Change of Hours

November 11th 2017

My show has now changed hours yet again.

Because my self-made small business (Lawn Mowing and Window Washing [Mow&Wash®]) is attracting more clientele, I have chosen a late-night time-slot:

  • 7pm to 10pm every Sunday Night.

I expect I will be at this time-slot for the foreseeable future – unless I win the lottery and can move back to Friday morning! [crosses fingers]

October 7th 2017

I have changed my radio-show hours back to 10.00am till midday.
This is because I have recently established a successful small-business providing ‘Lawn-Mowing & Garden Maintenance‘ on Kangaroo Island (*for Kingscote residents only) – and since I get paid for that, I had to adjust my hours.
If being a radio-presenter is ever a paid-job, I will stop mowing lawns.

It feels odd having a shorter show because I liked playing a lot more music, but I am getting used to it again. With a few adverts and the 11.00am news, my 3 hour sessions had 45 songs. In 2 hours I only play 30 songs. Not exact because sometimes I play 13 minutes of Pink Floyd – Shine on you Crazy Diamond!

Also I will probably be changing my time-slot to a weeknight (or weekend day or night), but I will let you know when that happens.

Because I am now quite busy each week, I currently have EIGHT sessions of playlists to type and publish ASAP. So I will back-date the publish date of each of those sessions to when they happened so THIS post stays most recent.

Someone said I say ‘enjoy‘ way too much in my show.

Can you suggest an alternative word?
When I say “I hope you enjoy this next song” – what do you suggest I say instead?
Please leave a comment below, or on Twitter or Facebook!
Looking forward to reading what you suggest.
I will create a post of the most eclectic!

Entertainment (Little Brown Hat)






Session #19 – 11 August 2017 – Theme: Random

  • Let’s Get it Started – Black Eyed Peas
  • That’s What I like – Bruno Mars
  • Get Your Boots On – U2
  • Play that Song – Train

Songs / Station ID / AdvertDying to Talk’

  • Ice Cream – Taxi Ride
  • I Won’t Give Up – Christina Grimmie
  • Chained to the Rhythm – Katy Perry
  • Do It Now – Mashd N Kutcher
  • Cold – Maroon 5

Songs / Station ID / Advert

  • Walk This Way – Run DMC
  • Old Before I Die – Robbie Williams
  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones
  • Lady Marmalade – Labelle

News / Advert / Weather / Songs

  • Doin’ It – Charli XCX
  • Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  • Told You So – Paramore

Songs / Station ID

  • I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight – U2
  • To Cut a Long Story Short – Spandau Ballet
  • Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
  • Happy – Pharrell Williams

Songs / Station ID / Advert / Request for station sponsors for chairs and headsets

  • Shake Your Groove – Peaches and Herbs
  • Let’s Hurt Tonight – One Republic
  • Lost’n’Found – Train
  • Monkey Gone to Heaven – The Pixies

Songs / Station ID

  • Jumping Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones

Advertisement – about station, and how to make donations

  • You’re So Vain – Chocolate Starfish
  • True – Spandau Ballet

Station ID / Advertisment for station sponsors

  • Fex (Being Born) – U2
  • What a Girl Wants – Christina Aguilera
  • Just a Girl – No Doubt
  • Right as Rain – Adele
  • All Fired Up – Pat Benetar

Songs / Station ID

  • Better Days – Robbie Williams
  • Cheap Wine – Cold Chisel
  • Back Again – Taxiride
  • You Don’t Know Me – Jax Jones
  • Ode to My Family – The Cranberries

Songs / Station ID

  • Sun Goes Down – Robin Schulz
  • Runaway – Galantis
  • Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
  • Friday I’m In Love – The Cure

Session #18 – 4 August 2017 – Theme: Coffee

A week earlier I asked my twitter followers for any songs about coffee. The response rate was low. So then I went to Youtube. Wow. Not enough. So I diversified and allowed descriptors: White, Black, & Love.

Ok, so not many of my song choices are actually about coffee! But you could easily listen to them whilst sipping your double decaf mocha chai latte.

Morning Intro

  • Coffee – Josh Woodward
  • Where is the Love – Black Eyed Peas
  • Black Velvet – Alannah Miles
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procul Harem

Song List / Station ID

  • One More Cup of Coffee – Eric Burdon
  • This Love – Maroon 5
  • Black Dog – Led Zeppelin
  • White as Snow – U2

Song List / Station ID

  • The Coffee Songs – Frank Sinatra
  • First Love – Adele
  • White Skin Black Heart – Midnight Oil
  • The Long Black Veil – Johnny Cash

Song List / Advert

  • Cigarettes and Coffee – Otis Redding
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  • Black Sheep – Killing Heidi

News / Advert / Weather / Station ID

  • White Shadow – Peter Gabriel
  • Black Coffee – KD Lang
  • Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
  • Loves Bites – Def Leppard
  • 15 Feet of Pure White Snow – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Song List / Station ID

  • Coffee and TV – Blur
  • Chapel of Love – Dixie Chips
  • The One I Love – REM
  • Paint it Black – The Rolling Stones
  • Bright White Flame – Underworld

Song List / Station ID

  • Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop – London Pigs
  • Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order
  • Black Dog – John Farnham
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale – Annie Lennox

Song List / Station ID / Advert

  • Everybody Needs Someone to Love – Solomon Burke
  • Love Shack – B52’s
  • Justify My Love – Madonna
  • I’ll Have Another Cup of Coffee – Claude Gray

R&R Drummer with Drumsticks

Song List / Station ID

  • The Coffee Song – Sam Cooke
  • Let’s Get it Started – Black Eyed Peas
  • Love is – Alannah Miles
  • The Java Jive – The Inkspots

Song List / Station ID / Advert

  • Hot in the City – Billy Idol
  • Black Knight – Deep Purple
  • Taste it – INXS
  • Hot Chilli Woman – Noiseworks
  • Ordinary Love – U2 & Jimmy Fallon’s Show Band, The Roots
  • Love Her Madly – The Doors


And that was it. Then I went to my favourite coffee house on Kangaroo Island for a flat white in a take-away cup. See you next week!


Session #17 – 28 July 2017 – Theme: Utterly Random

The plan this week was to include music by a band found on twitter: HPKNS. With a grungy sound and vicious guitar riffs, I found their style to suit the mood when I am editing lots of photographs. So I tweeted them a request for a CD and permission to play on radio. They were only too obliging. Unfortunately the CD won’t play on my computer. Working on that issue for next week. Sorry guys!

So I settled for an utterly random selection including a lot of songs in my ever-growing database that even I hadn’t spent time to listen fully!

Some songs were chosen to show a friend that not all rap-songs are bad. In fact, a lot have made their way into the top 40 mix across the world. Can you pick them?

My U2 Books

  • Flame Trees – Sarah Blasko
  • Sunshine on a Rainy Day – Christine Anu
  • Sunny Road – Emiliana Torrini
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2

Songs / Sneaker-Advert

  • Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
  • How Many Suns – Wicked Beat Sound System
  • Elevation – U2

Songs / Sneaker-Advert

  • Boredom – Grinspoon
  • Runaway – Galantis
  • Chase the Sun – Planet Funk
  • Vertigo – U2


  • We’re in Heaven – DJ Sammy
  • If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keyes

News / Promo / Weather

  • A Whiter Shade of Pale – Annie Lennox
  • One – U2

Songs / Sneaker-Advert

  • Gone – Bebe Rexha
  • Saltwater – Chicanea TEN MINUTE song. Stopped at 4 minutes.
  • This is the Time – Billy Joel
  • Wild Thing – Tone Loc
  • Let’s Get Retarded – Black Eyed PeasThought I had ‘Let’s Get it Started’. #facepalm
  • Don’t Change – Grinspoon

Songs / Sneaker-Advert

  • Doing It – Charli XCX
  • California – Dr Dre
  • Missing – Everything But the Girl
  • Outa My Head – Spiderbait

Songs / Advert / Sneaker-Advert

  • Virtual Insanity – Jamiroquai
  • I Want To – Wicked Beat Sound System
  • This Year – The Mountain Goats
  • This Love – Maroon Five

Songs / Sneaker-Advert

  • Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me – Elton John
  • And So It Goes – Billy Joel
  • Wish You Well – Bernard Fanning
  • Two More Years – Blok Party

Songs / Advert

  • Just a Girl – No Doubt
  • Feel Good Inc – Gorillaz
  • Electric Feel – MGMT
  • Oh Yeah – End of Fashion


  • What a Wonderful Man – My Morning Jacket
  • Do-Do’s and Wa-Wa’s – Kiss Chasey
  • I Was Only 19 – Herd
  • All the Money or The Simple Life – The Dandy Warhols

Outro at 1.05pm

What is the ‘Sneaker Advert’?
During my set I tried to sell the shoes I was wearing – green Converse AllStars. I was selling for three reasons:

  1. To see what my chances were of getting nice hot flat-white coffee delivered to the station,
  2. To sell them to someone whose feet they would fit better,
  3. And maybe to determine the demographic of my listeners.

Eating AloneAlas, it was all in vain, it didn’t happen. On the upside, an idea was born – and agreed upon.
We will auction the cooking skills of our commander & chief, Gethin Creagh.
This project will happen soon.

Thanks for listening to my show, it was a great morning!

PostScript: Anyone else notice how much U2 I manage to include in my weekly playlists? It should come as no surprise that I am a big fan of U2!


Session #16 – 21 July 2017 – Theme: Water

Dieing MomentsThis weeks theme has been most of the weather for us since moving to Kangaroo Island: Wet.

Eight songs in I play ‘Four Seasons in One Day’ by Crowded House: This is how it can be most days in winter. The sun comes out for a while in the morning after a night of torrential rain, then at midday the clouds return for an afternoon downpour.

Each of the songs I have chosen have a word in the title that I found befitting of the theme. Thankfully most are upbeat and morose!

Station ID & Intro: 10.01am

  • Set Fire to the RainAdele
  • Into the Ocean – Evermore
  • Refuge (When It’s Cold Outside) – John Legend
  • Winter Song – Crash Test Dummies


  • Early Morning RainElvis Presley
  • River Runs Red – Midnight Oil
  • Bow RiverCold Chisel
  • Four Seasons in One Day – Crowded House

Songs / Advert

  • Fire and RainJames Taylor
  • A Day Without RainEnya
  • Love is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
  • God Moving Over the Face of the WatersMoby


  • Let the Rain Come Down – Toni Childs

News / Promo / Weather

  • River Deep Mountain High – Ike and Tina Turner
  • Many Rivers to Cross – Jimmy Cliff
  • Life’s a BeachThe Whitlams


  • Baby It’s Cold Outside – Tom Jones
  • Islands in the StreamThe Bee Gees
  • Smoke on the WaterDeep Purple
  • Walk to the WaterU2


  • Waterfront – Simple Minds
  • Watermark – Enya
  • Walking in the RainThe Ronettes
  • Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks

Songs / Advert

  • Take Me to the River Annie Lennox
  • Right as RainAdele
  • Sunshine on a Rainy Day – Christine Anu
  • Winter Wonderland – Aretha Franklin


  • Ride Across the RainDire Straits
  • Take Me to the RiverAl Green
  • Bridge Over Troubled WaterArt & Gunfunkel
  • You Don’t Miss Your WaterCraig David

Songs / Advert

  • Island Girl – Elton John
  • Only Happy When it RainsGarbage
  • Surf‘s Up Tonight – Midnight Oil
  • Over the OceanThe Beatles


  • November RainGuns & Roses
  • By The Rivers Dark – Leonard Cohen
  • The River of Dreams – Billy Joel
  • Cold Shoulder – Adele
  • Who’ll Stop the RainCreedance Clearwater Revival

Songs <– this means I told my audience the name & artist of last four songs, plus a little information about the band.

End: 1.02pm

Thankfully it is not wet all year long on Kangaroo Island. In the spring and summer both locals and tourists relish in the beautiful landscape, beaches and many places to see and do across Kangaroo Island.

Within the next few weeks I will be playing my ‘Sunshine‘-themed playlist.

Listen out for it on your radio (for locals) or livestream on the internet (at )

Thanks for Listening!


Session #15 – 14 July 2017 – Theme: 1987 Hits

POPROCK - 1957-2017
60 Years of PopRock, 1957-2017, presented by Stephen Mitchell, on 5KIxFM Community Radio, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

 I finally compiled a ‘Hit Songs of 1987’ playlist, and played them on air last Friday! Previously I have played songs written or released in the year of choice. But this time I went for major hits only. This way I could enjoy a full range of eclectic music!

It’s probable you know a song that I should have played. The 1980’s had millions of great songs that were hits – so I couldn’t include them all.

If you want me to play your favourite songs, leave a comment on this article or on twitter or the 5KIxFM facebook page – and I will play it next Friday morning!

In 1957 I played Little Richard, in 1967 the Carpenters, in 1977 the BeeGees. In 1987 Tiffany and Wang Chung were amongst the great hits of the year. Even Linda Rondstadt made it to the top 100!

Here are the songs I played. For want of another word, enjoy!

Station Introduction / Theme Information

[10.00 AM]

  • Funky Town – Pseudo Echo
  • Fight for your Right to Party – Beastie Boys
  • With or Without You – U2
  • La Bamba – Los Lobos

Station ID / Names of songs played / Advert

  • Right on Track – The Breakfast Club
  • Everybody have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
  • Take on Me – Aha
  • Break-Out – Swing out Sister

Station ID / Songs

  • Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi
  • To Be A Lover – Billy Idol
  • Have You Ever Fallen in Love – Fine Young Cannibals
  • Hip to be Square – Huey Lewis and the News

Station ID / Songs

  • I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany
  • Alone – Heart
  • In Too Deep – Genesis

STOP [11.00 AM]

News / Advert / Weather

START [11.05 AM]

  • Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

Station ID / Songs

Station ID / Songs

  • I’ve Had the Time of my Life – Bill Medley / Jennifer Warne
  • C’est Le Vie – Robbie Nevill
  • Causing a Commotion – Madonna
  • Mony Money – Billy Idol

Station ID / Songs

  • Midnight Blue – Lou Gramm
  • Keep Your Hands to Yourself – Georgia Satellite
  • Nothing is Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
  • Big Time – Peter Gabriel

Station ID / Songs / Advert

  • Don’t Mean Nothing – Richard Marx
  • I Can’t Stop Loving You – Michael Jackson
  • I Still Haven’t Found What I am Looking for – U2
  • Someday – Glass Tiger

Station ID / Songs

  • I Heard a Rumor – Bananarama
  • Lean on Me – Club Nouveau
  • Stand by Me – Ben E King
  • Mr Brownstone – Guns&Roses
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Station ID / Songs / Intro to next DJ

  • Shakedown – Bob Seger
  • Johnny Come Home – Fine Young Cannibals
  • Shake You Down – Gregory Abbott
  • The One I Love – REM
  • You Keep Me Hanging on Kim Wilde


END [1.02 PM]

and I never had time to lip-sync to ..

  • Somewhere Out There – Linda Ronstadt

It was fun to receive texts from friends my age who enjoyed reliving their teenage years! I hope you all enjoyed the morning with me, and my selections continue to liven your Friday mornings! Cheers, Hear from me next Friday!

Session #14 – 30 June 2017 – Theme: For Your Listening Pleasure

Intro at 10.05am

  • Do it Now – Mashd N Kutcher
  • Astral Boy – Killing Heidi (LIVE)
  • Funhouse – Pink
  • Sweetest Thing – U2

Songs / Station ID

  • Elastic Heart – Sia
  • Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
  • Are we the Waiting – Green Day – FAULTY, STOPPED after 1 minute
  • Stuck in a Moment – U2
  • Cone – Bebe Rexha
  • Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna

Songs / Station ID / Advert

  • Young Americans – David Bowie
  • Vertigo – U2
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • I Love Rock’n’Roll – Joan Jett
  • Song 2 – Blur
  • Where the Streets Have No Name – U2

News & Weather at 11 am

  • Hold my Hand – Jess Glynne
  • Sweet Dreams are made of This – Eurythmics
  • Paper in Fire – John Mellencamp
  • Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own – U2

Songs / Station ID / Advert

  • Want to Want Me – Jason Derulo
  • Strong Enough – Sheryl Crow
  • The World I Know – Collective Soul
  • Desire – U2

Songs / Station ID

  • Running – Galantis
  • Ironic – Alanis Morrissette
  • Mmm Bop – Hanson
  • Bad – U2

Songs / Station ID / Advert

  • Doin’t It – Charli XCX
  • So What – Pink
  • Running – Evermore
  • No Line on the Horizon – U2

Songs / Station ID / Advert

  • Greek Tragedy – The Wombats
  • One Way or Another – Blondie
  • Devil Inside – INXS
  • City of Blinding Lights – U2

Songs / Station ID

  • Shut Up – Black Eyed Peas
  • Epic – Faith No More
  • I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight – U2
  • Sun Goes Down – Robin Schulz

Outro at 1.02pm