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Alexander Brandt joined CHEV Valley Radio 94.5 FM in Grand Falls Windsor Newfoundland in Aug 2020 as a presenter. Alexander started with Pete's Well Written Songs Show that includes well written songs from all genres. He has produced over 125 shows and has shared his love of well written songs from all genres. He has hosted almost 100 album shows and last year produced a Jazz show as Woody Miller that is heard twice on Sundays. Alexander is an author of many books, a writer, producer and actor of a movie as well as an actor on television. Music has always been his passion as a singer and musician and he was a co-writer of a remembrance day song "A Kid Like Me" by the Tom Pinsent Band.

In 2003 KSJD our local Public Radio station put out a request for DJ”s and said they would train. With a little free time on my hands and a love of Western Music I jumped on this opportunity to play the music that I loved. Training was easy I showed up at the studio and the DJ there at the time explained this button/slide controls the live mike these are the CD player controls and this one brings the automation back up. He asked what was my show’s name, I had no clue then he asked for the first song I was going to play that was easy Don Edwards doing Colorado Trail. Sammie Coulon fellow Cowbelle was with me and between us CowTrails was born! Donnie wished me luck and said see you next week!

In my search for more Western Music to share with my listeners I started attending festivals and gathering. CowTrails was received well and music came in by the boxes. I was now starting to interview artist whenever I could … inviting them into the studio and bringing live music to the Studio. This just peaked my enthusiasm for the genre more. I started looking for venues that would support this music. The Lewis Arriola Community Center hosted by KSJD brought in Jim and Jeanne Martin for a fundraiser, we had a great time. Mancos Opera House/VFW was the next venue, our first group was out of Texas “Palo Duro”! But times change and we move on. I then started hosting events “House Concerts” for these outstanding artists and continue to this day. This is a nonprofit all monies go to the entertainer for expenses incurred. This continues to be a way to build a larger fan base for the artists and the genre. I have hosted as many as 16 in one summer season or as little as one. Family entertainment is the focus and all are welcome.

I as a DJ have been recognized by The Western Music Association, The Western Swing Guild and The Academy of Western Music. These awards are a great honor to receive but pale in comparison to the friends and fans of this Awesome journey called “CowTrails”!

Always Your Western Belle,

I've been in the music business many years. Started writing songs for Garth Brooks and others before I began my own recording career with "Another Man's Sky" on Warners in the late 90's. Being a writer and an artist combined, i got to know what resonated with my fans. A DJ, if he or she is a good one and is listening to the fans, well, they learn that too. People are tuned into the Western Belle while the rest of radio cries for ratings. Shows that make it make it because the one bringing it to you loves what they are doing, and cares about their fans. The Western Belle gets a 5 star rating from this cowboy.

~ Royal Wade Kimes

Western Belle's dedication to marking trails through musical meldings, from high and dry lands, to sultry, weeping mires of sound, and sharing her incredible collection of tunes with as many listeners as she can gather, is nothing short of a labor of love.
When it comes to classic country/western performers and history, I know few people as knowledgeable. But there's little restraint to the parameters - the fences - of her melodic herding style, the ranges and water both wide, by turns, and unencumbered.
It's her nature to listen to musicians, new and old, songwriters and singers, and gather the best there is out there on wide musical ranges, and bring them in, for y'all.
I suggest you listen

`~ Brooksie

Barb, thank you for dusting off these old Western and Country songs, they are truly a treasure and bring back the days of yester years , please keep on keeping the faith for all of us out here.
~Dell Owens BMI Songwriter

The Western Belle" pours her immense love and vast knowledge into choosing the music she plays. What makes her a cut above is that she understands the history, the deepest roots and vast influences of the music. As a result she is not afraid to cut fences, cross boundaries or break rules - which after all is the very tradition of the old West.

~ Gary Allegretto

BETH WILLIAMS

Transplanted from Texas to Colorado in 2012, Beth Williams is a singer songwriter, storyteller, entertainer, and sometimes yodeler who has been described as a “Hippie Bohemian Cowgirl”. An ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC NOMINEE for BEST NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR, Williams was also voted BEST INDEPENDENT FEMALE VOCALIST in CASHBOX magazine and BEST FEMALE PERFORMER in the Independent News. Her songs have charted in BILLBOARD and CASHBOX as well as numerous Indie charts.



Her IN THIS OLD HOUSE album was voted one of Austin’s Top Albums and was also one of the winners of Music Austin’s Best Albums Award. HUMBLE TIME RADIO SHOW nominated Beth for “Outstanding Female Songwriter” and “Outstanding Female Performance.” Austin, Texas Mayor Gus Garcia proclaimed Feb. 14th “BETH WILLIAMS DAY” one year!

“Yes, she is a wonderful singer, beautiful voice…. But there’s something more. This songwriter does “message music”, she makes the spirit soar… I love it!” KACQ/KCYL RADIO. The SAN ANTONIO

EXPRESS-NEWS writes “No sappy writer, no overt heartstring tugger, Williams instead is the kind of person who walks on the sunny side, uses common sense, sees the glass as half full & finds the silver lining in dark clouds.” And from KNBT Radio: “Beth’s songs are not written as much as crafted, her soaring vocals add just the right amount of electricity to each track. When you hear her psychedelic yodel-chants on O-D-I, you’ll laugh out loud, and you’ll be hooked for good.”


Beth’s unique approach and creative abilities as a songwriter & guitarist build an eclectic bridge between folk, Americana, country, blues, pop, gospel, yodeling and roots music. Soaring vocals, artful lyrics, engaging smile and the ability to closely connect with her audience make for a powerful combination. Her music has received airplay in the U.S. and overseas since 1987. With 9 CDs available on her own Willow Creek Record label, her songs have been and are currently being played on radio stations around the world each week.

The owner of Hill Country Recording Studio on the Western Slope of Colorado, Beth not only records her own music but is also a internet session singer for studios in Nashville, Texas and Colorado. She’s able to add harmonies and lead vocals on projects without ever leaving Colorado. Clients from all over the world hire Beth to be the lead vocalist or harmony singer on their songs, and often to produce full productions of their songs. She is also a professional Voice Over Artist.

Since Feb. 2017, Williams has produced and hosted the Internationally Syndicated BETH WILLIAMS INDIE AMERICANA SONGWRITER SHOW “where the Colorado mountains meet the west Texas wind and beyond” which currently airs on 50+ terrestrial and internet radio stations around the world. Beth is currently in pre-production on several new CD projects with a planned 2020 release. Her latest release, HAVE A GREAT DAY, is an original song about letting go of the past and choosing to move forward.

MORE ABOUT BETH WILLIAMS

Born on Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico, the nomadic life of the military led Beth’s family to Pakistan, the Philippines, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Okinawa twice, all before she turned seventeen. Between tours of duty, the family flew back to the USA, and drove from California to Georgia to visit relatives. During these hot, dusty drives, Beth recalls her dad singing to help pass the time. She believes it was the comforting sound of her father’s resonating voice, and mother’s gift for playing piano that instilled her love of music early on.

Beth’s passion for singing and songwriting began as a child. While living on Peshawar AFB in Pakistan between the ages of 12 and 13, Beth happened upon a lone GI sitting on the bleachers of a deserted baseball field, singing and playing a guitar. Her destiny was sealed as she ran home to tell her parents she wanted to sing and play guitar. Her parents bought her a $10.00 guitar at the PX later that same year when they were relocated to Okinawa. While there, Beth entered the Talent Show at Kubasaki High School and won First Place singing an original song.

Moving with her family to San Antonio, TX at the beginning of her senior year of high school, Williams immediately began her full time musical career after graduating, delighting Texas audiences, touring Central Texas, military bases and overseas. After some years of struggle, Beth Williams’ musical endeavors seemed to be paying off as she began to make her mark in the commercial field finding her songs in the National Charts right in the middle of Steve Warner and Roseanne Cash.

Just as her career was heading mainstream she began moving in the opposite direction with her songwriting and musical abilities. Williams set about the task of becoming an independent artist by starting her own record label, Willow Creek Records and several years later, taking her artistic independence one step further she opened a small Pro Tools recording studio, Hill Country Recording plus Video. Her reputation as a excellent vocalist and harmony singer has brought Williams clients from all over the world who send her tracks via the Internet to add backup vocals to their projects or sing lead on their demos.

In 2006, duty called Williams to take a sabbatical from performing to become a full time caregiver for her ailing 75 year old father. At the same time, she and her husband were granted custody of their 2 year old granddaughter, Mozelle. Feeling a higher calling, she made the decision to quit touring and performing for a number of years. Beth was blessed to have cared for her father until his passing. She and her husband continue to raise their granddaughter Mozelle who is now 15 and a freshman in high school. .

Beth embraces her role as “troubadour” performing at festivals, house concerts and other listening venues. She is currently in the studio working on several new CDs with planned release dates in late 2020.

“Beth is blessed with a beautiful singing voice that has the dynamics to go from a whisper to the full power of cathedral bells.” says Austin Americana.

“Besides the obvious, great singer and guitar player, Beth Williams bares her soul in her songs and performance. This is a brave and good thing.” LLOYD MAINES

For Bookings:

E. beth@bethwilliamsmusic.com

P. 970.856.4496

Bill has presented Country music radio shows for the last 40 years in Central Scotland. He became the very first Country music radio presenter in Scotland when he began a weekly show on Radio Clyde just after the station went on the air on Hogmanay 1973 on 261 metres medium wave.

Bill’s musical knowledge not only spans many years but over these years, Bill has interviewed many Country legends including Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Tammy Wynette, Marty Robbins and Billie Jo Spears.

He has won many accolades and awards in this time including the prestigious International Country Music Broadcaster Award from The Country Music Association in Nashville – the home of the genre

The Old Time Music Hour on MKB Independent Radio is a weekly program dedicated to providing our listener’s the finest Traditional and Progressive American Appalachian old-time music. Appalachian Old Time Music is the original American country music, the melding of the Celtic fiddle with the African Banjo dating from roughly 1700-1940.


The program is hosted by Bill Smedley from Williamsport Pennsylvania, USA. Bill was a founding member and past President of the Bald Eagle Folk Collective, a 501 C3 non-profit in Lock Haven that produced an assortment of folk concerts from 1982-1989. Bill was also a member of the Gnarled Knuckles String Band, he plays the 5-string clawhammer banjo and has been a member of the Old Time Music Community for over 40 years.

He has studied with some of the masters of the Old Time Banjo including, Tommy Thompson, Mac Benford, Debby McClatchy, Richie Stearns and Riley Baugus. His knowledge of the history of the music along with his passion for collecting, recording and playing rare tunes combines to make the Old Time Music Hour a very special program on MKB Independent Radio .

On the Old Time Music Hour you will hear classic old tunes, new tunes, ballads and even a waltz by famous and upcoming musicians with various styles of playing. Bill’s calming voice combined with his mix of old tunes and historical background, along with his collection of recordings and CD Reviews gives a unique flavor to the program that may not be heard anywhere else.

The exposure he gives to independent artists is known and appreciated worldwide and he has produced over 200 shows. We hope you enjoy this weekly program on MKB Independent Radio. Bill’s intention is to bring joy and happiness to your life with Appalachian Old Time Music.

Billy Bowles is a born and bred proud Texan, who has lived a life of respect and admiration for REAL Country music with a special affinity for the Texas born genre of Western Swing - the Official State Music of Texas.

From his humble upbringing in the heart of the oil & ranch country of Sundown, Texas, Billy began a never-ending love of music at a very young age. His major influences during his adolescent years were the music of Hoyle Nix, Bob Wills and Hank Williams, along with the legendary voices of all-night radio - Bill Mack The Midnight Cowboy from Fort Worth's WBAP, and in later years the great Larry Scott on Shreveport's KWKH.


Billy eventually found his true calling in 2011 when he unexpectedly found himself with an opportunity to begin hosting his own radio program in Lubbock. He named it Billy Bowles' Swinging Country, and focused on playing today's Independent Artists who record REAL Country Music and Western Swing. He had never dreamed of hosting such a successful show, and soon realized it was God's hand that created his destiny to be in the right place at the right time.



Billy's many Accolades include --
Academy Of Western Artist Winner of The Will Rogers Award for Disc Jockey of the year for 2012.


Inducted into the Cowtown Society of Western Music, Western Swing Heroes Hall of Fame and Disc Jockey of the year 2013.


Inducted into the Northwest Western Swing Music Society Hall of Fame 2014


Inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame 2015
Awarded Best Male Radio Presenter 2015 by Fair Play Country Music 2 covering & monitoring Independents World Wide out of Germany.


Inducted into the 2017 Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest Hall of Fame.
Catch Billy on Sunday's 2pm UK - 8am USA
repeated Monday's 10pm UK - 4pm USA

Bob Liddle is an accordionist from Kelso, Scottish Borders, but also plays highland bagpipes, guitar, keyboards, drums and bass. Bob has played extensively throughout his life as both a solo artiste playing pubs, clubs and functions, and also with his ceilidh band, The Blackthorne Ceilidh Band. Bob has been a guest artiste at many accordion and fiddle clubs both as a solo and with his band, and has also written, recorded and produced two complete albums of accordion music, namely “Softly Flows The Tweed” and “Kale Water”. He has a wide taste in music, and listeners can be assured of a wide variety of accordion and fiddle music on his shows, from artistes all over the world.” Check out Bobs Website www.bobliddlemusic.com

Folkal Point - first launched on Radio Clyde in 1974 so Colin may be described as a veteran broadcaster. As he's still going strong he must be doing something right!

Having reduced Folkal Point from two hours to one hour, on the grounds of advancing years, Colin now has a new show called 'What Have They Done? ' looking at new versions of older recordings.

Biography of Conor Corbett

Conor Corbett is a songwriter and regularly performing musician from the Northwest of Ireland. Through the years has performed at various events and festivals throughout Ireland, Canada and Spain. He recently featured as a headline act at the Irish Fleadh in Cáceres, Spain in 2019 with the critically acclaimed roots music group Erdini.

In addition to Erdini Connor has featured as an integral member of numerous bands throughout the years, including the Corbett Brothers (formed in 2015), the Happy Wanderers (formed in 2016), the Chasin’ Blues Band (formed in 2016).

Conor is a prodigious songwriter and regularly appears at song sessions with other local performers in the area. In the wake of the current pandemic and the inability to play in live music venues, Conor is now moving towards getting his songs recorded professionally, but also developing new ways of working within a changed music industry by working with other songwriters in his area.
you can contact Conor on his e-mail which is :- conormichaelcorbett@gmail.com

"It's All About Folk" Tuesdays 20:00 - 22:00
I, Danny Matheson, will bring a wide range of music to you every Tuesday night. From up and coming new artists to well established ones. You will get a good mix of folk rock, traditional music and sounds from around the world. I'll bring you songs that you can sing along to, tunes you can dance along to and music you can really let your hair down to.
I've been asked many times to define Folk music so...... Have you ever heard horses sing or play instruments? No, only folk can do that so all music is folk music. That I know is a bit extreme however folk music covers a huge range of styles and I will cover as many of those styles as possible

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Dave was born in Preston Lancashire. At an early age Dave was always interested in music and radio in particular the pirate stations of the early 60s.After spending a number of years working the clubs and bars throughout the UK & Europe Dave began his radio broadcasting career in 1998 working for local hospital radio.
In 2000 Dave joined the team at Preston FM as a drive time presenter. Since then Dave has presented the early morning breakfast show at a number of radio stations here in the UK and for the ex pat community in Spain.

https://www.facebook.com/dave.cooper.31

Gerry is a native of Kingscourt, County Cavan.
He honed his craft in Ireland working in the border region on Radio Carousel and Telstar in Dundalk and Big M and Radio Star in Monaghan. Gerry recounts, "This ignited my passion for the magic of radio."

Gerry moved to London in the 1990s ambitious to develop his career but under no illusion that getting established would be easy as earlier precedents by others had faltered. Gerry reflects, "I knew there was interest in Irish Radio but nevertheless it was a challenge to get the right platform. We made it work. It was a different era, still a time of mass immigration of Irish. Dance halls and pubs enjoyed a heyday. People were going out more.

Now staying in is the new going out and I'm pleased I can provide entertainment for people in the comfort of their own homes! Of course, with modern technology, it's great that people can also opt to listen on the go or on our 'listen again' service. I'm delighted to have been a broadcaster continuously since relocating to London and, to this day, have retained my original listeners. As their families have grown and second, third and fourth generation Irish are so proud of their heritage,

the content of our channel appeals to them, too. I owe everything to audience support and my output is informed by comments and feedback. Iconic artists like BIg Tom, Louise Morrissey and more are ever-popular and today's artists such as Nathan Carter, Derek Ryan and Mike Denver have taken the Irish charts by storm and are selling out venues worldwide. Long may it continue that we can give the people what they want!"
The Irish diaspora numbers 80 million globally. Gerry is delighted to get emails from every continent - people are tuning in from America to Zimbabwe and most places in-between! Spread the word!

Join Ian for a wee ramble through the world of folk music as he brings you a great mix of both the traditional and the modern.

There’s also a chance to hear local musicians and a few classics from across the genres.

With featured artists, interviews, archive albums and the weekly guide to what’s on in the Folk Scene around Stirlingshire.

Jeff is an original member of the highly acclaimed 1960’s folk group “The Gaslight Singers”. He is a multi-balloted Grammy recording artist with two very popular albums available. In addition to recording and performing, Jeff also hosts “Somewhere In Time with Jeff Hyman”, a unique program heard here on MKB Independent Radio Sunday evenings from 20:00 – 21:00. The program features both the music and background stories of artists and the times they live in. He refers to his show as “Candy for the ears and food for the brain”.

The Orange Blossom Special show is produced and presented by independent country
music artist and on-air personality Kay Cook-Abbott. The theme of the show is a journey
on the Orange Blossom Special, the journey is of course the music, upbeat country music
from the 80s through to today. Kay plays a mix of mainstream and independent artists
from all over the world. Over recent months, Kay has been adding more and more
Australian country music artists to her shows, and she says that the quality of their work
has to be heard. Kays shows include some of the latest country music hitting the
airwaves, and Kay says “Whilst there are many people complaining about where country
music is currently headed, and many not liking the latest hip hop style of country, when
blended with the more traditional upbeat country music, it fits really well”.
Kay has been a country music singer since the 80s, taking time out only to raise her
family. Kay says that in that short time, things changed so much, computers and the
internet had arrived. This opened the doors to so many musicians who could now record
their own work and publicise it across the world wide web. This is exactly what Kay did,
and promptly found herself hitting charts across the internet. Kay was asked to join an
independent country music record label from the USA, which has since been followed by
several further offers by other labels.
In 2020, Kay was asked to help an online radio station with their submissions. She
enjoyed working on the radio so much that she decided to host her own show, The
Orange Blossom Special show. Kay always knew she wanted to air upbeat country music,
and after hearing a version of the Orange Blossom Special that completely blew her away,
the idea of the journey on the Orange Blossom Special through upbeat country came to
her. The show has now been airing for 18 months, and Kay now has many followers in the
UK, USA and Canada. Kay has been nominated for many awards for her show, and is
currently a finalist for DJ of the year with the Red Carpet Awards in Holland and the
Academy of Western Artists Awards in Texas.

Kerry Fearon has been presenting The Boots ‘n’ Roots show on various radio stations since 2019 featuring music such as Americana, roots, folk, bluegrass, Ameripolitan, alt country, Trad country and Honky Tonk, welcoming a range of special guests as she goes.

No stranger to the country music circuit & Americana circles herself the award winning singer and performer has had the opportunity to work with Merle Haggard’s son Marty, as well as other USA artists such as Joni Harms, Ron & Leona Williams, and Will Banister.

One of Kerry’s career highlights to date was getting to go on tour in the UK with one of her favourite country artists; Kelly Willis from Texas.

Kerry released her own debut album, Honky Tonk Girl in July of 2018 and the album was even album of the month on Denmark radio!

Look out for details of The Boots and Roots Show starting WED 12TH JUNE on MKB INDEPENDENT RADIO

Mark is a singer songwriter from the New York area. Mark has been playing and writing music since he was 12 years old. Starting with the Church Folk mass that he set up with his Dad when he was 14 years old, and that led him to writing his first songs with his Dad. He then played in several bands through the years and performed solo, and has played with his current band The Monks for the past 25 years, and they have played many gigs in the New York Metropolitan area. He has been Djing for the past 2 years and started his show Global Indies With Marky playing only independent music. Marky is here to bring you the best in Rock, Country and Folk that he has found around the world. Contact
indieswithmarky-gmail.com@webradiosite.com

Western Swing & Other Things is a long-running radio program now in its 33rd year of broadcasting.

Our show was created in October of 1988 by Marshal Allen Bailey who served as Marshal of Dodge City, Kansas, for 17 years. Today the show is co-hosted by the Marshal’s lovely wife Cowgirl Janey. It is produced in our own studios and broadcast from the Swinging Gate Ranch, an actual working ranch on the frontiers of Kansas -- Ranchy Radio at its best!

In the early days at the country’s first community-licensed public radio station in southwest Kansas, Marshal Bailey built an audience that gave real meaning to community radio. Western Things and Other Things introduced the High Plains to the genre that reflected the history and enriched today’s cultural landscape.

Allen has been playing Western Swing music every since he was 11 years old and has had the pleasure of playing with many well known Western swing greats, such as Hank Thompson, Buddy Emmons, Eldon Shamblin, Randy ‘Snuffy’ Elmore, Pat Jacobs, Jack Bailey, and Frankie McWhorter. He has also interviewed a number of celebrities on his show over the years including Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Patsy Montana, Buddy Emmons, Johnny Gimble, Randy Elmore, Don Edwards, Ray Benson, Ranger Doug, Jerry Rivers (Hank Williams’ fiddler) Jett Williams (Daughter of Hank) and many more.

His radio program has earned him several awards over the years including:

Kansas Western Swing Hall Of Fame

Western Swing Society of the Southwest Hall Of Fame

Cowtown Society Disc Jockey Of The Year

Cowtown Society Western Swing Heros Award and Lifetime Membership

Western swing Guild Award of Appreciation

As Marshal of Dodge City, He has had his footprints and handprints placed in concrete in the Old West Walk Of Fame, along with notables Burt Reynolds, and Johnny Crawford.

Cowgirl Janey joined the Marshal on air in 2011 adding the extra sparkle and wit that makes the show a listener favorite and makes it so much fun!

The next chapter of WSOT began when Janey and Marshal launched the program around the world, engaging a new audience over internet radio. The journey began with an invitation by Mary K. Burke of Glasgow, Scotland of MKB Independent Radio and expanded with a second invitation from Jim and Martha Farrell of Truckers Radio USA. Today, Western Things and Other Things is heard seven days a week on nearly a dozen sites worldwide, on both the internet and terrestrial towers as well.

Mary K Burke has been broadcasting for 14 years and has brought a lot of independent artists to the attention of radio networks worldwide.

The Voice of the UK Western Swing Show is produced and presented by on-air personality and recording artist Mick Hearn from the United Kingdom, playing western swing and associated music. This show brings western swing artists from today and yesterday to the airwaves, such as Bob Will, Spade Cooley, The Time Jumpers and The Western Swing Authority. Mick plays both mainstream and independent artists and as such has become very connected to artists currently working on the Texas scene.

Rock N roll Sat with Mike Marwick

Mike has been involved in radio in some degree for over 40 years, and has been playing rock and roll music since his school teachers told him not to. On the Weekend on a Sunday at 10am is a mix of the best of rock and roll spanning the late 50s and 60s but also including a few gems from more recent decades, plus some Motown and early soul classics. If it has what it takes, it will be in there! Rock & Roll knows no boundaries!

Born in 1947, Mike is a full time lawyer, escaping to rock and roll at the weekends. Inspired by the pirate stations of the 60s, and the talents of Rosko and Wolfman Jack, Mike started his radio days in the late 60s presenting a weekly show to a Canadian University radio station. In the UK, he first presented "The Rock & Roll Revival Show" on Glasgow's Q96 in the 90s, continuing his rock and roll days in the last decade on SAGA and then Smooth Radio in Glasgow .

“Medicine in the modern sense is perceived to be a treatment for ailment, but in the ancient sense, particularly in the minds of Native Americans, Medicine is “all that is good in nature connecting the spiritual world with the physical. The Medicine of music can be a direct connection with all it is to be human and also our best prescription for the disconnecting-ailments of our modern culture”

Rob Ellen
Bio
Rob has been involved in music development in Scotland for over 35 years. He keeps a trail open around the Highlands in particular for touring roots musicians, small combos and bands. He helped found and continues to help organise Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival. He also organises Tartan Heart fringe events and The Trailer Trash and Potting Shed Stage at Belladrum which will be 20 years old in 2024.

He founded the European House Concert Hub, this network instrumental in the rise of House Concerts across Europe, edits Flyinshoes Review, an open source Roots Music Bloggers & Broadcaster one stop facility for current info on Roots Music releases, tours and live streams. His broadcast experience comes from presenting the widely syndicated Medicine Show Health & Happiness Hour for 15 years from Loch Broom FM in The Highlands, before taking it all on the road in 2016 living in and broadcasting live streams from two internet TV ready Campervans (RV’s), the Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobiles, one this side and one stateside. In those 7 years he has travelled some 150,000 miles visiting 14 countries, 25 States of the Union and 4 Canadian provinces in support of independently minded musicians, community venues, festivals and house concerts.
During the pandemic Rob spent the time developing iMTV -international Moose TV to help beleaguered artists replace gigs by live streaming to his entire social network, with some 50 family fold broadcast partner artists now all taking advantage of over twenty Roots Music dedicated social media outlets with over 30,000 followers world wide, many of whom Rob has met on his travels, Broadcast with, publicised shows they were involved in, or attending. This now has proven to be a very powerful promotional asset in its self and is particularly adept for launching singles, videos, albums, selling tickets for Festivals and other events.

YOU KNOW, IT´S SAID THAT IF YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO AND
MAKE A LIVING AT IT, YOU´RE A VERY LUCKY MAN. WELL, CONSIDER ROBERT E SOX BLESSED.
BORN ROBERT STEPHEN LEGAULT - IN TORONTO CANADA,
ROBERT ENJOYED A LIFE OF ENTERTAINING.
FIRST AS A DRUMMER, WHERE HE PICKED UP THE NICKNAME BO, THEN AS A
TALENT AGENT AND FINALLY, EMBARKING ON A CAREER AS A DJ, IN AND AROUND,
THE GREATER TORONTO AREA, WHERE A GOOD FRIEND, ALREADY IN THE BROADCAST
INDUSTRY, SUGGESTED ROBERT GIVE IT A TRY.
AFTER A STRING OF SMALL STATIONS, IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, MANITOBA AND IN ONTARIO,
ROBERT HOOKED UP WITH NIGHTLIFE PRODUCTIONS, OF MISSISSAUGA ONTARIO, AND THE WRNR RADIO ROAD SHOW.
AN OLDIES SHOW SIMILAR TO THE ROCK AND ROLL BANDSTAND THAT HE HOSTS TODAY.
IT WAS HERE THAT HE CAME UP WITH THE RADIO NAME ROBERT E SOX, OR, BOBBY SOX
AS IT TRANSLATES. WRNR RADIO ROAD SHOW WAS A SUCESSFUL SHOW FOR MANY YEARS
WITH HIS CO-HOST KJ, PLAYING SOLID GOLDS HITS!
ROBERT IS NOW RETIRED AND LIVING IN A BEACH HOUSE ON THE COAST OF THE
PACIFIC OCEAN, IN THE SLEEPY LITTLE FISHING AND TOURIST TOWN OF PLAYAS ECUADOR.
BUT, THANKS TO THE EFFORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF HIS GOOD FRIEND
WALTER SCOTT JAMES, HOST OF THE CICC AND OF ROCKIN COUNTRY FAME,
ROBERT E SOX IS, AS THEY SAY, IS BACK ON THE AIR WITH A BRAND NEW SHOW CALLED
RNR BANDSTAND PLAYING GREAT MUSIC FROM THE 50'S, 60'S AND 70'S.

Sam Harris was a highly respected and loved member of our team RIP Sam thank you for all you did here .

Born and raised in the vibrant village of Kilcar, Co Donegal Ireland Ciarán was exposed to a rich tapestry of musical influences from an early age by his parents and ten older siblings. Their love for music blossomed as they explored everything from Irish Traditional to Classic Rock. Drawing inspiration from artists such as John Doherty, The Dubliners and Van Morrison, Ciarán developed a musical identity that defines his character and defies categorization. Ciaran would like to bring you on this musical journey and share the music that has brought so much pleasure to millions.

Contact Ciaran ciarananthonyodonnell@googlemail.com

Arnold Smyth is from Carlow in Ireland