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Wednesday, 30 December 2009

New Year Top 20 Countdown!


Happy New Year!
Tune in to our special shows on Tuesday 5th January and Tuesday 12th January for a special "Top 20 Countdown" of some of the many interesting topics we have covered on our show on Preston FM during 2009.
Who will be "Number One"...?
There's only one way to find out...!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Book Review; "Death To Trad Rock"

review soundfile to follow

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

PUNK SPECIAL ON FRIDAY!


Don't miss the Rebellion Festival Speech Special at 12 noon on Friday, featuring the full interviews with Knox of The Vibrators (pictured), Steve Drewett of the Newtown Neurotics and The A-Heads!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Houghton Weavers Interview

Today we welcomed the Houghton Weavers - well, two of them anyway - and the third one later... - to Preston FM where we recorded an interview for a special show to be aired next week.
Popular Lancashire folk band The Houghton Weavers will be featured in a special one hour radio programme on Preston FM next Friday (4th December) at 12 noon.
In this fascinating show, Guitarist David Littler and vocalist Tony Berry tell host Paul Breeze about how the Weavers first got together, about their successful BBC television series and recount various funny stories from their 35 years together as a band.
Featuring an exclusive preview of songs from their new CD “Ae Fond Kiss”, the show also looks ahead to the Weavers’ annual Christmas show at Preston Guildhall on Sunday 20th December.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Fever Dance Take British Title at Winter Gardens



Fever Dance - who teach at Fylde Rugby Club - won the British Closed Latin American Formation Team Championship at the British National Championships at the Winter Gardens on Thursday evening.
The team – trained by Rachel Holland (far right of photo) had already won the British Open title in May and will be representing England in the World Championships in Bremen in December.
Fever’s B team – competing in their first ever championship - came a creditable fourth place.
Fever Dance teach a range of ballroom and latin classes at all levels from beginners upwards - for more information visit their website at http://www.feverdancecompany.com/

Lucy Gets The "Miss Blackpool" Treatment !


As part of the research that we are doing for our special documentary programme about the "Miss Blackpool" competition, Lucy decided to find out for herself how it all works.


Here she is having her hair restyled at Mirror Talk hair salon, one of the competition's sponsors who do all the contestants' hair in preparation for the grand final.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Special Guests At Troops' CD Launch Party











World War 2 RAF veteran Roy Hardacre and Miss Blackpool Jessica Berry were guests of honour at a special musical evening that raised over £ 500 for a local ex servicemen’s charity at the Carousel Hotel.

Local good causes record label TTN Records launched their annual Christmas CD for the troops at a party night held in aid of the Blackpool branch of the Royal Marines Association.

The CD entitled “Wonderful World” by Frankie & Friends has 14 tracks by local artists, many of whom appeared on the night, along with Blackpool based Sahara’s Harem belly dance troupe and modern jive dancers from Bev Lewis’s Revolution Dance class.

Copies of the CD are available free of charge to ex servicemens’ groups to use for fundraising purposes, ideally to be auctioned at special events rather then just sold at face value. For more information, e-mail good causes record label TTN records ttnrecords@btinternet.com



Wonderful World CD Tracks:
Wonderful World – Frankie Smith
Colours Of The Wind – Briony Moxon
I Only Wanna Be With You – Emma Holbrook
Fly Me To The Moon – Sara Creeney
Funk – Broken Circuit
Love Scene – Keri Ward
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker – Mauri Clash City Rocker
The Perfect Year – Emma Holbrook
Arthur’s Theme – Beverley Alexander
Safe European Home – The Harry Rule Project
Sunday Morning – Ashley Benjamin
Fever – Sara Creeney
I Wish I Could Forget You – The Harry Rule Project
I Will Survive – Frankie Smith


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Saturday, 14 November 2009

Blackpool Welcomes Regiment Home







Members of the Royal Artillery regiments marched through the streets of Blackpool today on a welcome home parade.



Scarborough Break!









Yes - we've been away to Scarborough, taking in the cliffs and the north sea air. But we havenlt been lazy - we visited Jive Addiction's Modern Jive weekender and also the 12th Annual Scarborough Dance Festival. We recorded some fascinating interviews which we plan to share with you on our Tuesday afternoon show over the weeks to come.

Keep on listening to hear all about :
Amir Giles - expert in Argentine Tango - http://www.jango.co.uk/
Philip Wylie & his dancing holidays
Top amateur dance couple Ramen & Fides



Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Miss Blackpool at 21t, St Annes



We met the reigning Miss Blackpool Jessica Berry at 21t in St Annes for a chat about her experience of being involved with the beauty contest.
As well as being great fun, this was all part of our fly on the wall documentary project that we are producing about about next year's Miss Blackpool competition.
In the meantime, listen out for some interview clips on our regular show in the weeks ahead!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Tony & Sara at the Art Deco Cafe


Tony Sullivan from The "Kings of Swing" and "Sin City Swing" with Sara Cheston gave a wonderful performance at the cafe in Stanley Park. They are on again on 6th December - check 'em out.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Fleetwood v Alfreton - Club Visit & Match Report

words and pics to follow

listen in on Tuesday at 2pm for report and interviews

Sunday, 25 October 2009

England Ladies World Cup Qualifier v Malta




Hear all about the England Ladies' international game at Blackpool's Bloomfield Road in our show on Tuesday afternoon from 2pm with post match interviews with coach Hope Powell and hat trick heroine Fara Williams (pictured above).

Rotary Dance Night - Waltz Champions!











Team Of The Week - Formby FC






Find out how our team of the week - Formby FC - got on in their match at Nelson in the Vodkat Premier League. Listen to the match review on Preston FM on Tuesday 2pm on 103.2FM or online at http://www.preston.fm/.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Exclusive Interview With England Player Fara Williams

Looking ahead to the England v Malta world cup qualifier at Blackpool on Sunday, we ran an exclusive interview with England lady international Fara Williams on our afternoon show today.
To listen, click below:

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Sunday, 18 October 2009

Los Latinos at the Art Deco Cafe

Sunday lunchtime Latin music with a guitar / vocal duo in Blackpool's Stanley Park. Great music, nice food.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

New Mills FC - Featured Interview



As part of our ongoing non league football coverage, hear an exclusve interview with New Mills FC chairman Ray Coverley on our show on Tuesday 20th Oct from 2pm.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Great handmade cards for charities!



A special interview with Eve Daykin about how she makes her wonderful cards - listen on on Tuesday from 2pm!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Kite Surf Special On Preston FM




Today at 2pm we broadcast our 1 hour special programme all about kitesurfing - featuring exclusive interviews with top British pro kite surfer Ali Barrett, top lady pro kite surfer Hannah Whiteley (above right), top amateur Lewis Deaves and Vice Commodore of the Blackpool Light Craft Club Phil Clarkson (above left).

Revolution Dance 2nd Birthday











Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Cats Paws Sanctuary Charity Night















Local rising artists helped raise over £240 for the Cats Paws cat sanctuary in a special charity concert held at the Carousel Hotel (Tues 22nd Sept) on Blackpool’s New South Promenade.
The evening was staged by Blackpool based good causes volunteer group Through The Net and featured singers and dancers from the Beverley Alexander school.
12 year old Briony Moxon (pictured) stole the show with a heart rending performance of “Part of Your World” from “The Little Mermaid” with sterling support from St Annes soul singer Ashley Benjamin, who performed a set of Michael Jackson songs and soul classics, swing singer Lucy Coffey, experienced jazz cabaret singer Sara Creeney and newcomer Keri Ward who was making her first singing appearance in pubic with a storming rendition of “Defying Gravity” from the musical “Wicked”.
Oliver Dunlop thrilled the audience with a stunning dance routine and the evening was rounded off by Beverley Alexander herself.
A review of the evening will be broadcast on the Paul & Lucy show on Preston FM on Tuesday 29th September at 11am. Preston FM can be heard on 103.2FM or worldwide over the internet by clicking on “listen live” at http://www.preston.fm/

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Exclusive Interview With Gold Medallist

















Newly crowned world under 21 beach volleyball champion Monica Brzostek from Poland declared Blackpool “the most wonderful place in the world” as she celebrated winning the gold medal in the prestigious FIVB world tournament held on Blackpool’s St Chad’s Headland over the weekend.
Brzostek and her partner Kinga Kolosinka overcame title favourites Danielle Remmers and Michelle Stiekema in thrilling 52 minute final that went to a tie break (21-18, 17-21, 15-11).
A Bronze medallist last year, Brzostek said: “I am really happy to win this title as I am 20 years old now and this was my last opportunity.”
When asked about Blackpool as a venue for the competition, she said: “It’s a really nice place, all the people are very friendly and now, having won the gold medal, it is the most wonderful place in the whole world right now.
It was a good day all round for Poland as male pair Michal Kadziola and Jakub Szalankiewicz won the men’s final beating Brazilians Alvaro Filho and Vitor Gonsalves in straight sets 23-21 and 21-19.
Kolosinka and Kadziola also picked up the Swatch award for best female and male player in the tournament respectively.