Offshore Music Radio / Eclectic Selection
Friday 1-3 pm / Thursday 10-12 pm
Rob has lived with his family in Somer Valley for more than 15 years as a BBC TV documentary producer. His 35 year BBC career started as a radio studio manager engineering live music sessions for Radio One shows such as ex-pirate DJ John Peel. It was 1960s pirate Radio Caroline that inspired Rob to get into broadcasting, making his own shows on a home tape recorder. His first broadcast was on BBC Radio Manchester’s student programme in the 1970s. Rob also ran a mobile disco while putting on bands at the University.
Live music such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix increased Rob’s passion for music from the blues to pop, folk and funk.
Rob lives with his wife Jan, son Matt and their retriever dog Sky. Their hobby is hot air ballooning, not least down the Somer Valley.
You can contact Rob on his personal email address email@example.com any time.
About The Shows
Offshore Music Radio
Rob Bayly tributes the offshore pirates like Radio Caroline and Radio London, afloat in Somer Valley with an unpredictable mix of rock, pop, folk, funk and blues from the last 50 years.
In partnership with internet station Offshore Music Radio, Somer Valley FM salutes the pirate ships and forts that revolutionised British pop radio in the 1960s.
Special jingles by Rob’s son Matt, who is at Norton Hill School, play alongside classic original jingles and ads from the time. You never know what’s coming next, including out-takes, archive interviews and alternative versions of familiar songs.
Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be. Or is it?
Fancy your favourite chocolate from the box? Or perhaps a surprise you’ve never tasted before? Then each week Rob Bayly offers you some irresistible treats in his Eclectic Selection.
You’ll find familiar favourites alongside delights you’ve never heard before – and maybe a few you never want to hear again! Never know what’s coming next as Rob cherry-picks tasty tunes from Pop, Blues, Folk and Swing to Rock, World, Jazz and Classical.
With eclectic news and random short stories and poems from Susi.
It’s a mouth-watering assortment of hard and soft centres.
Rob Bayly opens his Eclectic Selection box every Thursday and Tuesday morning at 10.