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Presents From Presley
BBC Radio: December 26 1962 - 6.00pm (Wednesday)
(Introduced by Jack Watson / Compiled & Written by Neil Stevens / Produced by Alfred Dunning)
Announcer / Party     0:36 Tape°
Announcer / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear   1:59 Tape°
Announcer / Pocketful Of Rainbows     3:02 Tape°
Announcer / Frankfort Special     2:41 Tape°
Announcer / Blue Hawaii     2:37 Tape°
Announcer / Almost Always True     1:15 Tape°
Announcer / Island Of Love / Announcer     2:08 Tape°
Elvis Introduction / Can't Help Falling In Love / Announcer 2:36 Tape°
Let Me     2:10 Tape°
Announcer / Big Boots     1:50 Tape°
Announcer / Wild In The Country     2:11 Tape°
Announcer / King Creole / Announcer     1:39 Tape°
Crawfish / Announcer     2:13 Tape°
Announcer / Jailhouse Rock / Announcer   3:07 Tape°
Because Of Love     0:54 Tape°
Announcer / Return To Sender     2:21 Tape°
Announcer / A Whistling Tune     1:45 Tape°
Announcer / What A Wonderful Life     2:44 Tape°
Announcer / Wooden Heart     2:18 Tape°
Announcer / Didja Ever / Announcer     3:05 Tape°
Announcer / Ku-U-I-Po     2:03 Tape°

Notes

This radio show was broadcast by BBC Light Programme on Boxing Day in 1962.

All songs featured on the show were lifted directly from the movie soundtracks and are not the actual versions of the songs as heard on record.

The full Radio Times listing for December 26 1962 can be found here.


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Radio Times
December 22 - 28 1962
Radio Times - December 22-28 1962
 


Elvis Salutes The USS Arizona
March 19 1961 (Sunday)
(Introduced by Tom Moffatt - K-POI Radio, Hawaii / Directed by Tom Rounds / Produced by Ron Jacobs)
Introduction / Take My Hand, Precious Lord   4:29 Such A Night In Pearl Harbour (MRS)°~Fever Pitch°
Announcer / I Believe In The Man In The Sky   4:41 Such A Night In Pearl Harbour (MRS)°~Fever Pitch°
Announcer / It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) 4:51 Such A Night In Pearl Harbour (MRS)°~Fever Pitch°
Announcer / Milky White Way     2:55 Such A Night In Pearl Harbour (MRS)°~Fever Pitch°
Announcer / George Chaplin / He Knows Just What I Need 3:46 Such A Night In Pearl Harbour (MRS)°~Fever Pitch°
Announcer / William F. Quinn / I Believe     3:25 Such A Night In Pearl Harbour (MRS)°~Fever Pitch°
Morley Theaker / Message from Elvis / Tribute to the USS
__Arizona / (There'll Be) Peace In the Valley (For Me)
__/ Closing Announcements
6:22 Such A Night In Pearl Harbour (MRS)°~Fever Pitch°

Notes

This is a preview radio broadcast, paid for by Colonel Tom Parker, of Elvis singing songs of faith and devotion in preparation for the benefit USS Arizona memorial fund concert.

Features include special announcements, appeals and interviews.


Elvis Presley Special - Palm Sunday Programming
March 19 1967 (Sunday)
(Introduced by Buzz Benson)
Announcer / How Great Thou Art     2:59
His Songs Of Praise Volume 1 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
In The Garden     3:06
His Songs Of Praise Volume 1 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Announcer / Somebody Bigger Than You And I   2:54
His Songs Of Praise Volume 1 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Stand By Me     2:24
His Songs Of Praise Volume 1 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Announcer / Without Him     3:01
His Songs Of Praise Volume 1 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Where Could I Go But To The Lord?     3:31
His Songs Of Praise Volume 1 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Announcer / Red Cross message     1:21
His Songs Of Praise Volume 1 (FTD)°
Announcer / Where No One Stands Alone   3:12
His Songs Of Praise Volume 1 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Announcer / Crying In The Chapel / Announcer   3:32
His Songs Of Praise Volume 1 (FTD)° (edited with KVIO advertisement
from November 5 radio show)+Seasons Greetings From Elvis°

Notes

This radio show was broadcast on Palm Sunday (March 19) in 1967.

The DJ promo record was sent out by RCA to radio stations across the U.S.A with a timings sheet that allowed individual radio stations to add their own announcers when airing on their radio stations.


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Billboard - March 18 1967
Billboard Advertisement - March 18 1967
Programming Sheet
Estimated Timings
Estimated Timings
DJ Promo
Special Palm Sunday Programming
DJ Promo - Special Palm Sunday Programming

Postcard
Easter Greetings - 1967
Letter
Palm Sunday Radio Show
 


Special Location Radio Program - MGM's "Stay Away, Joe"
November 5 1967 (Sunday)
(Introduced by Joe Adams - KOY Radio, Phoenix)
Introduction (KVIO Radio, Cottonwood)     0:43
YouTube°~His Songs Of Praise Volume 1 (FTD)° (edited in as part of
Palm Sunday radio show)
How Great Thou Art     Unreleased°
In My Father's House       Unreleased°
I Believe In The Man In The Sky       Unreleased°
Mansion Over The Hilltop       Unreleased°
In the Garden       Unreleased°
Somebody Bigger Then You And I       Unreleased°
Where Could I Go But To The Lord?   Unreleased°
Crying In The Chapel       Unreleased°
His Hand In Mine       Unreleased°
Announcer / Farewell from KVIO Radio / Advertisement
__for Christmas radio show
1:10
YouTube°~His Songs Of Praise Volume 1 (FTD)° (edited in as part of
Palm Sunday radio show)

Notes

This radio show was sent out by RCA on a one-sided promo record for a one-time broadcast by only one radio station - KVIO in Cottonwood, Arizona, a tiny community southwest of Sedona, on November 5 1967.

The label reads: “Special Location Radio Program. MGM's Stay Away Joe on Location Sedona, Arizona Compliments of Elvis and the Colonel".

A plain paper inner sleeve has track titles typewritten, along with the following statement: “For KVIO broadcast, Sunday, November 5, 1967. Property of All Star Shows. Return to Col. Parker's office after airing". Interestingly, only eight tracks are listed on the inner sleeve, although the program actually includes nine tracks! Missing from the list is 'In My Father's House', which is track no. 2. What is typed as track 2 ('I Believe In The Man In The Sky') is actually no. 3, and so on.

It was made for a one-time broadcast by only one radio station -- KVIO, a Cottonwood, Arizona station that served the Sedona area (where Stay Away, Joe was filmed). Ensuring the show ran exclusively on this station, the host, Joe Adams (borrowed from KOY in Phoenix) mentions the call letters "K-V-I-O", which precluded the possibility of any other station playing it, as well as the need for more than one copy!

The self-contained 30-minute program features nine of Elvis' Gospel tunes, along with Adams thanking Sedona and Cottonwood for the hospitality shown the cast and crew during production of the film. Also included is publicity for Elvis' two Gospel albums (His Hand In Mine and How Great Thou Art) as well as the upcoming (December 3 1967) Christmas Special radio program.

Do not mistake this unique LP for an acetate, factory experimental disc, or a test pressing of any kind. This is a standard production disc, manufactured (that is, "stamped" or "pressed", not "cut") exactly like any normal commercial or promotional record.

More information about this radio show, and the record, can be found at Heritage Auctions and www.jerryosborne.com.


Record
 
DJ Promo
Special Location Radio Program
DJ Promo - Special Location Radio Program
 


Season's Greetings From Elvis - Special Christmas Program
December 3 1967 (Sunday)
(Introduced by Buzz Benson)
Announcer / Here Comes Santa Claus
  2:38
His Songs Of Praise Volume 2 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Announcer / Blue Christmas
  2:11
His Songs Of Praise Volume 2 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Announcer / O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  2:48
His Songs Of Praise Volume 2 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Dale Robertson - Christmas Seal charity appeal
  1:23
His Songs Of Praise Volume 2 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Announcer / Silent Night
  2:35
His Songs Of Praise Volume 2 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
I'll Be Home For Christmas
  1:54
His Songs Of Praise Volume 2 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Announcer / I Believe
  2:24
His Songs Of Praise Volume 2 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Announcer / If Every Day Was Like Christmas
  3:04
His Songs Of Praise Volume 2 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Announcer / How Great Thou Art
  3:46
His Songs Of Praise Volume 2 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
His Hand In Mine
  3:01
His Songs Of Praise Volume 2 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Announcer / Promotion of Elvis' albums
1:15
His Songs Of Praise Volume 2 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Elvis' Special Message / I'll Be Home For Christmas
1:53
His Songs Of Praise Volume 2 (FTD)°~Seasons Greetings From Elvis°
Announcer
0:07
Tape° (part)+Unreleased°
Local message
1:00
Unreleased°

Notes

This radio show was broadcast on December 3, and again on December 10 1967.

The show was sent out by RCA on tape and DJ promo records to over 2,000 radio stations across the U.S.A with a timings sheet that allowed individual radio stations to add their own announcers when airing on their radio stations.

The extremely rare record had only twenty-five copies pressed. It's a single-sided (the other side is blank) 12-inch promotional album made for only a few larger market radio stations to air on December 3 1967. All other stations received this 30-minute program on a single 7-inch reel-to-reel tape.

A 32-page booklet was given out to radio stations to promote the show.


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DJ Promo
Special Christmas Programming
DJ Promo - Special Christmas Programming
Tape
Christmas Special (EPC-1)
Christmas Special
Listing Notices
Christmas Special
Listing Notice - EPC1

Advertisement
RCA Promotional Poster
RCA Promotional Poster
Booklet
Elvis' Christmas Special
Advertisement
Billboard - December 2 1967
Billboard Advertisement - December 2 1967


Elvis - Special Radio Program
December 1 1968 (Sunday)
 
     

Notes

This 30-minute radio show was broadcast on December 1 1968.

Nothing is known about which songs etc. were played during this radio program, other than it was sent out by Colonel Parker, in association with RCA and All Star Shows, to be heard on 1,250 to 1,500 radio stations across the U.S.A. to promote the new TV Special, which was being broadcast on TV on December 3 1968, and the associated RCA soundtrack album.

A 32-page booklet was given out in stores to promote the radio show and TV special.

Thanks to Bill Bram for initial information relating to this radio program.


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Cashbox Article
November 30 1968
'Elvis' Radio Special - Cashbox (Thanks to Bill Bram)
Booklet
Elvis - Special Radio Program
Elvis Radio Special - Booklet (Thanks to Cayetano Chaves Prian)
Billboard Article
November 30 1968
'Elvis' Radio Special - Billboard

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