Radio presenter Robbie Owen is a former "pirate radio" Dj and a veteran of broadcasting in Northamptonshire. Now at Corby Radio 96.3 FM, he started at Kettering's KCBC in 1990, and whilst there developed "The Jukebox Drive-In". The programme turns the musical clock back to the sixties and builds on the "British Beat" era - the classical line-up of three guitars and drums. So expect to hear lots of "Beatlesque" tunes both old and new!
The first hour includes "Record Collector's Corner" which looks at reissues on CD, collectable vinyl, record fairs, and gigs by favourite artists. There's often a competition, and in the next hour "This Day in Music" celebrates musical anniversaries on today's date, followed by "Extended Play" (a remix or an "epic" song!). Then the "Life of a Song" examines the origins and recordings of some of our most enduring popular songs.
In the final hour it may be non-stop oldies, an interview, a special feature, or "Jukebox Knitting" where YOU choose all the songs. The programme comes from Robbie's own studio, called the "Magic Echo" where he is surrounded by records, both CD and vinyl, and yes, the Magic Echo has a pair of turntables! But the Magic Echo is also a state-of-the-art automated playout system, and streams recordings of the most recent Jukebox Drive-Ins along with highlights from recordings made over the past 40 years!
- The Magic Echo streams in high quality 320K MP3 stereo (HQ). Click the link at the top of this page, or on the right.
- And, you can catch-up with previous programmes through the MixCloud "listen again" service: www.mixcloud.com/robbie-owen
Please send your comments and requests to JBDI@RobbieOwen.com and make your posts on the live Facebook chat: www.facebook.com/JBDI.JukeboxDriveIn
The Magic Echo