News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – December 2014 highlights

December 2014 Highlights

More information at the dedicated website

Check back here as we add new features throughout the month.

All times, GMT


We are posting selected shows to our Mixcloud page.

Steve Hackett, photo by Simon Dunkerley
Photo: Simon Dunkerley

Special features this month

Christmas Programmes

Christmas Day, Thursday 25 December

06:00 Instrumental Christmas
10:00 Full Throttle Christmas
11:00 The Peter Ross Rock Show
12:00 Christmas Turkeys with Stuart Hamilton
13:00 Christmas Bizarre
14:00 Songwriters at Christmas
16:00 The Best of GRTR!

16:00-17:00 Heroes – Don Airey
17:00-18:00  The Pete Feenstra Feature – Richie Kotzen
18:00-19:00 Steve Hackett Extended
19:00-20:00 The Pete Feenstra Feature – Mike Vernon (Part 1)

20:00 Christmas Country with Stuart Hamilton
21:00 A Cherry Red Christmas
Looking back at a year of releases on the Cherry Red group of labels with a bumper prize giveaway
22:00 Progressive Fusion Xmas with Peter Muir
00:01 Continuous

Boxing Day, Friday 26 December

06:00 Instrumental
10:00 Melodic Rock/AOR
12:00 Melodic Hard Rock
14:00 Singer Songwriter
16:00 Classic Rock
19:00 The Pete Feenstra Feature – Mike Vernon (Part 2)
20:00 Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues
22:00 Assume The Position with David Randall
23:59 Close

New Year’s Eve, Wednesday 31 December

21:00 New Year Countdown
00:01 Continuous through the night


19:00 Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues
Signposting upcoming and established blues/rock artists who need your attention
Presented by Pete Feenstra (Repeated on Friday at 20:00)
>> Presenter page


22:00 Pure Metal
Our weekly sequence featuring the best of metal in all its different shapes, forms and colours. Including progressive, symphonic and power metal.


20:00 Rockin’ The Country
Blues and rock infused country and Americana
Presented by Stuart Hamilton (Repeated on Saturday at 00:01)
>> Presenter page


18:00 Rock Byways
We’re replaying Stuart Hamilton’s eclectic selection. (There’s a brand new show every Sunday at 20:00)

Peter Ross, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio


16:00 The Eclectic Mix
A different “mix” each week, sequenced by GRTR! associates, plus a special feature

17:00 Peter Ross Rock Show
(Repeated on Thursday at 22:00)

18:00 Progressive Fusion Hour
The best classic and contemporary prog
Presented by Peter Muir (Repeated on Thursday at 23:00)
>> Presenter page

Pete Feenstra and Stevie Smith
19:00 The Pete Feenstra Feature
Interviews and the blues

Sunday 7 December: Mike Vernon Part 1
Sunday 14 December: Mike Vernon Part 2
Sunday 21 December: Stevie Nimmo
Sunday 28 December: Coco Montoya (repeat)

(When we haven’t got an interview/feature, we replay the highlights of Pete’s Tuesday show)
>> Presenter page

20:00 Rock Byways
A weekly collection of obscurities, curios, and beyond
Presented by Stuart Hamilton (Repeated on Monday at 16:00)
>> Presenter page

The Best Of 2014
21:00 New to GRTR!
A peek at the new playlist, new and forthcoming single and album releases
Presented by David Randall (Repeated on Tuesday at 16:00, and Thursday at 21:00)

From 30 November, we’ll be taking a look back at some of the Best of 2014 album and gig selections as part of the end of year Reader Poll.

Sunday 4 January 2015
In Session for GRTR!
Highlights from 2014 including LISBEE STAINTON and THE RISING

David Randall

22:00 Assume The Position
Classic and contemporary rock, signposting current and future tours, plus special features
Presented by David Randall (Repeated on Mondays and Fridays at 22:00)
>> Presenter page

Sunday 28 December (Monday 29 December and Friday 2 January, 22:00 repeat)
The Best of 2014
Playing the best of the year as selected by the GRTR! Reviewers, readers and listeners

Sunday 4 January 2015
Highlights of our interviews in the past year, featuring STEVE LUKATHER, JOEY TEMPEST (Europe), ANETTE OLZON and ERIC RIVERS (H.E.A.T.)

Josh Taerk’s latest Sunday Session was streamed on Sunday 22 May.

Next session: Sunday 26 June.

Check out previous videos here:

David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 GMT, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 12 June 2022.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020 and 2021 Finalist) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 GMT 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 14 June 2022.

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More information and links at our radio website where you can listen again to shows via the presenter pages:

Power Plays w/c 13 June 2022 (Mon-Fri)
IVORY SKIES – Bring Me Up (indie)
HONG FAUX Feign Death To Stay Alive (Golden Robot Records)
OVERLAPS Mind Over Matter (indie)
SOLE SYNDICATE – Brave Enough (Scarlet Records)
DAVID PAICH Spirit Of The Moonrise (Mascot)
JAILBIRDS The River (indie)

Featured Albums w/c 13 June (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 DEF LEPPARD Diamond Star Halos (BMG)
12:00-13:00 LONERIDER Sundown (Escape Music)
14:00-16:00 VANDERWOLF 12 Little Killers (Vandermax Music)

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