This week in the Rockumentary, the story of Laser 558

Our look at offshore radio moves into the 1980s, with the story of the last truly influential offshore station, Laser 558. It broadcast to Europe from international waters, produced remarkably good audio for an AM station, and promised listeners that you were never more than a minute away from music.
The station put together a documentary celebrating its first year on-air from the MV Communicator. It was to close a few short months later.

A single musical decade continues this week on the Early Years!

After you've enjoyed Come By The Hills with Sara Hillis with her Remembrance Day special from 2020, tomorrow afternoon from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM, don't touch that dial, device, PC, Mac, smart speaker or tablet and join me for The Early Years, where and when you'll hear the best music from the first half of the Rock and Roll era with nods to other decades and genres.

Lest We Forget, this Week on Come by the Hills!

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them. (Laurence Binyon, For the Fallen)

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: ?The Parent Trap, and Frozen.

Only on Mushroom escape:
From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 6pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies The Parent Trap from 1961, and Frozen from 2013.
The Parent Trap is a 1961 American romantic comedy film written and directed by David Swift.
It stars Hayley Mills (in a dual role) as a pair of teenage twins plotting to reunite their divorced parents by switching places with each other.

No Sara Smiles on Friday

Hello! I'm sorry to have to tell you that there will be no Sara Smiles show on Friday due to illness. I'm hoping this thing will be short-lived and that I'll be back in the saddle on Monday, but I will keep you posted.

Thanks for listening, and thanks for understanding!

There are less than 24 hours before we hope to bring you all the new Beatles mixes. Join Jonathan live

With the re-release of the Beatles 1962-66, and 1967-70 compilations, we are about to get an extraordinary number of remixes of some of the most loved songs in popular music. There are 36 new stereo mixes in addition to the Beatles tracks that have been remixed over the last eight years, plus even more new Dolby Atmos mixes.

Not only will I play you all the new mixes, I'll go in-depth and tell you the stories behind the songs. How they were recorded, and how and why they were written.

Willie Mae "Big Mama Thornton" this week on The Juke In The Back!

The "Juke In The Back" focuses on the " soul that came before rock n' roll," the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.
Willie Mae Thornton was a trailblazer, who in making her own rules paved the way for other groundbreaking female artists like Janis Joplin and Madonna.

Deep Dive takes the pressure down

This week on Deep Dive, we enjoy the talents of Australian singer John Farnham. We meet Sadie, the cleaning lady, hear the voice, and meet two strong hearts.

Tune in at 4 PM, Eastern Monday, which will now be 6 AM in Eastern Australia. Or at 6 AM, Eastern Wednesday, which will be 10 PM in Eastern Australia. These daylight savings changes can be confusing. Simply step up to that SmartSpeaker of yours and say play Mushroom FM and you’ll be surprised how quickly it complies with your request.

A large number of new Beatles mixes are about to drop. Here them first on Mushroom FM

It has been an absolutely incredible couple of weeks for Beatles fans. And I, for one, can’t stop playing “Now and Then” on repeat. But there’s more to come.

Since 2017, Beatles fans have been given numerous sonic treats as much of the band’s later work was remixed using today’s technology. Not only have there been new stereo remixes, but those with the technology to hear it have been able to feel like the band was playing in our living rooms, first with 5.1 and then with Dolby Atmos mixes.

Please to Remember the Fifth of November, 2022 That Is, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, today I have an encore presentation for you of Come by the Hills, the Folk and Celtic music show on Mushroom FM. We'll be revisiting November the 5th, 2022, as my husband and I are having friends over today. I'm sorry I can't be with you for a live show, but I hope you'll enjoy this one. And just a heads-up for next week, I'll be playing some songs in honour of Remembrance Day, so if you've got any requests, do feel free to get in touch.


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