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Dynamic Duo Resurrects Rock On The Radio

Mark Tinson and Steven Pickett co-host Classic Rock Drive every afternoon from Monday to Friday on the region’s newest radio station, the new2UW.com.

Newcastle’s Godfather of Rock Mark Tinson and music entrepreneur Steven Pickett have teamed up to bring rock back to the airwaves in the Hunter.

The pair co-host Classic Rock Drive every afternoon from Monday to Friday on the region’s newest radio station, the new2UW.com.

It’s great working with Tinno”, Pickett said. “He has played with so many legends and what he doesn’t know about classic rock isn’t worth knowing. I learn stuff from him every day as I’m sure the audience does.”

The show plays classic rock from the late ‘60s, the ‘70s and ‘80s, including a lot of music that hasn’t been heard on the airwaves for decades. So far, audiences have heard everything from Led Zeppelin and the Stones to the Faces (with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood) and Steely Dan. There’s also slices of Australian rock royalty, with tunes from Skyhooks, The Radiators, Cold Chisel and The Angels getting rotation.

One of the best moments we’ve had so far was playing AC/DC and Black Sabbath back-to-back”, Pickett revealed, adding, “and we’ve played Stevie Wright’s Evie parts 1,2 and 3 together as well as all eight minutes of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’ live

Importantly for the pair, a track from a local artist is also played every day.

As well as the music, Tinson and Pickett tell stories about their long and varied careers in the music industry and bring to light facts and tracks long forgotten. Tinson has previously been heard on ABC radio where he presented music segments with high profile personality Carol Duncan, who has just recently also joined the new2UW.com team.

I even surprise myself with some of the tunes we play”, says Tinson. “I’m confident that we play at least one song per day that won’t be played on any radio station in any country on any continent. My fave moment – paying the Raspberries’ ‘I Don’t Know What I Want’.”

You can tune in to Classic Rock Drive from 4pm to 6pm every Monday to Friday here (hyperlink)

You can request a song on Classic Rock Drive by going here https://www.facebook.com/new2uw/photos/a.1864382493637452/1889316457810722/?type=3&theater

Written by Newcastle Live

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