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Rock is the owner/operator of Back to the Beach Radio, heard all over the world. Rock started DJing in 1986 while stationed overseas in the U.S. Air Force. Rock has performed in numerous bands and has a passion for music.
In 2011, while living in Louisville, Kentucky, Rock started Back to the Beach Radio.
Rock felt the need to share with listeners the sound and lifestyle of Carolina Beach Music.
Since 2001, Pat Gwinn has hosted and produced Pat Gwinn At The Beach, a two-hour syndicated show celebrating Rhythm & Blues and Carolina Beach Music. Pat Gwinn at the Beach has been nominated multiple times by the Carolina Beach Music Academy for the Best Syndicated Show. Pat is a partner in Kool Winds Entertainment Group, LLC and the general manager of Kool Winds Radio.
Pat is the host of Carolina Gold, airing 10 until 1 eastern weekdays. Pat can also be heard weekdays on Oldies 1079 and 951 WOLD in Central New Jersey and Long Island, New York
From New York to the beaches of the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida Pat Gwinn At the Beach can be heard in a number of markets with more being added.
Pat Gwinn At The Beach is distributed by Kool Winds Radio Network; Katty Benningfield, executive producer.
AIR FORCE BROADCAST HISTORY First Gig: 1969 AFVN-Saigon [American Forces Radio & TV Services]. Second Gig: FEN-Okinawa [Far East Network] Third Gig: 7122nd Broadcasting Squadron [Ramstein AFB Germany]. Supported the ARMISH and MAAG stations in Iran. I was the last Dj to air a show on October 25, 1976 with CMSgt Bob Woodruff closing the show with this announcement, “after twenty-two years of audio broadcasting and seventeen years of telecasting in Tehran, AFRTS Radio 1555 and TV Channel 7 cease all operations in this country at this time”. 1980: I was asked to do a syndicated show for CBS, which was the parent company for AFRTS, the show was called SaltyDawg Blues & Review Show, and lasted for three years. Mobile, Clubs & Events I have deejayed all over the world; Turkey, Germany, England, Japan, Okinawa, Crete, Greece, Italy, Spain, and of course, throughout the United States. Club Deejay: Military Clubs, Seymour Johnson AFB, Offutt AFB, Pease AFB, Hulbert Field, Eglin AFB, Edwards AFB, Charleston AFB, Shaw AFB, Ft. Bragg, Owned: Shanty’s Beach Club, Carolina Beach NC, Shantys Records & SaltyDawg Records. Shantys Beach Club was nominated for Show Club of the Year. Shantys Records “Deep Fried Southern Style” was nominated for Compilation of the Year. Internet Shows: WOGR-DB, Columbia SC, “Beach Poppin’ Blues Show” WOGR-DB, Columbia SC, “JukeBox Country”
In 2012 Butch was inducted into the Beach Music Radio Hall of Fame.
In 2013 he was inducted into the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame. Butch began DJ'ing after graduating from high school in 1976 to make some money for college and have some fun along the way. Little did he know then that he'd still be at it today and be as involved in the music industry as he is. (And he wanted to be a teacher)
He has served as MC and/or DJ for numerous events, including the 1994 "Original Georgia Prophets Reunion" with Billy Scott, Barbara Scott Goudy & Janet Helm, North Tower Band's 30th & 40th Reunions, Lost in Paradise Beach Blast 1 & 2, Boogie on Broad / Dunn Chamber of Commerce Concert Series, Arbor Day Festival in Norwood, NC, NC Cotton Festival in Dunn, NC, The Tams' Bahama Cruise commemorating Little Redd's 40 years in Beach, Charleston Beach Music & Shag Festival, and other various beach music concerts, fundraisers, CD Release Parties and numerous CBMA events. He was also tapped to be the MC and opening act for the Americana Tour featuring Gospel Music's award winners, The Dove Brothers along with The Carolina Soul Band.
In 1989 after working with or for others in the DJ business, he struck out on his own with a loan from the bank to buy out his business partner. The two-year note was paid off in 18 months! That was the creation of Carolina Sounds Entertainment and two months later, The Carolina Sounds Beach Show on WLLN-AM in Lillington, NC. WLLN changed formats and the show wound up on WBZB-AM in Selma, NC where it aired for several years on Saturday afternoons. After leaving WBZB, Butch was off the air for a couple of years but stayed busy in the mobile and club DJ business.
My introduction to Beach Boogie and Blue began in 1987 with a trip to my wife’s class reunion in S.C. I’ve always been a music collector, but I wasn’t versed in the music of Shag. At that simple event fell in love with the music, the dance and the people.
We returned to the Golden Isles of Georgia where a group formed “The Golden Isles Shag Club”. My wife “Babs” and R.B. Gentry (Musician and band member of The Hands of Time) provided lessons. I began to play music during our weekly meetings, which combined lessons with a weekly party on a BOOM BOX!
As time progressed, I joined the Association of Beach & Shag Club DJs becoming a “Lifetime Member”, serving as Chaplain and webmaster for a time.
I am now very pleased to be part of the Beach Trip Radio family. I look forward to hearing your requests which can be made by email to: email@example.com or on Facebook messenger at Michael Roberts.
As I always say “Keep On Dancin…”
UK/USA Soul Connection Show is unique as Keith and Mike each have a wide and varied personal taste in music, which comes from their different background, cultures and lifestyles.
The show also includes guest DJs from the United States, England, Scotland, all of whom with their natural accents means that the show appeals to listeners all over the world.
(Left side in picture) Keith is a native of Manchester in the northwest of England, the home of the famous Manchester United football team (soccer to our listeners in the States)
He relocated to Poole, Dorset on the south coast of the UK in 1972 and moved on to Shillingstone, North Dorset in 2015.
From a very young age, Keith had a passion for Cars and Pop music, living through the Mersey beat era, attending gigs in the Manchester clubs and theatres.
In 2004 Keith began an association with WPON, a radio station in Detroit, via the internet. In 2007 he was invited to visit the station and was a guest DJ on Jukebox Classics with Bel Air Bill and Howling Harry. He formed close friendships with them and several other DJs in Detroit. Luckily for Keith, his visit coincided with the Indycar Grand Prix of Detroit.
Subsequently, Keith teamed up with Mike Kroll and formed what he considers a great association by co-founding “The UK USA Rock n Soul Connection” playing the sort of music they love to hear. It has been a very successful collaboration and they hope it will continue for some time to come.
All the way from Nazaret, Canarias, Spain, "The Time Of Your Music Life Show" featuring Geoff Usherwood. The Time Of Our Music Life is a two-hour oldies / pop show that features pop music in most forms, each show featuring one year in history. I'm sure you're going to love this new addition.
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