crawling around under studio desks and using the word "testing"! a lot, I have busied myself arranging the Programme Schedules upfront, for our various broadcasting outlets.
There has been many late nights this week, in fact AZ Towers had become quite a Hotel over the past few days, with all the work going on. This brought up an interesting thing (well, not really, but I'm going to mention it anyway) and that was the various peoples choice of breakfast in the mornings before we set about ripping things apart again.
I, myself, like some Toast and Cereal. And Orange Juice. And maybe Coffee.
The Engineer, who is called Mike, wanted industrial strength Black Coffee, and nothing else.
Johnny wanted Tea and Cigarettes.
Now, come on, that's quite Rock n' Roll. Either that, or Coffee and Cigarettes, which is even more so.
However, this turned into a fully fledged discussion whilst we pretended to fix things, where it was revealed that Johnny hated Cereal with a vengeance. This obviously got to him, as he suddenly remembered, as a child, his liking for Sugar Puffs. I'm sure they have various names in different parts of the world (Honey Puffs, Sugar Smacks, whatever) but it did suddenly strike a chord, and over the next few days our Scottish Leader fought with his conscience and attempted to fight the sudden craving of a childhood memory.
He gave in, after 3 days, at last, yesterday.
We have all been eating Sugar Puffs since. They are magnificent.
What has this got to do with radio ?

Ok, here goes, Schedules a go-go, where we are, and with whom, on our various outlets over the next few weeks... now pay attention, and sit up at the back :

Saturday Nights :
RTI ( and Sky Satellite 0195, and 1350 AM throughout Central Europe : at 21.00 hrs (UK time) :

26th August : Zoe Street
2nd September : Katrine
9th September : Johnny Reece and Andy Miles
16th September : Rich Phoenix
23rd September : Barry De Foyle
30th September : Katrine
7th October : Zoe Street


Sunday Nights :
RTI ( and Sky Satellite 0195 and 1350 AM throughout Central Europe : at 20.00 hrs (UK time) :

The Johnny Reece Show (every Sunday evening).

(Please note - this Sunday, 27th Aug, is a repeat of 20th Aug, due to all our Studio work at AZ Towers this week, not to mention the Sugar Puffs).


Wednesday Nights :
Radio Seagull ( and Radio Waddenzee (1602AM, Netherlands) for 6 hours (3 x Album Zone Programmes, back to back) at 18.00 - 00.00 hrs (UK time) :

Weds 30th August : Johnny Reece & Andy Miles, Katrine, Johnny Reece
Weds 6th September : Katrine, Zoe Street, Johnny Reece
Weds 13th September : Zoe Street, Andy Miles, Johnny Reece
Weds 20th September : Richard Bismarck, Rich Phoenix, Johnny Reece
Weds 27th September : Barry De Foyle, Zoe Street, Johnny Reece


Our Pod :

Currently on the Pod, are brand new AZ Programmes from :

Rich Phoenix, Johnny Reece & Andy Miles (co-hosted), Zoe Street, Johnny Reece, Katrine, and Andy Miles.
More to follow shortly, with our usual mix of 'Vintage' goodies too...


Whew ! That took some sorting.
Thanks for bearing with us through that, now you can all go away and relax.
Or go to bed.
Or eat some cereal.
Or something.

Thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Tonights Johnny Reece Playlist...

And a very good weekend to you all. Everything ok ? Good.
Below for you is tonights playlist for the Johnny Reece Show, broadcast on RTI ( around the world, at 20.00 hours UK time, and simultaneously on Sky Satellite Channel 0195, and various AM and FM frequencies in Central Europe (and if you need to know about the various AMs and FMs, they are posted on the RTI Website). This programme will also appear on our Pod, later tonight.

Playlist as follows :

The Chalets - Theme From Chalets
Aimee Mann - I Should've Known
Bjork - Karvel
Buffy St. Marie - Bad End
Lefty C. Burnell - Jailbait
Tom Petty - Blinded By Love
Sparks - Tits
Paul Oakenfold feat. Emiliana Torrini - Hold My Hand
Depeche Mode - It's No Good
Clinic - The Return Of Evil Bill
Duane Eddy & The Rebel Rousers - The Girl On Death Row
Thorns - Such A Shame
Michael J. Sheehy - Just A Word
Aqualung - Strange And Beautiful
Lesbians On Ecstasy - Parachute Clubbing
Vanessa Paradis - The La La Song
Barclay James Harvest - Poor Man's Moody Blues
Napalm Death - Common Enemy
Twinkle - Mickey
Bryan Ferry - Can't Let Go
Julia Thornton - Chansons Dans La Nuit
Ezio - Braver Than You Are
Bruce Springsteen - Secret Garden
Tom Waits - Jersey Girl
Death Cab For Cutie - Different Names For The Same Thing
Thin Lizzy - Still In Love With You ('Live)

Up and coming :
A newie from our Punk Princess Zoe Street - and it's exclusively on our Pod, first.
We mean right now !
Later in the week, the 3rd Show from our little Swedish Pixie Katrine will be with you, and, once again, it'll be on the AZ Pod first.
Then, next weekend, the return of Rich Phoenix, our man in NJ.
Whew ! That enough to be going on with ?

Speak soon mes ami, have a fine time.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Mr Bismarck's Scandinavian Special

Hello all,
Mr Bismarck is in your ears tonight, via RTI and Sky, with a programme that leans heavily towards some Scandinavian ideals in places, with his holiday there in mind...

Here's the playlist !

The Cardigans - Do You Believe
The Beatles - Norwegian Wood
The The - Uncertain Smile
Bloc Party - Blue Light
Rezillos - Top Of The Pops
Moa - Can't Forget You
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 21st Century
Louis XIV - All The Little Pieces
Sparks - The Very Next Fight
Royksopp - Eple
The Adverts - Gary Gilmore's Eyes
Elbow - The Stops
Metric - Police And The Private
Gong - Where Have All The Flowers Gone ?
Barry White - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Babe
Hives - Main Offender
Wigwam - Nuclear Nightclub
Raconteurs - Store Bought Bones
John Cale - Heartbreak Hotel
Bjork - Bachelorette
Sigur Ros - Staraflur
David Bowie - Jean Genie
The Zutons - Tired Of Hanging Around
Hanne Hukkelberg - Cast Anchor
Daniel Agust Haraldsson - The Moss
Skids - Into The Valley
Mike Oldfield - Shadow On The Wall
PJ Harvey - The Life And Death Of Mr Badmouth
Emiliana Torrini - Summerbreeze
The Cardigans - Hold Me
Republica - Wrapp
White Stripes - Passive Manipulation


Thanks, as ever, for your support.
Don't forget - we'll be putting some more Vintage on the Pod tomorrow, some Gil Legine from 1998, from Radio 6, in France.

Later, Johnny Reece is back in his usual Sunday evening spot, on RTI and Sky, at 20.00 (UK time).

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

More Newies, More Vintage...

Just a quick update and a Hi !, Boys and Girls...

The recent Vintage went down well, didn't it ? Dermot Vaughan, whom many of you had not heard before, was particularly popular, along with the AZ Vintage Shows from Radio 6.
Vintage wise, coming up shortly, a very young Gil Legine, from way, way back, at Radio 6, France.
Keep those ears peeled for that, it'll be on the Pod this coming weekend.

Newies on the way ? Of course !
Rich Phoenix, Andy Miles, Katrine... all new Programmes ready to burst out of AZ Towers and into your ears via the Pod, RTI, and, oh, the usual places, very shortly.

We'll be back at the weekend, with the Saturday and Sunday playlists, and Pod updates...

Thanks, Steve Lloyd.

Monday, August 14, 2006


Hello all,
we trust you are fine. A quick flick through the Scheds here for you, to briefly let you know what's up and coming on our various programme outlets, thus :

Saturdays via RTI, and Sky 0195, at 21.00 hrs (UK time) :

19th August : Richard Bismarck
26th August : Zoe Street
2nd September : Katrine
9th September : Johnny Reece & Andy Miles
16th September : Barry De Foyle
23rd September : Zoe Street
30th September : Katrine


Sundays via RTI, and Sky 0195, at 20.00 hrs (UK time) :

The Johnny Reece Show (every Sunday)


Wednesdays via Radio Seagull and Radio Waddenzee (Netherlands) at 18.00 hrs (UK time) :

Weds 16th August : 18.00-20.00 Andy Miles
20.00-22.00 Katrine
22.00-00.00 Johnny Reece

(more Wednesday Scheds to follow shortly...)


Thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Upfront Playlists, Joint Shows, and Pods...

Well mes ami, quite a lot to be going on with today.
Firstly though, a quick note to tell you that due to a combination of Holidays, other work, weekends away, oh, all sorts of things, this will be the last Blog entry until Monday or Tuesday next week (14th/15th August).

Therefore, we have all sorts of things happening in advance.

Like what ?, we hear you say.

The Leafy Glades :

Yes, AZ Studio 2 has been working overtime this week, as Johnny Reece nipped down to rural Hampshire to our second Studio, run by Andy Miles. And what a fine time was had by all. It did help that some fine Bordeaux was sunk along the way, but you'd expect that, wouldn't you ?
The upshot was, that a joint Programme was done. Now, this isn't due, officially, to be aired until 9th September via RTI, and 13th & 20th via Seagull, but hey, what the hell. As most of us are taking a break for a few days, we thought we'd air it early, via our Pod.

You'll find it there tonight !
Expect many reminiscences of Radio 6, and of former shows done for various Satellite Stations.

It was such fun.
More joint shows are planned too, very shortly...

Up and coming : A new Programme from Katrine is in the making, and in a couple of weeks, we also welcome back Rich Phoenix, with a series of shows for us.

Norwegian Jaunt : Back soon (we presume !) is Richard Bismarck, currently taking time off in the Fjords.
Tales from this to come shortly, we are assured, with some more new Scandinavian music too.

Gilster, where art thou ?
Now, where's that Gil Legine gone ? He's had a holiday or two recently, so we have sent out the tracker dogs to haul him in, and bring him back into line.


This weekends Album Zone Broadcasts :

This Saturday night via RTI ( and on Sky 0195, Andy Miles returns.
The Programme will air at 21.00 hours, UK time.

This Sunday night, Johnny Reece is in his usual slot, 20.00 hrs, via RTI and Sky.
As we're giving the Studio here at AZ Towers a rest this weekend, this too will be on our Pod early.

And, the Playlist for this Sundays 'Reecey Soiree' is below...

Johnny Reece Show : 13 Aug 2006 :

The Cure - The Perfect Girl
The Experimental Pop Band - Punk Rock Classic
John's Children - Desdemona
Masso Dietum - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Depeche Mode - Stripped
World Party - Another 1000 Years
Aztec Camera - Back Door To Heaven
Perry Blake - The Hunchback Of San Francisco
The Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
Roxy Music - Would You Believe ?
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Guinnevere
T.A.T.U. - Stars
Jona Lewie - (You'll Always Find Me In The) Kitchen At Parties
Edwyn Collins - The Beatles
Sadistic Mika Band - Hi ! Jack (I'm Just Dying)
Touch And Go - Would You ?
Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow
Lyle Lovett - Record Lady
New Order - Ruined In A Day
Yonder Boi - Pabadam
Burning Love Jumpsuit - Cheerleader
A-Ha - Manhattan Skyline
White Stripes - Hello Operator
The Shangri-las - Past, Present And Future
Sparks - My Baby's Taking Me Home
Tom Baxter - Almost There


So, there you have it Zoneheads, all the news that's unfit to print.

Have a fine week, and we'll check back in shortly.

Thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Sunday Aug 6th : Four things...

Hello all, welcome to Sunday.
Four things on our list today, so let's get on with it !

Firstly, can we just say 'Grattis på födelsedagen', to Katrine.
That's 'Happy Birthday', by the way. Have a lovely day.

Secondly, UK viewers don't forget - the legendary Posh Bird is on UK TV in the early evening, on Channel 4 to be precise, as we informed you just the other day. Pets a-go-go, as they say - look at our Blog 'special' on Posh Bird from a few days ago, for the full details.

Our Pod : We've been throwing things in the general direction of the Pod, as per your instructions.
On the 'Vintage' side, we have looked out both Radio Caroline and Radio 6 Programmes, which are sitting there right now, awaiting your delectation. These sit alongside the current Album Zone Programmes from Johnny Reece, Zoe Street, Katrine, Andy Miles, and Richard Bismarck.
Check it out !

And, as you know, being a Sunday, The Johnny Reece Show hits the worldwide airwaves on various frequencies at 20.00 hours (UK time) tonight.
We don't usually publish the playlist in advance, but as we had so much to tell you about today, with Birthdays, TV Programmes, Pod updates and the like, we thought we'd do it all at once.

So, here goes - this is tonights Johnny Reece Playlist :


C.C.S. - Whole Lotta Love
The Beloved - Hello
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Blondie - In The Flesh
Brian Eno - Seven Deadly Fins
Matthew Sweet - Not When I Need It
Soft Cell - Torch
The Saints - This Perfect Day
Marvin Pontiac - I’m A Doggy
MCDJ-JR - Café de Reves
Rod Stewart - Crazy About Her
Roxy Music - A Really Good Time (‘Live’)
Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should’ve Come Over
Ezio - Go
Prefab Sprout - Goodbye Lucille No. 1 (Johnny, Johnny)
Barry Adamson - Jazz Devil
Barry Adamson - Can’t Get Loose
Squeeze - Last Time Forever
Moody Blues - So Deep Within You
The Ramones - I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
Malcolm McLaren - About Her
Sensational Alex Harvey Band - There’s No Lights On The Christmas Tree Mother, They’re Burning Big Louie Tonight
Ben Harper - Another Lonely Day
Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty - Stop Dragging My Heart Around
Herb Alpert -
This Guy’s in Love With You


Thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Let's Pogo !

Hello all,
Zoe Street returns to the Album Zone airwaves tonight, Saturday, with her 'Pogo Sessions' soiree, with the best of Punk, New Wave, and Ska, broadcast at 9pm UK time, via, and on Sky Satellite channel 0195.
For those of you in Central Europe, check the RTI website for details of the AM and FM frequencies also on offer in your region, for tonights Programme.
Radio Seagull (at will also be repeating this Programme, next Wednesday, 9th August, at 18.00 hours, UK time, and it is also aired on Radio Waddenzee in northern Netherlands on 1602 AM.

Can't make any of them ? It's on our Pod too !

And here is Zoe's Playlist :


Dead Kennedys - Viva Las Vegas
Toots & The Maytals - 54-46 Was My Number
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Sex & Drugs & Rock n' Roll
Madness - It Must Be Love
Squeeze - Cool For Cats
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - One Love
The Clash - Rudie Can't Fail
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno
Blondie - Denis
The Jam - Start
The Phobics - Down And Out In Deptford
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
The Pixies - Alison
Bad Brains - Sailin' On
The Adverts - We Who Wait
Gaz's Rockin Blues - Rude Xdos
Ciccone - Look At You Now
Gang Of Four - Glass
The Clash - Rock The Casbah
Gaz's Rockin Blues - Canteloupe
XTC - Sgt. Rock
Talking Heads - And She Was
The Ramones - Baby I Love You
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Jackie Wilson Said
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Tick
Cherubs - Botox Bop
The Pixies - Wave of Mutilation
The Redskins - Kick Over The Statues
Ruts - Stepping Bondage
The Stranglers - Straighten Out
Wire - I Am The Fly
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Redemption Song


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Our Posh Bird on TV !!!

Now, let me think. The great romances ? Oh, Burton and Taylor, Bogart and Bacall, Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara, Reecey and Posh.
Oh, ok then, maybe not, but we are pleased to give you an update concerning our very own Posh Bird (don't blame me - Johnny Reece gave her this name immediately on meeting her !).
A lot of you will remember the 'Reecey and Posh' radio shows on Radio Caroline, back in 1998, from the good ship Ross Revenge.
Johnny had met Laura (ermm, that's her real name) just days earlier, at a party at another Radio Station.
A few joint shows together later, and the job offers came in. Really !
Laura was very pleased, but Johnny less so.
Whilst Laura wanted to take up the offered Breakfast spot at a distant Station, Johnny was less than enthusiastic, with thoughts of getting up at 3am and pretending to enthuse about Robbie Williams records giving him all sorts of nightmares.
The stalemate ensued, and our erstwhile Romeo and Juliet were cruelly parted, and so the story ended.
Well, not quite.
A zillion Album Zone Jingles and Promos and Voiceovers later (many of which you can still hear now, voiced by Posh, ermm, Laura) and she ended up at Classic Gold, and now hosts her own afternoon show at BBC Radio Oxford.
'Beautiful Posh' as Johnny still refers to her (ah, ain't that sweet ?) turns up on TV this coming Sunday, in a rather different role.
Yes, Poshbaby and her dog Tinkerbell are on the Pets Prize thingummy-go-round.
Tinkerbell (pictured above right with Laura) takes part in the new Channel 4 Series 'Britain's Top Dog' this Sunday afternoon, with Laura in tow (almost literally).
We wish them all the best.
Poshbaby is special to us all at the Zone, and we hope to hear her on our airwaves again one day.

Good luck Posh ! xx

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone