Cut Way Over to The Mosen Explosion, on The Bell, for some Special Guests. #MosenOnAir

Get out those Anne Murray, Guess Who and Gordon Lightfoot records. Join us in cracking open a premium bottle of maple syrup, and even if you're going to be oat and aboat, take your mobile device with you, eh? Because we're making history on this week's Mosen Explosion.
Over the last nearly 16 years, we've broadcast from a few places, and we've had New Zealand guests in the studio from time to time. But never before in all this time have we had a listener from overseas co-host the show, and a long-time listener at that.

The Mosen Explosion pays tribute to the great nat King Cole, 50 years on. #MosenOnAir

Welcome, exploding types. I hope your valentine's day was a full of marvelousness as mine.
It was 50 years ago, on 15 February 1965, that Nat King Cole died of complications following lung cancer surgery. He was just 48. He left behind a treasure-trove of wonderful recordings sung in his distinctive style.
To mark the anniversary, Nat King Cole is our featured artist on the Mosen Explosion this week.
We're also hopeful that the Banana Report will make a triumphant return as we catch up with Richard's busy summer.

I Love The Weekend

Hi everyone. On the eve of Valentine’s Day, today at 7 PM in Ireland and the UK, or 2 PM Eastern, I would love to Welcome You To The Weekend on No matter whether you’re in or out of love this weekend, I will have something for you to enjoy. The usual mixture of feel good music blended with plenty of friendly banter will be on offer to set you on the right road for the weekend ahead, no matter what your plans are. All the usual features are on show to fill your ears.

Please, Lock Me Away. It's The Mosen Explosion on The Bell! #MosenOnAIr

What an exciting show this week promises to be, as hopefully, some of our American listeners who've been distracted by the stop-start season come back to join the exploding family. How was that super bowl thing anyway. Was it good for you honey?
Do you realise that it was 48 years ago on this very day that Peter and Gordon splitted upperated? Well it is! And that's why Peter and Gordon are our featured artists this week. They did some nice tunes.

Breaking Free From The Working Week

Hi everyone. I’d love it if you could join me, Brian D, on on Friday at 7 PM in Ireland and the UK, or 2 PM if you live on the East Coast of America. I look forward to offering you a friendly Welcome To The Weekend, as we break free and say good bye to the busy working week. I promise to fill your ears with the very best in feel good music along with warm friendly banter to set you up for the weekend ahead. Like the Friday feeling, all our regular features are here for you to enjoy.

Golden Years this week celebrates 1988!

Hi everyone

This week on Golden Years, Saturday 2 PM Eastern, 7 PM UK, we celebrate the year that was 1988!

This was the year lots of people loved neighbours on TV, Margaret Thatcher became the longest serving Prime Minister of England, and new licencing laws allow pubs to stay open all day in England and Wales. Plus there was good music from Tiffany, Belinda Carlisle and the Pet Shop Boys.

Do join me to recall all these events together with top TV and movies too!

Best wishes:

Brian Hartgen

Join us on The Bell for The Mosen Explosion, Soupless Bowl Edition. #MosenOnAir

Yes ladles and jelly spoons, I have now well and truly worked my way out of holiday mode and we're back with an action-packed Mosen Explosion this week.
It's another show where we'll continue our steadfast championing of bowl's rights. Bowls are glorious. Bowls can be full of possibilities by being full of yumminess. No bowl deserves to be humiliated, desecrated, castigated and agitated by having...I can barely bring myself to even type the word...soup in it. Therefore we proudly proclaim this show to be the soupless bowl edition.

Welcome to the last weekend in January

Hi everyone. On Friday, At 7 PM in Ireland and the UK, or 2 PM Eastern, it will be time for me to welcome you to the Weekend on Like the working week, it is time for us to draw the curtains on the month of January as we close it out this weekend. Spring will be with us from Sunday, and there will certainly be the usual spring in the music. The very best in feel good music and friendly banter will be on offer for you to enjoy, to pep you up for the two days of freedom ahead.

All the regular features will be here such as:

Golden Years Presents 1964!

Hi everyone

I hope you can join me, Brian Hartgen, for Golden Years this Saturday at 2 PM Eastern, 7 PM UK. This is where we relive a year gone by in sound and music.

In this year, the Beatles invaded America, America was about to go to war, Harold Wilson became Prime Minister, mods and rockers were out in full force in the UK and Radio Caroline would go on air in March. In film, we had Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady and Gold Finger. We’ll be hearing about those and some of the best music which shaped the decade.

Golden Years Celebrates 1976!

Hi everyone

We hope you are all having a good week.

In our series Golden Years, Saturdays 2 PM Eastern, 7 PM UK on the Bell, this week we focus upon 1976. Apart from the heatwave which struck Britain, the year produced some of the best songs from the 70’s. We’ll be hearing some of those, recalling the news events through narration and audio archive material, we’ll remember the TV shows you were watching and the best selling box office movies as well!

Do tune into Golden Years on the Bell!


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