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We're Jumping into Chart Action on the Music Machine!

Hi everyone

The title of this blog post should not only give you a small clue as to our first song of this week's Music Machine, but also to our review of a staggering Various Artist box set I'm telling you about this Saturday at 7 PM UK time, 2 PM US Eastern. It's on Team-FM, where great music matters, available from our website, via our app for I O S and Android devices, TuneIn, Amazon Alexa, our Facebook page and so many other places too.

I've got a very full show for you this week including:

The Music Machine is Back, and it's Feature-Packed!

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Now the holidays are over, it's time to get back to the regular Music Machine this Saturday at 7 PM UK time, 2 PM US Eastern.

I'd be happy to play songs you would like to hear, but I have the usual features too. What are they? I know its been quite some time since we had them due to our special shows, let me remind you.

Compilation albums . We look at two various artist albums each show. This time, we look at Chart Hits 83, and I Love Disco.

Vinyl Countdown, playing a song from my vinyl record collection. This time, we go back to August 1961!

Allo Darlin', its The Annual Junior Choice Special!

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New Year's Day will soon be here, which means it's time for our annual Junior Choice show. Since 2012, each year we've remembered the days of this radio show which is still held with the warmest and deepest affection today.

Throwing a New Year's Eve Party? We Can Help!

If you're planning a New Year's Eve party, you want the music to be the best. As your guests dance, eat the food and chat, the music has to be played non-stop and expertly mixed together to keep the beat going. And, it would be great if you could have a high profile DJ to put it all together for you, counting down those final hours and minutes to midnight!

The Music Machine: Good Vibrations, Radio Station Launch Songs

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I’ll be live from South Wales to present the Music Machine today at 7 PM UK time, 2 PM US Eastern, featuring songs which launched radio stations in the UK.

The launch of a radio station here in britain was perhaps more important than it is now, but many people remember the first song to be played on their local station. Some reflect the geography of the area, others have a celebratory feel. but they're all good songs to hear, and that's what we're focusing on in this edition of the music machine, good vibrations, radio station launch songs.

Wishing You a Merry Disney Princess Christmas!

Who was the first Disney princess? Which character was the first Disney princess to attend a ball? Which was the first disney princess to be non-human? And who was the first Disney princess to change hair colour?

You may know the answer to some of these questions already, but you'll certainly find out, and hear many of the songs associated with Disney princess movies, if you tune into the show hosted by Lulu and I this Saturday at 7 PM UK time, 2 PM US Eastern, on Team-FM!

It's Time for a Christmas Chuckle: The Annual Music Machine Christmas Novelty Special!

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There are countless songs attributed to Christmas and the Holiday Season, both traditional and contemporary, that have become standards or classics over the years. When the stresses of the festive season get to be too much, and you've tired of Christmas songs, it may be time for a change. How about tuning into our Christmas novelty songs special this Saturday on Team-FM to hear something a little different? It all happens at 7 PM UK time which is 2 PM US Eastern.

The Music Machine Attacks the Hits with a Festive Twist!

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The Music Machine is back at the usual time of 7 PM UK on Saturday, 2 PM US Eastern. I hope you can join me for the fun and good music! We always have a good time!

As usual, we're feature packed in the show.

Compilation albums of the past. This time, I play songs from (and talk about) Hits 3 and Chart Attack.

The Music Machine says "Stop Right Now, Thank You Very Much"!

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The Music Machine is back on the air once again for a show packed with features, tomorrow at the usual time of 7 PM in the UK, that is 2 PM US Eastern.

It's Thanksgiving weekend in the US, so we'll start with a couple of "thank you" songs, and there's all the usual features.

We've got Golden Years, spending 15 minutes each hour looking at the music from this week, we'll hear TV adverts, movie clips and news events. This time, it's 1988 in hour 1 and 1974 in hour 2.

Do you Need an 80's Music Fix? Check Out Ultimate 80's!

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Sadly Brian D cannot be on air this Friday for Welcome to the Weekend, so I hope you can join me, Brian Hartgen, for Ultimate 80's. It would be great if you did!

This isn't just a regular show playing 80's music, although that would be cool. It's also feature-filled as you would expect from us, including an 80's music quiz, 12 inch singles, remembering events which happened on November 24 from the decade, and we'll remember the movies through audio clips too.

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