News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrates 10 years (September 2018)

Peter Ross, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

A month long promotion highlights the station’s 10 year interview archive

As part of the station’s 10th anniversary celebrations, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio will be replaying a selection of interviews gathered since 2008.  Most tie in with the artists’ imminent UK tour dates.

Station manager David Randall comments: “We are very proud of our modest archive and this led directly to the Featured Artist concept at our website and in the playlists.”

“Whilst the selection of featured artists may be highly subjective we have tried to reflect those who have featured regularly on the station either in our playlists or, more specifically, in interviews. We’ve also aimed to reflect the interests of our reviewers at getreadytorock.com”

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio 2008-2018

“We’ve always endeavoured to give wider attention to, and support, those established artists who get overlooked by the modern mainstream. And of course we like to support upcoming artists in our weekly showcases.”

“Pete Feenstra has worked tirelessly interviewing a whole range of blues/rock-related people which gives the station real depth and not least reflecting the continued popularity of that particular genre. Pete promoted some of Joe Bonamassa’s early UK gigs and has also been a long-time supporter of Walter Trout. He’s also been a great advocate of the “new breed” of blues rockers such as Danny Bryant, Laurence Jones and Joanne Shaw Taylor.”

Amongst the highlights to be featured in September:

6 September (23:00) – Ian Anderson
The Jethro Tull mainman chats about the band’s 50th anniversary.

9 September (18:00) – Andrew Latimer of Camel Part 1
A two hour special celebrating the music of Camel – on tour in the UK 7-17 September. (Part 2, Monday 10 September, 16:00).

Roger Mayer and Pete Feenstra

11 September (21:00) – Roger Mayer
The guitar effects maestro chats about his work.  (pictured with Pete Feenstra)

16 September (18:00) – Joey Tempest of Europe
The frontman of melodic hard rockers Europe chats to GRTR! in 2013. The band play UK dates 14-24 September.

16 September (22:00) – The Sound of GRTR!
A two-hour special reflecting ten years of broadcasting.

17 September (16:00) – Glenn Hughes
The “Voice of Rock” chats about his music.  He plays UK dates 2-15 October performing “classic Deep Purple”.

18 September (21:00) – Sari Schorr
Including tracks from her 2016 album ‘A Force Of Nature’.  A new album is released in September with UK tour dates.

Martin Turner and Pete Feenstra

23 September (18:00) – Martin Turner ex-Wishbone Ash
Founder member of Wishbone Ash chats about his music with Wishbone Ash and beyond. (He plays UK dates from 13 September)

24 September (16:00) – Steve Hackett
Progmeister Steve in conversation ahead of UK dates with orchestra (1-11 October).

25 September (21:00) – Joanne Shaw Taylor
One of the rising stars in the blues rock world since her debut album in 2009.  She tours in the UK this October.

30 September (18:00) – The Sound of GRTR!
A two-hour special reflecting ten years of broadcasting.

More information


The latest Facebook Live session from Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk Sunday 21 February, 16:00 EST, 21:00 GMT

More about Josh: http://getreadytorock.me.uk/blog/?s=%22Josh+Taerk%22


David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 14 February 2021 and includes the Top 10 albums at www.getreadytorock.com for that week.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 9 February 2021.


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Featured Albums w/c 8 March 2021 (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 JOSEPH WILLIAMS Denizen Tenant (Mascot)
12:00-13:00 WHITESNAKE The Blues Album (Rhino)
14:00-16:00 ANNIE KEATING Bristol County Tides (indie)

Power Plays w/c 8 March 2021 (Mon-Fri)

WE ARE NOT ROBOTS Just Lie Again
ESCAPE THE FATE Unbreakable (Better Noise Music)
THE FRANCE Forever Too Long (indie)
ROBIN McAULEY Standing On The Edge (Frontiers)
SKAM One Track Mind (Golden Robot Records)
THE TREATMENT Wrong Way (indie)
RAINBREAKERS Ashes (indie)



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