Lovin’ the music & wanting to keep it alive is an understatement for Gary.
He’s still at it today.
He first noticed ‘the sound’ at the early age of 8 in 1967 & eventually was brought up on The Jackson 5 from the very early 70’s.
He was presented with his very first record player, a ‘Discatron’ front loading 7” slot player in silver with two massive buttons!
Eject & Play…at that age & he thought, ‘waaaw, this is it!’
Although he had ‘the sound’ all around him from the age of 7, he confesses he didn’t actually get to choose & buy! his first 7” single until around Christmas 1973, when on a holiday break to family & armed with enough pocket money, he raced to a branch of ‘Woolworths’ in Pembroke Dock South Wales UK, then, over to the ‘record bar’ & bought a copy of The Staple Singers – ‘If you’re ready come go with me’ needless to say it got played to death & everybody ended up knowing all the words &! Gary’s favourite part of the song which was the ‘dubbl drum riff’ near the end.
He considers himself very fortunate to have been born just in time to fully appreciate what he calls ‘theee decade of the very best music’ which he says can still be heard influencing so many tracks from the 2000’s. Its been such an honour to him to have ‘lived the time frame’ of Soul & Disco Funk music from its beginning.
His biggest kick is when he finds out that someone has ‘discovered all this great music’ & immediately loves it.
That makes it all worth the effort.
He very much looks forward to having you around during the show. Saturday nights 8 till 10pm
Keith and Ruth Bradshaw are a husband and wife team with a love of popular music stretching back to the 1950s and the birth of rock n roll. For them, presenting a weekly trip back into the music of the golden decade that shaped the face of popular music – forever – is a labour of love!
Keith grew up in Morecambe on the North West Riviera. In the 1960s, it was a bustling seaside resort frequented by the bands of the day – Beatles, Stones, Shadows, Kinks, Hollies and more. The theatres hosted the much sought after music package shows, featuring top American recording artists and groups. By contrast, Ruth’s from Tushingham in rural South Cheshire.
Both are former secondary school teachers, specialising in history – nostalgia and a feeling for the past features strongly in their programmes. Keith has also worked in Public Relations, Journalism and local radio.
They have lived and worked in and around Leyland, Central Lancashire for 30 years or more. Both are active members of Go On Tour (Golden Oldies), an Over-65s entertainment group. Keith is the MC and part-time comedian, while Ruth sings and dances.
Buckle up and put on your laughing pants because Ginger and Nuts are about to hijack your radio with a wild ride of hilarity and unpredictability!
This dynamic duo has the banter skills of a comedy tag team, ready to make your smile stretch from ear to ear. They know how to tickle your funny bone while keeping you on your toes with lightning-fast wit. Whether cracking jokes, playing the best feel-good tunes, or dishing out quirky news, music reviews or top tips, they’ve got you covered!
These radio rebels have conquered the airwaves, spreading laughter and joy across the globe. They’ve won the coveted title of ‘Best Community Radio Show’ and are now taking over the UK, New Zealand, Africa, Australia, the Philippines, and even the USA! It’s safe to say they’re leaving no corner of the world untouched by their on-air antics.
Behind the scenes, these awesome hosts face their challenges. Darren battles mental health and chronic pain, proving that laughter is the best medicine. And Kat, she’s a warrior who has braved seven miscarriages. Together, they create a show that’s more than just fun – it’s a radiant ray of positivity that can make a real difference in people’s lives.
Hi, I’m Ady Crampton and I hope you can Join me each week for two hours of 70s soul funk and disco , where I’ll be spinning those newies and crossover classics from back in the day ,plus each week I’ll be chatting with a star of the 70s to find out what they’re up to now , that’s right here on L35 Online Radio @8pm
If you would like to join us at L35 online radio drop us a line either by Email Facebook or Phone.
If you would like to present your own show we give you free run of your music choice as long as it fits with in our genre of music and its clean ,other than that we leave it to you
If you prefer to help out at community events that would be just as great we are always looking for extra help and there is always our social media and website …….it confuses the life out of the gaffer and would love a hand