Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Wednesday 16 April 2014

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Sophia Bidwell of Christchurch nominated 'My Town' by Kate & Anna McGarrigle

1:25 Link 3 - the songs:

ARTIST:   One Republic
TITLE:      Good life
COMP:    Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Noel Zanacanella, Eddie Fisher
ALBUM:    Waking Up  -  Tk 6
LABEL:    Interscope 722211

ARTIST:    The Bangles
TITLE:      Walk Like An Egyptian
COMP:    Liam Sternberg
ALBUM:    Manic Monday; The Best of The Bangles  -  CD 1 / Tk 3
LABEL:    Music Club 767059

ARTIST:    Supertramp
TITLE:        Goodbye Stranger
COMP:    Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson
ALBUM:    The Very Best of Supertramp  -  Tk 2
LABEL:    A&M  393934

ARTIST:    Mitch Miller
TITLE:      March From The River Kwai (Colonel Bogey March)
COMP:    Malcolm Arnold
ALBUM:    16 Most Requested Songs  -  Tk 2
LABEL:    Columbia 444 406

ARTIST:    Whistling Jack Smith

TITLE:        I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman
COMP:    Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway
ALBUM:    Hard To Find Pop Instrumentals  -  Tk 12
LABEL:    Eric  311519

ARTIST:    The Scorpions
TITLE:        Winds of Change
COMP:    Klaus Meine
DUR:        5' 08" [Cold fade]
ALBUM:    Pop Nuggets  -  CD1 / Tk 13
LABEL:    Universal 107641

ARTIST:    Everitt Sloane & Earle Hagen
TITLE:     The Andy Griffith Show (Theme)
COMP:    Earle Hagen
ALBUM:    50 All-Time Favorite TV Themes   TK 10
LABEL:    TVT 811940

ARTIST:    Kyu Sakamoto
TITLE:        Sukiyaki
COMP:    Rokusuke Ei, Hachidai Nakamura
ALBUM:    1963 Billboard Top Pop Hits  -  Tk 2
LABEL:    Rhino 271584

ARTIST:    Roger Whittaker
TITLE:        New World In The Morning
COMP:    Roger Whittaker
ALBUM:    The Best of Roger Whittaker  -  Tk 1
LABEL:    Philips 814 241

ARTIST:    Roger Miller
TITLE:        England Swings
COMP:    Roger Miller
ALBUM:    All Time Greatest Hits  -  Tk 11
LABEL:    Mercury / B0000233

The answer:
All the songs have WHISTLING in them.

2:10 Mustang's 50th - Ron Bramlett: This week marks 50 years since the Ford Mustang was first unveiled to the public in New York. In the five decades since, the Mustang has evolved - but the appeal of the quintessentially cool American car has never waned. Jim talks with the National Director of the Mustang Club of America and director of the birthday celebrations, Ron Bramlett from Las Vegas.

2:20 The West Coast Butcher - Barry Johnson -  West Coast butcher, Barry Johnson, is hanging up his hooks and retiring after more than five decades in the trade. He's seen a lot change on the Coast, and in butchery too, but after 55 years of work he's ready to make his part time passion for chasing gold a full time hobby.

2:30 Reading -  The concluding part of Lloyd Jones' story 'Searching for Space'.

2:45  Feature Album -  Beggars Banquet - The Rolling Stones (1968).        

3:10 Digital World - Hamish MacEwan

3:30 Eyewitness - Justin Gregory:  Whangarei's Tim Howard recalls the violence and the hope that surrounded the 1999 East Timor referendum on independence from Indonesia. The link: NZ Society

3:45 The Pre Panel Show - Bridget Mills

4:06 Joe Bennett and Stephen Franks are on The Panel today: The Judith Collins in Shanghai story continues, the Royals fly off and what did we think, and the new speed camera rollout. Losing your airpoints when you die, is that fair, should we be subsidising Michael Hill's big golf tournament, more chats too on foreign ownership of our houses and the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids.